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Cycling & Bike Tours Echuca Moama

Echuca Moama boasts some of the best off road cycling and bike tours in Victoria. Enjoy exploring Murray River bush tracks and the maze of State Forest roads.

Imagine cruising with your family and friends, the experience can be as adrenaline fuelled or as relaxing as you choose…whatever the pace you push, peddling any one of Echuca Moama’s picturesque bush cycling tracks will ensure a unique outdoor adventure experience on the most fun bike tours Victoria has on offer, taking in all there is to see and do in the region.

See below for a list of various scenic and historic bike rides for the visitor to explore in and around town.

Image courtesy NSW National Parks. Photo: OEH / Gavin Hansford.



SELF RIDE BIKE TOURS


Track 1 - Historic Adventure

Location: Scenic Drive / Wharparilla Flora Reserve

Distance from Visitor Information Centre: 17 km

Head downstream from the Aquatic Reserve (lagoon at the rear of the Visitor Information Centre) and follow the path behind the Campaspe Shire headquarters towards the historic port precinct.

Take a step back in time and imagine riding high on your Penny farthing, dressed in top hat and tails, ambling through the Historic Port of Echuca’s Murray Esplanade. Follow the river downstream past the Riverboat Dock where the houseboats and riverboats moor, along the levy bank to the Echuca Holiday Park and to the start of the Scenic Drive and Victoria Park Boat Ramp, via the Echuca Boat and Canoe Hire depot.

Follow the well made dirt tracks, keeping the river in sight to your right, down to the Murray and Campaspe River junction, opposite Merool on the Murray, with its themed cabins, on the north river bank.

Follow the main road adjacent to the Campaspe River back to Crofton Street and past the Victoria Park Oval, home of the Mighty Murray Bombers.

Turn right at the Echuca Caravan Park gate and travel along Dickson Street. Take the second turn to the right to Warren Street and cross the Campaspe River, turn right into Campaspe Esplanade and travel past the old sand quarry along the vehicle access track to the west bank of the Campaspe and Murray River junction.

Follow the river downstream to Wharparilla Drive, then make the return journey along the same path, or travel along the main road back to the Warren Street turn off.

Warren Street will lead you back into the Historic Port precinct where a feast of attractions and world class quality restaurants, bars and cafes await you.

This trip is one of the most enjoyable bike tours in Victoria.



Track 2 - Campaspe River Ride
Location: Campaspe Esplanade
Distance from Visitor Information Centre: 7 km

Travel via Murray Esplanade, through the Historic Port precinct as described in track 2, and turn left past the Bridge Hotel at the 0.8 km mark.

Cross High Street and turn left into Warren Street. Turn left almost immediately after the Campaspe River Bridge, into Campaspe Esplanade.

If you have any leftovers from lunch, there is a natural wildlife sanctuary for hundreds of species of ducks and other bird life in their natural habitat.

Wind your way along the distinctly defined road, following the Campaspe River all the way to the Ogilvie Avenue Bridge. Cross the bridge and take the first turn to your left, leaving the river behind, and weave your way through the quiet residential roads of historic Echuca, towards the YMCA Back Nine Golf Curse.

Some of the original homestead and mansions built last century, which have been carefully preserved, and many of which have since been classified on Victorian Heritage lists, can be enjoyed in this part of town.

Follow Landsborough Street to the back of McDonalds and carefully proceed through the High Street roundabout into Heygarth Street, and back to the Visitor Information Centre.




Track 3 - Moama Meander
Location: Moama Bush Riverside
Distance from Visitor Information Centre: Approx. 10 km

There are 2 options for starting out on this track. You could cross the bridge from the Visitor Information Centre, where you get a fantastic view of the river and the Port of Echuca. Alternatively drive across the bridge and park your car behind the Moama Riverside Caravan Park on the right. Enjoy a humorous history lesson, as plaques along the Moama Wharf Redgum boardwalk detail numerous monumental milestones in the lives of local legends.

Take the first ramp to exit and follow the track south of the brook towards the eastern lagoon and wetlands. A faint path trails the perimeter of the lagoon before a more defined path winds its way towards a vehicle access track.

Head left along this main track until you see a private boundary fence and sign, and follow the track to the right, back towards the river.

Follow the dips in the path as it winds its way down stream back to the Moama Wharf.

You can follow the path under the wharf and back to the start of the historic plaques walk, or take the ramp to return via the wharf walkway. If, once back to the car park, you want to explore further a field, cruise under the Moama bridge crossing towards the Moama Skate Park and explore the myriad of tracks. All paths eventually lead west towards the river bank and the Moama slipway, where more often than not you’ll find one of the paddlesteamer fleet or commercial houseboats being repaired by local riverboat captains or deckhands.

Stop and admire the rare sight of the wharf from the NSW side of the border, an experience which most visitors to town miss out on, only managing to admire the port’s historic grandeur from the middle of the river onboard a paddleboat, or from above while actually standing on the structure.

Ride/walk past the private residence tucked in behind a vacant block, and follow the vehicle access road (choice of three routes) back towards the river to the popular and beautiful Moama Beach sandbank where you will be dwarfed by the huge pylons which support the Echuca-Moama Bridge.



Five Mile Mountain Bike Track Moama

Location: Five Mile, Moama

Directions: Five Mile mountain bike trail is in the Moama precinct of the Murray Valley Regional Park. To get there: From Moama, head north along Cobb Hwy, turn left into Perricoota Rd and continue for approximately 8km. turn towards the river on your left to access the mountain bike tail.

Distance: 7km (one-way). 30 mins each way.

Set amongst an iconic landscape of huge river red gums, Five Mile mountain bike trail provides 7kms of purpose built mountain bike trails to discover and enjoy. It's one of the best places for mountain biking in the Riverina region, suitable for mountain bikers of all skill levels and offers a fun packed day for the whole family.

The trails provide a unique mix of fast rolling terrain with features such as wall rides, drops and flowing bridges. There is also a skills area, a pump track and a well-stocked inventory of berms, jumps and rollers.

After an exhilarating ride, enjoy picnicking and relaxing on the banks of the Murray River at Five Mile picnic area.

Image courtesy NSW National Parks. Photo: OEH / Gavin Hansford.



 

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