Both located on the South Island, these regions boast a diversity of cycling trails and adventures that beckon the cyclist to experience the freedom and the joy of getting off the beaten track throughout the stunning landscapes.
Biking Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
Alps to Ocean
If you are considering cycling the Otago or Canterbury region, then you should consider the awesome 'Alps to Ocean' This is New Zealand’s longest (continuous) bike ride. Starting from the ‘Cloud Piercer’ Aoraki/ Mount Cook our tallest mountain the trail descending down 610 meters (2000 feet) over 300 km (186 miles) to the Victorian era coastal town of Oamaru.
People come from all over the world to the view this un-spoilt paradise and now it can be done by bike showcasing the countries geographical and historical highlights as the trail takes you through a World Heritage National Park, past glacial fed lakes, golden tussock land, limestone cliffs and ancient Maori Rock art.
Skill Level: Suitable for all abilities of cyclists, the trail includes a mixture of off and on road trails, which can be enjoyed in sections or in its entirety.
Trail Conditions: This is a grade 2-3 (easy to intermediate) trail, but includes sections on public roads.
Fitness: Moderate level of fitness is required
Duration: Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or many day excursion are available.
Options: Fully supported and self-guided options (see contact details at the bottom of the page to get further info