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About Trail Towns

Trail Towns is a one stop shop for cycle tourism, find out where to ride, where to eat, where to stay and where to play in towns and regions across Australia and New Zealand! Giant Australia are proud to be a sponsor of Australia's first cycle tourism television series. Trail Towns is dedicated to encouraging more families, couples and friends to take a bicycle holiday and support regional areas. Join our hosts, riding enthusiast, Dieter Kahsnitz, and MTB world champion, Paul van der Ploeg, as they road trip across Aus and NZ to discover hidden gems along the way.

From quaint towns to bustling cities, historic and cultural insights alongside tantalising food and drinks, and rail trails to action packed mountain biking, Trail Towns has everything you need to discover somewhere new to visit, right in our backyard!

Season 3 starting August 26 on SBS at 4:00pm AEST

Meet your hosts

Deetz has been at the forefront of mountain biking since its inception in the early ’90s. As a mountain bike racer in the early days, to working in one of Melbourne’s most renowned mountain bike stores, his passion for cycling and travel has been apparent.

Having worked across TV, in both presenting and producing roles, Trail Towns now brings together the professional and personal sides of Deetz.

The ability to share his passion for cycling, along with the history of old rail towns, perfectly captures how he feels about these rural communities and what they have to offer.

Vandy first represented Australia at the 2006 World Mountain Bike Championships before winning a World Title in the Mountain Bike Eliminator event in 2013.

As an elite athlete, Vandy also competed at the highest level in Road Cycling, Cyclo-Cross, and Gravel racing.

With a love of cycling and a passion for travel, Vandy has found the perfect recipe for meeting new people and exploring new and interesting places. Trail Towns now blends cycling and travel in a way that allows others to share in the adventure.

You can read up on the full Trail Towns story over on their website.

Season Three Official Trailer

Season 3

Season 3 begins on 26th August on SBS

Season 2

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Learn More

To laern more about Trail Towns TV Visit the show's official website by clicking the button below or be sure to check out all the episodes via SBS On Demand here.