Tours & Services

Trail Adventures Tours and Services

Our Supported Self Guided Tours

At Trail Adventures we make the logistics of cycle trekking easy. With our knowledge, experience and rider support you can feel assured that everything is arranged for you and that “we’ve got your back” so that you can get on with just turning the pedals. 

Our 9 day / 8 night A2O experience

An inclusive, supported and well priced package that is an outstanding way to experience the Alps 2 Ocean trail

When you travel along the Alps 2 Ocean trail you get to experience a wide variety of scenery packed into a few days. It’s important to us that you get opportunities to experience all of the trail highlights therefore this tried and tested package (with hundreds of happy customers over many years now) has been put together / tweaked and adjusted again and again to ensure this requirement is met.

You’ll have time to explore Aoraki/Mt Cook Village with it’s wonderful short walks, The Sir Edmund Hillary Centre and the Department Of Conservation (DOC) Information Centre and The Tasman Glacier lake all nearby.

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at The Hermitage Hotel to kick things off, your cycle trek starts from near the base of Aoraki/Mt Cook – the jewel of the Southern Alps. After a short 6.5km leg warmer to Mt Cook Airfield you’ll enjoy a short but exhilarating helicopter ride over the Tasman River. From there you will ride alongside Lake Pukaki with its distinctive turquoise – blue colour (due to ‘glacier flour’) then ride through the expansive Mackenzie basin shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago.

The trail then enters the Waitaki Valley where you will wind your way around and over Lakes Benmore, Aviemore and Waitaki which were formed by the Waitaki Hydroelectric Scheme. As the Waitaki River emerges below the Waitaki Dam you will follow it through budding wine country, the trail winding alongside the river in some parts.

At the cute little town of Duntroon you head inland through ancient fossil sites and the limestone formations of Elephant Rocks. Be amazed by the pasture and shear scale of the Waitaki farmland before hitting the coast at the seaside town of Oamaru.

Experience 9 days / 8 nights on the trail in a wonderful array of quality accommodation with many inclusions such as your cycle hire, luggage transfers, meals in many locations and friendly knowledgeable support all the way.

2020/21 tour price is $2,475.00 per person based on double or twin share accommodation. An e-bike option is an additional $350 for the duration of the tour. A single supplement is available at $430 per person.

The tour price includes:

  • Eight night’s accommodation of a very good standard.
  • Breakfast provided in all locations.
  • Evening meals included in five locations.
  • Lunches provided for four days.
  • Cycle hire – Merida Crossway 100 Hybrid Touring / Merida Big 7 100 MTB / Merida Big E tour E bike (additional cost of $350 per person for the E bike).
  • Daily baggage transfer (1x bag per person, max. weight is strictly 15kg).
  • Cycle breakdown and rider support service.
  • Daily contact in person or by phone.
  • Helicopter transfer flight from Mt Cook airport.

Please view our pre-arranged tour dates on our book now page.

Start the A2O trail in beautiful alpine country

Do the trail your way!

Do you want to do the whole trail in a shorter period of time? Or at a more leisurely pace? Or maybe you’d like to begin your ride at the Alternative Start at Lake Tekapo?

Have you only got a few days available on your next holiday and therefore you’d like to experience only part of the trail?

Does a day trip sound like something you’d be interested in doing?

Or maybe our tour dates don’t quite match up with when you can take time off?

Enquire about our Customised Alps 2 Ocean trips. If you have your own requirements in regards to where you stay, for how long, the level of accommodation and other activities which you wish to have organised for you we can assist. We’ll work with you to ensure that all of your needs are covered. Depending on the length of your trip, a one off booking fee of $225 may apply to the preparation of your customised itinerary which is payable as part of your deposit to confirm your booking.

Tour Support

Trail Adventures offers a variety of services to support you on your tour from before the start to after the finish. Support services vary between different tours but we have endeavoured to make your trail ride as care free as possible. Comfortable accommodation greets you every night and we are in contact with you daily as well as make sure cycle breakdown and rider support is available promptly.

If you have any questions in regards to how we can best help you feel free to contact us. To learn more or head over to the A2O itinerary page or our support page for more information.

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Other Services

In order for your tour to be as successful as possible we offer multiple complimentary services so you can focus on enjoying yourself. Head over to the support services page to learn more.

Cycle and Equipment Hire

We have a range of bikes available from Hybrid Touring, to 27.5 MTB’s and of course our awesome Merida E big tour electric bikes. There is also a variety of equipment available including baby/child trailer, child rear mounted seat, childs tagalong bike and more.

Transport Management

By pre arrangement we can provide pick up and drop off services to Queenstown airport for up to eleven passengers. We also offer vehicle management, if you need your car stored or transferred let us know.

Luggage Management

By pre arrangement we can provide transport of client’s luggage between their accommodation points (minimum bag numbers may apply). When you’re planning your trail we can go over this to ensure your trail is as comfortable as possible.