The Hermitage

Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail

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The Hermitage Hotel is an official partner of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail.

The Mt Cook to Omarama sections of the Alps to Ocean trail is now open, the fully completed trail of over 300kms is expected to be completed later this year.

The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand's great rides!​

For over 300 km and dropping 780m, visitors can experience some of the most unique and stunning scenery New Zealand has to offer. 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 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.

Check out our Alps to Ocean Cyclist Package for a bit of R&R before you begin your adventure.

Fly by helicopter, bike and all with Heliworks (0800 666 668) from Aoraki Mount Cook Airport across the fast flowing Tasman River for the continuation of the trail at Tasman Point.

3 scheduled departure times of 8.30am, 11.00am & 2.00pm.

Drop off price only $125 per person with a minimum of two cyclists. Prices valid until 30th September 2018.

Highlights include:

Aoraki Mt Cook and the Southern Alps • Turquoise Coloured Lake Pukaki • Tasman River Helicopter Crossing •Elephant Rocks • Snow-capped Mountains • Clay Cliffs • Golden Tussock Landscapes • Maori Rock Art • Pacific Ocean • Blue Penguin Colony • Limestone Cliffs • Boutique Shops • Vineyards • Oamaru's Victorian Precinct • Waitaki Lakes


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