Author: Max Hobson

Riding the Victorian Alps

The Victorian High Country has arguably some of Australia’s best riding, both road and MTB! If you have ever been wondering whether it’s worth the visit, hopefully this article will answer that for you. Even though the current Covid-19 restrictions have made interstate travel a bit painful, planning and taking an interstate MTB trip can still be achieved and most would agree, planning an MTB trip away is almost as fun as the trip itself!

Mystic MTB park is in Bright, about three hours drive from Melbourne and a very well known MTB park. It offers some of the most diverse single track in Australia. From rocky hand cut single track, long sensational climbs to machine built downhill flow tracks – Mystic MTB offers it all. A personal favourite for the cross country riders out there is Buddha Hood. This a very rough and rugged single track which holds some gnarly A & B lines, including a steep rock chute!

But it’s also got something for the downhillers. Even though Bright only sits at a relatively low 319m above sea level, Mystic MTB utilises its land very well, with the Mystic DH trail starting at nearly 1000m above the sea!

Bright is often the go-to location for the National MTB champs, hosting a range of different disciplines. Riders can enjoy the amazing track, the surrounding scenery and the local food & drink scene. It’s got something for everyone.

Although Bright boasts some of the best trails in the region and is my all time favourite riding destination, I have also been itching to explore more of the riding scene further around this area!

Next month I will be heading to Mt Buller to race the Alpen Flow, a 70km brutal XCM race which meanders through the rolling hills of Mt Bullers pristine landscape. This will be an awesome opportunity for some fun for me and some great new content for you, so stay tuned 😉