The Alps2Ocean challenge is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most stunning cycling trails. Listed as the longest of New Zealand’s 22 “Great Rides” it isn’t a challenge to be sniffed at.

On this incredible adventure you’ll see Aotearoa in all its glory as you cycle from the Southern Alps to the ocean! Whether you’re a sucker for mountain views, open green spaces or natural wonders like glacial lakes, you’ll see it all on this epic trip.

Starting at the foot of the country’s highest mountain, you’ll tackle a 300km cycle ride through beautiful scenery, finishing on the coast in Oamaru. The views on this trip really are spectacular, and make all that exercise worth it! Plus, you’ll enjoy quiet country roads and a lot of downhill tracks that go easy on the legs. What’s not to love?

One of the best things about this adventure is the cause. Two of the world’s most respected charities have joined forces to bring like-minded people together who want to take on an amazing #Ride4Rights.

Did you know unsafe water kills more people than wars and other violence? One in five people around the globe live without safe water and diseases caused by unclean water and inadequate sanitation claim the lives of over one million children each year. Not having access to basic essentials, like safe water, nutritious food, and shelter, make it difficult for people to live dignified, healthy lives.

This is where Oxfam comes in. They work with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities to provide people with the tools, education, experience, and knowledge to help them work their way out of poverty. When you take on this challenge you will join a global movement that empowers people to create a future that is secure, just and free from poverty.


4 - 9 April 2022


6 Day Trip
5 Day Challenge


Comfortable cabin-style accommodation


Registration fee: $NZD 390 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $NZD 2,899
Fundraising Target: $NZD 3,000

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Moderately Challenging

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We understand the dilemma of making travel plans when the world feels unpredictable right now. You can still register for an Inspired Adventure in complete confidence, because we promise to look after you should COVID-19 travel bans affect your plans.

If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date to allow you still to travel as planned.

Inspired Adventures requires that all travellers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as described in government guidelines and ground operator requirements.

For more information please refer to the COVID-19 hub on our website.

Due to current travel restrictions, this adventure is only open to New Zealand residents. The prices are quoted in NZD, but charged in AUD at the daily conversion rate to NZD. If you have any issues, please call our New Zealand hotline and we will register you over the phone.


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