Mitchell River Loop
This is an easy ride along both sides of the Mitchell River, where there are several picnic spots and information boards along the way. If you feel like riding further, Howitt Park is also the start of the East Gippsland Rail Trail.
Distance: 5.6km return
Track: Generally smooth dirt or gravel track
Grade: Level 1 – No experience required, suitable for beginners and children
Start: Howitt Park, Bairnsdale
Finish: Howitt Park, Bairnsdale
Note: A great ride for families
Getting there: Travel via Monash Freeway (M1) and Princes Highway (A1) to Bairnsdale approximately 28km east of Melbourne. The ride starts in Howitt Park on the left, just after you cross the Mitchell River Bridge immediately to the west of the town centre.