• TIMEFRAME

  • 4 Days
  • 3 Nights
  • OVERVIEW

  • 3 cycling days
  • Aoraki or Tekapo to Omarama
  • MEALS

  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinner
  • LUGGAGE

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

Aoraki Start

from $1105
  • Your Own Bike $1105
  • With Bike Hire $1255
  • With EBike Hire $2095

Tekapo Start

from $945
  • Your Own Bike $945
  • With Bike Hire $1095
  • With Ebike Hire $1245
ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL

The Top Half

Enjoy the top half of the Alps 2 Ocean adventure from the official start point at Aoraki/Mount Cook (160km) or the alternative start at Tekapo (137km) through to Omarama with 3 cycling days. 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 has to offer.

All of this with friendly support provided along the way, should you need it. This experience has flexible start dates to suit your needs.

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What’s Included

  • Transfer from our depot in Omarama to your designated starting point of Aoraki/Mount Cook or Tekapo.

  • 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.

  • Three night’s accommodation of an excellent standard in double or twin share (additional cost of $205 for a single supplement).

  • Helicopter flight from Mount Cook Airport if you select Aoraki start.

  • Breakfast every day, lunch one day and evening meal included in one location.

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

  • 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

In the afternoon, make your way through to your accommodation in Omarama. At a predetermined time, we will meet you at our depot at St Thomas’ Church for a bike fitting so you feel confident to start your ride tomorrow.

There is the option to spend your first night in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. Please inquire for more details.

Meals included today: B

If you have selected the Aoraki start point:

Board the 8.30am shuttle from our depot and we will transport you through some amazing scenery to the trail start point at White Horse Hill Campground. We prepare the bikes for you and then it’s approximately an 8km cycle to Mt Cook Airfield where 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 enjoying the amazing view before heading across the Pukaki Flats to Twizel where you’ll spend the night.

If you have selected the Tekapo start point:

Board the 8.30am shuttle from our depot and we will transfer you through to the alternative start point at Tekapo. We prepare the bikes for you and then you’ll be on your way navigating through the Tekapo township before cycling along the Canal Road. At Tekapo Power Station B you will meet up with the trail where you will cycle down the side of Lake Pukaki enjoying the amazing view before heading across the Pukaki Flats to Twizel where you’ll spend the night.

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

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 to Lake Ohau Lodge.

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.

We will meet you at our depot in Omarama for you to collect your luggage and continue with your journey.

Departure Dates

Get in touch with us to discuss dates that suit you.

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