The foothills of Mount Remarkable are a mountain biker’s dreamland and are littered with superb mountain bike trails. It’s difficult to describe riding Mount Remarkable without pointing to the name – for mountain biking the area is truly remarkable. The National Park which encloses the mountain is beautiful and home to some of the most pristine outback in South Australia. Among the best trails here is a black diamond run in the Hidden Valley. The track starts with a pretty arduous ascent before firing you down a tight and highly technical downhill track.
The Melrose Fat Tyre Festival is held every winter (usually in June), allowing keen mountain bikers to explore trails not usually open to the public.