What better place to cycle in Summer than at Falls Creek! Check out this great YouTube video from Stephen Lane, an ambassador for 3 Peaks, a Sports Scientist and a well known ex top level Victorian cyclist. He is with Paul Van Der Ploeg, a Mt Beauty local who won a world championship MTB event and is an ambassador for Falls Creek (and lots of other things). And what better place to stay than at AAC Falls Creek, so book now!
from Stephen Lane - HPTek
AAC Falls Creek and bikes
When the snow melts, this fantastic ski lodge becomes the perfect base for your bike holiday.
- secure indoor bike storage for MTB and road bikes
- all bedrooms with ensuites - doubles, twins, family or bunk rooms
- huge communal kitchen with commercial fridge and dishwasher
- balcony with barbecue
- large lounge/dining room with spectacular view of the summit
- games room with big screen, pool table, foozball
- located next to the village bowl
- easy roll down to Flowtown, Falls Creek's most popular MTB trail
- close to the family friendly aqueduct access trail that leads to green beginner MTB trails and the undulating Bogong High Plains road
- special package for Peaks Challenge weekend
Wildflowers, Huts & Walks
By late spring the wildflowers are appearing. Picnicing, strollling or serious bushwalking all allow you to get out and enjoy this gorgeous display. The high plains are also dotted with huts, some built by cattlemen, some for bushwalkers and others for the intrepid souls who built the Kiewa Hydro Scheme. Some of the huts are fairly close to the sealed road, including the heritage listed Wallaces Hut. In some parts of the high plains you might even spot wild brumbies grazing.
Bikes & Motorbikes
If you prefer exploring on 2 wheels then Falls Creek is a great base for road cycling or motorcycling. The Bogong High Plains Road (aka the Bogong Alpine Way) offers rolling high altitude riding between Falls Creek and the Eastern edge of the High Plains. The road from Mt Beauty to Falls Creek twists and climbs for 30 kilometres of rewarding riding. Beyond the eastern edge is the tightly twisting Omeo Highway and the Great Alpine Road over Mt Hotham that provides one of the state's best touring loops. Or turn north and explore the fantastic road to Mitta Mitta and return via Lake Hume or Lockharts Gap.
The aqueducts on the high plains provide miles of easy mountain bike riding for families. Other trails give access to mountain huts and more challenging terrain.
The single track trails that fan out from the village have really grabbed the attention of mountain bikers. If you love flow, Flowtown is made for you. There are also technical descents, challenging XC loops and encouraging beginner trails. The village aqueduct trail is as an easy family ride that also serves as a trunk connecting the other trails.
From November to April, Blue Dirt provide a shuttle service on weekends and other peak times to take bikes and riders to the summit and bring them back from the end of Flowtown
Lakes & Streams
Rocky Valley lake is the place for swimming, fishing, and paddling. Australia Day weekend even sees the Dragon Boats racing on the lake. Of course trout fisherman also love Pretty Valley lake and all the streams of the high plains.
Athletes are visiting Falls Creek in increasing numbers to enjoy training and competing in such beautiful surroundings. At 1600m above sea level, it is also a perfect location for altitude training.
When the mountains are carpeted with wild flowers instead of snow, the alps offer new means of adventure, relaxation and fun. It's typically 10°C cooler at Falls Creek than the valleys and plains below, and much greener.
AAC Falls Creek is your base for summer in the mountains
The lodge is available for members and summer associates to enjoy in summer. Bring a crowd and stay very affordably in this beautiful lodge. It's only $43* per person per night but a minimum charge does apply.
If you are not a member, it's easy to join as a summer associate and bring your family, friends or sporting group for a great stay in the mountains.
Bushwalkers, mountain bikers, photographers, rowers, road cyclists, motorcyclists, artists, runners, tri-athletes - what ever your obsession, AAC Falls Creek can provide a comfortable base for a fantastic alpine experience
*2019 summer price for guests, members $31.
AAC Falls Creek accepts Summer Associates, a special limited membership. Summer associates can make bookings for themselves and a group or friends, club or family. Summer Associate membership costs $20 for 1 summer season.