Whether you're after a family ride through forests, a tough and muddy mountain bike trail or a smooth road ride through alpine passes, the Hurunui has plenty to offer those wanting to get a break on their bikes.

Hanmer Springs has an exceptional number of biking tracks circling in and around the village.  From easy riding trails to challenging tracks that will have you concentrating to stay on the bike.  The town's i-SITE centre has brochures will all the details on them.

Further afield, the St James Cycle Trail was the first of the Great Rides to open as part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.  It's a 64-kilometre trail that offers some stunning scenery - soaring mountain peaks, crystal clear rivers, alpine meadows, beech forests and grassy river flats.  There is also a shorter 15 kilometre loop which is family friendly.  You can get more information here.

There are also a number of companies offering cycling tours along the Alpine Pacific Touring Route.  Those wanting a short ride punctuated with internationally award-winning vineyards need look no further than Hurunui Trails in Waipara Valley.


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Airpark Canterbury BMX Track

Address: Lawcocks Road, Amberley

Grab your bike, helmet and protective gear and give our locally built BMX track a go! It's guaranteed to put smiles on everyone's faces' - young or 'older'. Thanks to sponsorship from near and far, the Airpark Canterbury BMX Track is open to the public 2 ...

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Cheviot Cycling Routes

Address: Cheviot

Cheviot has a host of cycle trails on offer for both road and mountain bikers. There is stunning coastal scenery, farm roads, hill country and flats. Two cycle races occur during the year - The Lions Kaiwara Classic and the Lions Cheviot Hills Ride.

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Hanmer Trails

Address: Hanmer Springs

Explore the mountain biking or walking & hiking trails in Hanmer Springs -

Hurunui Trails: Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail

Address: Waipara

Pass through world-class vineyards and historic farms; visit cellar doors and dine at winery restaurants; experience Greening Waipara Biodiversity Trails, the historical steam train at Weka Pass Railway and other activities in the area. Enjoy a trail des ...

Natural High - Waipara Wine Tour

Free phone: 0800 444 144
Address: Christchurch/Waipara
Price: $275 (NZD)

Uncork the pleasures of the Waipara Valley, a region well-known for its award-winning aromatic wines and spectacular views of the Southern Alps. This tour offers relaxed, easy riding along an off-road cycle trail and quiet country roads, with leisurely st ...

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Amberley Area Cycle Trail

Address: Amberley

Stage 1 of the Amberley Area Cycle Trail (AACT) is now open! This means you you can now cycle, walk or run safely between Amberley and Leithfield without needing to use State Highway 1! The link starts near the Old Leithfield Hotel heading towards the no ...