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Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

1 Meek Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 702 1213
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Great trail, beautiful scenery, fun ride, terrible wind

The Alps to Sea cycle ride is one of the great rides and very easy to plan. We did it in 6 segments... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
Oustanding cycle trail

Eight of us rode, laughed , ate , drank and were merry from start to finish. A2O was an outstanding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a 301km journey from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. This is New Zealand, in all its colour and beauty - from the highest mountain, past great lakes and rivers, down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 9 section trail is an easy to intermediate grade, offering a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails. Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience. Amidst the grandeur of braided rivers, glacier-carved valleys, turquoise hydro-lakes, tussock highlands and rural plains are a host of tantalising off-the-bike activities including wine-tasting, penguin-spotting, glider flights and just quietly soaking in alfresco hot tubs. It's no wonder people come from all over the world to enjoy its stunning vistas, wide open spaces and expansive landscapes. The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is an internationally recognised activity, a great way to experience the diversity of the South Island in less than a week. It's an achievable adventure for almost anyone - from grandchildren to grandparents. With over 150 Official Partner businesses offering trail services, accommodation, dining, activities and more you'll find everything you need to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1 Meek Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 702 1213
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Alps to Sea cycle ride is one of the great rides and very easy to plan. We did it in 6 segments staying in B&Bs along the way. I carried full panniers not knowing luggage transfer was available, my mistake. Six segments works best...More

Thank skatecreekrd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eight of us rode, laughed , ate , drank and were merry from start to finish. A2O was an outstanding physical and visual experience . Expert guidance provided by Rob and Marina from Cycle Venture Tours ensured everything went smoothly .the food and accommodation they...More

Thank Chalk7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are part of a group of 8 cycling the A2O trail from Mt Cook to Oamaru - Jan 29 to Feb 4 with Cycle Ventures. Rob and Marie, our guides, were fantastic - very focused on making sure our experience was first class. And...More

Thank dave w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ride this over 6 days, from Mt Cook to Oamaru. We used Cycle Journeys for bikes and bookings and carried our gear in panniers. The track is mostly offroad, and the new sections (eg the last day into Oamaru and around Twizel) were very...More

Thank JaniceKapiti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

six of us did this trip over six days. A stunning ride through amazing scenery - highly recommend this - I used an electric bike which was great - you can hire an electric bike if you need it. Swim in the lakes, eat the...More

Thank onerosenz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We cycled Mt cook to Tekapo section stunning scenery easy riding on variety of surfaces the hoar frost cycling was cold but the stunning surrounding mountains made up for it.

Thank Gm9234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We completed the Alps to Ocean in 4 days. We started in Tekapo which, at the moment, is the best place to start as you avoid a long stretch of nasty corrugated gravel. The views are TO DIE FOR!! There are some really challenging parts,...More

1  Thank Jeanna R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a moderate level of fitness and stamina and the ability to mountain bike this is the best way to emerge yourself in NZ South Island. We took six days to complete starting at Mt Cook and finishing at Omaru. Ist 3rd 4th and six...More

1  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Partook in the trail in my wheelchair in Oamaru recently. Nice track but implements from council scattered all over it. Quite dangerous for a cyclist so he carefully when going thru Oamaru gardens

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Trip - hard work work - wish I had trained more - sore butt- get to see a magnificent part of the "Real NZ" great to have done and the photos remind me of the magnificent scenery

Thank Evan P
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December 8, 2017|
Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue , I would recommend you get in touch with A2O who are qualified in answering your questions and would be able to give advice On varying fitness trails☺
June 20, 2017|
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Response from JSNMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Contact The Jollie Biker and talk to them about what you need If they can't do it they'll point you in the right direction Other contact the official A2O website
Daphne S
January 25, 2017|
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Response from JSNMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Hi, December is good but in nz at any time just be prepared for any weather so ensure you have gear to suit warm, cold, wet or all of the above We used The Jollie biker at at about $2,000 nz dollars they will organise an... More