MOUNTAIN BIKE DESTINATIONS
Victoria's High Country is a mountain biker's paradise, featuring 9 mountain bike destinations, backcountry riding, plenty of town facilities and a community of locals and trail builders who keep dishing up new trails on a regular basis.
The proximity of the trail destinations, combined with the variety of terrain, makes the High Country a truly special destination for mountain biking. From beginner mountain biker to elite athlete, cross country through to downhill and everything in between: everyone can find what they are looking for.
And the best bit? Combining the destinations into a multi-day trip gives you diversity that you simply won't find anywhere else.
Bright is a town that's mad about cycling with great support services, MTB and eMTB hire and a trail network that offers a unique mix of trails for all skill levels. The original Bright trails - mostly handbuilt by locals - still hold their own alongside the more recent pro-built trails Hero and Shred Kelly's Last Stand...
Mt Buller Bike Park is a world-class destination offering the ideal biking escape. Ride the extensive cross-country trail network, hit the downhill trails, tackle the pump track, skills parks & more, or get stuck into the Epic Trail - all just three hours from Melbourne...
Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park has over 40km of singletrack winding through snowgums in brilliant alpine terrain. Ride the up tracks or shuttle to the top, and don't miss the technical, fast, flowy Summit to Howmans descent...
Mount Beauty's Big Hill Mountain Bike Park has kilometre after kilometre of top quality cross-country and downhill trails suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. And the trailhead's just a short ride from town, too...
The mountain biking scene in Beechworth rocks (see what we did there), with the small but seriously fun and funky mountain bike park just on the outskirts of town, and Flametrees, a XC loop with gullies and cuttings weaving through native bush...
Yackandandah boasts 5 old school XC loops, techy terrain and a great little kids loop. The trails are thoughfully cut into the forest landscape, following contour lines, gullies and even an historic water race. And the town is a favourite place to chill after the ride...
Dinner Plain is an all-seasons alpine village, nestled in the Alpine National Park, which creates a magnificent setting for these flowy trails that leave from the village. Fun fact: the trails are named after local trail dogs...
Home to over 40km of singletrack winding through snow gums and eucalypts it is suitable for riders of all abilities. Most trails start and finish from the resort and in addition to the marked trails there are over 20km of cross country ski trails ideal for beginners and families. The new Cascades trail starts from Lake Mountain and finishes 29km later in Marysville, an awesome adventure!
Buxton has a network of 20km+ of well-established smooth, fast and flowing singletrack and downhill trails. Close to Melbourne, it's an ideal riding escape! Buxton has been attracting mountain bikers for many years but is still one of the best kept secrets in MTB and a is often a great spot for an uncrowded ride.
There's more to mountain biking than throwing yourself down the biggest hill, in fact two thirds of High Country MTB trails are intermediate level. The five ride categories and difficulty levels will help you navigate your way around the dozens of MTB rides in the High Country.