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Bike Tours - Christchurch City Christchurch
Bike Tours - Christchurch City
Christchurch City Bike Tours' offer informative and personalised guided bike tours around Christchurch city incorporating aspects of the past, present and future that have created the spectacular garden city! Make the most of this gorgeous city and see it the best way possible on a leisurely cycle tour.
Christchurch Rebuild Bike Tour (2 hours)
Immerse yourself in the Christchurch CBD rebuild and watch it take place as you navigate the city by bike with your passionate and knowledgeable guide escorting you through the developments over a two hour see all leisurely tour. As you explore what was the red zone of central Christchurch and where cordons have been lifted after 2 years the Christchurch Rebuild Tour will showcase the transformation of the CBD and the future build of what is becoming a 21st century city. Feel the buzz of this new modern garden city and be immersed in the culture and creativity of the rebuild as you bike the streets and laneways. Christchurch Bike Tours guides' will inform you of the new precincts, community projects and local business stories. During the tour there is plenty of time to take photos and ask your friendly local guide lots of questions!
Highlights of this tour include the Christchurch Cathedral, Transitional Cardboard Cathedral, New Regent Street, Gapfiller sites and artwork, Art’s Centre, Christ’s College, Re:Start container mall & new precincts.
Original Christchurch Bike Tour (2 hours)
The Original Christchurch Bike tour will introduce you to the highlights of the garden city and ensure you get to experience the best of Christchurch as you are lead at a relaxed pace by your guide. You will begin at the historic Antigua Boatsheds on the Avon River, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Capture views of the fabulous Christchurch Botanic Gardens and admire the South Islands oldest independent school, stone built Christ's College. Pedal through the picturesque Hagley Park enroute to Riccarton House homestead, home of Canterbury's oldest building - Deans Cottage. Stroll through Riccarton Bush, explore beautiful Mona Vale gardens and learn about the city's future vision. Last stop of your tour is the Restart Project.
Farmers' Market Bike Tour (2 hours)
Enjoy a scenic 15 minute guided cycle tour from central Christchurch to the popular farmers market at the historic Riccarton House in Deans Bush. Nestled amongst the native bush and oak trees, alongside the Avon River, the Christchurch Farmers' Market at Deans Bush is one to experience. Sample some of the Canterbury's region finest produce and mingle with the locals whilst soaking up the ambience and live music. You will quickly forget you are still in the city! On your return, pedal back through the manicured gardens of Mona Vale estate and Little Hagley Park to the city.
The Gourmet Bike Tour (4 hours)
Combine a guided cycle tour of Christchurch with a food tasting of some of the regions finest culinary delights. The Gourmet Bike Tour will not only tick the exercise box for the day but also treat your taste buds! This tour is perfect for those for a love of good food, the outdoors and gorgeous scenery. Commencing at the historic Antigua Boat Sheds your guide will lead you to many of the local flavours. Depending on the season you tour may include some of the following locations:
- Boutique coffee roaster with rooftop views of the city rebuild
- Canterbury Farmers' Market
- Inner-city grape vines
- Working beehives
- Local cheesemonger
- Microbrewery with award winning ales
- An environmentally sustainable restaurant with it's own fruit & vegetable garden to wander
Your final stop will be for a three-course tasting lunch of fresh Canterbury cuisine at an outstanding and elegant restaurant situated in a historic building within picturesque Christchurch gardens.
You will be equipped with comfortable modern Giant bikes with a basket to carry your personal belongings.
- Friendly local and knowledgeable guide
- Comfortable modern bike with basket
- Safety helmet
- Safety sash
- 3-course tasting lunch (The Gourmet Bike Tour only)
- Coffee, beer or wine tasting (The Gourmet Bike Tour only)
- Allow 2 hours (or 4 hours for the Gourmet Bike Tour)
- Christchurch Rebuild Bike Tour - 10am & 2pm daily
- Original Christchurch Bike Tour - 10am & 2pm daily
- Farmers Market Bike Tour - 10am Saturdays only
- Gourmet Bike Tour - 10am & 12pm daily
- Departs Antigua Boatsheds, 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch
- Operates all year
- Maximum of 8 riders per group
- Child bikes are available to book with prior arrangement. Toddlers can also be accommodated for with WeeRides
- Private tours available
- Tours operate in all weather conditions unless it is unsafe or if the weather will cause an unpleasant experience
- Wear comfortable riding gear and appropriate footwear
Prices & Options
Rebuild Bike Tour (2hrs): NZD$50.00
Original Christchurch Bike Tour 2hr: NZD$50.00
Farmers Market Bike Tour (2hrs): NZD$50.00
Gourmet Bike Tour (4hrs): NZD$160.00
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