Spend nine days with us on glorious mountain biking tracks. The tour is almost all off road, passing through a range of high country sheep farms with spectacular scenery.
Accommodation: economical and friendly.
DAY 1 CHRISTCHURCH.
Half day ride in Bottle Lake Forest, one of the most popular mountain biking areas in New Zealand.
DAY 2 FLOCK HILL.
Ride through beech forest with view of surrounding peaks and ski fields to stay on a 14,000 hectare sheep farm.
DAY 3 LAKE COLERIDGE.
Spectacular mountain views on 4WD track on private property, so your only company will be the sheep. Enjoy numerous river crossings.
DAY 4 GLENFALLOCH STATION.
Take a jet boat up the Harper River then ride to the isolated beauty of Lake Heron. Magnificent wilderness country.
DAY 5 BLACK FOREST STATION.
Today's ride is thorugh Orari Gorge, a beautiful narrow gorge leading from the Canterbury Plains to the mountains behind Fairlie.
DAY 6 OMARAMA.
Ride through Black Forest sheep farm, with spectacular views of Lake Benmore, then descend through open tussock country to Omarama.
DAY 7 NASEBY.
Ride over Omarama Saddle or Danseys Pass (weather dependant) to Naseby, a mountain biking mecca. Enjoy a wonderful downhill ride to Naseby, an old goldmining town.
DAY 8 CLYDE.
We climb steadily through tussock country, with its amazing limestone rock formations, past Poolburn Reservoir to another spectacular descent.
You are welcome to a ride in the van back to Christchurch, or start the Otago Rail Trail ride.
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