Self Guided Itineraries

Need the airport transfers but once on the trail want to go alone? Want to ride the trail and having problems trying to get the accommodation all lined up? With our years of experience on the trail we can offer you self guided itineraries on the A2O and take away as much of the organising pain as you wish. We are up and down the trail all the time and living here have a huge amount of connections. We can use these to help you get the experience you want. Give us as much detail as you can and we will see what we can create for you.

Main requests to include

  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Bike & helmet hire
  • Luggage transfer
  • Helicopter flight over the Tasman river

Additonal extras

  • Packed lunches
  • Evening meals
  • Hot Tubs
  • Penguin viewing in Oamaru
  • Scenic flights/gliding
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  • "An amazing journey. Rob, Kate and Jess went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. Vertical Ventures made sure our accommodation was perfect. Jess kept us well feed and didn't we look forward to her amazing picnics. Again thank you so much for one of the most amazing weeks I've ever had." - Andy and Leslie, Feb 2016

  • "Best trip, best operators. Can't recommend Vertical Ventures and the Alps to Ocean ride highly enough. A must do for Kiwis discovering parts of New Zealand they've never seen. Vertical Ventures had great food, great guides and fantastic gear. JUST DO IT!!" - Sue, from Kerikeri, 2016

  • "Best cycle ever! Alps 2 ocean with Vertical Ventures. Rob goes above and beyond to give his tour group the best experiences. This is a highly recommended tour ...beautiful scenery, amazing accommodation and great company with Rob!" - Linda, 2015

  • "If you are cycling the Alps to Ocean this is the company to use. Rob from Vertical Ventures ensured we had an amazing holiday, from great accommodation, superb lunches , wine tasting and expert local knowledge. Nothing was too much trouble and his attitude and attention to detail is world class. " - Mark, May 2016