Construction on the Epic Mountain Bike Trail worth $1.8 million is ready to roll in the Mount Remarkable National Park.
The 42km trail, which forms part of the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders project, will take riders through the national park, adjacent private land and into Spring Creek.
According to Deputy Premier Susan Close, the trail's construction is expected to bring in mountain bike enthusiasts from all over the country and the world.
"The Epic trail will deliver the most unique and enjoyable visitor experience that the region has to offer," Dr Close said.
"This mountain bike loop will be built to a standard which will be sensitive to the environment and Aboriginal heritage sites, delivering exceptional views, a great experience and a sense of adventure for riders."
The trail was designed in consultation with the Nukunu Wapma Thura Aboriginal Corporation to make sure the project itself and riders will not disturb any culturally significant heritage sites.
"Engaging with the traditional owners of the land to be used for the trail is an important step in delivering this project and their advice on cultural heritage values has been crucial for the project going forward," Dr Close said.
"The project is expected to lead to an increase in nature-based tourism opportunities in the region, including in Aboriginal cultural tourism."
South Australian company TrailScapes designed the trail and will be responsible for constructing it using specialist machinery and hand building to avoid major impacts on the surrounding environment.
The trail will be finished and open to the public in 2023.
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