Alps 2 Ocean The Full Monty

The Alps 2 Ocean is named one of the ‘best in the world’ by Lonely Planet, and PureTrails ‘The Full Monty’ encompasses all this Alps to Ocean journey of just over 300km of epic purpose-built trails and gravel roads. The tour starts with a short ride then a helicopter transfer below the majestic snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps, and then you ride all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Oamaru. This is the ultimate trail for adventurers looking to test their legs and accomplish something great.

About this tour

This tour offers a challenging but achievable (and highly rewarding) 300km ride through some of the best scenery in the South Island.

Total Distance: 300km
Difficulty: Grade 3
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Price From: $3,175 NZD pp
Start | End: Starts & finishes in Christchurch or Queenstown


The Alps 2 Ocean trail starts from the awe inspiring snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps, with a helicopter transfer over the Tasman River, then heads into the tawny tussocky Mackenzie Basin, down to the fertile farmland of North Otago and finally to the coast at Oamaru, a delightfully impressive Victorian city. On this tour we ride for the depth of experience and creating a huge sense of accomplishment.

  • Start from the Mt Cook Village, below the majestic Southern Alps peaks
  • A helicopter ride across the Tasman river
  • Bike through film locations used in ‘The Hobbit’ & ‘Lord of the Rings’
  • Ride to the Tarnbrae highpoint and enjoy the views across the McKenzie Basin, (if weather is behaving!)
  • Admire the engineering of the Waitaki Valley hydro scheme
  • Discover the Maori Rock art and limestone rocks of North Otago

Tour Dates

If your preferred tour date below has been marked as ‘fully booked’, please get in touch with us. We may have cancellations, and therefore some space might become available.

27 Dec 2024 - 1 Jan 2025$3175Limited Spaces AvailableBook now
18 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024$3175Spaces AvailableBook now

Trail Map

Starting off this iconic trail at Mt Cook village, you’ll ride alongside Lake Pukaki, then ride to Lake Ohau, Omarama, the newly formed Sailors Cutting, alongside Lake Benmore & Lake Aviemore, through Kurow and finish at the historic Oamaru.


“Once again, our Alps to Ocean was the highlight of our eleven weeks in NZ and gave us a much better view of what is so easy to miss from the car.  The South Island scenery is so spectacular!”

Hugh Sweeny | United Kingdom