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A2O Alpine Adventure

A2O Alpine Adventure

Our apologies, ALL Helibike tours are currently on hold for this season due to land access issues. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The A2O Alpine Adventure is designed for the mountain biker who wants to ride Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail but stay off sealed roads. We run this adventure on-demand, we just need a minimum of only 4 people.

 The A2O Alpine Adventure is a 4 day/3 night, fully supported and inclusive mountain bike ride that takes you along the stunning Alpine section (Mt Cook to Omarama) of the new Alps 2 Ocean Cycleway. We’ve designed this trip specifically for mountain bikers so we avoid the sealed roads where ever possible.

You start the trail from Mt Cook Airport with a helicopter flight across the Tasman river to the wilderness of Chop Creek. Ride down the side of Lake Pukaki on a mix of mountain bike trail, unsealed road and purpose built cycle trail. To avoid the Twizel canal roads we’ve thrown in our Grand Greta Helibike to replace the Twizel to Ohau canal section of the trail on your way to Ohau. On the Grand Greta, you fly by helicopter to near the summit of Ben Ohau and ride the single track and farm trails down to Lake Ohau on the other side. (This helibike experience is suitable for anyone confident riding a mountain bike off road on a variety of surfaces and gradients, to a maximum of grade 3, and gives you amazing views not found down on the trail below.) From Ohau, ride across the base of the mountains down to Omarama past the stunning Clay Cliffs to end the adventure soaking in the Omarama Hot Tubs.

Prepare yourself for soon-to-be one of the great mountain bike cycle trails in New Zealand. This trip is suitable for all abilities, you just need a sense of adventure…

What’s Included?

This is a fully inclusive adventure where everything is organised for you. The Helibike A2O Alpine Adventure includes:

  • Return transport from Queenstown or Omarama (Other towns by agreement)
  • 3 nights accommodation (Mt Cook, Twizel and Ohau)
  • Twin share rooms in lodges, motels and a hotel, single supplement available
  • Helicopter transfer to the start of the trail
  • All meals included (lunch on day 1 through to dinner on day 4, excluding snacks and drinks)
  • Fully supported with an experienced local driver
  • Guided Walk in the Mt Cook National Park
  • The Grand Greta Helibike Adventure
  • Clay Cliffs access fee
  • Omarama Hot Tubs

2014/15 Season Price: $1595 per person
Single Room Supplement: $115 per person
Bike Hire: Mountain Bike Hire $300, full suspension GT Sensor Elite (650B wheels)

GT Sensor Mountain Bike Hire

To inquire about organising an A2O Alpine Adventure for yourself and your friends, please fill out the Contact Us form and give us some basic details so we can help you.


Contact Us

Helibike.com Ltd
Twizel, New Zealand
Tel (NZ Only): 0800 4 CYCLE
(Outside NZ): +64 3 428 2912

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A2O Cycle Tours

If you want to ride the entire Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, contact our sister company A2O Cycle Tours for more information:

NOT a Rail Trail

Looking for other cycle trails to ride? Check out Not a Rail Trail, our main cycle tour company running Cycle Trail Tours from Queenstown:

Official Partner

We are an Official Partner of the A2O Cycle Trail.