Donna Descent Mountain Bike Adventure

Enjoy a heart pumping descent down Mount Donna Buang.

Location

Mount Donna Buang to Warburton via the O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail

Meeting Point

Oscars on the Yarra, 3185 Warburton Hwy, Warburton VIC

Duration

Approx. 4 hours

Difficulty

Challenging

Group Size

Maximum group of 10. Larger groups by enquiry.

Dash to the top of the lookout tower located at the summit of Mount Donna Buang for picturesque views of the valley below before starting your descent.

Your mountain bike descent starts from the summit and is a 36 km downhill ride through stunning Mountain Ash forest with the occasional panoramic view out over the valley below. Majority of the ride is along quiet gravel and bitumen roads. After a short but steep climb the final 10 km stretch of riding is along the iconic O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, a now disused open-water aqueduct that once supplied Melbourne with all its water needs. At Dee Road picnic area you’ll cruise the final downhill section joining the Warburton to Lilydale Rail Trail for a short ride back to Oscars on the Yarra.

At the start of the tour your guide will run you through a safety briefing and kit you out with a helmet, gloves and mountain bike. Your guide will be on hand throughout the activity guiding and assisting you through the adventure.

If you can’t see the time and date that you’d like please give us a call and we’ll help you out.

Pricing options.

Booking & cancellation. All payments and paperwork must be completed & received prior to participation.

Group Tour

AUD
Adult
$129
Child
$119
Family (2 adults / 2 child)
$450

Private Groups

AUD
1 - 2 people
$550
3 - 4 people
$900
5 - 7 people
$1,425
8 - 10 people
$1,950

Above 10 people? No worries, get in touch to discuss your options.

  • Inclusions

    • Round-trip transfers to and from the meet up location in Warburton
    • Yarra Ranges National Park entrance fees
    • Experienced adventure guides
    • Safety equipment and first aid kit
    • All adventure equipment
    • Bike, helmet and riding gloves
    • Safety briefing.
  • Exclusions

    • Meals and beverages
    • Other personal expenses
    • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Packing List

    • Wear comfortable active wear
    • Thermal top or jumper
    • Closed toe shoes, sneakers or trainers
    • Small day bag
    • Water bottle and personal snacks
    • Rain coat
    • Sunscreen
    • Hand sanitiser
    • A phone or camera for photos.
  • Know before you book

    • Warburton Adventure Company is a Parks Victoria Licensed Tour Operator and is fully insured
    • Suitable for children aged 15+ who are comfortable on a mountain bike
    • All children must be accompanied by a paying adult
    • You must have a reasonable level of fitness
    • If you have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate
    • You will need to complete our pre-arrival waiver, medical consent and Covid-19 declaration form prior to your adventure
    • This activity begins in Warburton, which is approximately 75 minutes from Melbourne. You must make your own way to the designated meeting point.
Mount Donna Buang mountain bike experience

“We had a beautiful, fun and memorable adventure, felt safe the whole time and had plenty of laughs along the way. We will definitely book another tour next time we’re in Warburton.”

— Michael C | Google

Frequently asked questions.

  • What’s the difference between guided and self-guided adventures?

    In our guided adventures you’ll have the safety and assurance of a professional adventure guide with you every step of the way. All our guides are trained and accredited outdoor adventure specialists with current Working with Children Check and First Aid Training. On a self-guided adventure we’ll provide transfers and adventure equipment, but you’ll have the freedom to enjoy the activity at your own pace.

  • What happens if it starts raining while I’m out on tour?

    If it’s a little light drizzle then we’ll continue with the adventure as planned. However, if the weather turns quickly then we’ll make a judgement call based on how quickly the shower will pass, how strong the rain is, if there is lightning, thunder and strong winds. While some inclement weather is to be expected in nature based adventures, we take your comfort and safety in the outdoors very seriously.

  • Do you provide catering on tour?

    We currently provide a unique Silva Coffee Roasters tasting experience available on selected tours. Partnering with Oscars on the Yarra we are now providing a special picnic experience that can be enjoyed at the conclusion of your adventure tour in a lush tranquil setting by the Yarra River. You can choose from a selection of sandwiches, an antipasto platter or 3 cheese picnic boxes. Pair with a bottle of wine or champagne bought separately.

  • Are your adventures suitable for children?

    Yes, most of our adventure activities are suitable for children aged 6 and above. However, please check our age guide listed on our individual adventure products. If you’re unsure which activity is suitable for your child please contact us to discuss your options.

  • What happens if it is raining on the day of my tour booking?

    If it’s a little light drizzle we’ll continue with the adventure as planned. However, if it turns to torrential rain with high winds then we’ll work with you to reschedule your tour for another date. While some inclement weather is to be expected in nature based adventures, we take your comfort and safety in the outdoors very seriously.