12 miles
Distance
692 ft
Climb
-948 ft
Descent
1,824 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Twizel
    Twizel
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking

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

The off-road trail starts at the bottom of Hayman Road [23km] and follows the Lake Pukaki shoreline. With Aoraki/ Mt Cook as a backdrop, the trail passes over the Pukaki dam, taking you to the car park at Lake Pukaki Visitor Centre [31km]. You then cross the highway and follow the trail across Pukaki Flats – an expansive area of dry grasslands that are characteristic of the Mackenzie landscape. This takes you to the town of Twizel. Take care crossing the State Highway.

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More Stats for Alps 2 Ocean: Hayman Road start to Twizel bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -255 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,493 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,768 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,513 ft
  • Grade
    -0.4%
  • Grade max
    -16.293%
  • Grade min
    20.233%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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