Barrimoon Tunnels to Builyan
First instalment for a magnificent new rail trail
If you live in Brisbane (or surrounds) you’ve probably heard of Mt Coot-tha. It’s the unofficial cyclists “spot” where riders come together at all times of the day, on all different types of bikes.
Beginning at the base of Mt Coot-tha on Sir Samual Griffith Drive, you can ride this loop in either direction depending on the challenge you are after. Be rewarded by amazing views at the summit lookout & even enjoy a cup of coffee (or gelato!) at the cafe on top of the mountain.
Most Brisbane locals use Mt Coot-tha loops as a unofficial training ground & often do multiple laps, with many a challenge being held on the mountain.
The strava route shown opposite is from BQ’s own “Queen of Coot-tha” after doing 10 x laps of the mountain!
THINGS TO DO: The Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens are a must visit for a lovely walk!
90km of traffic-free rail trail, through the heart of the South Burnett ... what could be better!
An iconic ride for Brisbane bike riders. Do it on your gravel bike or mountain bike for the maximum fun.