Trail Status


TRAIL UPDATE 

UPDATE  04/08/2022

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Unfortunately, our beautiful A2O has taken a real hit over the last three weeks - especially in the Waitaki District.
There is trail damage throughout due to flooding. This includes holes, scouring, slips, washouts, and bridge damage. Our focus is to get immediate repairs done as soon as possible to get the Trail open again. This will need to happen progressively.

Outlined below is a summary of the trail status for each trail section. I will update this as repairs are completed.

Open sections are wet and soft and should be ridden with extreme caution. Safety is our number one priority. Hazards have been identified and sections that are un-rideable taped off as best they can be. As we work on a recovery plan for the closed sections, we would appreciate your patience and understanding.

 


 

 

 

 

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Important Update: The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is within ORANGE setting under the COVID-19 Protection Framework 

Cycling the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is fully available for all however please note the following information if you are heading out to ride on the trail. 

Please ensure you socially distance from other trail users, and stay at home if you are sick.

Wearing a mask while cycling is not expected however should be worn when you are near others not from your party and entering any premises.

A Vaccine Pass is required by food and drink service businesses (cafes and restaurants) and will need to be verified before serving you. Their staff are required to be fully vaccinated. If they choose not to do this they can only operate as a contactless service i.e. takeaway. 

Accommodation, tour companies, retail, transport and other Alps 2 Ocean support services can choose whether they require a Vaccine Pass but are more than likely going to mandate this to keep customers and locals safe. When booking your accommodation you will need to confirm that they require Vaccine Passes if that is your preference.

Please note that there may be Trail maintenance staff out working. If you come across maintenance or repair work sites, please follow all instructions of staff, ensure you maintain social distance from them and proceed through the site with care and caution.

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Before you head out onto the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail at any time please click HERE to read or download your copy of the Trail's Safety Suggestions for each section.  Please prepare for the conditions and weather before you set out and take some water with you.  The weather can change quickly (at any time of the year), please take something warm and a separate waterproof layer just in case.

Should you discover any issues along the Trail (other than those listed below) or should you see a potential hazard please let us know about it.... 

Please report any events or Trail issues  CONTACT US BY EMAIL

ENJOY YOUR TRAIL TIME!!!

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PLEASE BE AWARE - Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail users need to be aware that erosion and washouts are a constant hazard and care should be taken.  As always, weather conditions can change quickly, so you will need to regularly check weather reports for updates and prepare for your trip accordingly.

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