TRAILS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR WINTER – DUE TO RE-OPEN 19 NOVEMBER 2021
Falls Creek Bike Park has established itself as one of Australia’s must ride destinations. With big plans afoot to make it bigger and better.
While boasting an incredible array of gravity trails, the bike park is also surrounded by endless back-country trails for all skill levels.
Grab an uplift shuttle and let us drop you at the summit. From here choose your own adventure. With choices ranging from the 5km Greenline descent (suited to beginners), to a massive 10km descent from the summit to Howmans Gap taking in black rock tech to long blue flow.
Many local businesses supply the resort with accommodation, places to eat, spa treatments, bike hire, water play activities on the lake and more. Centre to all this is the Village Bike Cafe. Located in the second car park on your left as you drive up from Mt Beauty, it is the nerve centre of summer time in the mountains and a great place to start your alpine visit from.
Bike Park Stats: 21 trails
Bike Park Length: 46.5km
Back Country Trails: 150+ km (green to black)
Beginner Friendly: Yes
Bike Park Season: mid November to end April
Immediate Future: 50+ km more trails to come, including a UCI DH
VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT MANDATORY VACCINE REQUIREMENT
The Victorian Government has outlined it’s ‘Roadmap out of COVID’ and aligning with the National plan. As a part of this, the Government has stated that from the 26th OCT 2021 any customers over 16yo must be fully vaccinated will be able to attend ‘tours & tour transport’ which our business falls under and from late November, kids 12yo and up who use our service must be fully vaccinated. If you do plan to ride with us post 26 OCT, please ensure that you are double vaccinated and have an offical certificate (digital through MyGov) handy when checking in.
Quite simply: You ride down the mountain, then we pick you and your bike up in a bus and take you back to the top. Repeat this as many times as you like from 10am to 4pm.
At Falls Creek the trail diversity means we have two pick up locations. Central village at our Bike Cafe on Bogong High Plains Road; and also down at Howmans Gap which is 6km below the resort village on Bogong High Plains Road.
We have multiple buses running non-stop, which allows you to choose your own adventure and ride wherever and whenever you like. It’s not uncommon for people to take breaks throughout the day and simply jump back on the uplift shuttles when they feel like it.
We do recommend booking in advance for two reasons: it’s $10 cheaper than the walk-in on-the-day price; and it guarantees you a spot for the day.
Shuttles are not compulsory to enjoy the bike park. You can pedal up – it’s free. Yes there is no charge to enter and ride the bike park. As a guide it would take an average rider 40-50 minutes to pedal from Howmans Gap to central village; and a further 45-60 minutes to pedal from there to the summit. It takes our vehicles approximately 20 minutes to cover this entire distance.
OPERATING DATES: Every weekend from 21 November 2020 to 18 April 2021, plus Daily 27 December 2020 – 26 JAN 2021; Easter and other weekday dates to support race events. (NOTE: we do not operate 6-7 March 2021 due to Peaks Road race at Falls Creek)
Shuttle hours: 10am – 4pm
Days of operation; every weekend; daily 27 Jan – 3 Feb
Cafe hours: 8am – 5pm
Should I pre-book? Highly recommended, at least 24 hours in advance.
Can I book online, on the day? No. Sorry.
Can I walk-in and buy a shuttle ticket on the day? Yes, subject to availability. Walk-in price is $80, compared to $70 online.
Do kids bikes fit on your trailers? Yes.
Do e-bikes fit on your trailers? Yes.
Can I just get one uplift? Yes. The price is $25. No pre-booking. Grab your pass from the Bike Cafe.
What is the best bike for Falls Creek? Trail / Enduro
What about my DH rig? Current trails are not optimised for DH bikes.
Where do I go when I arrive? Register and receive your shuttle ticket from our Village Bike Cafe (located in the second car park on your left as you drive into the resort from Mt Beauty) before you can jump on the shuttle vehicles.
Here are some suggestions from our team to get you started. Check the trail map for all options, trail descriptions, etc.
Brand new to MTB: aqueduct trail from the village to the lake, ability to divert and improve on Short Circuit trail along the way
Newish to MTB: Green Line, 5km from Summit to Village. Nail this and then hit Flowtown.
Not newish, but moving along: Flowtown, 5.8km Village to Howmans Gap.
Riding hard: Thunderbolt to Wishing Well to Flowtown, 10km Summit to Howmans Gap.
Like to explore: a range of back-country trails from beginner aqueduct to black, challenging 50km rides
Talk with our crew: as you ride throughout your visit talk with our friendly crew for suggestions and ideas of what trails to ride, different trail combinations from Summit to bottom, how they set their bike up for local conditions, etc.
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Bike Lodge: bike friendly, central village: https://bluedirt.com.au/bike-lodge-falls-creek/
Diana Lodge: https://www.dianalodge.com/
Cedarwood Apartments: https://www.cedarwoodfallscreek.com/
Attunga Lodge: https://www.attungalodge.com.au/
Freuauf Village: https://www.fvfallscreek.com.au/
Chorki Lodge: https://chorkiskiclub.com.au/
Myrtleford Ski Club: http://www.myrtlefordskiclub.com/
If you’re after essential items for your bike visit the Village Bike Cafe, our main shuttle stop in the Village. In addition to a range of free to use tools and pumps the cafe also stocks:
– Tyres, tubes, tyre levers, CO2 canisters.
– Multi-tools, lube, bike wash.
– Chain links, brake pads, gear cables.
– Helmets, gloves, ride gear.
– Bike hire.
> Village Bike Cafe: 8am – 5pm. Home-made pies, wraps, Buddha bowls, local beers
> Frying Pan Inn: lunch and dinner
> Last Hoot: dinner, pizza, pasta
> Stingray: breakfast, lunch
> Attunga: dinner
– Hiking: Enjoy a gentle walk to the famous historic huts; through to multi-day trans alpine adventures.
– Spa Treatment: ASTRA DAY SPA Open from Thursday to Sunday, 9am – 5pm by appointment. 0488 488 700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Fishing: Multiple lakes, high plain streams and alpine rivers provide for an incredible fishing experience.
– Swimming: Bring the togs and swim at 1600m altitude in Rocky Valley Lake. Or ask our cafe staff for secluded swim holes in local rivers.
– Altitude Training: Olympians from all over the world base themselves at Falls Creek during our summer for altitude training. Can you keep up?
– Horse Riding: Bogong Horseback deliver 3 to 5 day high country rides across the rooftop of Australia.