Cycling in New Zealand - Canterbury (Chapter)
This is the Canterbury chapter from Lonely Planet's Cycling New Zealand guidebook.
Made for bike touring: the terrain here is so diverse that even on a short ride you'll find visual variety. Consider the wealth of hidden bays and isolated beaches of Banks Peninsula, charming Christchurch and French-influenced Akaroa, and the rough-and-tumble wilderness of the Southern Alps. And that's just for starters.
- fantastic off-road riding and decadent thermal pools in Hanmer Springs
- hang out with whales and scoff scrummy seafood in Kaikoura
Coverage includes: History, Environment, Climate, Planning, Getting To/From the Rides, The Rides, Christchurch Parks & Gardens, Kaikoura Coast & Hanmer Springs, Banks Peninsula Circuit, Canterbury Hinterland, Mackenzie Country, Southern Alps Circuit, Mountain Bike Rides, Towns & Facilities.
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