Australian Alpine Epic
Mt Buller, Australia
This half- to full-day, 35-mile/56-km ride delivers a stunning journey through backcountry wild lands. You’ll find multiple waterfalls, and places to get a drink or snack at the halfway point. Remote huts provide an opportunity to turn this into a two-day ride. The final 5 miles provides a flowing descent that follows the river. The resort team at Mt Buller—Australia’s only IMBA Ride Center—was dedicated to providing a quality, backcountry trail ride, and the locals agree that they nailed it.
This Epic offers a long-distance, cross-country descending ride on terrain within the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resorts, Mansfield State Forest and the Mt Russell Education Area.
Mt Buller is Australia’s first and only IMBA Ride Center, recognized as offering world-class mountain bike facilities for all levels of riders. This iconic mountain bike park features over 100 km (62 mi) of cross-country trails including 40 km (25 mi) of dedicated singletrack; Australia’s best cross-country trail (Stonefly); two skills parks; the country’s first flow-down trail (Copperhead); Australia’s first modular pump track; and the only chairlift accessible downhill course in the State.
Mt Buller is located 248 km (154 mi) northeast of Melbourne, an easy and scenic three-hour drive. Mansfield is the closest major town to the Resort – follow the signs to Mt Buller, 45 minutes from Mansfield, with the final 16km a winding, scenic mountain road to the Mt Buller Village. Unlike winter, entry to the Resort is free throughout summer.
Mt Buller is also easy to get to from interstate, and is just 1.5 hours from the Hume Highway at Benalla. Driving times from capital cities
- Melbourne: 3 hours
- Canberra: 6 hours
- Sydney: 9 hours
- Adelaide: 9.5 hours