Richmond trail

A mixture of long, steep climbs, narrow track, poor traction and obstacles that are difficult to avoid or jump over. Generally exposed at the track’s outside edge. Most riders will find some sections easier to walk.

From Lilybank Road, turn off at Roundhill Ski Area. There is a formed car park at the locked gate on the ski area access road. It is an uphill walk from the car park. After 3 km look out for the Richmond Trail sign. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/lake-tekapo-area/things-to-do/richmond-trail/

The trail travels along an old glacial terrace through tussocks and patches of native vegetation. On a fine day you get sweeping views of Lake Tekapo and the surrounding mountains. It is a steep descent above Boundary Stream on the way back to Lilybank Road. 

Price $40 per bike hire, shuttle $70.00 per group