Melrose is mountain bike central, with approx 80km of single track trails in the foothills of Mount Remarkable and nearby, the trails take you into some truly special Australian landscapes and are spectacular and fun! The trail design incorporates a passionate love for nature, dirt, tranquility and adrenaline.
Greener Pastures, Hellrose, Throwing Copper, the Big Rhua and Dodging Bullets are just some of the riders favourites and thanks to our local landowners these trails are all located on private property. Please respect the owners land and keep to the trails, also keep an eye out for signs regarding weed control and no dogs on private land please!
Perhaps you may even like to join the local group of bike enthusiasts known as ‘Bike Melrose’ who welcome visitors on their Sunday afternoon social ride. This is designed for riders of all ages and abilities.
The Bike Melrose Reptiles have morning road rides that leave from Over the Edge bike shop – These rides are for people who like their mornings with most rides departing at 6:30am. Take a moment to sign up on Bike Melrose Reptiles Facebook page to see more information.
If you are new to mountain bike riding and want to know more about your bike and how to maintain it Over The Edge offer bike skills and bike maintenance clinics. If you are in town for a limited time they also offer guided rides so they can take you on the best trails so you don’t have to navigate your own way around!
Most of the tracks are accessible from your accommodation whether staying at the pub, cabins, or camping in Melrose or at the Showgrounds.
Visit Over The Edge or Bike Melrose websites to read more about mountain biking in Melrose including the Fat Tyre Festival.