Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail
Mountain Biking Trail in Mackenzie , Canterbury New Zealand
Few cycle trails in the world have the variety of epic landscapes and adventures that the Alps To Ocean brings. Best cycled downhill, you will start high in the southern alps of New Zealand, in the shadow of Aoraki Mt Cook - the tallest mountain in Australasia as you cycle down and across to the quaint coastal Otago town of Oamaru.
This is an easy to intermediate grade trail allowing you to explore the Waitaki and Mackenzie regions, where you will pass the turquoise glacier lake before meandering through the tussock covered low country as you travel down valleys and across the plains. With hot pools to soak in, rivers and lakes to swim in and local vineyards to taste at, there is even a penguin colony you can visit!