Challenge yourself on some of the best single tracks in the country, in a community that really loves this sport.
Tathra: Bundadung Mountain Biking Network
Some trails begin just 800 metres from the hub of all things mountain biking, Tathra Beach and Bike, but those who prefer to avoid climbs can also start at the top of town and cruise back down in time for fish and chips for lunch. The trails have it all – climbs, descents, bridges, ferny gullies, ocean views, beach destinations and local wildlife.
Steeped in Aboriginal history, the Bundadung Mountain Biking Network was built by Tathra Beach and Bike staff, volunteers from Bega Aboriginal Lands Council (BALC) and the Tathra community. The name Bundadung, is an Aboriginal word for wombat. One challenging track is named after the yeti-like Doolagharl said to still live here.
The Bundadung network is home to the annual Tathra Enduro (June 6 & 7), which has a cult following for families and serious competitors alike.
Eden Mountain Biking
The main loop is 12km return to the car park via the water tank as you exit Eden, en route to Melbourne. From the water tank the trail heads to Nethercote Road and winds its way up the hill to the sub-station where the fun really begins. There’s hard packed rock following the power line for 3.5km, then a fast downhill descent for 3km to the main water tank above the golf course. Then there’s a touch of level ground for less than a kilometer and then soon you’re on your way back up the mountain to the carpark. Allow an hour for the average rider – and then recover at the coffee shop!
Merimbula Mountain Biking
Manna Park has a challenging 6.5km course which is non-stop action! Swooping S-bends, plunging drops onto narrow bridges, jumps, tricky hill climbs and fast downhill sections are part of the fun but there are shorter, easier routes too.
Manna Park Track joins with the 11km cross-country trail at Mandeni for an extended version. Three different biking trails start from the Mandeni Centre, ranging from 1.8km to the challenging 11km cross-country course. They’re great for all ages to improve riding skills and balance.
Tathra Mountain Biking
In 2010 Tathra Beach and Bike staff and volunteers from the Bega Aboriginal Lands Council (BALC) and the Tathra community began creating 20 kilometres of safe and environmentally sustainable multi-purpose tracks. The trail network, primarily based on lands owned by the BALC was initially called ‘Doolagharl’ meaning hairy monster, who in Aboriginal legend had inhabited the area. In early 2012 the Aboriginal Elders changed the name to Bundadung meaning wombat. Today the Bundadung trails are up to 50 kilometres long.
A 32 kilometre loop with 3 climbs, Evil Tom, Kingys Climb and Nelba’s Rise and 3 downhills, the notorious Bridges, Nizentite and Anchors Away, totalling around 32kms of sweet sweet singletrack. You can start at the top of this section, accessing from Thompsons Rd or from the bottom, one kilometre north of the shop.
Linked by the Tathra Nature trail which runs parallel to Thompsons Rd there is the Fire Shed loop, which is a more undulating twisting loop. This loop is around 18 kilometers long with an option to ride the Creekside extension. We suggest you take the option.
The Tathra mountain biking trails are very impressive to ride. For more information drop into Tathra Beach Bike on Andy Poole Drive or visit www.mountainbiking.com.au/tathra-beach-adventure.html
Bermagui Mountain Biking
The Bermagui Dirtsurfers Mountain Bike Club has built an 8km single loop track for intermediate to advanced riders with berms, creek crossings, bridges and small jumps. The track is 1.5km north of Bermagui on Wallaga Lake Road, look for the signs and carpark at the intersection with Scenic Drive. For more information go to the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre to collect an information pack or visit www.bermagui-dirstsurfers.org
Manna Park has a challenging 6.5km course for mountain bike racing, designed and built by Jake Iskov of Tathra Beach & Bike. Talk about non-stop action! There’s swooping S-bends, plunging drops onto narrow bridges, jumps, tricky hill climbs and fast downhill sections.
The Manna Park Track joins another 10km of Mountain Biking tracks at Mandeni.
Merimbula Cycle ‘N’ Surf
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Tathra Beach & Bike
Tathra Beach & Bike is a one stop shop for all your holiday needs.
We hire and sell surfboards, soft boards, bodyboards, wetsuits, snorkelling equipment, bikes and kites. We’ve even got soft roof racks to help you get on your way.
We have a good range of Kona, Trek & GT bikes in store now. There is a mechanical workshop for all your service needs & a good range of parts in stock.
We also stock the latest range in women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, including some unique labels.
Open 7 days during holidays. Come in and check it out! You will be impressed.