Mountain Biking in the Snowy Mountains

Highlights

Take your mountain bike on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, from November to May, for spectacular views and then ride on the famous Thredbo Downhill Bike Run. There are many more scenic trails in the NSW Snowy Mountains, in beautiful national parks and state forests in Tumut and Bombala.

  • Cycling in Lake Jindabyne
  • The Diggings - Kosciuszko National Park

Snowy Mountains Mountain Biking

From mountain biking to road cycling, discover the NSW Snowy Mountains on two wheels in warmer months. The scenery is splendid, with Australia’s highest peaks, alpine lakes and forests, and giant boulders on the rolling Monaro Plains. You’ll be thrilled with the Thredbo Downhill Bike Run, too.

After the snow melts, a network is revealed of dirt tracks and sealed roads ideal for mountain biking. You can even take your mountain bike on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, from November to May for the famous downhill bike track in Thredbo – qualified instruction and coaching is provided.

Mountain Biking Thredbo Valley Track - Credit Tourism Snowy Mountains

The quiet roads in the high country are great for cycling. The Khancoban to Kiandra Drive weaves through Kosciuszko National Park and over huge dam walls in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, which generates renewable hydro-electricity. You’ll find more lovely routes connecting charming towns.

Bike hire is available in several towns, including Cooma, Jindabyne and Thredbo. You can also hire bikes at the Lake Crackenback Resort, which offers a day pass to access its 25km of mountain bike tracks and a pump and flow track designed by mountain bike world champion Caroline Buchanan.

Lake Crackenback - Crackenback

There are many more trails in national parks and the Tumut and Bago State forests, near Tumut and Tumbarumba. The Thredbo Valley shared-use track is perfect for beginners, meandering along the Thredbo River. Bullocks Walking Track is another delightful multi-purpose track on easy terrain.

Cascade Hut Trail winds through wildflowers and snowgum forest. In the southeast is Bombala, the heart of platypus country and a popular destination for mountain biking and road cycling. Explore trails in Bondi State Forest and Southeast Forests National Park, which borders the far South Coast.

Mountain Biking - Thredbo Valley Track

You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in the Snowies, from camping and caravanning to cottages, motels, chalets and resorts. If you're heading out for a half day, full day or multiday mountain biking trip, it's recommended you take a topographic map, first aid kit and a compass.

Tourism Snowy Mountains - Biking Mecca!

The Snowy Mountains has some of the best mountain biking and road cycling that you'll find anywhere! There are incredible rides suitable for all ability levels right the region.

  1. Bullocks Hut

    Some places are so remarkable, they seem tailor made for special occasions. Bullocks Hut, not far from Jindabyne and Thredbo in Kosciuszko National Park, is just such a place.Framed by dramatic mountains and...

  2. Cascade Hut trail

    Cascade Hut trail is one to try in every season. In summer, bring your mountain bike or hiking boots: the remote path twists through snowgum woodland and the untouched beauty of Pilot Wilderness Area. In winter the...

  3. Khancoban to Kiandra Drive

    Khancoban to Kiandra drive crosses central Kosciuszko National Park as it connects Alpine Way with Snowy Mountains Highway. As it winds up through mountain forest to the alpine plains, there are plenty of attractions...

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