A Cycle Trail Package to suit you……
A suggested itinerary
If you’re struggling for inspiration on how to tackle your Alps 2 Ocean cycle ride, or just need a bit of help planning out your trip, then a Jollie Biker package is for you. This is a sample itinerary that we offer as a 4 day, 3 night trip, starting at Mt.Cook, Tekapo or Braemar Station. Follow as is, combine it with the full 6 or 8 day A2O classic or relaxed rides, or tweak to suit your travel plans – we’ll work in with you.
Arrive in Twizel at your leisure to meet The Jollie Biker team at our depot – 193 Glen Lyon Road. After introductions are made, we’ll have a bit of a yarn about the exciting days ahead to find out how we can make your trip as comfortable and memorable as possible. We’ll then fit you out with your bike and gear if required (make sure to pre-book), load up The Jollie Biker shuttle and take you to your pre-booked first night’s accommodation.
- If you want a gentle start to your tour, we can drop you at the Tekapo Canal for a leisurely 30km ride. You will cycle past the Mt Cook Salmon Farm taking in views of the magnificent Mt Cook and beautiful Lake Pukaki from the top of the Penstocks. An exhilarating ride down the zigzag to Hayman Road takes you to the shores of Lake Pukaki. Hopping onto the bike trail here will lead you back to your base in Twizel.
- For those wanting to push themselves a little more, we will drop you at Braemar Station (42km) or a little further on to Mt.Cook Station car park (58km) for you to enjoy the first stage back as you meander around the shores of Lake Pukaki. You will end up back in Twizel again for your second night.
- For the ultimate adventure we will shuttle you to Mount Cook Village where you will start at the White Horse Campsite (the official A2O start), biking a short 7km to Mt.Cook airport and catching the helicopter across to Tasman Point. From here a 70km ride along the shores of Lake Pukaki will bring you back to Twizel.
After freshening up at your accommodation, you’ll have a great opportunity to wander into Twizel village for an enjoyable evening trialing some of the delicious local cuisine and beverages
Today’s leg of the cycle trail takes you from Twizel over to Lake Ohau. The 39km ride will have you leaving Twizel, travelling up Glen Lyon Road and all the way alongside the Pukaki Hydro Canal. There is minimal traffic making for an easy and safe ride. Once you reach the shores of Lake Ohau, you connect again with the Alps 2 Ocean off-road cycle trail. Journey through one of the most picturesque stages of the cycle trail until you arrive at the quaint Lake Ohau Village where you can spend your third night or travel a further 5km to your accommodation at Lake Ohau Lodge.
If required, we can arrange for your luggage to be transported to your accommodation in Ohau.
Setting off from Ohau this morning, you will enter into the final day of your tour with The Jollie Biker. Hopefully your muscles are well and truly warmed up, as you will find this a fairly challenging day of biking. The exciting 42km ride will take you through very different terrain than what you have already experienced. You will cycle through stunning native beech forest, explore the historical Quailburn Woolshed and enjoy a lovely downhill ride to Omarama. After such a big day, you will really have earned a chance to relax those tired muscles with a luxurious soak in the Omarama Hot Tubs. Once your muscles are working again, your Jollie Biker Shuttle will collect you at an agreed time to take you and all your gear back to Twizel.
Don’t forget there are many other amazing activities in the Mackenzie country area that we can also factor into your cycle trail itinerary if you feel like an afternoon or day off the bike. Scenic Helicopter flights, Heli Biking Trips, Lord of the Rings Tours, Glacial Sea Kayaking, 4WD Tours to name a few.
We look forward to helping you plan your fun adventure!