Houghton is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is considered to be one of the “100 Best Small Towns in America”. The city’s culture and cuisine were influenced by the European immigrants, who reached the area to work in the copper mines. Houghton, due to its location, offers to visitors many recreational moments and a grand variety of sports, including hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking and climbing.
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Mountain Biking in McLeans Island, 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 most popular mountain bike sites near Christchurch is McLeans Island, which is part of the Waimakariri River Regional Park. It is addressed to riders of all levels and it offers a total number of 6 tracks you can choose from, depending on your skills and stamina (18 km/11 mi of single-track, 5.6 km/3 mi of 4wd track and 15 km/9 mi of gravel road).
The McLeans Loop Track counts up to 10 km/6 mi and goes around a beautiful pine forest. The terrain is mostly smooth with few technical difficulties. Enjoy the spectacular view throughout!
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.