PureTrails New Zealand has been running supported cycling tours since 2004. Showcasing the breathtaking scenery the South Island is famous for, our tours are well paced and extensively researched, with achievable adventure and comfort in mind.
Created predominantly for the 50+ age group, PureTrails' fully supported tours operate year round so you can experience the magical landscapes of the Alps 2 Ocean Trail in all seasons.
Start and finish your tour from Christchurch – home of our PureTrails' base – or from Queenstown via connecting shuttles.
Enjoy the trail on your own bike, or hire a high-quality mountain bike or e-bike from our extensive fleet.
Alps to Ocean Trail EPIC – 6-day supported tour
For cycling purists, our EPIC grade 2–3 (easy to intermediate) tour covers 310km of the trail from Aoraki Mt Cook all the way to the Pacific Ocean at Oamaru. Cycle the trail, stay in comfortable ensuite accommodation and enjoy hearty meals, all under the attentive care of our tour guide and support vehicle.
Cost: from $2250 pp
Duration: 6 days
Alps to Ocean Trail EASY – 5-day supported tour
For those wanting to experience the scenic grandeur, but without the pain of the hills and rougher bits, our EASY grade 1 tour covers 200km of the more gentle sections of the Alps 2 Ocean trail.
Cycle at a leisurely pace, stay in comfortable ensuite accommodation and enjoy hearty meals, all under the attentive care of our tour guide and support vehicle. Savour the majestic views of the region's turquoise alpine lakes, explore the ethereal clay cliffs and survey the spectacular southern night sky.
Cost: from $1990 pp
Duration: 5 days
West Coast Wilderness Trail & Beyond – 6-day supported tour
Our 6-day supported tour features 200km of easy biking (grades 1 & 2), kicking off with the wonderful West Coast Wilderness Trail. We then head further north up the West Coast and ride the stunning new Kawatiri Coastal Trail.
Cycle the trail, stay in comfortable ensuite accommodation and enjoy hearty meals. Walk amongst lofty native trees at the Treetop Walkway; survey the surreal azure waters of Hokitika Gorge. Visit Punakaiki's Pancake Rocks, and ride along the stunning Kawatiri Coast at Cape Foulwind.
Cost: from $2100 pp
Duration: 6 days
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