Departing from Nelse lodge on E-Bike Mountain bikes and touring packs ride on the groomed ski trail to top of Ruined Castle lift before descending to the Pretty Valley hut and cattle yards that were first constructed in the 1930’s.
The next stage is a one-tour ski tour up to the Ben Cooper Memorial. From the top of the Tawonga Hut Valley, the best lines and paths are selected for the mornings touring.
Lunch is set in the surrounds of the Tawonga Hut that were constructed firstly by John Ryder. This hut was pulled down in 1888 by a horse that was tethered to the hut, but was replaced that same year. A second hut was built in 1923. Currently four huts exist on a site 250 metres south of the original site, set amongst ageless snow gums next to a small creek. The huts as a group are recognised as significant by the National Trust.