Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

1-6 days

306 km

Highlights

  • Scenery sky high to sea level
  • Surreal turquoise waters
  • Country towns & historic Oamaru

Proximity

Grade 2-3

Easy - intermediate

New Zealand’s longest cycle trail serves up epic vistas on its way from the foot of the Southern Alps all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Aoraki/Mount Cook, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Camilla Rutherford

Christchurch - Canterbury
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail , Christchurch - Canterbury

By Camilla Rutherford

Christchurch - Canterbury
Lake Ohau, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Camilla Rutherford

Waitaki
Omarama , Waitaki

By Julian Apse

Christchurch - Canterbury
Lake Pukaki, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Camilla Rutherford

Christchurch - Canterbury
Lake Ohau Lodge, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Camilla Rutherford

Mt Cook village

Lake Pukaki

Lake Ohau

Omarama hot tubs

Lake Pukaki

Lake Ohau Lodge

Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Discover Aoraki Mt Cook

Proximity

Highlights

  • Explore Mount Cook village
  • Enjoy New Zealand's highest mountain
  • Cycle amongst the majestic Southern Alps
Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Discover Aoraki Mt Cook

Highlights

  • Beautiful glacier-fed lake
  • Stunning scenery
  • Explore the town of Twizel
Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Explore Mt Cook Mackenzie

Highlights

  • Cycle alongside Lake Ohau
  • Stop in at Lake Ohau Lodge
  • Scenic roads and lakeside riding
Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Discover Omarama

Proximity

Highlights

  • Section 4 of 9 finishes at Omarama
  • Enjoy a well-earned rest in the hot tubs
  • Overlooking stunning Mackenzie country
Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Explore Lake Pukaki

Highlights

  • Surreal turquoise waters
  • Stunning mountain scenery
  • Glacier-fed lakes
Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury

Discover Lake Ohau Lodge

Proximity

Highlights

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast packages
  • Stunning scenery and views to Mt Cook
  • Relax after a big day riding

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