Rising from the Eastern Cape and running along the Kwazulu-Natal's western border, the Drakensberg mountain range is the highest in South Africa standing at 3482 m/11424 ft in height. The mountains are capped by a layer of basalt of 1400 m/4593 ft thick and offers amazing flora and fauna.
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Mountain Biking in Living Springs, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73.4°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).
One of the best and most popular mountain bike sites near Christchurch is Living Springs. It is addressed to riders of all levels and has a great number of tracks you can choose from, depending on your skills and stamina.
Along with 6 km/3 mi of built trails for the more advanced riders, there are 4WD Climb (a steep uphill track that takes you to the pine forest), the Pines (1.5 km/1640.4 yd uphill single-track), Zane’s (single-track with some technical sections), Foreshore Track (a flat and relatively easy 4WD track).
Note: Some tracks become dangerous and slippery when wet.
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.