Twizel, South Island, NZ

Tel: 0800 224 475 or 03 377 2060 (within NZ)
Tel: +64 3 377 2060 (international)

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Cycle Journeys

A2O Express

About this Ride

If you are wanting to enjoy a self guided ride on the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail this summer, we've just made it 100% easier with pre-booked dates!

Accommodation along the trail is struggling to keep up with the demand so we've thought ahead. 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. 

Availability is limited so check out the dates and itinerary below and find one that matches your travel plans!

2017/2018 Express Dates Now Online 

2017/2018 Season Pricing Below

Trip Details

  • Trail Start: Mt Cook Village (inc. helicopter), Jollie River or Tekapo
  • Trail Finish: Oamaru
  • Self Guided
  • Duration: 7 Days, (6 days cycling)
  • Dates: Pre booked (see here
  • Pricing

Choose Your Starting Point


Day 1 Arrive in Twizel by self-arranged transport
Day 2 Morning shuttle to start point 
  • Option 1: 55km cycle from Tekapo to Twizel
  • Option 2: 61km cycle from Jollie River to Twizel
  • Option 3: 80km cycle from Mt Cook to Twizel
Day 3 38km cycle to Lake Ohau Lodge
Day 4 42km cycle to Omarama
Day 5 68km cycle to Kurow
Day 6 40km cycle to Rural Duntroon
Day 7 50km cycle to Oamaru


  • Transfers between your accommodation & Cycle Journeys Depot upon arrival
  • Bike Hire for 6 days - your choice of bike style, helmet and rear rack bags (Own bike and gear is an option) 

  • Shuttle to Alps 2 Ocean start point

  • Luggage Transfer for each day

  • 6 nights Accommodation (Standard & Superior options available) 

  • 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts and 2 OR 3 Packed Lunches

  • Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info

  • Helicopter is included with option 3: Mt Cook to Oamaru

Accommodation Options

  • Standard Level - A mix of privately booked holiday home, lodge ensuite rooms, motel unit and farmstays

  • Superior Level - Upgrades include lodge room with lake & mountain views at Lake Ohau, higher level of holiday house in Twizel, and on dates where available, a private lodge in Windsor

Note: All rooms are based on a twin/double share price. If you are travelling solo, please ask about our single supplement prices. 

Pricing - 2017/2018 Season


Option  Level Price (pp)
Tekapo to Oamaru Standard level trip $1250.00 pp
Superior level trip* $1395.00 pp
Jollie River to Oamaru Standard level trip $1289.00 pp
Superior level trip* $1470.00 pp

Mt Cook to Oamaru

(Inc. helicopter over Tasman River)

Standard level trip $1395.00 pp
Superior level trip* $1565.00 pp

Note: All pricing is based on twin share rooms

*Superior Level Trip: The Alps 2 Ocean is situated in a remote area of New Zealand, and with that comes limited accommodation choices. Our Superior Upgrade offers a higher level of lodgings at locations where available. This is typically for 4 of the 6 nights of the trip. 

Options and Extras

E-Bike Upgrade

Our E-bikes are equipped with the latest technology with a smooth and electric motor assist to provide extra assistance whenever needed. The riding position is upright and comfortable. Riding an E-bike is a great way to enjoy the Alps to Ocean experience.

Pricing: $270.00 per person

Oamaru to Twizel Shuttle 

You are welcome to park your car at our Cycle Journeys depot in Twizel and catch our return shuttle from Oamaru on your last day. 

The shuttle departs Oamaru at 2:45pm and arrives in Twizel at 4:45pm. 

Available on Day 1 or Day 7 

Pricing: $55.00 per person (minimum of 2 people required)

2017/2018 Express Dates Now Online

To book this trip, please enter the message 'A2O Express' the in the booking enquiry form, or call us at +64 3 377 2060 

Happy Cycling !

2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Mt Cook