Methven has made a name for itself as a popular skiing and snowboarding town but the area is fast becoming a weekend hotspot in summer thanks to a very strong cycling and mountain biking culture. A range of already established mountain bike trails ensures there is something for everyone from first timers right through to the experienced cyclist, with more trails planned thanks to a dedicated club called Bike Methven who are driving the development at the Mt Hutt Bike Park.
Mountain Biking In Methven
Options range from an easy loop circuit through farmland around the Methven town boundary to some of the best downhill and freeride trails in Canterbury at the Mt Hutt Bike Park. The nearby Hakatere Conservation Park also provides an array of options for mountain bikers.
- Mt Hutt Bike Park: Cross Country & Downhill Trails
- Arrowsmith Station
- Lake Emma & Lake Camp
- Hakatere Conservation Park
Road Cycling In Methven
The uncrowded country roads around Methven & Staveley provide stunning views of the Canterbury foothills and Southern Alps and great flat riding for roads cyclists. Ride to the Methven township for some shopping or if you’re up for a physical and mental challenge, a ride out to the Rakaia Gorge will have those legs aching the next day.
You don’t have to worry about bringing your own bike, these are available for you at Staveley Heights Bed & Breakfast for you to enjoy while you stay.