Wondering where to take your e-mountain bike for the best downhill experience? We have put together some of Australia’s most popular trek mountain bike slopes for you to explore.
Get more technical and challenge yourself by venturing out to the Mt Joyce Recreation Escape Park in Beaudesert. This park has over 40 km of tracks AND 25 km of only single trails. Test yourself with the advanced Black Rock trail, which contains dry eucalyptus forest terrain.
Spot kangaroos and goannas on the way, and get the experience of exceptional lookouts and valley views. The features of the tracks were developed with the assistance of MTB legend Nathan Rennie, and contains trails with a lot of momentum for the traverses and berms.
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The Australian Capital Territory possesses a range of exciting mountain tracks that are perfect for MTB enthusiasts. If you are ever in the area and love downhill mountain biking, Mt Stromlo is a place you don’t want to miss out on. In 2009, this mountain was the host for the UCI MTB World Championship. The mountain has an extensive 50km network of riding routes for you to explore.
The tracks are professionally built, containing multiple options to suit your riding preference. Whether it be longer off-road routes or braving the exciting obstacles like ramps, jumps and sharp turns. This Park will for sure get your blood pumping.
The Stromlo Forest Park has become an increasingly popular destination for not only MTB riders, but also for families to enjoy. The park has a wide range of activities to try out such as horseback riding on the Equestrian trails, the biking on the Stephen Hodge Criterium Cycling Circuit or running on the smooth cross-country running tracks. It can be an experience for the whole family!
Mt Thredbo is a familiar ski resort and alpine village in southeast Australia. The MTB riding paths on Mt Thredbo is fairly new, but that has not stopped its popularity. Being the only gravity MTB chairlift resort that runs all summer long, it has become a prime destination for bikers in Australia.
The lift gives you access to numerous trails that stretch from the highest mountain peak in Australia - Mt Kosciuszko - to beautiful Lake Jindabyne. On the way you get to experience a panoramic view of the mountain, charming wildflowers, and winding rivers. The ideal place to take your family in the summer.
The park is continuing to expand, creating new and thrilling paths. The multitude of routes and trail adversity makes it so all levels of riders can enjoy the mountain - excellent for beginners to progress their skills, or for those looking for more extreme adventures. The park also runs classes and programs for all ages if that is something for you.
In warm Queensland, the Nerang National Park and State Forest is a well-known place for its variety of views, birds and tracks. Making this a popular place to go for nature hikers, bird-watchers and, of course, mountain bike riders.
The park expands for 17 km and contains a wide range of intermediate to difficult mountain bike trails. Only 12km drive from the city centre of Surfers Paradise, this beautiful forest offers riders both single and shared trails with fast corners and creek crossings. Perfect for testing your technical skills in rougher terrain. These rainforest tracks come with breathtaking views, and if you are lucky you might come across lazy koalas or black cockatoos.
Perfect for experienced riders is the Black Diamond Run. This path was used during the Commonwealth Games when it was hosted on the Gold Coast in 2018. For less experienced bikers, the Casuarina Grove Circuit is a great option.
Mount Buller is located only three hours north-east of Melbourne, and is one of the mountains making up the Australian Alps. It is considered one of the best mountain bike destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, and the 11km network of extravagant trails lasts all across the green Highlands of Victoria.
The riding routes are carved into the hills-side of the mountain and recommended for those seeking an adrenaline filled ride. Copperhead is one of the favourite downhill mountain bike rides with rolling terrain and lean corners; it gives the rider a smooth and rhythmic flow descending the mountain.
The mountain tracks offer shuttle buses in the summer to take you up to the start. Or if you are more of an extreme rider, you can pedal the distance of 16km of uphill paths. The end result will be a photographic landscape view of the Victorian state from 1650 metres over sea level - well worth it.
The Derby mountain bicycle trails are located in the chilled rainforest of North-East of Tasmania. The trek consists of over 125km of loop trails expanding over North Australia’s biggest island. The terrain is a biker's dream with a good mix of narrow paths, steep descents, rocky terrain, jumps and sharp corners. The park is known by the name Blue Derby, and is open to everyone all year around.
Known for its greenery and magical rainforest. Mt Tamborine provides excellent cross-country mountain biking tracks. One hour drive outside of central Gold Coast, Mt Tamborine offers the best cycling trails for intermediate riders, and a great way to experience the beautiful inland of Gold Coast - including the mysterious and alluring nature of Cedar Creek and Witches Falls.
Lysterfield MTB Park is just outside of Melbourne, and famous for its mountain bicycle loops in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The park offers over 23 kilometres of adrenaline filled and environmentally sustainable cross-country mountain bike routes.
One of the most popular paths is the State Mountain Bike Course. This mountain path tests even the most experienced rider with its technical rough terrain, narrow single trails and steep downhills. It also includes wooden crossings, berms, and uphill climbs. But nonetheless more fun!
In Australia’s dusty, red centre, you will find some of the best desert mountain bike trails in the world - close level to the Pagosa Springs, Colorado trails but less crowded. The Red Centre Ride goes on for over 200km of stunning trails across the National Park, offering you some of the most astonishing nature-rides in Australia with its beautiful and ancient terrain. The ultimate outback adventure!
These are just some of the phenomenal MTB back-country sceneries available to you. Take a friend or family member, and spend a weekend on your mountain e-bike exploring all Australia has to offer!
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