Named one of the ‘best in the world’ by Lonely Planet, this Alps to Ocean journey is 300km of epic purpose-built trails and gravel roads. From the majestic snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Oamaru, this is a 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.
The Alps 2 Ocean trail starts from the awe inspiring snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps, 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.
Bike through film locations used in ‘The Hobbit’ & ‘Lord of the Rings’
Admire the engineering of the Waitaki Valley hydro scheme
Explore the small historic communities of Omarama, Kurow and Duntroon
Discover the Maori Rock art and limestone rocks of North Otago
Starting off this iconic trail alongside Lake Pukaki, you’ll then ride through Twizel, Lake Ohau, Omarama, the newly formed Sailors Cutting, alongside Lake Benmore & Lake Aviemore, through Kurow and finish at the historic Oamaru.