The Alps to Ocean cycle way is New Zealand’s longest – 301 kilometres from Aoraki/Mt Cook to Oamaru harbour.
The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand in all its colour and beauty – from our highest mountain, past great lakes and rivers, and down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 8 section bike trail is an easy to intermediate grade, offering a pleasing mix of on and off-road terrain which links the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.
Most people would need 4 -6 days to do the whole trail but you can do day trips or shorter rides.
- Aoraki/Mt Cook
- Elephant Rocks
- Snow-capped Mountains
- Clay Cliffs
- Golden Landscapes
- Maori Rock Art
- Pacific Ocean
- Blue Penguins
- Limestone Cliffs
- Boutique Shops
- Lakes: Tekapo, Pukaki, Ohau, Benmore, Aviemore
- Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct
- Hydro Canals
Neighbours have been running homestays in an historic home for years and their business is booming now the cycle trail has opened.
I’s still in its infancy but has already been numbered among four of the best cycle trails in New Zealand.