Australian Alpine Epic Mountain Bike Trail

Australian Alpine Epic Mountain Bike Trail Mount Buller 3723 MAP
MTB Cross Country
Ride Type
Black
Ride Grade
40km
Distance
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The Australian Alpine Epic Trail is the jewel in the crown of Mt Buller’s mountain bike trails. It is the first IMBA accredited Epic trail in the Southern Hemisphere, offering a 40 kilometre ride that descends over 1,000 vertical metres from the top of Mt Buller down into the surrounding valley.

This is the first long-distance mountain bike trail to be built within the Australian Alps landscape; an incredibly rare environment as it constitutes less than 0.1% of the continent.

Tough and exhilarating, it takes riders on a truly unique journey travelling through snow gum woodlands that exist nowhere else in the world, to treeless alpine summits, dropping off into cool ferny glades surrounded by granite monoliths, and finishing alongside a crystal clear mountain stream.

Aside from the stunning scenery, trail features include the ability to break the trip up into sections that can be tackled either as a whole or individually – supported by 3 to 5 star accommodation at Mt Buller, or mountain huts along the way – and the thrilling 10 kilometre descent at the end of the ride that offers the perfect way to finish this challenging four to seven hour journey.

Epic utililises familiar favourites including Soul Revival, One Tree Hill, Gang Gangs, Picnic Trail, Cornhill Trail, Woolybutt and Stonefly (ascent). The experience gets a little more wild, as the trail continues through Mt Stirling to Telephone Box Junction, Razorback Trail, No.3 Road, and will thrill with an endless descending flow down section to Carter’s Road. From there, a scenic river-side stint will bring you back to leafy Mirimbah Park at the base of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resorts.

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