2 miles
Distance
336 ft
Climb
-379 ft
Descent
823 ft
High Point

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  • Riding Area
    Otematata
    Otematata
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Local Popularity
    5 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

After crossing the dam the trail follows State Highway 83 to Lake Waitaki and the Waitaki Dam 36km, 1km after the Awakino River, turn right onto the off road trail that links to Kurow. This section of trail has an interesting hydro history with dams and project towns.

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More Stats for Alps 2 Ocean: Waitaki to Kurow bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -43 ft
  • Altitude min
    633 ft
  • Altitude start
    676 ft
  • Altitude end
    633 ft
  • Grade
    -0.331%
  • Grade max
    -22.757%
  • Grade min
    35.255%
  • Distance climb
    4,893 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,877 ft
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