A chairlift assisted bike park filled with amazing descending trails only 25min from an international airport, it's Christchurch Adventure Park!
CAP is located around 17kms from Christchurch International Airport and takes 25mins to get there. There are plenty of vans to hire in Christchurch, taxis and shuttles can also be arranged.
CAP is well suited to ALL levels of rider, from pumptracks and mellow flow lines to HUGE slopestyle trails and wooded and rock strewn steeps.
Lift day passes are $80 and CAP has all the gear you need available for hire. We would recommend you take season appropriate riding gear, shoes and helmet with you.
If you are bringing your own bike it's important to remember this is a gravity fuelled park and XC bikes are not going to cut the mustard. A dropper post equipped trail/enduro bike or Downhill bike is required here.
From the top of the park, head right and aim for “Choir Boy” and its possible to achieve up to 7kms of fun.
The pine forest just above the bike shop and café has some very fine trails for the intermediate to advanced rider. We highly recommend the long yet very scenic Choir Boy to the Pioneer Hub. From there find your flow on Loess Rider with its superb berms and rolling rhythms or if you’re after a challenge, there are some super steep shutes on both Shredzilla and Karma Sutra.
BEST TIME OF YEAR
CAP is a 365 day park with masterfully built sustainable trail features that can be ridden all year round. Being said, weather can get wet, cold or hot and dusty at the flick of a switch so be sure to check out their website for live weather and trail updates.
WHILE IN THE AREA
A pedal out the top of the park through Victoria’s park will lead to the Thomson Park Scenic Reserve with awesome views of Lyttleton Harbour and Quail island. Jump back onto “Flying Nun” for some high speed back to the Handle Bar.
LOCAL BIKE SHOPS
With a Bike shop situated on site, you can spend days here without having to worry about where to go is you get a little over zealous in the woods...
Christchurch Adventure Park's website is up to date with ALL upcoming events, be sure to check before booking flights so you can align your trip with or without one. Posters for upcoming gravity events such as Chainless, DH and Enduro meets show that there is an always something cool going down here.
Drinking Water: Yes
Parking: Yes free
Trails Signposted: Yes, very well signposted with maps and trail features.
Mobile Reception: Yes, Spark and Vodafone
BBQ Facilities: No, but there is a classy Bar
Accomodation: No, but lots in Christchurch
Fitness level: 1/5