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A20 – Alps to Ocean – Ride NZ

From Warren McPherson….

Recently I rode the A2O, the Alps 2 Ocean with my brother and two other guys from Western Australia.  It was a fabulous experience. I thought that sharing my thoughts might be useful to anyone contemplating such a ride…..

A20 rideThe new (two years old) A2O Cycle Trail is in the South Island of New Zealand. It winds its way through the Mackenzie Basin down the Waitaki River to its end at Oamaru on the coast.

A2O is therefore east of the NZ Alps, the less rain and fewer sand flies side.

It begins at a mountain – well at the base of one, Aoraki/Mt Cook village at 600 meters altitude and ends of course at 0 meters.