Chill was formed in 1997 with the creation of the Chill Pass. A passion for the outdoors and collaboration with others has seen Chill grow to what it is today. Chill is a reputable name in adventure tourism in New Zealand, and has grown to include urban and dirt bike riding with guided tours both in Christchurch and in the Craigieburn Range.
Chill HQ is located in the new Awly Building on Durham Street in Central Christchurch. Here you will find a great range of bikes for sale and hire as well as gear to equip you for both cycling and alpine adventures. For people wanting to explore the city by bike, with a guide or on their own, this is the perfect starting location.
Chill is a hub for both local and visiting adventure enthusiasts, gearing up for an adventure into the outdoors on a bike, signing up for a snow safety course or the legendary Craigieburn Haute Route, picking up a Chill Pass or buying a harness and nutcracker to hit the rope tows at the local club ski areas, just to name a few of the things that happen here.
The Chill team are all about inspiring people to explore. They work with local businesses to assist in building a spirit of adventure, be it a new way to hit the daily commute, or an epic journey in the mountains. They happily share their own knowledge of the unique pockets of Christchurch and the Southern Alps. Along with a passion for the outdoors comes the commitment to sustainability. Chill support organisations working towards protecting our precious environment. Chill is proud to have Qualmark accreditation, NZ Tourism's official quality assurance.
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In 2020 we will celebrate 23 seasons of the Chill Pass. The pass now gives skiers and snowboarders access to 11 ski areas across the South Island in the Waitaki, Mackenzie, Canterbury, Kaikoura and Nelson Lakes Districts. As well as the Chill Pass, we offer guided tours to equip people with knowledge to travel safely in the backcountry including the Craigieburn Haute Route, an epic multi-day journey across the Craigieburn Range.
At Chill HQ in Christchurch, we sell essential items for your adventure whether you're using the classic New Zealand Rope Tows, spending a few nights in the mountain lodges or heading outside the ski area boundaries. We also have gear available for hire.
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Chill Urban operate guided and self-guided tours around the Christchurch city centre and the wider area for visitors and locals to explore. We love to share our bikes and local knowledge. There is so much to see and experience, and our tours are a favourite for people who love to get around on a bike. Our daily bike tours start at two hours in length, with a local guide and between two and eight guests. We can tailor our tours to include selected gourmet food locations, heritage sites, street art or other special interests. Our bikes are also available to hire for you to explore the city at your leisure and walking tours are also available.
From guided tours to independent travel, we make planning your bike adventure easy. We have a range of GT hardtail and full suspension mountain bikes available for hire that are perfect for biking the trails around Christchurch and beyond. Using local knowledge we customise itineraries to suit. Get in touch and we’ll get you sorted.
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