Baku is the incredible capital and largest city of Azerbaijan and is located on the south shore of the Absheron peninsula, bordered by the Caspian sea. Rich in history, the city of Baku reveals its turbulent past from the roots of the Persian empire through its wealthy oil grounds and the Soviet occupation.
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Bicycling / Cycling in Le Race Route, 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 cycling routes in Christchurch is Le Race Route. It is a challenging ride of 98.6 km/61 mi, starting from the heart of the city and finishing in Akaroa. Although it is addressed to riders of all levels with good physical state, you should bear in mind that, besides its great length, there are several demanding uphill sections.