NEW: Bikes available for hire at affordable rates - see 'Bike Hire' tab

We have a bike cleaning area, a stand, enough tools to get you out of most fixes and a safe place to store your beloved at night!

Ride options

The 38km Warburton - Lilydale Rail Trail starts exactly 1km from the Motel, the 107km Giro della Donna road race starts 1km from the Motel or you can head right out the driveway to the two most popular trail loops (45km "Starling Gap Loop" and 55km "Ada Tree Loop").

The 'Visit Warburton' official site has some great information about the range of rides including the three main mountain bike tracks:

"Hey Hey My My" - "Warpage" and "Pinhead". You can read about them all HERE

This video is of "Hey Hey My My" was created by the great team at the Cog Bike Cafe (and repair shop): 

Hidden away just 70 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne and starting at the Motel gate are the magical roads and unforgiving mountains of the Yarra Ranges National Park, aka cycling paradise. Don't be fooled by the beautiful forests and innocent lyrebirds that line these flawless roads; this ride is not for the faint-hearted!

Repairs and maintenance

Upon your return you can high pressure clean your bike and carry out tweaks and repairs using the supplied stand and tools. For bigger issues the COG Bike Shop (parts and mechanic) is within walking distance along the trail.

Secure storage

Whether exploring Warburton by car or foot, or storing your bike overnight, you can secure your bike inside (using your own lock).

Train Station Luggage Collection

By arrangement on weekends (for a reasonable *fee) we will meet you at Lilydale Train Station and bring your luggage back to the Motel. You can ride the 38km Rail Trail from the station and your bags will be in your room waiting. We can do the same in reverse.

* We charge $15.00 per person each way for the 73km, 1 hour round trip to the train station. Minimum 2 / $30.

This is a video about the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail from "Coxy's Big Break" - an Aussie TV show.