• 8 Days
  • 7 Nights Accommodation

  • 6 cycling days
  • Aoraki to Oamaru

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

  • Daily transfers
  • 1 x 15kg bag pp
  • Door to door

Own Bike

from $2,770

Hire Bike

from $3,025

Hire EBike

from $3,355

The Full Monty

Enjoy the full Alps 2 Ocean experience with 7 nights on the trail. This allows for a comfortable ride each day and plenty of time to appreciate and experience the varied landscapes and sights that the Mackenzie Basin and Waitaki District have to offer.

Included is a night in a Premium room at The Hermitage with the opportunity to explore the Tasman Glacier within the National Park, a van trip to view the Clay Cliffs, a celebratory drink at Scotts’ Brewery upon completion of the ride and all meals (with the exception of dinner the final night in Oamaru).

All of this with professional, friendly support provided along the way should you need it. This experience has both designated and flexible start dates. You will find the designated dates below.

What’s Included

  • Transfer from our depot in Omarama to Aoraki/Mount Cook.
  • Scenic walk to view the Tasman Glacier.

  • Cycle hire – Your choice of Merida Crossway Hybrid / Merida E bike.

  • Cycle accessories – helmet, rear trunk bag with drop down sides, gel seat cover, puncture repair kit, bike lock, drink bottle holder and high visibility vest.

  • Eight night’s accommodation of an excellent standard in double or twin share (additional cost of $585 for a single supplement).

  • Helicopter flight from Mount Cook Airport.

  • Breakfast every day, lunches every day and evening meals included in six locations plus a drink at Scotts’ Brewery upon completion of the ride

  • Daily baggage transfer (1x 15kg bag per person) between all accommodation providers. This includes Braemar Station.

  • Tour itinerary, directions to accommodation and A2O trail map provided.

  • Cycle breakdown and rider support service.

  • Daily check-ins with Trail Adventures in person or by phone.


Meals included today: D

We will meet you at our depot in Omarama at 16 Chain Hills Highway at 11.00am. You’ll be fitted on your bike and will have some time to meet other people on the tour with you (if relevant).

We will then transport you through some amazing scenery to Mt Cook Village where you’ll stay the night in a Premium room at The Hermitage.

You’ll have the option to come with us to the Tasman Glacier moraine wall, where you can walk up to the lookout and view the glacier lake in the afternoon.

If you have a vehicle, you are welcome to leave it at our depot while you ride the trail.

Meals included today: B / L / D

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up at 10am and transfer you through to the trail start point at White Horse Hill Campground. We prepare the bikes for you and then it’s approximately an 8km cycle down to Mt Cook Airfield where you’ll board a helicopter at 11.30am (with check in at 11am) for a short transfer provided by Southern Lakes Helicopters (scenic flights can be added) across the Tasman River to the Rotten Tommy landing area. 

After the transfer you’ll continue riding along the side of Lake Pukaki to Braemar Station where you spend the night. 

Meals included today: B / L / D

Today you’ll cycle further down the side of Lake Pukaki enjoying the amazing view before heading across the Pukaki Flats to Twizel. You’ll continue on, cycling along the edge of stunning turquoise coloured canals, and the southern edge of Lake Ohau along a beautiful trail.

Meals included today: B / L / D

It’s a steady climb up out of Ohau to the highpoint of the A2O trail at 900m above sea level. The destination is Omarama but make sure you take a look at the Historic Quailburn Woolshed along the way. At 3pm we will pick you up from your accommodation and transfer you through to view the Clay Cliffs where you will have time to explore this natural beauty.

Meals included today: B / L / D

Today’s ride is a little longer and will take you around the edge of hydro lakes Benmore, Aviemore and Waitaki with you finishing your days ride in the town of Kurow.

Meals included today: B / L / D

After a hearty breakfast you will set off, riding through Pasquale Vineyard and alongside the mighty Waitaki River. Take a look at the ancient Māori rock drawings before arriving at the historic town of Duntroon. The Vanished World museum is located in Duntroon where you’ll be able to gather geological information about the next stage of your ride ahead.

Meals included today: B / L 

Today you’ll follow the trail through several farms to the unique rock formations known as Elephant Rocks. You’ll continue on and be surrounded by limestone escarpments before riding through to Oamaru taking in the beautifully manicured Oamaru Public Gardens along the way to the trail finishing point at Oamaru Harbour. We will meet you here to celebrate the completion of 300 kilometres of riding with a photograph in the frame and a drink at Scotts’ Brewery.

Meals included today: B

You will have time to explore Oamaru in the morning before continuing with your travel plans or returning home.

Departure Dates

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