Snowy River Cycling

Day Rides

If you are looking to spend a day or just a few hours on a bike, we can set you up for your own mini cycle adventure from our base in Orbost. Cycle along quiet riverside roads or explore a section of the East Gippsland Rail Trail for the day at your own pace.

Summary

Tour type: Self guided day ride.

Start and finish: Orbost (Show me a map!)

Includes: Bike, helmet: bike equipped with rack and bag, basic tools, drink bottle holder, route maps and notes.

Prices: $50 per person. Tagalong or childs mountain bike: $35 /day.

Booking: Just phone or email us to make a booking.

Several days notice is very much appreciated to ensure that we can organise a wonderful day of cycling for you.

Orbost Day Rides

Orbost Day Rides

Cycle along quiet country roads and discover broad sweeps of a quiet river and pockets of rainforest set between hidden expanses of lakes and rich farmland. The lower reaches of the Snowy River, where it’s floodplain wraps around the country town of Orbost is perfect for exploring by bike. Quiet, mostly flat country roads and trails follow along the edge of the river and wind into the surrounding farmland.

Suggested Rides

Lochend Rainforest and return. 16 km, all sealed. Ride along the banks of the Snowy River with the river on one side and rich dairy farms on the other. The ‘Devils Backbone’ shelters a remnant of the rainforest that once covered the floodplain: revegetation works along the riverside now rely on birds to carry seeds from the Lochend Rainforest to replanted areas.

Lochend and Lake Road. 25 km, most sealed 4 km of dirt.The ride to Lochend is extended by riding up and along the ridge line above the farmland, with views to the sea on one side and mountains on the other, returning to Orbost via Grandview Lookout at Newmeralla.

Rail Trail Loop. 30 km, 7 km unsealed rail trail. Ride the rail trail as it threads through bushland, hidden from view from the nearby highway before turning off onto a quiet country backroad leading back to the riverflats. A skimming downhill run with stunning views across farmland to the mountains finishes back at a riverside road, leading back to town. Combine Lochend and Lake Road with the Rail Trail loop for a more challenging ride of 45 kilometres.

Rail Trail Day Orbost - Nowa Nowa

Ride on the East Gippsland Rail Trail from Orbost to Nowa Nowa, through forest and farmland and past historic timber bridges. Collect your bike with helmet and maps in Orbost, ride to Nowa Nowa where you can just drop off your bike, and take the Vline coach back to Orbost.

Price: $60 per person. Includes bike hire, route maps, bike pick up.

Short rides - Orbost.

Riverside ride. A shared path winds through the trees next to the Snowy River offering a delightful short and shady ride. 3 km return.

Grandview Lookout, rail bridge and Old Coach Road. Ride out along the rail trail past the Snowy River Rail Bridge - nearly 1 km long - and then take the Old Coach Road to Grandview lookout, with sweeping views over the river, farmland and to the mountains. 8 km return