Mountain Biking and Cycling in the Snowy Mountains

Explore the Snowy Mountains on two wheels and immerse yourself in the stunning scenery. From Australia’s highest peak and alpine lakes to forests and giant boulders on the rolling Monaro Plains, you can mountain bike along the many trails or enjoy the tranquillity of the area by road. 

Ride above the clouds, Thredbo, Snowy Mountains

Ride above the clouds in Thredbo, Snowy Mountains - Credit: Thredbo Resort


Thredbo’s Mountain Bike Parks open in November, with a great network of cross country trails, skills parks and the exhilarating Cannonball Downhill Trail. The Mountain Bike Park has been expanded this year with a new Cruiser area with three gravity trails for beginners and intermediates; Paparazzi, Grasshopper and Easy Rider. Beginner bikers can enjoy East Street, a 2km flow trail or the Thredbo Valley Track, which meanders along the Thredbo River. 

Scoping the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, Thredbo

Thredbo mountain biking, Thredbo - Credit: Thredbo

Lake Crackenback

Explore more than 18km of bike trails at Lake Crackenback Resort. Bring your own bike, or hire kids, adults and electric bikes from the activity centre. You can also take a guided ride and learn about bush tucker and wildlife en route, or join a skills session to improve your technique and confidence.

Mountain biking at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, Crackenback

Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa, Crackenback - Credit: Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa

Bungarra Alpine Centre

Located just outside Jindabyne, Bungarra Alpine Centre has a professionally built mountain bike trail network, with over 20km of bike tracks and four skills areas. The centre also offers accommodation, perfect for large groups.

Couple enjoying a day of mountain biking on the Thredbo Valley Track in Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Thredbo Valley Track in Kosciuszko National Park

Other Mountain Biking Trails

Mount Kosciuszko Summit Trail offers glorious views of Australia’s highest mountain. Mountain bikes are permitted between Charlotte Pass and Rawson Pass, where there are bike stands and you can walk the 1.4 kilometres to the summit. 

Cascade Hut Trail winds through the snow gum woodland of Pilot Wilderness Area. In Spring, beautiful wildflowers fill the area. The 20km return track can be extended to an overnight adventure, if you continue on to Barry Way. 

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

Cyclists competing in the L'ɉtape Australia 2016 in the scenic Snowy Mountains

L'Étape Australia 2016, Snowy Mountains


There are fantastic cycling routes throughout the snowy mountains including the 85km Dalgety Loop, the 62km Eucumbene Dam trail, and the classic 80km Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass ride, offering spectacular views to Mount Kosciuszko at the top. 

Great Biking Experiences In the Snowy Mountains