11 miles
Distance
356 ft
Climb
-97 ft
Descent
01:11:44
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Other
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    90 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].

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Alps 2 Ocean: Twizel to Lake Ohau mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    259 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,509 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,768 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,509 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,768 ft
  • Grade
    0.439%
  • Grade max
    -2.523%
  • Grade min
    6.359%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
  • Avg time
    01:11:44
  • Avg reverse time
    01:15:50
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on Feb 13, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
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  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
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      • 60 miles avg distance
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