Take some time for adventure…and ice cream. Here's part one of our Alpine Foothills feature, Beechworth!
Whatever your pick, you will experience rocks. A lot of rocks. The granite boulders are the hallmark of the Beechworth trails and certainly deliver a unique character and riding experience. Mixing in-between the granite boulders is a loose over hard-pack surface which calls for a supple tyre but still with protection to guard against the rocks.
Either a cross-country or trail bike is perfect for Beechworth. The cross-country bike will let you attack the easier flowing singletrack sections with their endless switchbacks. While a trail or enduro bike will let you fully experience the downhill rock gardens.
Away from the park there are plenty of opportunities for adventures south and east of the town. The gravel roads south to the Murmungee lookout are well worth the ride for the view. A longer day trip can take you east and link up a few gravel roads to eventually end up in the Yackandandah trail network for a quick lap before heading back. The new epic mountain bike trail from Beechworth to Yackandandah will add another option to explore.
Back into town and the list of activities continues. You have guided tours of the gaol or simply a walk around the town taking in the beautiful heritage. All of this is, of course, building up an appetite that can be filled with quick bite to eat at the famous Beechworth Bakery or lunch with a pizza and fresh ale at Bridge Road Brewery.