Mountain Biking & Off Road Cycling
Looking for a bit more adventure on two wheels? Check out some of our great dirt trails in the region and get off the beaten track!
Granthams Bend Trail -
Granthams Bend provides numerous tracks meandering through the redgum forest, some very well formed and some a little more rugged for the true off roaders. Great picnic and swimming spots abound.
From Granthams bend one can easily access nearby Cellar Doors (including St Leonards, All Saints and Valhalla), or return to Wahgunyah via the bridge to bridge trail.
The Willows Reserve -
The Willows trail follows the river bank from the town of Wahgunyah. An easy ride on relatively well formed trails, with some sandy river flat country. Great native fora and fauna, and returning via the Wahgunyah Recreation Reserve there is a great opportunity for the kids to stop and have a kick of the footy.
Lake Moodemere Trail -
A long picturesque trail that takes in both the river and Lake Moodemere. Ride around the quiet 'back end' of Lake Moodemere, past vineyards, through impressive stands of forest and along the shores of the lake itseld. Return via a little known but pretty track that follows the Sunday Creek and delivers you directly to the Pfeiffer Cellar Door. Cofield Wines, Lake Moodmere Vineyard and The Pickled Sisters Cafe are also easily accessed along the route.
Chiltern Box Ironbark Forest -
The fringes of the Chiltern Box Ironbark forest are less than a ten minute drive from the heart of Rutherglen, and offer endless bush biking trails. Don't forget to pack the binoculars as more than 200 species of birds have been recorded within the forest. Read more here.
For those who are very serious about their mountain biking their is a custom designed mountain bike park just a half hour drive from Rutherglen in Beechworth. Please see here for full detail.