The cycling options around Beechworth are limited only by your imagination. Gravel, Touring, Road, Mountain or Rail Trails the list is long. So here are a few that we just love to do.
1. Beechworth to Everton Rail Trail... Something for everyone in the one Trail. Either charging down the smooth Rail Trail from Beechworth or grinding back up through the viaducts and over the old brick bridges built in the bygone era, you can’t help but imagine sooty faces out the windows or the clickity-clack from the track and the steamy whistle from the mighty locos.
Beechworth to Everton is a easy roll down the trail for 15km to a delightful classic Aussie two tap pub that sells great fish n chips or roll on a little further to the ultra classic general store for some homemade tucker and shakes. You will pass Pennyweight Winery along the way a third generation operation showcasing all of that experience and skill, that you can taste in every drop. www.pennyweight.com.au
Flame trees mountain bike trail runs alongside the Rail Trail and intersects half a dozen times. It’s a family friendly trail that sees a local kids race most Tuesday afternoons. Flame Trees can be ridden easy to make it green or ridden hard to make it blue its heaps of fun twisting and turning alongside the Rail trail and makes good use of the banks and ditches.
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2. Beechworth Mountain Bike park... We have ridden almost every mountain bike park all over this fine country of ours and I must say Beechworth is way up there with the best of them, some words to describe the 10k loop would be, fast, flowing, rocks, rocks, rocks, technical, well signposted, gravel based, totally ride-able and a heap of fun. There is never a moments rest or time to loosen your grip on the bars, just how it should be. New sections are always being added or improved including “Snakes and Ladders” or “Don’t be a Hero trail” the new gravity jump and berm fest for the young or young at heart.
Other trail networks nearby make up the North Easts “Dirty Dozen” The twelve plus one must do Mountain Bike adventures. Base yourself at Woolshed Cabins and plan the many close by day trips needed to complete Bright, Beechworth, Mount Buller, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek and now the brand new “plus one bakers dozen” Yackandanda.
4. Tour of Beechworth... This is Beechworth’s classic Sunday morning 3hr ride, views, smooth hot mix, hills, low to no traffic and did I mention the views?. Head north out of Beechworth on the Beechworth-Wodonga Road, turn right at the Wodonga-Yackandandah Road and head down into Yackandandah. Turn off towards Myrtleford but just after the crossing, the creek there is a sharp, uphill turn to the right into Back Creek Road. Follow south and turn left into Myrtleford-Yackandandah Road and then right into Dederang Road, turn right at Tunnel Gap Road and follow down to the Myrtleford-Yackandandah Road and turn left, continue along for approximately 10km and turn right into Stanley Road and up up and up the back passage into Stanley, following a drop back down into Beechworth for amazing coffee, treats and eats.
Beechworth has some fantastic road loops and some amazing gravel trails that all lead to some cool out the way quirky Café venues. Please ask me to send some info or your very welcome to tag along on our everyday adventures.