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 Plus +

About this Ride

Take the scenic route. Our A2O Plus is based on one trail section per day to make for a leisurely 8 cycling days from Mt Cook Village to Oamaru.

Our A2O Plus trip has been put together from our most popular full 8 night / 9 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!

Trip Details

  • Trail Start: Mt Cook Village (inc. helicopter across Tasman River)
  • Trail Finish: Oamaru
  • Self Guided
  • Duration: 9 Days, (8 days cycling)
  • Dates: Pre booked (see here
  • Pricing

Choose Your Starting Point

Based on Mt Cook Village Start (with Tekapo or Jollie River start an option)


Day 1

Arrive in Twizel by self-arranged transport

Either stay in Twizel OR take our 2:45pm shuttle to Mt Cook Village (location availability is dependent on group size & dates)
Day 2

Morning shuttle to Mt Cook Village (if having stayed in Twizel)

Heliflight over the Tasman River to join the A2O trail

35km cycle to Braemar Station
Day 3 42km cycle to Twizel
Day 4 38km cycle to Lake Ohau Lodge
Day 5

45km cycle to Omarama

Day 6

24km cycle to Otematata (may be extended later this season)

Day 7

44km cycle to Kurow

Day 8

45km cycle to rural Duntroon

Day 9

48km cycle to Oamaru

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle


  • Transfers between your accommodation & Cycle Journeys Depot upon arrival
  • Bike Hire for 8 days - your choice of bike style, helmet and rear rack bags (Own bike and gear is an option) 
  • Shuttle from Twizel to Mt Cook Village
  • Helicopter flight over the Tasman River (required with Mt Cook Village start)
  • Luggage Transfer for days 3-8
  • Pannier bag hire for 1-2
  • 8 nights Accommodation (Standard & Superior options available) 
  • 4 Dinners, 4 Breakfasts and 4 Packed Lunches
  • Trip itinerary, directions and trail map info

Accommodation Options

  • Standard Level - A mix of privately booked holiday home, lodge ensuite rooms, motel units and rural farmstays
  • Superior Level - Upgrades at 3-4 key locations. Room with views at Mt Cook Village. Lodge room with lake & mountain views at Lake Ohau, higher level of holiday house in Twizel, lodge or rural glamping in Kurow

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)

Mt Cook to Oamaru (9 Days)
Inc. helicopter over Tasman River

Standard Level $1786.00
Superior Level* $1989.00
Tekapo to Oamaru (8 Days)
Excludes night at Braemar & heliflight 
Standard Level $1365.00
Superior Level* $1528.00
Jollie River to Oamaru (8 Days)
Excludes night at Braemar and heliflight
Standard Level  $1397.00
Superior Level* $1570.00

 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.

Options and Extras

E-bike Upgrade

Electric Bike Hire

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: Extra $360.00 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 the first or last day of your trip. 

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

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

Happy Cycling !

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2A Wairepo Road, Twizel, New Zealand

Alps 2 Ocean Mt Cook