Alps 2 Ocean Trail

Mount Cook

As the name suggests, this world-famous cycle trail takes you from the Alps to the Ocean on New Zealand’s South Island.

This is a great chance to see New Zealand in all its technicolour glory as you cycle from the highest mountains, past great lakes and rivers and down to the ocean.

The Cycle trail itself is suitable for all ages and is broken down into nine sections.

If you do want to take on the entire route, it’s a whopping 300+ kms starting in Aoraki Mt Cook Village.

There is an alternative route that starts in Tekapo which is slightly shorter but I reckon if you want to do it properly, start in Mount Cook.