Brisbane Valley Mountain Bike Tours
If you are an abbot mountain bike rider why not take advantage of Ipswich Trike tours to transport or pick you and your mountain bike from either your residence if you live locally, your motel or the Ipswich Tourist Information Centre at the start or the end of your mountain bike ride.
Then go through Fernvale to Wivenhoe Dam stopping to see the dam.
We then ride to Lowood and Glamorganvale Hills stopping at Glamorganvale Hotel for refreshments. We the visit small towns such as Haigslea, Rosewood going past a replica Cobb & Co coach. This coach is on permanent display at the Rosewood Community Park, with people being able to get a feel for a form of transport that existed until the 1920s, Walloon and back to Ipswich.
Wulkuraka (Ipswich) to Fernvale (22km)
There are no Toilets or drinking water along this section of the rail trail
Rail Trail start on the right hand side of the raillway station
Follow the concrete bikeway along along Grace street pass Arnold street on your right, cross over to the other side of Grace street. Continue 100 m and turn right onto the Brassall Rail Trail, Travel 150m along the Brassall rail trail and turn left at the Pinic shelter and enter the BVRT conection path.
Station site along this swction include Muirlea 5 km , Pine Mountain 8.6km , Borrallon 11.5km,
Wanora 15 km Fairneyview 18.5km and Fernvale 22.6 km and are all clearly marked.
Fernvale to Lowood (9km)
easily graded with a fine compacted gravel trail surface.
this section is also suitable for hybrid bikes, personal mobility vehicles or horse drawn vehicles
Fernvale has quite a few facilities, including the Fernvale Futures Visitor Information Centre at the station site, bakery, café, ATM and accommodation. Lowood is not as big but has the basic facilities and still has its station, off Railway St and visible from Main St. The Lowood showgrounds has horse accomodation facilities.
The was the first section of the rail trail developed, by the then Shire of Esk in 2002. A fun run is held on the trail every July.
Cost: $240.00, $360.00 two passengers and $420.00 three Passengers and three mountain bikes.
Cormorant Bay Cafe, Wivenhoe Pocket
Bottletree Hotel, Glamorganvale