Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region of the South Island and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
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 mountain bike sites near Christchurch is McLeans Island, which is part of the Waimakariri River Regional Park. It is addressed to riders of all levels and it offers a total number of 6 tracks you can choose from, depending on your skills and stamina (18 km/11 mi of single-track, 5.6 km/3 mi of 4wd track and 15 km/9 mi of gravel road).
The McLeans Loop Track counts up to 10 km/6 mi and goes around a beautiful pine forest. The terrain is mostly smooth with few technical difficulties. Enjoy the spectacular view throughout!