Christchurch is a cycling paradise, and offers a huge range of scenic, accessible trails.

The St James Cycle Trail, one of the 18 great rides under the New Zealand Cycle Trail, is a 64km point-to-point ride offering stunning views of the Waiau Valley and Spencer Mountains. The Okuti Valley, 30 mins drive from Christchurch, offers gravel mountain biking trails overlooking the picturesque Lake Forsyth. There’s also the Port Hills – the mountains that cradle Christchurch City – which offer brilliant cycling opportunities amidst stunning coastal views.

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