Saint Ignace, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is the second-oldest city founded by Europeans in Michigan and the third oldest continuously inhabited city in the U.S. Inhabited by Native Americans, Europeans and rich in history, it is mostly known for its ferry service to Mackinac Island and as being the home to Straits State Park. Furthermore, the Huron Boardwalk, a number of waterfront parks, the virgin beaches and the St. Ignace – Trout Lake Trail make St. Ignace a great vacation destination for all.
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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.
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January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.