We start our tour at the top of Arthur's Seat meeting in the car park at Seawinds Gardens. Once kitted out with your bike and all of the necessary equipment and following a brief 'getting to know your bike session' we head out onto our adventure.
The first stage of our ride is a nice little downhill section of dirt road, Pindara Road. Here you will get a good feel for the the bikes as you ease your way to the bottom before crossing Arthur's Seat Road and onto the single track which leads us all the way to the head of the Merricks Trail just behind the Epicurean restaurant.
This section of single track has a variety of terrain including uphill, downhill, gravel, dirt and some technical sections with tree roots and small rocks to navigate. Whether you are a complete novice or a more experienced mountain biker you will be well supported by our guides to seek out the right amount of adrenaline just for you. Be sure to take a breather or two to take in the spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay and surrounding vineyards.
Once on Merricks trail, the track opens onto what used to be the original railway easement. A gentle descent takes us through a magnificent pine treed section popular with walkers, hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders. When you experience the natural beauty of the trail it is not difficult to see why it is so popular.
At the end of this section we reach Tonkins Rd and take a sharp right where we get to experience the true power of the Trek E-Bikes. Our first steep uphill section will be a breeze as you switch to turbo power and blast with relative ease to the top before gliding past another vineyard and descending gently for approx. 2 km taking in spectacular views over Western Port towards Phillip Island and The Nobbies.
We continue on to the end of the Merricks Trail to our mid-point pit stop. After a short break we jump back on the bikes to do the whole trail again but in reverse.
Towards the end of the tour we will get an opportunity to see the fantastic sunset over Port Phillip Bay and beyond (weather permitting). We may also catch a glimpse of the big Eastern Grey Kangaroos that like to laze around at dusk in the Seawinds Gardens.
This adventure is easily achievable for riders with good balance and a reasonable level of confidence. The pedal assistance of the superb Trek electric mountain bikes offer a fantastic 3 to 4 hours of exploring a wonderful area of the Mornington Peninsula.
Trail Level : Beginner / Intermediate
Trail Length : 30k's return
Trail start Time : To Be Advised
Trail Duration : 3 to 4 hours