Bike Hire

We have been providing bike hire in Oamaru for over 10 years and our fleet has grown especially with the growth of the Alps 2 Ocean. We provide a bike that suits the NZ conditions you will encounter on the Alps 2 Ocean. Our standard bikes are the 2020 Norco Storm mountain bike. In our experience on the A2O, these bikes outperformed other styles of bikes across the variations of trail surface. The bikes have 18 gears and hydraulic brakes to help you control any situation you may come across. If there is a person in your group who would like some assistance we also have e-bikes for hire. These use the well proven Bosche and Shimano mid-motor system. Once riding you just peddle and the motor helps you too! Our bike shop in Oamaru service the bikes every time they are used to ensure your machine is in tip-top condition. Our bikes come with a rear carrier and trunk bag to help you carry enough gear for your days riding. If you want to carry more ask for our trunk and pannier rear bag that will carry about 26 litres of gear. We also have full-sized waterproof panniers for hire. The bikes are also equipped with a water bottle holder and a rider's helmet.


  • Helmet
  • Rear carrier and truck bag (if required)
  • Water bottle holder
  • Puncture repair kit

Optional extras

  • Waterproof pannier set $15 p/day
  • Tag a long bike or trailer for kids
  • Bike drop off and pickup
  • Car carrier for bikes
Bookings / Enquire Now >

Costs 2020 / 2021:

Standard bike hire: $48/day. 3+ days @ $45/day.
E-bike hire: $110/day. 3+ days @ $95/day.

Have a question about our services?enquire now >

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "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 and the team.

Additional information

Our Bike hire is on a ‘You bend it you mend it’ policy.  Should you damage the bike we will repair it in our workshop charging you trade rates for parts and then the mechanic hours on that.  In the event of the bike being stolen while in your care you will also be charged the price for replacing it.

The bikes should be returned in a relatively clean condition.  The weather and trail surface normally does not mean that the bikes will be covered thick in mud, but if they are returned in such state you may be charged for the time to clean them.  For more information please read our terms and condition pages.