Cycle New Zealand: Alps to Ocean

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  • COVID-19protected
  • CO2 neutral
  • Bicycle tour
  • Explorer
  • Active and outdoor
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • max group size 11
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  • Starts Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Ends Oamaru, New Zealand
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  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The South Island scenery will take your breath away in more ways than one – enjoy a short hike in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park then cycle mostly trafficfree trails from the majestic Southern Alps to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Taste some of New Zealand’s best produce, from trying lakecaught salmon to sampling drops from the country’s newest wine region before the rest of the world discovers them.
  • Experience firsthand the famous hospitality of the locals, with memorable stays from lakeside lodges to unique, historic huts.
  • Experience the best New Zealand scenery has to offer – from peaks and gorges to turquoisecoloured lakes – with nothing but fresh air separating you.
The trip "Cycle New Zealand: Alps To Ocean" starts in Christchurch and ends in Oamaru. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 6 days taking you through Aoraki, Tokarahi, Christchurch and 6 other destinations in New Zealand. "Cycle New Zealand: Alps To Ocean" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

If there’s a land made for cycling, this is it. After a visit and short hike in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park follow the path of the bright blue waters of Lake Pukaki near Twizel as it flows down from the Southern Alps, twisting through valleys, passing through lakes, and rolling out into the open Pacific Ocean at Oamaru. Jump on the saddle and you’ll flow down descents from forested summits, twist along roads squeezed between peaks and shores, and roll along backroads, side trails and the official Alps 2 Ocean trail. With an expert leader directing the pack, the only directions you’ll need is when to detour to the best trails and special stops only the locals know. With memorable accommodation and tastes of New Zealand along the way, this is a real gateway to some seriously great outdoors.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 108 reviews
  • Julia
  • From Germany
  • On Oct 26 2018
4 - Very Good
Julia's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Very Good”
  • Milan
  • From Slovakia
  • On Jun 15 2019
4 - Very Good
Milan's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“The tour was very good. Overall organisation, local and international, as well. The host family were beautiful and helpful people. The food was very nice and the room simple but precisely what we paid for. Only the second day was a bit slow and not really exciting. But otherwise 4 out of 5.”
  • Amber
  • From USA
  • On Dec 26 2018
5 - Excellent
Amber's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Christchurch - Aoraki (Mt Cook) NP - Twizel
  • Day 2: Twizel - Lake Ohau
  • Day 3: Lake Ohau - Omarama
  • Day 4: Omarama - Kurow
  • Day 5: Kurow - Duntroon - Tokarahi
  • Day 6: Tokarari - Oamaru
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel/Guesthouse (3 nts), Lodge (1nt), Hut (1 nt)
Meals
  • 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Bicycle (e-bike available , subject to availability) , minivan
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • 1-2 Hour Hike
  • 6 Days Bicycle Hire
  • 5 Days Guided Cycling
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Christchurch and from Oamaru are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Cycle New Zealand: Alps to Ocean tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cycle New Zealand: Alps to Ocean tour. You can cancel the tour up to 30 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 29 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 October 2021, a deposit of 99 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 29 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cycle New Zealand: Alps to Ocean tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cycle New Zealand: Alps to Ocean tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’. For Cycling trips these changes are usually around finding even better roads to ride on, which can alter the distance/time we spend riding on a day to day basis, but can sometimes even extend to accommodation or included activities if needed.
  • Accommodation on the Alps to Ocean Trail can be booked out months in advance so there may be occasions where we stay in locations nearby to those advertised. Your leader will inform you at the initial group meeting if this is the case on your departure.
  • Unlike many Intrepid Cycling trips this itinerary does not have a full-time support vehicle constantly following the group. As well as the short cycling distances making it unnecessary, no vehicles are allowed to drive along the vehicle-free trails we use. Your luggage is always transported for you (by vehicle) between accommodations.
  • Due to the relatively small distances cycled on this trip we have a single leader that rides with the group. There may be times when the leader asks one of the group to act as a back marker.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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