Trail Providers

The Flying Pig Café Duntroon

We spoke to new owner of The Flying Pig Café, Sara Kingsbury, about her exciting adventure! The Flying Pig Café in Duntroon is an iconic, brightly painted café on the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, and is a fabulous place to stop for a bite to eat with everything made and baked on-site.

Valley Views Glamping

Amber and Patrick opened their glamping experience in February 2017 and their love and passion for what they do has grown from then. We spoke with Amber about why they created their secluded getaway in the stunning Waitaki valley, who glamping is for and, importantly, what you should bring when you go glamping!
Kowhai Cottage

Kowhai Cottage Duntroon

We’ve been working with Kat and Dan since 2013 and it has been an absolute delight! We thought it was about time we chatted to Kat and learn all about her background in Duntroon, and what drives her passion to host Alps 2 Ocean cycle guests.
Blackballs Inn

Blackball’s Inn

Rising above the tragedy of the Pike mine collapse, Blackball is the gateway to the new Paparoa track and with its construction it attracted two of the locals Pat and Jane who had already contributed to the personality of the township in many ways.
Pukaki Air Lodge - Blog

Pukaki Air Lodge

Owners Mary and Grant Murdoch arrived with a vision to combine their love of aviation with hospitality to create a memorable overnight experience.
Noahs Ark Backpackers

Noah’s Ark Backpackers

Tucked on the hillside close to the centre of town is Noah’s Ark Backpackers, providing refuge and company for many travellers. In recent months we have placed groups with the backpackers and it became obvious we needed to go and visit Lynda and her partner Harry.
Blackball Tiny Houses

Blackball Tiny Houses

The Paparoa Track has a strong attraction for both walkers and cyclists alike, and the track designers were focused on building this trail to maximise opportunities for locals to respond to these opportunities.

Ross Top 10 Holiday Park

In a rugged environment like the West Coast, containers seem to be an obvious and ideal choice of accommodation, and it was a delight to stay, complete with beautiful weather and a walk on the next door beach.

Timber Trail Lodge

The Timber Trail and the Lodge are gems of the cycle trail network, providing a touch of luxury between some of the best riding in the North Island...

Braemar Station

Braemar Station provides a great example of a high country station that has modified its business to allow visitors to experience some of the magic of the high country while riding the A2O...

Riverside Bed & Breakfast

We have always received glowing praise in our customer reviews of their stay in Kurow at Riverside B&B. We recently caught up with Lyn while she was knee deep in making riesling jelly...

Lake Ohau Lodge

When we first started a new cycle tour business back in 1992, Lake Ohau Lodge was one of the early accommodation gems we discovered. The A2O has provided a new market for the lodge and Cycle Journeys are delighted to share this with them.

The Old School Enfield

The Old School at Enfield opened last season and before we even got to visit our customer feedback was awesome, so we were keen to talk with Craig and Blanche about their project...

Waitaki Braids

Kate White miraculously converted a junk shop into an elegant accommodation and eatery in Kurow. We caught up with Kate to ask her a few questions about her journey...

Valley Lodge Otematata

The Valley Lodge Otematata is a secluded gem, offering small group hosted relaxation, under great hospitality. We chat to the owners Anita & Rob to find out more about the lodge...

West Coast Scenic Waterways

We have been working with Gavin & Cindy and Scenic waterways ever since we first opened on the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Clients just rave about their experience...