There's plenty to keep you on the go with an extensive network of cycling trails. From the popular Lilydale - Warburton Rail Trail to the glorious vista of the Yarra Ranges National Park that cradles the upper reaches of the Yarra River there is a path for you. Cyclists enjoy the scenic rides such as the O'Shannassy Aqueduct and the challenge of the Mt Donna Buang summit.
This single track mountain bike loop packs a punch for experienced riders looking for up and down action. The trail started life as a clandestine local’s secret but it has since been certified by DELWP and you can still feel its under-the-radar birth as it has a bit of a grassroots, rough-and-ready vibe.
Carved into the mountainside above the Upper Yarra Valley, the O’Shannasey Aqueduct Trail makes for a wonderful ride and heading east from Warburton has some real hidden and not-so-hidden gems. The out-and-back ride is within the abilities of an intermediate cyclist, with the majority being on a mixture of flat, open trail and sealed road though, whilst for the most part the Aqueduct Trail has only a gentle gradient, this eastern section is slightly more challenging than the western section.
The O’Shannasey Aqueduct Trail West Loop makes for a wonderful ride, especially if you combine it with a section of the Lilydale to Warbuton Rail Trail to make a loop that starts and ends in the middle of the Warburton village. Whilst it can be ridden fast, the environment rewards a slower, more contemplative pace so that you can take in the flora and fauna, you don’t want to miss a lyrebird because you’re racing.
The Shop Ride is a social ride first plotted by Doug from Cog Bike Café. It takes riders on an 18.5km loop around Warburton and it offers a little something for everyone, whether you are pushing for fast splits and high cadence or out for a few hours of moderate activity with enough vertical gain to raise your pulse.
The Yarra Ranges Mountainbikers is a group of like-minded mountain bike enthusiasts dedicated to expanding mountainbiking in the Yarra Valley by negotiating respectfully with land owners and local authorities. It advocates responsible trail use, building and maintenance in accordance with IMBA standards and hopes to turn the Yarra Valley into a world class Mountainbike destination.