Mountain bike excursions are an excellent way to explore beyond the alpine villages, into the heart of the high country.
For an adrenalin-pumping adventure, hire a mountain bike equipped with full suspension and follow one of the bike tracks
around the Horse Hill Chairlift on Mount Buller. The courses are of varying difficulty, from easy terrain to the “Abominable Downhill”
track that crosses Chalet Creek and is one of the most difficult in the country. Having reached the bottom of each course, there is a
chairlift to take you back up to the top (although not during the winter period).
During peak holiday times in summer and over Easter, chairlifts are also available to lift mountain bikers at Falls Creek and Mount
Hotham. Another area with an excellent reputation for mountain biking is Mount Beauty and the Bogong High Plains.
Enjoy a more sedate family bike ride along the gentle Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, a track that is a converted railway line
between Wangaratta and Bright.
For detailed information on tracks, pick up a map from a local visitor information centre or get in touch with one of the mountain bike tour operators.
Rocky Valley Bikes and Snowsports
During summer, Rocky Valley conducts bike tours and sells a full range of bike accessories and bike repairs. During winter, they provide a ski hire service. 226 Kiewa Valley Highway, Mount Beauty
Ph +61 3 5754 1118
LaTrobe University Sports Centre
The LaTrobe University Mount Buller Campus offers a wide range of facilities and activities all year round. These include mountain bike hire, indoor and outdoor rock climbing and abseiling, guided walks, 4WD tours and much more. Summit Road, Mount Buller
Ph +61 3 5733 7000
Offers a huge range of rental bikes for those who wish to explore Bright and its surrounds at their own pace, as well as tours that can be customised to all levels of cycling enthusiast. 74 Gavan Street, Bright
Ph +61 3 5750 1442