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4 Day Upper Alps 2 Ocean Self Guided Cycle

3 Cycling Days

Days
4

Pricing From
$729

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Overview

3 days cycling on the Upper Alps 2 Ocean self guided cycle trail tour starting from Mount Cook Village and Lake Pukaki to the lovely small village of Omarama, capturing the highlights of the Alps2Ocean cycle trail. There is also an option to start in Jollie River, or at Lake Tekapo.

Accommodation Types

Standard

Exceeds minimum requirements, with a wider range of facilities and service. Motel, B&B, Holiday Parks, Farmstay, Homestay, Holiday Home

  • Own room, with shared / private / ensuite bathroom
  • Self catering facilities
  • Breakfast included if B&B

Superior

Better than average with good to very good range of facilties and service. Motels, B&B, Hotel, Inns, Lodge, Holiday Parks, Farmstay, Homestay, Holiday Home

  • Own room, with a private/ensuite bathroom
  • Breakfast and dinner available in house or cooking facilites in room
  • Breakfast included if B & B (may have in-house liquor licence)

Upgrades

Jollie River Start 

Changes to Day 2 for this start option

  • Shuttle from Twizel to Jollie River carpark
  • 61km cycle to Twizel

Mt. Cook Village Start
Changes to Day 2 for this start option

  • Shuttle from Twizel to Mt Cook Village
  • Heliflight over the Tasman River (required for this start option)
  • 73km cycle to Twizel

E-Bike Upgrade

Our E-bikes are equipped with the latest technology with a smooth and powerful electric motor 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.

Cycling around Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Coffee at a Twizel Cafe

Lake Ohau Lodge

Cycling on the Lower Quailburn Road

Cycling to Lake Ohau Lodge

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Arrive in Twizel

We recommend allowing a day of travel to get to Twizel from Christchurch or Queenstown. Take the afternoon to explore this rural township before spending the night.

Stay the night in Twizel.

Day 2Mt. Cook, Jollie River, or Tekapo to Twizel

Early morning shuttle to your chosen starting point on the trail.

  • 55km cycle from Tekapo to Twizel
  • 61km cycle from Jollie River to Twizel
  • 80km cycle from Mt Cook to Twizel

Spend the night in Twizel.

Day 3Twizel to Lake Ohau38 kms

Cycle the sealed canal roads from Twizel to edge of Lake Ohau before following the dedicated lakeside cycle trail around to Lake Ohau Lodge.

Stay the night at Lake Ohau.

Day 4Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama42 kms

Cycle to the top of the Tarnbrae highpoint, overlooking Lake Ohau and the Mackenzie plains before heading downhill through the Quailburn. Take a 7km detour to the Clay Cliff rock formations if you have the time or relax in the woodfired Omarama Hot Tubs.

Finish ride in Omarama or add an extra night.

Cost per person (Twin share)

October 2020 - January 2021

Tekapo to Omarama

  • Standard level: NZ$729
  • Superior level*: NZ$858

Jollie River to Omarama

  • Standard level: NZ$774
  • Superior level*: NZ$903

Mt Cook to Omarama
(Inc. helicopter over Tasman River)

  • Standard level: NZ$889
  • Superior level*: NZ$1,018

February - March 2021

Tekapo to Omarama

  • Standard level: NZ$829
  • Superior level*: NZ$958

Jollie River to Omarama

  • Standard level: NZ$874
  • Superior level*: NZ$1,003

Mt Cook to Omarama
(Inc. helicopter over Tasman River)

  • Standard level: NZ$989
  • Superior level*: NZ$1,118

*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.

Optional Extra

  • E-bike Upgrade: NZ$165

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Arrive in Twizel

We recommend allowing a day of travel to get to Twizel from Christchurch or Queenstown. Take the afternoon to explore this rural township before spending the night.

Stay the night in Twizel.

Day 2Mt. Cook, Jollie River, or Tekapo to Twizel

Early morning shuttle to your chosen starting point on the trail.

  • 55km cycle from Tekapo to Twizel
  • 61km cycle from Jollie River to Twizel
  • 80km cycle from Mt Cook to Twizel

Spend the night in Twizel.

Day 3Twizel to Lake Ohau38 kms

Cycle the sealed canal roads from Twizel to edge of Lake Ohau before following the dedicated lakeside cycle trail around to Lake Ohau Lodge.

Stay the night at Lake Ohau.

Day 4Lake Ohau Lodge to Omarama42 kms

Cycle to the top of the Tarnbrae highpoint, overlooking Lake Ohau and the Mackenzie plains before heading downhill through the Quailburn. Take a 7km detour to the Clay Cliff rock formations if you have the time or relax in the woodfired Omarama Hot Tubs.

Finish ride in Omarama or add an extra night.

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