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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.