Houghton is in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the largest city of Copper County. It is also in the list of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. Houghton is surrounded on the east by Portage Township and Pilgrim, on the south by Hurontown and Isle Royale Location and on the west by Dakota Heights. The area is ideal for varied winter as well as summer sports, such as ice hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, mountain biking etc.
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Mountain Biking in Cromwell, South Island, Otago New Zealand
Before the formation of Lake Dunstan and the construction of Clyde Dam, Cromwell was known as The Junction, due to the confluence of Clutha River with Kawarau River. This used to be a gold-mining area. The climate is considered to be continental and dry, with hot summers (up to 35°C/95°F) and cold winters (the temperature can drop down to -8°C/17.60°F).
Grasp the opportunity to explore Cromwell and the surrounding area on a mountain bike. Immerse yourself in the cycling adventure, feel the thrill of your personal effort and cover miles and miles discovering the rare and wild beauty of the surrounding valleys, mountains, hills, gorges and forests! Ride along the beautiful Dunstan Lake and explore the secrets of the old Cromwell town.
Roaring Meg and Lowburn Pack Tracks (over Pisa Range) and Cairnmuir Hill Track (from Clyde to Bannockburn) are the most rewarding and challenging ones.
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Relevant activites based in New Zealand
January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.