Plan your next biking adventure in the beautiful Albury.
Albury boasts numerous tracks that are popular among cyclists across Australia. With over 40 kilometres of exciting interlinked trails, Albury is a haven for adventure-seekers. You can go cycling, skating, or take a walk while admiring the scenic views and being one with nature. The trails are mostly flat and easy to traverse for anyone of any age or fitness level.
Of course, there will come a point when you can use some rest. You may take a break, enjoy a delicious meal or a cup of coffee with the many restaurants and cafés along the way. In case you need accommodation, Albury also has great places where you can spend the night and recharge. Get active and enjoy the fantastic outdoors, then slow down and relax so you can be ready for your next quest!
Here are the most popular cycling tracks in Albury that you might want to check out for your next cycling or hiking adventure. We strongly recommend you look into any track you want to ride to ensure it is suitable and always observe bicycle and road safety guidelines for everyone’s safety and more enjoyable experience.
Nail Can Hill
The heart of Albury’s celebrated Nail Can Hill Run, this area is popular with seasoned cyclists. The Nail Can Hill is part of the Crown reserve and has a network of trails adorned with exquisite flora and fauna at the city’s outskirts. It also features rolling native bushland, with terrains varying from mild to quite steep. As some trails may not be suitable for cycling, it is best to stick to the Ridge Trail. The Nail Can Hill ride is 6.5 kilometres, with unsealed surface and an off the road riding condition.
Whether you are looking for a leisurely walk or a more energetic activity like cycling, Wagirra Trail is perfect even for beginners. It loops around Horseshoe Lagoon, South Albury Trail (via Union Bridge), Bungambrawatha Creek Trail, and links with the Albury-Thurgoona Trail.
You can stop by for a rest at one of the riverside parks or have a refreshing dip at the Albury Swim Centre. Wagirra Trail is 5.6 kilometres, with a predominantly sealed surface and some off road riding conditions.
East Albury Trail
With a flat and sealed surface, people of all ages can enjoy cycling throughout the East Albury Trail. This trail links up with the Albury–Thurgoona Trail leading to a charming picnic and swimming spot Murray River at the Mungabareena Reserve.
The East Albury Trail also features a shopping complex, a plant nursery, and the Albury Base Hospital. If you are planning to tour the trails of Albury, accommodation abounds around this area. This is a great place to look for motels and inns such as the Garden Court Motel. The trail is 5 kilometres with a mix of on and off the road riding condition.
West Albury Trail
The West Albury Trail is another track that active adventurers will love. This track is dotted with numerous parks and nature reserves, as well as a skate park and sports complex. On this side of Albury, accommodation is also plentiful, with various cottages and hotels along the way. The West Albury Trail is connected with the Wagirra Trail. It is 2.1 kilometres, with a combination of sealed and unsealed surface, and mostly flat.
South Albury Trail
Another easy trail that even beginners will enjoy navigating, the South Albury Trail is a relatively short 1.5 kilometres. You can access this trail from the Albury–Thurgoona Trail for an east to west inter-trail adventure. South Albury Trail has parks, sport and recreation centres, and arts and culture facilities. The surface is sealed, flat, and has a combination of on and off road riding conditions.
With multiple points of access, the Albury–Thurgoona Trail is a great cycling and walking track to explore. It loops from South Albury to Thurgoona, and joins with the East Albury Trail, the Wagirra Trail, and the Bungambrawatha Trail. It is 9.4 kilometres and has a flat and sealed surface with off road riding conditions.
This easy trail intersects with off-road paths leading to interesting areas of exploration. It boasts of facilities like the Thurgoona Golf Club Resort, Ernest Grant Oval and Skate Park, and the Thurgoona Shopping Centre. There are also spa centres, B&Bs, and a range of Albury accommodation. Albury CBD is also linked with the Thurgoona Trail, which provides additional areas of activity for walkers and cyclists. This flat and sealed track is 6.6 kilometres long.
Bungambrawatha Creek Trail
Running from the north to the south of Albury, the Bungambrawatha Creek Trail is 6.3 kilometres. Its southern tip connects to the Wagirra Trail and Albury CBD. The ground is mostly flat and sealed and offers interesting stops at the Albury Botanic Gardens, Albury Skate Bowl, Heathwood Park, Fredericks Park Regional Playground, and Albury Swim Centre.
Hunchback Hill (Albury-Wodonga)
This trail is among the newer additions to the Albury-Wodonga area. Hunchback Hill, or the Hunchy, has about 7 kilometres of trail and features a jump track and cross-country loops. This bike park is a wonderful alternative to Nail Can Hill, and also holds its own social rides events and races. The Hunchback Hill Mountain Bike Park is accessed through the Felltimber Creek Road’s west end.
High Country Rail Trail (Albury-Wodonga)
This mighty trail is 80 kilometres long and connects Wodonga and Old Tallangatta. It follows the historic and spectacular railway line of Australia, along the coast of Lake Hume. With scenic views and lots of picnic spots along the way, the High Country Rail Trail offers plenty of stops for rest and recreation. Should you decide to stay the night and continue the next day, there is plenty of Albury accommodation. Albury and Wodonga, fortunately, have many hotels, motels, and B&Bs and one of them is our very own Garden Court Motel.
At 15 kilometres east of Albury-Wodonga, you can stop and take in the beautiful view, or have fun playing all kinds of water sports. Explore and learn about the Rail Trail’s heritage by visiting the Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Lake Hume Village, and the Army Museum. High Country Rail Trail has a sealed surface with a hilly terrain, which is more suitable for experienced cyclists and walkers.
Hume and Hovell Trail
Technically a 426-kilometre walking track, the Tourism and Recreation Convention and the Snowy Valleys Council developed the 70-kilometre biking section. This track, named after the famous explorers, Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, links the Tumut and Tumbarumba towns together. You can access it at the town of Yass and the city of Albury. The Hume and Hovell Trail is still under continuous work.
Flame Trees Trail
Accessible about 500 metres south of the Diffey Road/Rail Trail junction, the Flame Trees Trail is a 7-kilometre easy track. It was constructed alongside the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. This track is a great cycling ground for beginner to intermediate levels who are down for some challenges with climbing and natural obstacles.
Recharge and Be Ready for More Adventures
With numerous cycling tracks and interesting side trails like the Tourist Trail and Fine Food Trail, Albury is indeed a cyclist’s sanctuary. One day is surely not enough for the sights to see and adventures to experience. When planning a weekend-long cycling jaunt in Albury, booking Albury accommodation is one of the easiest things to take care of.
This is where we come to offer a relaxing place to rest your weary body after a full day of action. The Garden Court Motel Albury has fantastic facilities, clean rooms, continental breakfast (it’s free!), onsite ground-level parking (also free!), and friendly, helpful staff to attend to your needs. Make Garden Court your home away from home! Contact us for enquiries, or book directly with us.