Discover the natural wonders of Arthurs Seat by mountain bike

Ride Arthurs Seat Eagle

Tastings at some of the Peninsula’s finest craft breweries and distilleries.

The Epitome of fun in nature exploring Arthurs Seat National Park by Bike finishing at a treasure trove of craft breweries and distilleries

Discover the dramatic natural beauty of Arthurs Seat (known as Wonga to the Boon Wurrung people) on this stunning mountain biking adventure which finishes at your choice of world-class breweries or distilleries. This fully supported adventure starts by the crystal clear waters of Port Phillip Bay, soars to the summit of the peninsula with your bike on Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola and takes in the breathtaking raw nature of Arthurs Seat National Park before finishing at a wonderful labyrinth of craft distilleries and breweries for your included tastings.

It’s time to Wander the Wonder of Wonga!

100% of profits from this adventure go to support the Save Arthurs Seat campaign to protect this previous natural wonderland.

Highlights

Go at your own pace with this fully organised and supported self-guided mountain biking day out on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula

Ride the enthralling mountain bike trails in Arthurs Seat surrounded by nature

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views on the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula

Start the day with a beautiful cruising ride passing the beach boxes along the beachfront

Try tasting paddles at your choice of distilleries, breweries, cideries and urban wineries

Order craft beers & spirits to take home and WAM! will also collect

Immerse in nature & wildlife within the wilderness of Arthurs Seat

Receive a full support service throughout the day from WAM!

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Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

$99 AUD – includes mountain bike hire
$85 AUD – BYO mountain bike


Departure time

10 am


Meeting point

McCrae Lighthouse – Mornington Peninsula

 


Availability

Saturday


Duration

5 hours


Group size

2 minimum, 10 maximum


Included

  • Mountain bike hire, (or BYO), helmet, lock etc.
  • Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola uplift journey to summit ticket with your mountain bike
  • Your choice of finishing at craft tasting paddles at either a brewery (Jetty Road Brewery or Two Bays Brewing Co), a distillery (Jimmy Rum) cidery (Peninsula Cider Co), or an urban winery (Rhino Tiger Bear Wines)
  • Full support service in case you experience any bike issues or get lost!
  • Digital map with hidden gems and bike trail route highlighted
  • Drinks bottle for the day
  • Pick up and drop off service to get you back to your vehicle/Mornington Peninsula accommodation after you have finished tastings/lunch (we can also pick up any craft beers or spirits you may have purchased to take home)

All profits go to support Save Arthurs Seat to stop the quarry being which would destroy precious native bushland, read more here.


Not included

  • Lunch or snacks

What to bring

  • Day pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Clothes and closed shoes suitable for mountain biking
  • Warm clothes and a rain jacket just in case
  • Change of clothes for the trip home
  • Money for lunch at the breweries and distilleries

Participation requirements

  • Must be able to ride a bike, basic mountain bike coaching provided at the start if required.
  • This experience is designed to ride easy (green) mountain bike trails and bike tracks. Moderate level of fitness advised for bike riding.
  • Please contact us prior to booking if you have children under 16.

About your guide

This adventure is self-guided but full support is provided by your experienced and passionate local WAM team who is a mountain bike instructor and first aid trained. Your guide will provide you with a basic mountain biking lesson (if required) before you set off along with detailed instructions of your route and pick you up at the end of the day.

This self-guided adventure is suitable for most biking abilities (we do recommend a moderate level of fitness and of course you must be able to ride a bike) and provides you with a fully supported service from your WAM! team including mountain bikes, helmet etc, special map with hidden gems and bike trails highlighted. Your journey starts by meeting your WAM! Team by the iconic 19th-century lighthouse at McCrae beach. Enjoy the white sands, clear waters and beach boxes of McCrae, and perhaps grab a coffee from Merchant & Maker (often voted the best cafe on the Peninsula). We will also provide some brief pointers in mountain biking (if required).

Once you have collected your gear for the day, set off along the stunning bay cruising the bike tracks along the beachfront to Arthurs Seat Eagle Base Station. Now it’s time for the jaw-dropping scenery, as you head to the special mountain bike entrance and take your bike on the Arthurs Seat Eagle gondola uplift to the summit. The views get better and better as the gondola rises and keep an eye out for the Melbourne city skyline in the distance. The focal point of the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat (known as Wonga to the Boon Wurrung people), rising 1000ft above sea level, the highest point of the surrounding landscape shows off jaw-dropping views, stunning forests and bushland full of wildlife, and a plethora of awesome mountain bike trails for all abilities.

Once at the summit, take your time enjoying the views before riding the short track to the mountain biking trails of Arthurs Seat State Park. Take it easy and listen out for the birdlife and watch out for the wildlife as you go! The trails meander down towards Dromana and a hub of incredible craft breweries, distilleries, cideries, and even an urban winery. Park up your bikes and head in to relax (we will pick up the bikes later) and try your included tasting paddle. We give you a choice to try tasting paddles (or equivalent drink) at Jetty Road Brewery, Jimmy Rum Distillery, Two Bays Brewery, Mr Little Cider or Rhino Tiger Bear Winery.

*We will contact you at the time of booking for which venue you choose and we will make the booking for you, you can also have lunch at any of these venues (at your own cost). Once you have tried a few of the breweries and distilleries and had lunch, your WAM! team will come and collect you (feel free to order take homes as we’ll also pick these up), and drop you back at the start or at your Mornington Peninsula accommodation.

Note: if driving please have a designated driver, who can also order non-alcoholic drinks instead of the tasting paddles.

*Please note that WAM!‘s mountain bikes are designed for enjoying the green/blue trails and not taking on any rock jumps on the blacks!

Important Details

Good to know
This adventure includes mountain biking along bike tracks and mountain bike trails so a moderate level of fitness advised. If you are unsure if this tour is suitable for you, please contact us or check out our other adventure tours.

Weather
These tours operate all year round including in the cooler months of the year and occasionally there can be adverse weather conditions. Strong winds can sometimes mean Arthurs Seat Eagle is not operating. If the weather is not suitable, we will adjust the itinerary or call you the day prior to your tour to discuss other options.

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