Recreational cycling

Journey through the Christchurch's stunning landscapes and enjoy over 70km of mountain bike tracks and scenic road rides.

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Head to the Department of Conservation website for more popular rides around Canterbury and the rest of New Zealand. 

Christchurch Adventure Park has mountain bike trails aimed at all levels - flowy trails for beginners, sweeping intermediate trails and technical jump tracks for experts.

Looking for urban cycle routes? Check out our Christchurch cycle map.

Moutain bike trail map

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