Cycling - Little River Rail Trail
Cycling is a popular activity along the lakeshore near Kaituna and the Little River Rail Trail offers a scenic and safe cycle path suitable for all levels of rider.
The Little River Rail Trail runs from Christchurch to Little River. From Hornby to Little River the route follows much of the Little River Branch railway line which operated from 1875 until the mid-1960s providing a vital means for farmers to get stock and produce to market.
The trail passes through farmland and skirts past the massive flanks of the ancient volcanoes that make up Banks Peninsula, and hugs the shoreline of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.
The Christchurch to Little River Rail Trail Trust is a registered charity, formed in 2004 with the primary purpose being to promote, plan, fund, develop and establish a functional and high-quality interconnected network of trails for walking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and any non-motorized recreational activities covering the area from Hornby to Little River.