Twizel, South Island, NZ

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Cycle Journeys

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

Welcome to Cycle Journeys

Here at Cycle Journeys, we deliver a full range of Alps 2 Ocean trail services from our depot in Twizel. From self guided packaged tours, bike hire and luggage transfers to a full trail shuttle and accommodation, we have everything you need to plan and book an incredible cycling holiday.  

Read on to find out more about the trail and our packages or talk to our friendly staff in our Cycle Journeys office, and they will be there to help you out.

 Review

"We used Cycle Journeys to plan and organise our 6 day Alps2Ocean biking trip and we were thrilled with our great adventure. From our fantastic accommodations, wonderful hosts, timely luggage transfers and great maps/information to the stunning scenery and the trail itself, we had a ball! And Cycle Journeys made it all trouble free and moderately priced. Their service is first class, they know the trail itself and the people who provide the on trail services. We would highly recommend them".

- Trip Advisor Review


About the Trail

Part of New Zealand's Nga Haerenga cycle trail network the world-famous Alps 2 Ocean trail is NZ's longest continuous cycle trail. Starting from the Southern Alps it leads you on a journey through the South Island’s spectacular scenery to the historic coastal town of Oamaru. The cycle trail is divided into 9 sections, allowing you to break up your adventure as you wish. Each section has been graded to indicate the fitness and experience required. If time is an issue, you can ride 1 or 2 sections of the trail over a few days and come back for more later! 


Start Your Cycle Journey

But first - how many days will you need to ride the trail in? 

As the trips we organised are self-guided, this gives you flexibility to experience the A2O trail over a duration that suits you the best.

Of course this depends on how much time you have, how much down-time you would like and your level of fitness. Over our time on the trail we have found that the most popular of time to ride the trail in is 6 days and have designed our A2O Express trip to match just this. 

The best way to find out the best number of days to ride the trail in is to give our team a call and we'd be happy to talk you through it and figure out the best suited trip for you. 

To put things into perspective - 1 trail section per day is 8 cycling days. This is about 3-4 hours cycling per day. 3 hours for a fit bike rider or nearer 4 hours for someone who doesn’t cycle much. Many people who ride bikes regularly will double up some trail sections which reduces the overall duration. For each day the trip duration is reduced this will make that day's cycling 5-6.5 hours (up from the 3-4 hours). 

 

A2O Express Package 

Our A2O Express trip has been put together from our most popular 6 night / 7 day itinerary with guaranteed, pre-booked dates down the valley and includes all of our trail services. Choose from our standard or superior accommodation options, and from our large range of bikes. Availability is limited so check out the dates and itinerary below and find one that matches your travel plans. 

See Departure Dates and Pricing 

 

Packaged Tours

Choose from our range of spectacular, 5-9 day self-guided Alps 2 Ocean cycling packages. All packages are inclusive of bike hire, luggage transfers, shuttles, accommodation, trail maps and even the helicopter if you are starting from Mt Cook. Personalise your package by choosing from our range of bikes, starting points, differing accommodation levels, and number of days to complete your trip in. We'll help you plan the best itinerary for your style and level of fitness. 

See Packaged tour options here

 

Our Accommodation

Where do you even begin? Not only is booking your own accommodation in rural locations complex, there are so many options along the trail. That's what we are here for. As the longest standing operator on the Alps 2 Ocean Trail, we have made it our goal to build strong relationships and rapport with the accommodation providers along the trail and have all the inside knowledge to pick the accommodation best suited to you or your group. Our accommodation service is included in all of our packaged tours and in conjunction with our single services. 

Bike Hire 

With the largest fleet of bikes on the trail, we know the key to a great riding experience is not only having a great bike but the right bike to begin with!

Your riding experience comes first, therefore our range of bikes have been carefully picked out to suit all fitness levels and all riding types. We know the Alps2Ocean trail inside and out and we strongly believe our choice of bikes are the best fit for both you and the trail. Our fleet includes Mountain Bikes, Comfort Bikes, Hybrid Bikes and Electric bikes. 

Click here for bike models and pricing 

E-bikes 

We have the largest fleet of e-bikes on the Alps 2 Ocean trail 

Read about the e-bike phenomenon here or talk to our staff about the benefits of riding one today. 


So what are you waiting for? 

Contact Cycle Journeys 

2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Mt Cook