On Your Bike
Mountain Bike Tracks Christchurch and Beyond

Craigieburn Forest / Lyndon Saddle

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Just over an hour's drive west from Christchurch, up in the mountains is Craigieburn Forest Park. For a challenging half day ride, you can bike up the Craigieburn Ski Field access road to the ski field, then back down the valley to Lyndon Saddle for a great down hill ride back to the Craigieburn picnic/car park area.

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Lake Sumner Track

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The Lake Sumner Track makes an excellent day trip from Christchurch. With about 4 hours of biking there is plenty of time to enjoy the amazing scenery and variety this ride offers. No major climbs, but enough variation to make this track challenging.

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Mt Hutt

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Just over an hour's drive from Christchurch is the Mt Hutt ski field. Once the snow has gone there are plenty of mountain bike tracks just off the access road ready to explore.

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Wharfdale Track / Lees Valley

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An hours drive from Christchurch, the Wharfdale Track is very accessible, and offers a great challenging ride with fantastic scenery. You can choose to ride the single track through the Beech forest to the old Townsend Hut site and turn back and return the way you came, or carry on along the 4WD track to Lees Valley Road and back to Oxford via Ashley George Road. There is also the option to stay a night at the Wharfdale Hut.

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