North East Tourist News
A cyclist’s high country dream
LIVING up to its name, Mt Beauty is nestled at the base of Mt Bogong, Victoria’s highest mountain.
It’s an ideal place to make all your cycling and mountain biking dreams come true with the Kiewa River snaking through the town offering clear, fresh water to cool you down and Big Hill Mountain Bike Park with lots of trails on offer.
Mt Beauty’s Big Hill Mountain Bike Park has more than 40 kilometres of top quality crosscountry and downhill trails suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Mountain biking trails include:
The Yellow Loop - a challenging 10km XC loop that takes in some of the favourites as well as Mt Beauty’s most iconic trails, start at the carpark;
DH descent - if shuttling is more your thing, drive 3km up the BHP Rd and take a right onto the fire road at the hairpin. Once at the top of Mt Beauty proper, take DH1 track all the way back to the carpark;
Family friendly - for a cruisier ride, drive around 2km up the BHP Rd to a small car park on your right. This is locally known as Shady Gully car park and provides good access to the easier trails of Dart Spur. From here, ride up the fire road to your right. For a short loop, take either Sesame Street or The Labyrinth (the first and second lefts off Dart Spur Tk). Both of these return you to your car;
Whipps Chair - puff your way up the Up Track for a few minutes and you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular and unrivalled view down the Kiewa
Valley. Not only that, you’ll be able to rest on an original “Whipps Design” chair. This is also a beautiful spot to pause if you have already been out in the MTB park and are returning to the carpark via Bananarama.
For more information go to https://www.ridehighcountry.com.au.