Mountain Biking in the Great Owtay National Park

Horse Riding & Mountain Biking

Experience and enjoy the natural environment on horse back or mountain bike.

Horse Riding

A permit is required for horse riders to ride in the National Park and Parks Victoria staff can assist you with this. The formed roads and tracks provide ideal trails.
Discover more on horse riding   

Cycling Trails & Roads


Some 60km of MTB trails radiate out from Forrest, creating a mammoth network in two main zones, The Yaugher Network and the Southern Trail Network. Different trails offer different technical elements and degrees of challenge: jumps, freeride, uphill, downhill, ramps and bridges. All abilities are catered for with smooth, do-able rides for beginners and thrilling, heart-in-your-mouth twists and turns for experts. MTB tour operators offer skills training, bike hire and guided tours.

Download Forrest MTB Trails Map here


This 45km trail from Colac to Beech Forest curves and climbs through towering pine forests and farmland.

Discover more on the Old Beechy Rail Trail here

Want to experience the Great Ocean Road itself on two wheels then consider participating in one of the regions many cycling events…

• Otway Odyssey
• Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride
• Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
• Amy’s Gran Fondo 
• Great Victorian Bike Race