Here’s a few useful links to help with planning your trip to Aotearoa New Zealand.
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By Jay French
The rides throughout this region range from purpose-built to pioneer trails, across landscapes from coastal to high-country tussocks and mountains.
Check out these popular trails that make the Christchurch and Canterbury region a mountain biking mecca.
Enjoy the freedom of riding without the hassle of logistics by taking a guided or self-guided mountain bike tour.
For trail maps, ride tips, bike hire and repairs, head to one of the local bike shops in Christchurch.
Few countries in the world serve up such diverse riding – from urban forest trails to rugged, remote mountaintop tracks. This practical guide helps you plan a safe and enjoyable mountain biking holiday in New Zealand.
Funky Christchurch city and the vast Canterbury region have plenty to keep you busy, whether you're a shopaholic, wild adventurer or history buff.
Christchurch - Canterbury
6-9 Hrs — 43 km
Sidling around the rim of an extinct volcano in Christchurch’s Port Hills, this is an intensely scenic, cross-country mountain biking adventure.
3-4 Hrs — 22 kms
Set in stunning, mountain surrounds, these technical mountain biking trails feature fragrant beech forest, memorable alpine vistas, and some epic downhills.
1-3 Hrs — 5-15 km
Singletrack by day, hot pools by night: it is no surprise this adventure-mad town is such a popular mountain biking destination.
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