17 miles
Distance
463 ft
Climb
-614 ft
Descent
702 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Kurow
    Kurow
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Local Popularity
    5 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 eastern end of Kurow between the museum sheds. A gravel track takes you across to the Waitaki River which you follow down the valley. You cross Kurow Creek [3km] then ride up and alongside the highway.

You ride through the winery [5km], then ride back towards the Waitaki River and follow the Waitaki Haul Road, crossing the Otiake River [11km] and the Otekaieke River [15km]. This section of the old Haul Road is shared with recreational vehicles.

The trail then follows the highway to the Takiroa Maori rock art site [23km] which is across the road from the trail. After visiting the rock art site, retrace your steps and continue on the trail that heads back down to the Waitaki River and through to Harris St. Halfway up Harris St you turn right and ride through the Duntroon Wetlands before emerging in the centre of Duntroon.

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More Stats for Alps 2 Ocean: Kurow to Duntroon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -152 ft
  • Altitude min
    410 ft
  • Altitude start
    610 ft
  • Altitude end
    459 ft
  • Grade
    -0.168%
  • Grade max
    -9.008%
  • Grade min
    10.24%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5 miles
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