6 miles
Distance
201 ft
Climb
-215 ft
Descent
07:14:09
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Twizel
    Twizel
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking
    #7690 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 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 Twizel, you follow Mackenzie Drive, then Nuns Veil Road which takes you to Glen Lyon Road. Follow this until it crosses the canal bridge just past Loch Cameron [6km]. After crossing the bridge, stay on the two lane northern side of the canal road until reaching the edge of Lake Ohau [18km]. From there an off-road trail descends down to the lake foreshore, taking you to the Ohau Weir [20km].

PLEASE NOTE: If the water level of Lake Ohau is above 520.4m, this will result in water discharging over the outlet weir and into the Upper Ohau River, making the weir unsafe to cross. Check the current lake level here before you ride.

After the weir the trail skirts around the lake foreshore where it eventually meets up with the sealed Lake Ohau Road [29km].

Disclaimer

PLEASE NOTE: If the water level of Lake Ohau is above 520.4m, this will result in water discharging over the outlet weir and into the Upper Ohau River, making the weir unsafe to cross. Check the current lake level here before you ride.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Alps 2 Ocean: Glen Lyon Road to Lake Ohau Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -13 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,726 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,772 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,768 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,755 ft
  • Grade
    -0.039%
  • Grade max
    -7.511%
  • Grade min
    7.665%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    07:14:09
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