• TIMEFRAME

  • 9 Days
  • 8 Nights
  • OVERVIEW

  • 7 cycling days
  • Aoraki to Oamaru
  • MEALS

  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • LUGGAGE

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

Own Bike

just $2295
  • Oct – April $2295
  • Own bike is a flat rate – bonus!

Hire Bike

from $2395
  • Oct – Jan $2395
  • Feb – Apr $2495

Hire EBike

from $2645
  • Oct – Jan $2645
  • Feb – Apr $2845
ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL

The Full Monty

Enjoy the full Alps 2 Ocean experience with 8 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 Aoraki with the opportunity to explore the Tasman Glacier within the National Park, begin the cycle at the official start point and a helicopter flight across the Tasman River.

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

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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 $450 for a single supplement).

  • Helicopter flight from Mount Cook Airport.

  • Breakfast every day, lunches for four days and evening meals included in four locations.

  • 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.

Itinerary

We will meet you at our depot in Omarama (at St Thomas’ Church, right next to the Heritage Hotel) at 11am. You’ll be fitted on your bike and will have some time to meet other people on the tour with you as well as to organise your lunch for the following day if you need to.

We will then transport you through some amazing scenery to Mt Cook Village where you’ll stay.

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 / D

In the morning, we’ll transfer you from the Motel up to The Hermitage Hotel where you’ll enjoy a lovely buffet breakfast.

We then head back to the motel briefly before departing for 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 we’ll meet and you’ll board a helicopter for a short transfer (scenic flights can be added) across the Tasman River to the Rotten Tommy landing area.

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

Meals included today: B / L

Today you’ll cycle further down the side of Lake Pukaki enjoying the amazing view before heading across the Pukaki Flats to Twizel where you’ll spend the night.

Meals included today: B / D

Today you cycle along the edge of stunning turquoise coloured canals, and the southern edge of Lake Ohau along a beautiful trail.

NB: riding distance today may vary depending on accommodation availability.

Meals included today: B / L

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 and consider a side excursion to The Clay Cliffs along the way. 

Meals included today: B / 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 quaint little 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 to collect the bikes. 

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

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL
21/10/2022 11/11/2022 2/12/2022 27/1/2023 3/2/2023
10/2/2023
17/2/2023
SOLD OUT
24/2/2023
3/3/2023
10/3/2023
17/3/2023
24/3/2023
31/3/2023
14/4/2023

Transfers

  Up to 5 people Extra person Per Bike
QUEENSTOWN
to OMARAMA
$500 $100 $15
 OAMARU to
QUEENSTOWN
$700 $140 $15
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