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Our favourite local trails are in the Colquhoun Mountain Bike Park, where we operate the majority of our mountain bike tours.
Mountain Bike Tours
$59 per person Up to 1hr riding time including mountain biking skills
New to singletrack? Allow us to convert you. We will guide you through 5km – 9km of beginner-level mountain bike singletrack in the Colquhoun Mountain Bike Park. The ride features some small obstacles and short mild hills. Allow 1.5 hours including travel to and from Lakes Entrance, departing from Venture Out shop, or book in and meet us out at the trail. Bring a water bottle per person and wear active clothing. You are in for a trea Not sure if you’re up for the challenge? Check out our skills/fitness matrix here. The tour will be challenging for riders with fitness level one, good for riders of fitness level two and three and suitable for riders with skills level B – D.
$85 per person Approx. 1.5hrs-2hrs riding time
Already love mountain biking? Or maybe you just want a longer tour with more time on the bike? Feel the flow of our local trail, that winds its way back and forth amongst the forest gullies. We will guide you through the 9 -17km at the Colquhoun Mountain Bike Park. This ride features some intermediate obstacles and climbs as well as the Lollipop track, our local natural rollercoaster! Suitable for riders with a fitness level 3-5 and skills of C-E. Allow 2.5 hours including travel to and from Lakes Entrance. * Discount $10 pp if BYO Bike.
Uplift and point to point shuttles are available on request. Uplift shuttles at Mt Taylor, and point to point shuttles usually on sections of the East Gippsland Rail Trail. Got a group of riders who need a lift? Give us a call for a quote.
Self Guided Rides
Just want to hire a bike for some waterfront cycle paths? Lakes Entrance boasts a good 2hrs worth of mostly flat paths that take in amazing lake scenery. See Hire Rates here. For Self-guided bike journeys, keep reading – You’ve got options to ride approx 20km including waterfront scenery to Metung or Lake Tyers or 40km into forest and farmland to Bruthen or Nowa Nowa. Not sure what riding adventure to book? Take our riding quiz here.
Ride & Dine
Venture out of the waterfront paradise you’ve been enjoying in Lakes Entrance to explore the stories hidden in our winding forest trails.
Lakes Entrance to Bruthen
After 8km riding uphill and onto easy country road, your self-guided forest trail ride will take you onto the Gippsland Lakes Discovery Track, which follows and criss-crosses the Mississippi Creek, surrounded by ferns and old growth. Stop in at The Quarry for a break, at the mine site of the original rocks holding open the Entrance of the Gippsland Lakes. The track is a mainly shaded, compact gravel track, with just a few short hills in the last few kilometres before the Rail Trail. At the Rail Trail, turn left for a 12km roll into the township of Bruthen, a beautiful village set in a scenic valley, that boasts the Bruthen Brewery, the Bruthen Bizarre & the Tambo River! A long gentle and mainly downhill ride, on double track that allows you to ride side by side with your friends. This is one of our most popular rides when paired with a lunch at the Bullant Brewery to finish. The Brewery is usually open Wed – Sun for lunch, best to check their operating times or availability before booking so you can scheudle in some local beers to celebrate your riding adventure.
Ride & Pick up $85 per person Total distance 36km, Includes 5hr self-guided bike hire & shuttle pick up from Bruthen.
Lakes Entrance to Metung
If 20km is more your distance of choice & sealed roads more your scene, then ride to beautiful Metung. You might as well swing past Kalimna Jetty on your way out of town, after all, it’s the best waterfront riding you can get. From there, ride the shoulder of the Princes Hwy for a few kilometres and turn left onto Kalimna West Rd. This takes you down to historic Nyerimilang, a beautiful old property with a magnificent clifftop view over the Gippsland Lakes. Take a moment. Take a selfie. Back on the bike, cruising through undulating farmland and pondering your retirement plan. Pause at Nungurner Jetty Rd – Optional extra 4.5km loop ride down to picturesque Nungurner Jetty, past local art studios & galleries. Continue on Nungurner Rd, turning left down Rosherville, past Chinamans Creek. Dream about those yachting adventures to be had as you roll past the boats and arrive in Metung in time for a delicious lunch. The Metung Hotel boasts the best dining views in Metung and we rate the delicious wood-fired pizzas from The Local! Take some time to appreciate this quiet waterfront village before a shuttle return.
Ride & Pick Up $75pp Includes 4hr self-guided bike hire, shuttle return to Lakes Entrance.
Lakes Entrance to Lake Tyers
Fancy riding from Lake to Lake? This ride is approx 15km but does include steep hills (which are totally rewarded btw). Break yourself in slowly and cruise around the waterfront cycle path, you’ll notice the black swans and pelicans on the Cunningham Arm. Turn right at the United Service Station and follow a winding waterfront trail up to Eastern Beach. Zig zag your way onto Golf Links Rd, a quiet residential street that leads to Lake Bunga Track. Look for the little right turn marked ‘Nature Track’, which leads you to Lake Bunga beach. This track is prettier & windier than if you miss it but all tracks lead there anyway. Take some time to appreciate the beach. Go for a little walk or dip your toes in the lake or ocean waves. Back on the bike, it’s a challenging uphill on Lake Bunga Beach Rd, rewarded halfway up with an awesome ocean view. Catch your breath. Tired selfie with an epic view. You just rode the steepest bit. Continue on an easier uphill until you almost hit the Princes Hwy, turn right down Old Bunga Rd instead. Riding past Red Bluff Brewery (stop in for a taste?) and the downhill leads you to the first Oil Bore in Australia. What goes down has to get back up again right? Cross the creek and spin those pedals back up the next hill, and we promise that is the last of the tough uphills. Your dirt road meets the bitumen at a Fire Shed, and you’re now at Toorloo Arm. You’ll see a bike path across the road from here, ride that until you see Cliff Rd on your right and turn down it for a few hundred metres. Turn left onto a wide unmarked forest track. This winds through coastal bush to Red Bluff Rd. Turn right on it and you’re at Red Bluff Lookout. You’re at the local surfing spot, and this view is worth every kilometre. If you’ve got the time, lock the bikes and head down to the beach for another swim. You’re beach hopping on 90 mile beach! As you leave Red Bluff Lookout there is a track on your right heading into the trees. Follow it. It feels like you’re riding through a tunnel of trees with glimpses of ocean and sky through the gaps. Its mostly flat and fun with a little bit of boardwalk in it. Once you pop out at Beacons Hill, it’s a down hill ride on bike path beside the road to Lake Tyers Beach, and you’ve found yourself at another beach! What an epic little lake to lake adventure! If you need a feed after all those hills, you’ve got options: The General is a new little cafe, and The Waterwheel Tavern is a favourite local pub (known by the locals as “The Tav”).
Ride & Pick Up $65 per person Includes 4hr self-guided bike hire & return shuttle to Lakes Entrance.
Lakes Entrance to Nowa Nowa
Ride as per Lakes to Bruthen, but where the Gippsland Lakes Discovery Track meets the East Gippsland Rail Trail turn right. You’ll ride a long gentle downhill past the Stoney Creek Trestle Bridge, the second biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. There is a short steep uphill at the bridge, and only a few km to go to Nowa Nowa (pronounced Now-a Now-a). Its a quiet little village on the Princes Hwy, that is home to the 151st big thing in Australia – “The Big Root”, thermal springs in Boggy Creek, the top end of Lake Tyers & a beginners mountain bike park nearby.
Ride & Pick Up $80 per person Total distance 40km, Includes 5hr self-guided bike hire and a shuttle return to Lakes Entrance.
* Prices include bike rental from Venture Out. Clients with their own bikes can also be accommodated. When choosing your ride, ask about any weekend markets, galleries and gigs that may be on in Bruthen, Nowa Nowa or Metung to make the most of your time! Current prices are for a minimum of 2 riders.