The Overberg is a region of immense beauty and characterized by amazing and diverse landscapes. It forms part of the Western Cape as it stretches from the Hottentos-Holland Mountains in the north while in the southern, the Atlantic and Indian Ocean break on to sandy beaches and rocky headlands. The spot enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and cool wet winters.
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Mountain Biking in Port Hills, 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 in Christchurch is Port Hills. It is a huge area of hills, forests and valleys between the city and Lyttelton port.
It offers 40.6 km/25 mi of single-track, 16.5 km/10 mi of 4wd track and 3.4 km/2 mi of double-track, all designed mainly for mountain biking. It is addressed to riders of all levels and it provides a total of 34 trails you can choose from, depending on your skills and stamina (Anaconda, Captain Thomas, Rapaki Track, Siberia).
Note: For detailed information on the tracks, check with the Christchurch City Council official website.
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.