Summer is biking season

28 October 2014
Whether you are a mountain biker or a road cyclist the Snowy Mountains as a biking destination can hardly be beat. The road cycling enthusiast can find plenty of empty country roads and routes to churn out the kilometres. The most popular rides in the area cover moderate to advanced ride level and most of the routes can be ridden on secondary roads with little traffic. For a true leg burner ride from Thredbo to Dead Horse Gap. The route is only short but it is all uphill with a challenging climb at the end. The return will be a very sweet as it is a fast downhill back to Thredbo.

Thredbo has the tracks and terrain for the downhilling enthusiast. The iconic Cannonball Downhill will be open from November 15 for all adrenalin junkies to try. Personally I find downhill mountain biking too scary but would love to try a day on the Flow trail. This more gentle version has you zigzagging down the hill. The bonus is that the Flow Trail can be ridden without hiring expensive bikes or body armour.

Lots of my friends have already ridden the now finished Thredbo Valley Trail or TVT. 15 km of lovely riding along side the Thredbo river. Thredbo will offer shuttle buses from Lake Crackenback during peak times so even older children will be able to do the ride with their parents. Good friends of mine have taken their 11 year old daughter down the track. She made it just fine, but she was exhausted the next day the little trooper. Better to start your kids of riding down to the Ranger Station, which is about 6km from Thredbo.

Even Thredbo Village is the ideal place to ride with your kids. Just ride alongside then river or get your kids going in the virtually empty Friday Flat car park. There is also a pump track at the Village Green which has been a kids favourite. Lake Crackenback Resort also offers lots of gentle trails around the resort to ease kids into riding on dirt tracks. Looking for a bike path to ride with the kids? Try the bike path alongside Lake Jindabyne. It is about 5 kilometres one way from Jindabyne Bowling Club to the Discovery Holiday park with lots of spots to stop and throw rocks into the lake.

Whatever your skill level or preference the Snowy Mountains have you covered so this summer is a good time and grab one of our value packages and try it out yourself.

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