Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, Oamaru

(4.9/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is a 301 km (1,000 mi) trail from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the trail is sure to provide a memorable experience. Amidst the grandeur of braided rivers, glacier-carved valleys, turquoise hydro-lakes, tussock highlands, and rural plains are a host of tantalizing off-the-bike activities including wine-tasting, penguin-spotting, glider flights and just quietly soaking in alfresco hot tubs. It’s no wonder people come from all over the world to enjoy the stunning vistas and expansive landscapes. To visit Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail on your trip to Oamaru, use our Oamaru itinerary builder.
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  • Rode the trail totally from Mt Cook to Oamaru in January 2017 on my Giant Defy road touring bike and found it so rewarding. I used 28mm Continental Tour Ride tyres on my road bike and only got 2 pinch...  more »
  • This is a must do if you are up to cycling all or part of the trail. Big raps to all those involved in creating the off road trails and how they are maintained. What a great way to see the countryside...  more »
  • My husband and I did this trail in January 2017 We are both in our sixties and not very fit but we managed to get from Lake Tepako to Oamaru in 7 days (7 sections) and and I would recommend it to ever...  more »