Trail Blog


The A2O from a riders perspective

Our marketing manager Alicja and her bestie Patri rode the Alps 2 Ocean during Easter and shared their fun ride through a video blog.

Adaptive Riding the Paparoa Track (or Paparoa Para-pushing)

There are no boundaries for paraplegic cyclist Quentin who has almost completed the Paparoa Trail in his mountain hand trike. Our Hoki depot manager Dave was there too and reviewed the day on the trail for us!

Who said multi-day cycling with children is impossible???

Laurie, Chris and Oli cycled the West Coast Wilderness Trail as a family. Here are their highlights and their feedback on cycling with a child.

The Wilderness trail under marketing review

Our new marketing manager Alicja started her role on the West Coast Wilderness trail, rather than at her desk.

Friends of the A2O

Geoff sat down and talked with Adair from Friends of the A20 to find out more about who they are and what they are doing to improve the popular trail.
Four cyclists sitting around a table

Our Experience on the Fresh Great Taste Trail

In June, reservations and marketing team members rode the Great Taste Trail and experienced its diverse sections and elements of the trail.
Person overlooking river

Jan & Barbara

Lifelong friends, Jan and Barbara, didn't allow a travel delay and two modes of transport get in the road of their West Coast Adventure on two wheels.
Cycling Great Taste Trail amongst apple orchardsVirginia Woolf Photography

New Trail Opening for Cycle Journeys

We're incredibly excited to announce, as of December 1st 2021, we will be operating on Tasman's Great Taste Trail - an exciting 4 - 5 day 204km circular trail based in the Nelson Tasman region.
West Coast Wilderness Trail Ross Sign

Magan and Karen – Two Generations

Magan is part of our amazing reservations team, and recently rode the West Coast Wilderness Trail with her mum, Karen. Her recollection of her trip is joyful and fun and paints a wonderful picture of what you can look forward to.

Cycle Journeys’ Donation to Help Fund Trail Maintenance

With domestic cycling popularity still on the rise, maintenance and upgrades of New Zealand’s network of cycle trails are vital to ensure the sustainability, safety and enjoyment of all who embark on these incredible experiences and Cycle Journeys is committed to helping this effort.
Sailors Cutting

Sailors Cutting Trail Development

The long awaited ‘missing link’ trail section from the Sailors Cutting camping ground through to Benmore Dam is due for opening on December 18th. Last week, the A2O project team collectively rode the trail to seek group consensus on safety and recommended duration.
Lake Ohau Fires

Lake Ohau Fire

With the on-going challenges that New Zealand has faced this year, the Lake Ohau community have been hit with a devastating blow.

25000 Spins – Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Challenge

When Jee Fan approached us to hire an E-Bike for his Alps 2 Ocean charity ride, we were more than happy to help him out...

4 Reasons Why you Should Cycle the Alps 2 Ocean in Autumn

Winter doesn’t set in until June, which leaves April and May as a great time of year to cycle the A2O. Not only is the scenery stunning in Autumn, you can avoid the summer rush, and enjoy a relaxed ride...

New Off-road A2O Trail Section Opens

The new off-road section from Aviemore to Kurow is officially open! Watch the event video here...

New Off-road Trail Section: Aviemore – Kurow Opening Soon!

Be one of the first to (legally) ride the new trail section on the Alps 2 Ocean from Lake Aviemore down to Kurow on February the 8th.
Cycling The West Coast Wilderness Trail

West Coast Trail Developments

The West Coast Wilderness Trail is just getting better and better!
Duntroon to Oamaru

Duntroon To Oamaru

While the trail build focus has now moved from the Duntroon to Oamaru section to the Aviemore to Kurow section, there is still some last tidying up to be done on the lower section.
Aviemore to Kurow Section to come off road

Aviemore to Kurow Section to come off road

The pace of trail build is set to rapidly increase as the Alps 2 Ocean seeks to complete the off-road section from Lake Aviemore down to Kurow.