Cycle Mt Cook to the ocean

Last updated 05:00 29/06/2012

ALPINE RIDE: The grade-two rated cycle tour covers 25-70km of cycling per day through awe-inspiring landscapes.

Alps to Ocean cycle ride

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Cycle tour operator PureTrails New Zealand has launched a new five day cycle tour of the Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail.

Cyclists can ride 289 kilometres of the trail with vehicle support, comfortable accommodation, all meals and trail-side coffee stops taken care of.

The tour of the new cycle trail starts at the northern end of Lake Pukaki, under the majestic Aoraki/Mt Cook and surrounding peaks ends at the Pacific Ocean at Oamaru harbour in the heart of Oamaru’s historic precinct.

The five-day tour runs on set departure dates from November to May for couples, singles or groups of up to 14 people. The tour starts and finishes in Christchurch and full vehicle support, en-suite accommodation in country hotels, and all meals are included in the package.

The package is priced from $1425 per person; bike hire is an additional $170.

The Grade two rated cycle tour covers 25–70km of cycling per day. The gradient is mainly gently undulating with a few short climbs, on a mix of purpose built gravel cycle trail, gravel and sealed roads. The distances biked each day will present a challenge to relish and conquer.

The awe-inspiring landscapes that the trail passes through provide a wonderful distraction, and whether biking or catching a ride in the support vehicle, tour participants will experience some of the most stunning landscapes in the country.

More at Pure Trails NZ.

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