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How long is the Alps to Ocean Ride?

How long is the Alps to Ocean Ride?

It’s just over 7km to Mt Cook airport where a short helicopter-hop transports bikes and riders across the Tasman River to Tasman Point/Jollie River car park.

How far is Alps to Ocean?

The Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail (A2O Cycle Trail) stretches over 300 kms from Aoraki/Mt Cook Village, through the magnificent Mackenzie Basin and down the Waitaki Valley, to end at Oamaru by the Pacific Ocean.

How difficult is the Alps to Ocean?

How Difficult Is The Alps To Ocean Cycle Trail? Our Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail is graded introductory to moderate and is suitable for almost anyone with a moderate level of fitness. Overall the trail descends 780m from the Southern Alps to The Pacific Ocean, although don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all downhill.

Where does the Alps to Ocean start?

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail starts at the White Horse Hill Campground, which is 2km north of Mt Cook Village. From here, a 8km off-road Trail takes you to Mount Cook Airport, where riders will need to make a short helicopter flight (at your own expense) across the Tasman River to a spot called Rotten Tommy.

How much Alps to Ocean is on road?

The Alps 2 Ocean Ultra was a competitive 320km running race organised over seven days on a course that took the competitors mostly on the Trail. Some competitors ran the race unsupported which meant they also carried their own food for the duration (and paid an entry fee for the privilidge!).

Where does Alps to Ocean finish?

Your final destination is Oamaru, a town famous for its neo classical ‘Oamaru Stone’ Victorian buildings, art galleries and the little blue penguins. Allow 5-7 days to cycle the entire trail and remember to add some time to investigate the region while you are here.

Where is Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail in New Zealand?

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand in all its colour and natural beauty – from our highest mountains, past great lakes and rivers, and down to the ocean. Suitable for all ages, the 9 section cycle trail is an easy to intermediate grade, linking the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean.

Where are the detours for Alps 2 Ocean?

With a shuttle drop at Lake Ohau you can enjoy the stupendously view-filled climb up and over Ruataniwha Conservation Park to Omarama, with the option of a (decent-sized) detour to the freaky Clay Cliffs. For current trail status and any alerts – such as temporary track closures and detours – check the trail website or Facebook page.

What kind of terrain is Alps 2 Ocean?

The Alps 2 Ocean Trail is graded 2–3 (easy to intermediate) across terrain varying from canal paths, quiet country roads (where stock and vehicles may be present) and old railway line, to smooth gravel bike track and a little bit of slightly rougher stuff.

Where to eat on Alps 2 Ocean Trail?

Lake Ohau Lodge is ideally placed between two of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail’s scenic highlights – the shores of Lake Ohau, and Lake Ohau Lodge to Quailburn. It is the perfect spot for a lunch… Grab a well-deserved beer or wine and wind down in our cosy beer garden to reflect on your awesome day’s cycling.