The mountain biking scene in Beechworth is thriving, with the small but seriously fun and funky mountain bike park, just on the outskirts of town. There is also Flametrees, a cross country loop that parallels the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, with gullies and cuttings weaving through forest.
Beechworth is a town choc-full of restaurants, cafes and great shopping with an award winning brewery and boutique wineries. Touted as Australia's best preserved gold mining town, the shady verandahs of the many gold-rush era buildings are perfect for the post ride refreshment. There's a range of great accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences.
There's more to mountain biking than throwing yourself down the biggest hill, in fact almost two thirds of MTB trails at Beechworth 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.
SNAKES & LADDERS
When you're hitting the Beechworth MTB Park, after the Yellow Arrow loop don’t forget to include a short cut to Snakes and Ladders, and another to the brand new (Jan 2017) gravity trail and jumps line running next to the DH track.
SHAKE, SHUTTLE & ROLL
Are shuttles more your bag? Find your way to the Woolshed track, partly created by a world cup DH rider, descending through granite country, running beside the Beechworth-Chiltern road.
Link Beechworth to Yackandandah via Lake Sambell, Lake Kerford and Fletchers dam into the top of Kokoda (Yackandandah) and back to Beechworth for a big day out your legs will not forget.
RIDE LIKE A LOCAL
Like anywhere there’s trails and there’s local trails. Use Strava explorer (and your nose) to find out where else the locals are going.
BIKES & BEERS & BIKES
Quench your thirst after a ride at the Bridge Road Brewery right in the middle of town. It is also a great place to refuel with an array of woodfired pizzas and other tasty treats. The owner is a gun mountain biker, so you be sure to keep a look out for him passing you on the trails.