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Alps to Ocean

A2O Up to 6 people

Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail Overview

The Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail is New Zealand’s longest cycle trail that serves up epic vistas on its way from the foot of the Southern Alps all the way to the Pacific Ocean.

New Zealand’s highest mountain – Aoraki/Mt Cook – is just one of many stunning sights on this unforgettable journey to the sea. Amidst the grandeur of braided rivers, glacier-carved valleys, turquoise hydro-lakes, tussock-covered highlands and rural plains are plenty of off-the-bike activities including wine-tasting, penguin-spotting, glider flights and soaking in alfresco hot tubs. Country hospitality, including food and accommodation, along with shuttles and other services, make the whole trip easy to organise and enjoy.

$690 total price for your exclusive transfer for up to 6 people. ($115 per person)

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Riding the trail

The Alps 2 Ocean (A2O) is divided into eight sections, with a wealth of visitor services including cycle tour companies making it possible to ride the whole trail pleasurably in 4–6 days. Multiple access points make it easy to tailor a shorter ride to suit all levels of ability.

The Alps to Ocean Helicopter Transfers

Mt Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters are guardians of the Alps to Ocean bike trail from the White Horse Campground to the Aoraki/Mount Cook Airport.

We offer bike transfers across the Tasman River, following the braiding Tasman River to Black Point where the track continues. We are also able to offer mountain landings or glacier landings on the way or as a separate activity before your transfer.


The Alps to Ocean bike trail starts in the Aoraki/Mt Cook Village taking you to our base at Aoraki/Mount Cook Airport. From there we will transfer you and your bike/gear via helicopter across the Tasman River to Black Point. On this short flight you will follow the braiding Tasman River before landing with your bikes and gear to continue on your Alps to Ocean journey.

Alps to Ocean Transfer + Mountain Landing $100 extra per person (Min 4 pax)

Landing on a spot called Brass Peak, this flight path takes you directly to the peak with beautiful views looking at Aoraki/Mt Cook and over many of New Zealand’s tallest peaks and the valleys within the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park. After spending some time on the mountain taking in the views, we will transfer you across the river where you will meet your bikes and continue on your Alps to Ocean Journey.

Alps to Ocean Transfer + Glacier Landing $249 extra per person (Min 4 pax)

Landing on New Zealand’s longest and largest glacier, this flight path flies over the Tasman terminal lake, past Aoraki Mt Cook before landing on the glacier. This is available via Ski Plane or Helicopter. After you have experienced the glacier, we will then transfer you across the river via helicopter where you will meet your bikes and continue on your Alps to Ocean Journey.