Mountain Biking in Methven Walkway, Methven, Canterbury New Zealand

Length :
11 km/6.8 miles
Methven is a small town in Canterbury region of the South Island. It is only 1.5 h drive at the west of Christchurch, the second largest city of New Zealand and is situated close to Mount Hutt, in the heart of Southern Alps.

Methven has hot and dry summers, with temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls in the surrounding mountains. Although during summer it remains a relaxed and uncrowded town, during winter it is converted to a tourist attraction due to the nearby ski fields. Grasp the opportunity to explore the wider area of Methven on a mountain bike.

There is  variety of trails you can choose from, depending on your skill level, but the most popular one among bikers remains the Methven Walkway. It is 11 km / 6 mi long and runs along the irrigation system Rangitata Diversion Race in the heart of the Canterbury Plains. It is intersected by several smaller country roads throughout, expanding your choices. Immerse yourself in the cycling adventure, feel the thrill of your personal effort and discover the rare beauty of this track.

Note: You might need to lift your bike up some fences.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Christchurch
95.4 km (59.3 miles), 1 hour 18 min
Follow State Highway 73A and continue onto State Highway 1.
BY CAR FROM Lake Tekapo
157 km (97.5 miles), 1 hour 48 min
Follow State Highway 8 and continue onto State Highway 79.
BY CAR FROM Queenstown
413 km (256.6 miles), 4 hours 40 min
Follow State Highway 6 and continue onto State Highway 8.
Christchurch International Airport,
91 km/56.5 miles from the center of Methven


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Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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