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 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, a huge area of hills, forests and valleys between the city and Lyttelton port. Two of the best freeride/downhill tracks start at the Bowenvale Park, addressed to advanced and expert riders.
The Lava Flow Track is a 1.5 km/1640.4 yd single track with many technical difficulties, throughout and a rocky and demanding terrain (grade 4-5). The Bowenvale Downhill Track is a 3.15 km/1 mi 1684.9 yd single track that gradually gets difficult and harder, with a rough and technical terrain (grade 3).
Note: Have spare tubes with you, since snake bites are quite common.
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.