• TIMEFRAME

  • 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • OVERVIEW

  • Aoraki or Tekapo to Omarama
  • 3 cycling days
  • MEALS

  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Dinner
  • BIKE


Tekapo  $895
Aoraki $1050

  • EBIKE


Tekapo $1045
Aoraki  $1200

ALPS 2 OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL

The Top Half

Enjoy the top half of the Alps 2 Ocean adventure from the official start point at Aoraki/Mount Cook (160km) or the alternative start at Tekapo (137km) through to Omarama with 3 nights on the trail. This allows for a comfortable ride each day and plenty of time to appreciate and experience the varied landscapes and sights that the Mackenzie Basin has to offer.

All of this with friendly support provided along the way, should you need it. This experience has flexible start dates to suit your needs.

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What’s Included

  • Transfer from your accommodation in Omarama to your designated starting point of Aoraki/Mount Cook or Tekapo.

  • Cycle hire – Your choice of Merida Crossway Hybrid / Merida E bike.

  • Cycle accessories – helmet, rear pannier bag, gel seat cover, puncture repair kit, bike lock, drink bottle holder and high visibility vest.

  • Three night’s accommodation of an excellent standard in double or twin share (additional cost of $150 for a single supplement).

  • Helicopter flight from Mount Cook Airport if you select Aoraki start.

  • Breakfast every day, lunch one day and evening meal included in one location.

  • Daily baggage transfer (1x 15kg bag per person) between all accommodation providers.

  • Tour itinerary, directions to accommodation and A2O trail map provided.

  • Cycle breakdown and rider support service.

  • Daily check-ins with Trail Adventures in person or by phone.

Itinerary

You will arrive at your accommodation in Omarama (Sierra Motel) and at a designated time, we will meet you there to fit you on your bike. You will then have the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore the township of Omarama. We recommend considering pre booking a glider flight (world famous for gliding!) and/or Omarama Hot Tubs in the evening.

Meals included today: B

If you have selected the Aoraki start point:

In the morning, we will meet you at the motel and transport you through some amazing scenery to the trail start point at White Horse Hill Campground. We prepare the bikes for you and then it’s approximately an 8km cycle down to Mt Cook Airfield where you’ll board a helicopter for a short transfer (scenic flights can be added) across the Tasman River to the Rotten Tommy landing area. Please follow all instructions given by Heliworks Ltd at all times. After the transfer you’ll continue riding down the side of Lake Pukaki enjoying the amazing view before heading across the Pukaki Flats to Twizel where you’ll again spend the night at The Mackenzie Country Hotel.

If you have selected the Tekapo start point:

In the morning, we will meet you at the motel and transfer you through to the alternative start point at Tekapo. We prepare the bikes for you and then you’ll be on your way navigating through the Tekapo township before cycling along the Canal Road. At Tekapo Power Station B you will meet up with the trail where you will cycle down the side of Lake Pukaki enjoying the amazing view before heading across the Pukaki Flats to Twizel where you’ll again spend the night at The Mackenzie Country Hotel.

Meals included today: B / D

Today you cycle along the edge of stunning turquoise coloured canals, and the southern edge of Lake Ohau along a beautiful trail to Lake Ohau Lodge.

Meals included today: B / L

It’s a steady climb up out of Ohau to the highpoint of the A2O trail at 900m above sea level. The destination is Omarama but make sure you take a look at the Historic Benmore Station woolshed and consider a side excursion to The Clay Cliffs along the way.

We will meet you at our depot in Omarama at a designated time and transfer you through to your vehicle in Twizel or you can continue your journey from Omarama.

 

Departure Dates

Get in touch with us to discuss dates that suit you.

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