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Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

1 Meek Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 27 702 1213
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great fun trip

excellent varied trip - take 5 days or 7 days. The more days you have the more time you have to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MastertonTripper
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Amazing scenic bike trip

Wow what an incredible five day 300km trip by bike. Book now, you won't regret it. The scenery... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ed C
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“off road” (9 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Meek Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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+64 27 702 1213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent varied trip - take 5 days or 7 days. The more days you have the more time you have to visit all the sights along the trail. We left from Mt Cook which was worth while feeling like we travelled from Alps to Ocean....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an incredible five day 300km trip by bike. Book now, you won't regret it. The scenery was stunning from Tasman point ( near Mt Cook) cycling along Lake Pukaki, Twizel, the gorgeous Lake Ohau (stay at Lake Ohau Lodge in room with views),...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

What a wonderful, awesome experience we all had with Vertical Ventures NZ Ltd on the A2O leaving 19 March 2017. The tour was well planned with top accommodation & food. Challenges on the trail made memories even greater. The company was great with lots of...More

Thank suej0y
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply. We're pleased you had an awesome experience. We agree, the challenges make the A2O something more memorable than simply a day ride on the flats. You've got to earn this adventure! Vertical Ventures are consummate pros, so glad you were...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

A wonderful South Island bike riding adventure! Was a great five days riding. Our only wish would have been to have had a few more markers to advise us of the way in certain parts.More

Thank vicki_morkel
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply. We are currently installing more signs along the trail, especially on the Kurow to Duntroon section where floods have washed over the trail, making it difficult to see where the trail goes. As more trail guardians are signed up we...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

17 riders set out just over a week ago to complete this epic journey in 5 days , some experienced mountain bikers and a few not, so we were quite a bunch of mixed abilities and all bar one in our 50s and 60s. What...More

1  Thank kiwimacs
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your well-written review. We're so pleased your group had a wonderful time. Sometimes those moments in the rain and mud can be the most fun! Cycle Journeys are certainly a great company to deal with, I'm sure they got your bikes sparkly...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

JUST finished the tour today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Scott and Dee from Trail Adventures did a wonderful job. Accommodation great - food excellent - bikes very good. Turning 60 this year I was a bit apprehensive and was challenged but only had to walk...More

Thank DSandLD
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

That's great you had such an enjoyable trip! Scott & Dee-Ann from Trail Adventures are really such a nice couple - very helpful. Yes, sometimes it helps to get out and walk if the trail is rough in places. It's always a good chance to...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a wonderful ride with a selection of starting points in the southern alps region of New Zealand and ending at the Pacific coast in Oamaru. The trip generally takes 6 days and runs through a wide variety of scenery from alpine lakes through...More

Thank Kupe L
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! We're very pleased you enjoyed your A2O adventure so much. Yes, the E-Bikes are certainly a good option as well. We hope you can come back someday and ride the trail again. It will be different when those sections...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We have just finished this ride today. Loved it. There were however some parts that were definitely more level 3 than Level 2 as stated. We have done quite a bit of riding so it was a great ride with its challengs but less active...More

Thank Virginia P
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased you loved the trail - that's what it's all about! We're curious though - where did you see it stated the Alps 2 Ocean was level 2? We cannot control what others write about the Alps 2 Ocean...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

My wife and I had used Adventure South to cycle the Otago Rail Trail a couple of years ago so decided to undertake the A20 to help keep our fitness up. We are both in our seventies so saw this ride as a challenge. We...More

Thank Allen827
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed Adventure South - they are definitely pros at this business. The E-Bikes sure do make for an enjoyable ride. We like your end sentence - "don't think about, do it". Couldn't agree more! If you...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

First of all: We would definitely recommend to ride the trail on a mountain bike (even if the rental guys tell you otherwise). There were parts in almost each section where we were really happy to have wide tires with good traction and suspension. We...More

Thank Alex_and_Lutz
Alps_2_Ocean, Manager at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We too love the portion around the Lake Ohau foreshore - as long as it's not a windy day! Some cyclists certainly do combine sections - it all depends on your level of fitness and what you're comfortable with. We...More

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Daphne S
which is the best firm to go with on a fully organised tour? planning on doing it in Dec 2017,any advice on doing the ride grateful, what to take and not to take etc.
26 January 2017|
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Response from JSNMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Hi, December is good but in nz at any time just be prepared for any weather so ensure you have gear to suit warm, cold, wet or all of the above We used The Jollie biker at at about $2,000 nz dollars they will organise an... More
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d3man2016
Hi could anyone tell me how you get back to your car at the start of the trail please? Are there buses running back to mount cook? Thanks
25 December 2016|
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Response from JSNMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Organise through the Jollie biker and they will sort it out for you
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brianrobertson14
hello, just wondering if the surrounding peaks are snow covered in Jan-Feb and whether this is a good time to do the trip. Thanks so much.
2 November 2016|
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Response from JSNMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Yes at the start there is still snow on the Alps. Could be hot at that time but expect and prepare for any weather
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