Alps 2 Ocean Easy

Often touted as the crème de la crème of multi-day cycling experiences in NZ, prepare to soak up spectacular vistas from Aoraki Mount Cook all the way down to the Pacific Ocean, whilst avoiding some of the more demanding pieces of the A2O.

About this tour

Taken at a relaxed and easy pace over the most forgiving of the iconic trail sections. There’s time to leisurely explore the glacial lakes and alpine towns along the way, whilst riding high on your sense of cycling accomplishment.

Total Distance: 203km
Difficulty: Grade 1
Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights
Price From: $2,385 NZD pp
Start | End: Starts & finishes in Christchurch or Queenstown


Based on the A2O cycle trail, this achievable 203km tour winds its way through the stunning scenery of the Southern Alps. Star gaze in an International Dark Sky Reserve and ride triumphantly into Oamaru’s quirky Victorian district. The Alps 2 Ocean trail is generally gently downhill (we skip the harder sections), and the prevailing wind should be behind you for an extra boost.

  • Admire the engineering of the Waitaki Valley hydro scheme
  • Star gaze in the ‘Aoraki Mackenzie international dark sky reserve’
  • Cycle beside sparkling aqua blue glacial lakes and hydro canals
  • Step back in time in Oamaru’s splendid Victorian Precinct

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.

2-6 Apr 2024$2385Fully BookedBook now
22-26 Oct 2024$2385Spaces AvailableBook now
12-16 Nov 2024$2385Spaces AvailableBook now
3-7 Dec 2024$2385Spaces AvailableBook now
9 -13 Feb 2025$2385Fully BookedBook now
18-22 Feb 2025$2385Spaces AvailableBook now
11-15 Mar 2025$2385Spaces AvailableBook now
1-5 Apr 2025$2385Spaces AvailableBook now
15-19 Apr 2025$2385Fully BookedBook now

Trail Map

Beginning in picturesque Tekapo, the Alps to Ocean Easy tour takes advantage of the most forgiving sections of the trail, and passes through Twizel, Lake Ohau, Omarama, Sailors Cutting, Kurow, Duntroon and finishes at Oamaru.


“Amazing trip, beautiful scenic views. Accommodation was great and the food, wow, fantastic. The south Islanders certainly give you huge meals and so delicious!”

Dot & Gary Janssen | Napier