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Destination: HIDDEN VALE

Destination: HIDDEN VALE

Kookaburras laughed with glee, presumably as they saw us - two city-slicker dirt bikers and one bearded photographer guy - loaded into the fourby and rumbling through the Spicers Hidden Vale property in search of adventure. Moments later, a mob of kangaroos, reticent in their willingness to move for the motorised beast, were shooed away as we headed towards the place we were all so excited about - the hills… and inevitable descents. 25 Jun 2017
Destination: HIDDEN VALE

Destination: HIDDEN VALE

Kookaburras laughed with glee, presumably as they saw us - two city-slicker dirt bikers and one bearded photographer guy - loaded into the fourby and rumbling through the Spicers Hidden Vale property in search of adventure. Moments later, a mob of kangaroos, reticent in their willingness to move for the motorised beast, were shooed away as we headed towards the place we were all so excited about - the hills… and inevitable descents. 25 Jun 2017
Yes day: Tropical North Queensland

Yes day: Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland has the terrain and lifestyle to make your daydreams come true. So what if you said yes to anything that came up? 23 Jun 2017
PLACES THAT ROCK: Ironbark

PLACES THAT ROCK: Ironbark

Big city life getting you down? Well there’s more to Queensland than beaches. Ironbark Gully is just a stone’s throw from the big skyscrapers and before you know it you’ll be dropping in amongst beautiful eucalypts. 19 Jun 2017
Run away to Noosa

Run away to Noosa

Join us for a trip over mountains and on toward the sea as we explore hidden trails and all that the tourism mecca of Noosa has to offer. 12 Jun 2017
PTR: Margaret River's compartment 10 trails

PTR: Margaret River's compartment 10 trails

The Compartment 10 trails located in the magnificent South West of Western Australia were opened last October after roughly four years of hard work and planning. And AMB enjoyed a guided visit with trail builder boss David Willcox from Common Ground Trails. 30 Apr 2017
VAN LIFE : An Oregon Odessey pt 2

VAN LIFE : An Oregon Odessey pt 2

With the great mountain and everything ending in Hood now behind us, Simon and myself head deeper into Oregon on our Vanlife odyssey. Bend is our destination and the arid alpine trails call to us. But with America’s Independence Day coming up, it’s not just the trails that are urging us on. 18 Apr 2017
Trails by rail in Switzerland

Trails by rail in Switzerland

Singletrack meets railway tracks in Switzerland’s mountain paradise. With a country set to run like clockwork, and looking like a train set - why not get to the best spots by train? 17 Apr 2017
Queensland's mountain bike hot spots

Queensland's mountain bike hot spots

Our latest issue draws your focus to Queensland, and with the number of trails being developed up north, it makes sense. but there's more on the go than what we covered. Here's your guide to some of Queensland's MTB hot spots. 11 Apr 2017
The future is Bright

The future is Bright

Think that Victoria’s mecca of MTB can’t get any better? Think again, as the thriving town goes even further to cement its position as one of the best places to ride in the whole of Australia. 11 Apr 2017
Crossing the Alps on a mountain bike

Crossing the Alps on a mountain bike

One of the best ways to experience a mountain range is to ride a bike across it. The Transalp mountain bike race is an absolute classic, and it might not actually match up to any preconceived ideas you have of it. 22 Mar 2017
Alpine escapes in La Clusaz

Alpine escapes in La Clusaz

The French Alps are a magnet for mountain bikers in the summer. We checked out La Clusaz during the Roc des Alpes MTB Festival last year. It's a perfect way to get your head around the trail network in this alpine valley. 18 Mar 2017
Escape to Noosa - your winter retreat

Escape to Noosa - your winter retreat

Depending where you are in Australia, you might be starting to feel on onset of winter. If the thoughts of short days and cold nights has you ready to put your bike away in a couple of months, why not escape to the sub-tropics? 16 Mar 2017
Mountain biking Mt Baw Baw's hidden gems

Mountain biking Mt Baw Baw's hidden gems

It’s no secret that Victoria is home to some of Australia best mountain biking; thanks to its cluster of alpine resorts and a summer that outlasts the winter. Mount Baw Baw is Melbourne’s closest mountain, and scattered atop a pristine alpine environment are a lesser-known network of mountain bike trails dipping in and out of grassy ski-fields and old access roads. 9 Mar 2017
Mt Buller’s rugged maturity

Mt Buller’s rugged maturity

Mount Buller has been one of the leading alpine resorts in adopting and welcoming mountain bikers to the green slopes through summer. We visited earlier this season to see how the range of trails on the mountain have settled in. 1 Mar 2017
Escape to Falls Creek

Escape to Falls Creek

Australia’s high country is steeped in history. South Eastern Australia has a history that goes beyond ski clubs, hydroelectric schemes, high country grazing and gold mining. It goes beyond the exploration of Hume and Hovell and colonial exploration. But now - it's increasingly about mountain biking. 25 Feb 2017
Welcome to Thredbo - the home of gravity riding

Welcome to Thredbo - the home of gravity riding

Thredbo has long been the home of gravity fed mountain biking in Australia, thanks to the lift that runs almost every day. But it's about a lot more than just the Cannonball run these days. 18 Feb 2017
Vanlife - Part one of the Oregon Odyssey

Vanlife - Part one of the Oregon Odyssey

Two blokes and a van – riding and railing through Oregon. Need we say more? 17 Jan 2017
Riding the Bernina Express

Riding the Bernina Express

The IMBA Epic trail is a hard tag to come by, with scant few trails around the globe earning such a title. So when you're close by to one, such as the Bernina Express in Switzerland, there is little else to do but head straight for it. 13 Jan 2017
Get your head around Mackay

Get your head around Mackay

Mackay might be known for churning out sugar, minerals, and wealthy miners thanks to the resources boom but that's not all that's on offer in this tropical northern Queensland town. 10 Jan 2017
How to choose a bike bag

How to choose a bike bag

The nightmare of travelling with your bike can actually be less than the nightmare of trying to have fun on trails on a clapped out rental bike – so here are some luggage options, assessed for pros and cons by seasoned traveller Imogen Smith, to make the experience a little more pleasurable. 23 Dec 2016