Cycle Maps

Transport for Christchurch website has plenty of information regarding cycle ways within the city. Google maps will is also a great tool. If you are new to cycling and would feel more comfortable with a buddy or with assistance planning the safest route Go Cycle Christchurch can provide volunteers to help.

Grab yourself a copy of the Christchurch City Council cycle map and guide available at libraries, service centres and bike shops. You can also download a PDF copy.

The great thing about biking in Christchurch is that it rarely rains, a large portion of people live with 10km of their workplaces and it’s flat. But if you do get caught in the rain from time to time pop your bike on the bus and keep dry. Metro also have a useful app to help with timing your bus trips and planning your routes.

Where to Ride

Cycling in Christchurch has a complex suburban guide to cycling for beginners right through to "great destinations'. Just click the letter of your chosen suburb and jump straight to it.

The Chch City Council has an interactive map of handy rides around the city, for family rides, mountain biking, and road riding. These include Hagley ParkBottle Lake Forest, and the Port Hills.

If you are more of a recreational rider check, the current status of various recreational tracks around the city via the regularly updated Council website.