Where to Ride in Christchurch

There are many fantastic places to ride already in Christchurch and that will only get better as the rebuild continues, especially with the new Major Cycleway Routes.

Useful maps

  • Google Maps now features cycle routes (“Bicycling” layer); the Christchurch information is regularly updated, although it can take a while sometimes for changes or corrections to come through.
  • OpenStreetMap also has a cycling layer for Christchurch that can be edited by anyone. It’s usually very up-to-date.

Handy Ride Information

Check out our Suburb-by-Suburb Guide to Cycling in Chch – and help us make it better!

  • If the weather, distance, or hills are preventing you from getting somewhere by bike, you might be able to combine your biking with public transport using bike racks on buses.

Remember to report any cycleway maintenance/safety issues!

Other Fun places to go

  • For learning to ride, the kids will love Westburn Reserve in Burnside, with its mini-road layouts, roundabouts – just like the real thing! There’s now another cycle skills park in Knights Stream, Halswell.
  • For a wide range of downhill mountainbiking, Christchurch Adventure Park in the Cashmere Hills is the latest attraction. There’s also a pump track track for the kids.
  • The Little River Rail Trail is a fantastic scenic ride from Christchurch via Prebbleton/Lincoln out to Little River.
  • The NZ Transport Agency also have a great online map of all NZ cycling facilities (e.g. rural trails, urban cycleways, heartland rides) around the country.

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