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Epic Mountain Bike Trail for Southern Flinders

Project Overview

The construction of the Epic Mountain Bike Trail is one of the biggest and most exciting projects underway as part of the investment in the Southern Flinders to build on the region's reputation as an adventure tourism destination.

South Australian company Trailscapes have been awarded the contract to construct the trail, with early survey works commencing in January 2022.

The trail has been designed in line with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) criteria for epic trail accreditation by internationally-recongised trail design company World Trail and is set to become a world-class tourism asset for the region.

The proposed route will offer 37.5km of non-stop adventure, with riders climbing to the summit of Mount Remarkable at heights of 950m above sea level then returning to Melrose. It traverses and showcases the unique topography and ecology of the Mount Remarkable Range, offering up fantastic views over the Willochra Plain before climbing to the summit.

The trail will then return riders to Melrose by descending the western flank and navigating around the southern extent of the Mount Remarkable.

The project is already receiving media attention having recently been featured on Channel 7 and in Flow MTB .

  • Epic Trail - design of concept alignment

    Concept design completed by World Trail April - September 2021

  • Tender for construction released

    Tender released in November 2021

  • Successful tenderer announced

    Trailscapes awared contract to construct December 2021

  • Early survey works to begin

    Survey works commencing January 2022

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