Get your riding fix at some of these great riding spots not too far away, while the Christchurch Adventure Park is out of action.
Our neighbours amongst the hills, there are trails to suit all riding abilities and disciplines. After work spins or weekend shuttles of Victoria park, the trails in the Port Hills can be linked to cater for any fitness level.
For those who took our chairlift for granted, fear not, our bros at Bike Methven run shuttle operations to haul your lazy ass up the hill for some downhill goodness. The tracks are also free to enjoy for those who'd like a pedal, with trails ranging from cross-country to downhill. Check out their Facebook page for shuttle days/events.
If you've found that you've put on weight over the summer (no correlation whatsoever to having access to a chairlift) then Craigieburn is the place to burn it all off. No climb is unrewarded in this vast network of trails that offer great views of the alps. A great day out for intermediate to advanced riders.
Whether you're looking for some peaceful forest rides, tough mountainous climbs or multi-day adventures you'll find something to suit in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs.