New Zealand is a wonderful country to bicycle in. There are trails in several parts of the country that take you through some amazing countryside, and there are plans to build more such trails along abandoned railway lines, along old roads, and in other parts of the country.

A few years ago work began on a new South Island bike trail that will go from Mt Cook/Aoraki down to Oamaru harbour, the so-called Alps2Ocean trail. The Prime Minister himself even came down to open part of this trail in Oamaru, and parts of it can already be ridden. When it’s finished, in 2012, the trail will go through approximately 300km of some of NZ’s most beautiful landscapes, taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Southern Alps, the Mackenzie Country, the Waitaki River Valley, and the countryside outside of Oamaru.

The attached document is a newsletter that the Alps2Ocean people put together, providing an update on the construction and some information about programmes associated with it. We thought you might find it interesting reading!

Newsletter Alps 2 Ocean _ November 2011

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