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Christchurch Gondola & Bike Hire Package

Experience the 'Summit to Seaside' adventure with our exclusive Christchurch Gondola and Bike Hire package!

Before you head up the Christchurch Gondola, buy your 'Summit to Seaside Bike Ride' at the reception. The package includes a one-way Gondola ride combined with bike hire for an exhilarating descent!

Following your 15-minute Gondola ride, take a moment at the top to enjoy the beautiful view and visit the cafe before embarking on the 5 minute walk to the Summit Road where you will collect your bike for the thrilling downhill cycle.

The recommended on-road cycling route leading through the charming seaside suburb of Sumner back to the Gondola base spans 16 kilometers, typically requiring one to two hours for completion. Feel free to explore further east or west in the Port Hills if you'd like to extend your adventure. While there are off-road mountain bike trails available, most of them are of intermediate-level grading which may present challenges for the hardtail mountain bikes However, there are a few beginner-friendly trails to be found if you're keen to experience some mountain biking. The bikes must be returned to the gondola base by 5pm.

For easy access from Christchurch city center or Lyttelton, catch the number 8 public bus. At the gondola base, complete the full payment where you will receive cycling information, details, and instructions. Make sure to hold onto your receipt as you'll need to present it when meeting us to collect your bikes.

The Gondola and bike hire package is $95 per person, with a special rate of $65 for children aged 10 to 16. We recommend wearing a jacket and suitable biking shoes.

Please note to cover the costs of transporting the bikes to the summit road we require a minimum of 2 people per booking.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL To request a booking please phone or email us with the following info:

  1. Preferred meeting time at the top
  2. Number of riders
  3. Heights of riders
  4. Contact phone number