Mountain biking are tremendously popular too, as well as being a good way
of getting around resorts; many hostels rent out bikes. Australias
wilderness is an ideal venue for extended off-road driving or dirt-bike
riding, although permission may be needed to cross station- and
Aboriginal-owned lands, and the fragile desert ecology should be respected
at all times. Northern Queenslands Cape York and WAs Kimberley
are the most adventurous destinations, 4WD-accessible in the dry season
only.Mountain biking is one of the most popular sports .
Wide Array for All ages
Mountain bike racing may be mainly for the young. However mountain bike
touring offers something for every age. There are trails suitable for riders
with only a very moderate level of fitness. In a matter of hours you can
ride to spectacular locations that would take days to hike to. The ability
to cover up to 50km in a day means that you can visit great off road
locations without the need to lug camping and cooking gear, and three days
food and fuel.
Mountain Bikers Paradise - Alpine Areas
The very best of the opportunities are the Alpine areas accessible from
Mount Beauty, Australia's Mountain Biking capital.
The area offers a huge versatility in terrain and views. There are huts to
visit, valleys to ride down, mountains and hills to climb, rivers, creeks
and aqueducts to follow and cross, and plains to explore. On hot summer days
you can head for the High Plains and mountain tops for the cool altitude.
Year round the dense lower forests offer protection from the wind and worst
of the rain.
Something for Everyone :
There are easy almost flat tracks from a few kilometers to 40 kilometers.
There are tracks requiring medium fitness and intermediate skills. There are
some long down hill one way tracks, and strenuous tracks requiring a high
Some tracks start and finish at Mount Beauty, others start and finish on
the high plains, some start and finish part way up the mountain, and yet
others start at the top and end at Mount Beauty.
It is all there to enjoy. Don't leave without trying it.