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Rail trails and mountain bike networks have proliferated across Australia and the number of people exploring on two wheels is growing fast.

Rail trails provide scenic and (relatively!) level routes through the countryside.   Celebrated and popular trails include the Murray to Mountains in Victoria and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – but there are many more. Resources, maps, links and tips can be found at the Rail Trails Australia website.

You don't have to be an extreme sports enthusiast to love mountain biking. Check out this complete guide to Australia’s mountain bike parks to find cruisy and scenic tracks as well as hair-raising thrills.

Looking for something longer? Serious but exciting challenge rides include South Australia’s 900km Mawson Trail and Western Australia’s 1,100km Munda Biddi Trail

More inspiration can be found in the pages of a great new Lonely Planet Guide Epic Bike Rides of Australia and New Zealand. There are great ideas for trips at any time of the year here and tips on routes selection and equipment here.

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