A WEEKEND OF SKILLS TRAINING, SHUTTLES AND GOOD TIMES IN THE VIC HIGH COUNTRY
Join us this summer for our MTB skills coaching and guiding tour of the rooftop of Victoria’s Alpine National Park, Falls Creek. This all-inclusive, hosted program is best suited for novice to intermediate riders wanting to progress their bike skills in a relaxed, professional environment. Then in the cool summer evenings you’ll sample local craft brews and experience regional produce with chef prepared meals all weekend.
Falls Creek Mountain Bike Park has some of Australia’s most talked-about trails, featuring manicured flow trails, technical downhills and plenty of cross country singletrack that start and finish at our ride in/ride out accommodation. We include two full days of shuttles so you spend more time riding downhill over the 40km+ singletrack, winding through the serene snow gums and brilliant alpine terrain. This is a destination for some serious mountain biking fun!
The progression tour is guided and hosted by experienced mountain bike coaches with first aid certificates, bike repair skills and local knowledge to ensure your time on the bike and trails are safe and fun. No need to pull out the trail map as our guides are always on-hand to select terrain best suited to your ability and then work on riding techniques so you comfortably progress over the two days.
November - March
Friday to Sunday
2 nights & 2 days riding
Why Travel With Mint
When you travel with Mint you have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. Mint is a full-service travel agent, which means we are able to take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre or post tour arrangements. After you’ve signed up for this tour, you have access to our customer care team who are just a phone-call away. You will receive pre-trip emails with specific information about your tour, the arrival and departure day process, information about the destination, packing suggestions, and other relevant information to help you prepare for your trip.
Where We Ride
Falls Creek MTB Park
Falls Creek has some of Australia’s most talked-about trails, featuring manicured flow trails, gnarly downhills and plenty of cross country singletrack that start and finish at the resort base. We include a full day of shuttles so you can bag as many runs as possible. Ride over 40 kilometres of machine-built singletrack, winding through the serene snow gums and brilliant alpine terrain. This is a destination for some serious mountain biking fun!
Where We Stay
RIDE IN RIDE OUT
Our centrally located accommodation is surrounded by the stunning mountains of Victoria's High Country; set within the the picturesque Falls Creek Alpine Resort. Cooked breakfasts and dinners are included along with a couple of local craft beers each evening.
Falls Creek MTB Progression Weekend
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I'M NEW TO MOUNTAIN BIKING
Don't be put off by the myth mountain biking is too extreme. Did you know 70% of riders prefer to ride beginner and intermediate trails? At Falls there's over 10km of trails deliberately built friendly for those new to mountain biking, even for your first time on a bike! The green trails are perfect to learn the ropes (and figure out the difference between a berm and a roller) and all trails start and finish in the village right by the shuttle pick-up.
ABILITY & FITNESS
This tour is open to riders of all ability levels, but best suited to novice to intermediate riders. Each day your bike coaches will work through a progression program to build basic skills and ensure bad habits are broken. Probably the most important aspect of mountain biking is the willingness to sharpen your skills. If you don’t quite have the fitness to tackle some of the big ascents, don't worry. You've got two days of gravity shuttles included to take you back to the top after each descent.
Throughout the tour you'll stay in single share lodging with bike friendly facilities that is centrally located in Falls Creek. The rooms are equipped with queen beds, private ensuite bathroom, TV, and free WiFi. Cooked breakfasts and dinners are included each day. Our lodge has an incredible mountain view lounge and an amazing spa and sauna facility.
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
Join us for a weekend in North East Victoria's High Country. Arrive after work on a Friday and get ready to spend the next 2 days smashing some serious vertical as our local guides show you why Falls Creek has the rep of being one of Australia's premiere MTB destinations. On Friday night our guides will be on-hand to greet you and help you settle in. On Sunday, our tour concludes in at Falls, but extra nights accommodation and riding are always on offer.
You will need to make your own way to Falls Creek by the set meet & greet time at our accommodation to meet your hosts. For the rest of the tour it's either shuttles uphill or downhill singletrack riding all the way. If you cannot get to Falls Creek we can link-up you with other guests for ride-sharing.
This tour is hosted by our local MTB team. Not only do they know every marked trail, they are looking forward to showing you some of their ‘local’s only’ secret spots. Their big mountain experience makes them the perfect hosts for the weekend. They are always more than happy to provide you with some tips and feedback on the mountain, and share a beer and some laughs at the end of the day.
10km Gravity Trail
Falls Creek boasts an unbroken 10km gravity trail linking up stand-outs High Voltage, Wishing Well and the brand new Flowtown. All up this is a 525m descent and takes in awesome terrain with berms, jumps and flowing built features all the way from the Summit to the Ticket Box.
Bikes & Beers
At the end of every ride we'll head back to the lodge for a couple of local brews and relax enjoying mountain views from the balcony. Each evening we'll enjoy chef prepared meals featuring regional produce.
On this gravity-fed tour we include two huge days of Falls Creek MTB shuttles meaning you'll spend more time working on your bike skills and less time peddling uphill.
YOUR TOUR INCLUDES
- 2 nights accommodation, Diana Lodge Falls Creek (single share room)
- 2 day riding at Falls Creek MTB Park
- 2 days Rocky Mountain dual suspension bike hire
- 2 day of Gravity Shuttles at Falls Creek MTB Park
- 2 full days skills coaching and guiding at Falls Creek
- Cooked breakfasts, dinners and a couple of local beers nightly
- Mint guides on-hand throughout tour
Our Falls Creek MTB Progression Weekend is 2 nights. If two nights isn’t enough, we can always arrange pre and post trip extensions.
10 December – 12 December, 2021
PRO-TIP – GO PRIVATE!
Book this tour as a private departure. You can select your own dates, and you’ll get your own guide and all the benefits of a Mint group tour – for any group, big or small (even just one traveller). Get in touch to discuss.
WHY TRAVEL WITH MINT?
In a rapidly changing travel industry it’s important to know that your travel provider is accredited, accountable and responsible. Mint is a registered member of AFTA and IATA and conducts business in accordance with the ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct. When you travel with Mint you can have peace of mind that you are booking with a qualified and established travel operator with over 20 years of expertise. And as a full-service travel agent, we can take care of your flights, insurance, stopovers and pre-or post tour arrangements.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T TRAVEL DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
The global health crisis has impacted everyone enormously, so we want to make sure your future travel plans are safe and reassure you that we are committed to supporting our customers in the best way that we can. You can view our latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates HERE
WHAT HAPPENS ON ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DAY?
Once you’ve signed up for the tour we will send you through a comprehensive guide with details about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, flight options, insurance requirements and transportation information.
WHAT IF I’M TRAVELLING SOLO?
About 99% of our guests are travelling solo, so you’ll be in good company. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in outdoor sports and an eagerness to travel. Our accommodation for this tour is single share i.e. 1 person per room.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THIS TOUR?
Each tour is different, but we know that by offering one of the smallest client to guide ratio in the industry allows you to ride at your preferred pace, and ultimately leads to a better experience for everyone. We take a maximum of 6 riders on this tour.
CAN I ARRIVE EARLY OR STAY ON AFTER THE TOUR?
For most tours you can arrive earlier or stay later. We can tailor the trip to suit your travel plans. Speak with one of our tour specialists when you are booking and they will be more than happy to assist.
WHO ARE THE GUIDES?
All of our tours are guided by friendly, knowledgeable and expertly trained guides who are passionate about the mountains. Most of our guides work for us season after season.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
Yes. All guests on tour need to be covered by comprehensive travel insurance. Personal accident insurance, including ambulance reimbursement, is available through Mountain Biking Australia (MTBA), the peak sporting body for mountain biking in Australia. This insurance covers you for incidents that occur while riding your bike and race and recreational cover is available.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE BOOKED?
Once you’ve booked your spot on tour, we will send you through a booking confirmation and provide updates about the tour including the arrival and departure day process, a map of where we meet, recommended arrival and departure times, transfer options, and transportation information. We will send out a Pre Departure Guide 2 weeks prior to departure.
CAN I BRING MY PARTNER WHO DOESN’T RIDE?
Of course! We can tailor the tour to suit your partner. Speak with one of our tour specialists when you are booking and they will be more than happy to assist.
HOW DO I CHECK MY ABILITY LEVEL?
The best way to check if a tour is suited to your ability is by speaking with one of our tour specialists. They will be able to determine if the tour you have selected is a good fit for your ability, as well as suggesting other tour options.
HOW DO I CHECK AVAILABILITY?
Speak with one of our tour specialists. As this is a small group tour with limited availability, it’s best to get in touch early to avoid disappointment.
CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT?
Yes! We can arrange rental equipment for most destinations, however we do recommend bringing your own equipment.
WHAT EQUIPMENT SHOULD I BRING?
We include two days of bike rental from the Falls Creek rental store. These bikes are top of the line Rocky Mountain dual suspension ‘Thunderbolt’ bikes. You will need to bring a helmet and we strongly recommend bike gloves.
WHO WILL BE ON MY TOUR?
Your group will be made up of travellers from diverse backgrounds and will be varied in age. Our groups generally mix well due to a shared interest in adventure sports and an eagerness to explore all that mountain biking has to offer.
ARE SHUTTLES INCLUDED?
Yes. You’ll get 2 days of gravity shuttles.
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