If you’re visiting Echuca Moama and want to ride a bike, here’s some local recommendations of trails, tracks and coffee destinations!
1. Echuca Scenic Trail
The Echuca Scenic Trail is a 5 km loop that begins just near Victoria Park, Crofton Street. It’s a popular walking and cycling track with locals and visitors, and a great way to enjoy some of Echuca Moama’s nature based attractions. 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. It is not uncommon to spot kangaroos in the bush, hear kookaburras laughing and see a paddlesteamer cruising the Murray River. At the completion of the ride you might like to treat yourself to a coffee at the Wren Courtyard cafe, or an ice-cream at the Port Ice-Creamery – both are in High Street, and are both are highly recommended for very friendly service.
And if you have children with you, they might enjoy a quick stop off at the playground in the Hopwood Garden Echuca.
If you would prefer to have the company of a guide – we recommend you book the Echuca Scenic E-Bike Tour. It is popular with adults and teenagers, and is a great way to learn about some of the local history from tour guide David. Child seats are also available if you have a toddler.
The Echuca Scenic Trail is rated easy.
2. St Anne’s Winery & 3 Black Sheep Moama
St Anne’s Winery and the 3 Black Sheep are both located just off Perricoota Road in Moama. Your ride begins at the Echuca Visitor Information Centre. Cycle over the Bridge into Moama – take a detour to the left to Moama Beach, or to the right to Horseshoe Lagoon. Turn left into Blair Street (Murray River Tea Rooms is on the corner), cycle down past the Murray River Holiday Park and turn right just before the skate park. Meander your way through the bush track, and under the Dungala bridge (new Echuca Moama bridge). The cycling path takes you to behind Woolworths and the Moama cemetry. Ride a few kilometres out to 3 Black Sheep, on the track beside Pericoota Road. This is a welcoming café and restaurant serving great coffee and excellent food. The next stop, a kilometre away is St Anne’s, Moama’s award winning winery and cellar door. Turn right into 24 Lane. Enjoy a free wine tasting, or a delicious cheese platter, before cycling back to Moama. Come back a different way, by cycling over the new Echuca Moama Dhungala Bridge. This trip is approximately 10km. It involves minimal riding on the road, a great ride on a traditional /standard bike or E-Bike.
The Green Pedal Bike To Winery Electric Bike tour covers a similar route to this. A Guided E-Bike tour to St Anne’s is offered most afternoons (except Sundays).
The ride to St Anne’s Winery & 3 Black Sheep Moama is rated easy – especially with the assistance of an E-Bike.
3. Riverbank Restaurant & Café
Riverbank Restaurant is Moama’s newest restaurant and has fabulous reviews. We recommend jumping on your bike and cycling over the bridge to Moama for Saturday lunch or Sunday brunch. Prior to the first roundabout in Moama 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 riding ahead, 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. Check opening days/times before cycling to Riverbank.
“This ride has it all – sealed roads, bush scenery and fantastic Murray river views when you arrive. Stay a while and then enjoy meandering back to Echuca.”
Round trip is approximately 10kms, and a very comfortable ride on an E-Bike or standard bike. Bookings at Riverbank recommended – please check opening hours!
Currently Riverbank opens for dinner Wednesday to Saturday, lunch and dinner Saturday, and for Breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.
4. Banuyle Forest Ride
This really is one of Echuca’s secret local spots!
Commencing behind the Aquatic Reserve (Heygarth Street), find a path that takes you towards the historic Echuca Moama Bridge. There’s a maze of tracks and trails in the Banyule Forest area. A favourite of David’s is riding the single track on an electric mountain bike, alongside the banks of the Murray River, to Chinamen’s bend where you can relax on the sand bank on the river edge, and take in the river views. This is where the Stand Up Paddle Boarders (SUP) start their journey down the Murray River. Relax a while, before heading back up Middle Track to Pakenham Street. Or just prior to Pakenham Street, turn right onto the levee bank track and cycle back to the Echuca Aquatic Reserve. Then, take your pick from a variety of coffee locations in the Port of Echuca Area. David is partial to the brew at the Black Pudding in High Street.
For a longer and more challenging ride – you can continue on to Cape Horn Winery, which is located on the banks of the Murray River. Cape Horn is a popular venue with fabulous wines, mouth watering pizza and live music most weekends.
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 a Saturday morning. 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 that take you across the river into the township.
Once you reach the Warren Street Bridge you have the 4 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. Or, you can link up to the new Dhungala bridge and cycle to Moama. Your fourth 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.
Need more information on where to ride?
Contact David on 0490 048 239 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org David can provide more ideas on where to ride in Echuca Moama and other holiday activities. There are endless things to do in Echuca Moama to make your holiday one to remember! David also provides a free map to help you find your way. Jump on a bike, go further, see more and enjoy more!
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Visiting Echuca Moama for a day or two, or staying for a week or two and deciding what to do? We can help make your holiday memorable! Our fleet of quality E-Bikes and standard push bikes will help you to see more of Echuca and Moama. With great cycling paths and river tracks, relax and ride – you’ll be delighted by the natural beauty of our river towns. And if you’re curious about E-biking – there’s never been a better time to try it out! Book Online or phone David on 0490 048 239.
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