David's 5 favourite places to ride a bike in Echuca Moama that involve good coffee
ride, coffee, repeat!
9 November 2021
This article provides information on some great cycling activities in Echuca Moama, suitable for standard bikes and e-bikes and includes 5 coffee recommendations. After all, coffee and cycling kind of go together!
1. Echuca Scenic Trail
The Echuca Scenic Trail is a 5km loop that begins just near Victoria Park, Crofton Street. It’s a popular walking and cycling track with locals and visitors. With great views of the Murray and Campaspe Rivers (which meet at around the half way point), this is one of Echuca’s most relaxing and rejuvenating places to cycle. At the completion of the loop you might like to treat yourself to a coffee at the Sweet Meadow, or an ice-cream at the Port Ice-Creamery – both are in High Street, and are both a favourite of David’s.
2. St Anne’s Winery & 3 Black Sheep Moama
St Anne’s Winery and the 3 Black Sheep are both found just off Perricoota Road in Moama. Your ride begins at the Echuca Visitor Centre. Cycle over the Bridge into Moama – take a detour to the left to Moama Beach, or to the right to Horseshoe Lagoon. Meander your way through the back streets to Perricoota Road and cycle a few kilometres out to 3 Black Sheep. This is a fantastic little café and restaurant serving great coffee and excellent food. The next stop, a kilometre away is St Anne’s, an award winning winery and cellar door. Enjoy a free tasting, or an amazing cheese platter, before cycling back to Moama. This trip is around 10km. It involves some riding on the road, a great ride on a standard bike or e-bike.
Riverbank Restaurant is Moama’s newest restaurant and it’s getting fabulous reviews. We recommend jumping on your bike and cycling over the bridge to Moama. Prior to the roundabout do a u-turn at the Kerrabee Sound Shell Park, and take the cycling/walking track under the bridge up to Shaw Street. Cycle past the Moama Bowling Club on your left, and follow Shaw street until it becomes Holmes Street. Continue until you reach Edwards Street, turn left. Then take the first right into Old Barmah Road. Continue on past Discovery Park on your right, to Moama Waters. Riverbank is nestled on the river bank at Moama Waters holiday park. Cycle through the entrance and keep going, and you won’t miss it. Reward yourself with coffee, and morning tea or lunch. Riverbank has a great menu, and a fantastic cake range. Their coffee gets a big tick as well.
“This ride has it all – sealed roads, bush scenery and fantastic river views when you arrive. Stay a while and then enjoy meandering back to Echuca.”
Round trip is approximately 10kms. A very comfortable ride on an e-bike or standard bike. Bookings at Riverbank recommended.
5. Campaspe River Ride
Your ride begins at Lions Park, Campaspe Esplanade just off Ogilvie Avenue. Lions Park is a popular picnic spot beside the Campaspe River and is also where parkrun is held on Saturday mornings. Follow the meandering Campaspe River on a sealed path and cycleway. Make sure your bike bell is working as you’re sure to encounter plenty of walkers and joggers. You’ll also see people on bikes, e-bikes, scooters and skates. The path follows the river through natural bushland. You’ll notice two footbridges providing linkages across the river into the township.
Once you reach the Warren Street Bridge you have the 3 options. You can cross the Campaspe River and follow the trail along the east side of the river, behind the shops and businesses in High street, before crossing back over the Anstruther Street footbridge. Or turn left and cycle to the Northern Highway, left again at Butchers Street and ride back to the Campaspe river track, and up to Lions Park. The third option is to cycle back the way you’ve just come. This is an easy 5km ride.
See if you can spot the possum glider boxes, listen for the sounds of the birds and enjoy the natural bush scenery. When you finish your ride it’s a quick cycle up towards the Northern Highway to the Moama Bakery (yes, in Echuca!) in the Crossenvale Village complex, where you can enjoy a coffee and an extensive selection of mouth watering bakery items.