Cycling is a great activity for the whole family, just make sure you tailor the ride to their skill and fitness level rather than yours.  A sure fire way to ensure your kids continue to want to ride with you is to make each ride achievable and FUN.  


An off road sealed path suitable for kids (although it is shared with walkers) - it does cross a couple of roads and car parks so do take car but generally let them go for it.  Starts opposite the old town centre (near the skate park) and goes around the lake to the caravan park at the Thredbo Road turn off.

See the Local Mountain Bike Page for details of the following three venues, all three are great for kids and the variety of trails allow families with kids of all ages to ride together.

Lake Crackenback Resort

Quiet roads and reduced speed limits make this area a safer cycling place for kids and those not so confident on their bikes.  With over 25km of purpose built trails there is something for everybody, the much lauded Thredbo Valley Trail runs between Thredbo Village and Lake Crackenback. The skills park is a perfect place to spend time honing skills and generally hanging out. 

Bungarra Alpine Centre

The range of trails at Bungarra make it a great place for kids to learn to ride single track, graded trails and lots of loops make it easy to gradually build skill level.  Stronger kids can climb the hills, while those who are a bit smaller can stay closer to the hub on flatter ground.  They'll love ripping around the skills track too.

Lake Jindabyne/Mill Hill/Tyrolean Village Single track

The shared MTB/walking trails are great for kids to start to ride singletrack.  Begin at the park on Cobbon Cres (near the Southern Junction with Townsend St) and head for the dam wall, as their skill level and fitness improves, gradually increase the distance you travel towards Tyrolean Village.