Explore the Baring Head area - there's a lighthouse to check out, fantastic views of the Kaikoura Ranges, bunkers from World War Two, and even some climbing rocks to practice your bouldering skills on. 

Green trails are suitable for most riders at most times, the orange trail has soft sand that you'll need to push your bike through, and the red trail is steep and can be slippery (some riders may want to walk their bikes).

 

 

 

TRAIL SPECIFICATIONS

Composition  hard-packed grass / farmland 80%, soft sand 10%, hard packed gravel 10%
Highest Point 161m (WWII Bunkers)
Lowest Point 2m
Net Gain depends on route

EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Bike any basic mountain bike with front suspension will be fine.
Tyres off-road, width > 2.0". Always take a pump and a spare tube so that you can vary the tyre pressure to suit the conditions, and be covered in case of puncture. 
Clothing dress to the conditions (usually shorts and tshirt with a jersey in reserve, though you may wish to take thermals as well), and always take a light jacket. Closed shoes recommended.

AMENITIES / SERVICES

Cellphones intermittent coverage with all providers
Toilets no toilets in the area
Food no food after you leave The Bike Shed
Water no water after you leave The Bike Shed

ACTIVITIES / ATTRACTIONS IN THE AREA

Climbing Boulders 
WWII Bunkers
Lighthouse
Historic Pump Shed