12 miles
Distance
1,288 ft
Climb
-819 ft
Descent
1,010 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Duntroon
    Duntroon
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand's great rides!

​For over 300 km visitors can experience some of the most beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer. Suitable for all ages, the trail is an easy grade, and offers a pleasing mix of on and off-road trails which link the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean. Allow 4-6 days for the entire ride, or simply try out a day excursion. Whichever option you choose, the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is sure to be a memorable experience. alps2ocean.com for more info.

Access Info

From Duntroon head south-east along the footpath and over the Maerewhenua bridge, then follow the off-road trail through several farms to the unique rock formations known as Elephant Rocks 7km. Ride through to Prydes Gully Rd, then continue off-road through Island Cliff 13km which is surrounded by limestone escarpments. Ride up the track beside Karara Creek to Cants Rd which takes you to the high point of the section.

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More Stats for Alps 2 Ocean: Duntroon to Cants Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    469 ft
  • Altitude min
    440 ft
  • Altitude start
    453 ft
  • Altitude end
    922 ft
  • Grade
    0.711%
  • Grade max
    -25.304%
  • Grade min
    36.31%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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