OTA THE OAKS TRAIL - (best MTB experience)
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Woodford, NSW
- Product code: OAKS
This is not your typical basic bike hire business. This is a premium mobile service that offers you a self guided ride experience. Safety is paramount as obvious by the quality modern equipment used. You are met with your bikes ready to go near the start of the trail/ride. Sam (the owner) spends 30 minutes with you as he personally fits you to the bike and helmet, runs through bike operation, trail information and provides you with some riding skill and technique tips to help you get the most out of yourself, the bike and the trail.
### BMB self guided tours and hire require minimum numbers for the day to go ahead. The booking system will send a pending order email confirmation upon your online booking. When minimum bookings are received, bookings/rides will be automatically confirmed. Regardless of whether ride goes ahead or not, you will receive a call from the owner (Sam) the night before your ride to confirm the status and info about the ride and logistics. Rides that do not go ahead will be instantly refunded or you can choose another date and the booking will be moved...whatever suits you best! The above is not totally inflexible and Sam will help, with pleasure, where ever possible.
ABOUT THE RIDE AND WHATS INCLUDED
Included: Mountain bike hire from Woodford including bike, helmet and maps.
You can expect your ride experience to last from 2.5 to 4 hours.
One of the most popular mountain bike tracks in Australia, “The Oaks” Fire trail has all the elements of a great ride and experience. The trail runs between Woodford and Glenbrook. This ride comes with a 1000m vertical decent, all in the name of fun and good views.
The ride is downhill 80% of the way with a steep final kick as you climb the road out of the National Park to Glenbrook Village. While there is a some climbing in the first half of the ride, once the helipad is reached at the halfway mark, it's one long fun downhill run.
As the trail winds its way along ridge tops make sure you take the time to have a look around as some excellent views of the lower Blue Mountains can be had. On a clear day you can see all the way to Sydney CBD.
If it's been recently graded, the smooth wide trail allows for a sustained thrilling high speed blast. The icing on the cake is the fantastic optional single track section towards the end, which is one of the best in Sydney.
We meet you with your hire bike at the lower commuter parking station at Woodford train station. This is best accessed off the highway when coming up from Sydney way. Alternatively, catch the train to Woodford!
The track is 30kms long and takes on average 2-4 hours to complete. Riders return to pickup / dropoff location in Woodford by catching the train from Glenbrook station, which takes approx 30 minutes. The track is easily self guided and suitable for average fitness and experience.
Available sessions: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 8:00am (pickup) and 1:00pm (drop off).