Biking Tracks in NSW
Cycle and mountain bike tracks abound throughout NSW, from on-road trails to off-road rides through national parks and vineyards, outback landscapes, rainforests, and beachfronts. These trails range from short and easy rides suitable for the whole family, to half-day and full-day rides through some of the most beautiful scenery in the region.
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You will find dedicated paths and lanes for cycling throughout NSW, as well as mountain biking trails and tracks, ranging from easy terrain for the young ones to trails that are a little more challenging.
Head to the Blue Mountains for mountain bike touring with direct access to some excellent mountain trails, with day and weekend rides traversing the the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.
Pedal the scenic 90 km from Sydney to Wollongong via the Royal National Park and the breathtaking Sea Cliff Bridge as part of the Sydney to the Gong race, or have a go at Tommos Loop on the Central Coast, a six hour exploration of the Brisbane Water National Park.
In the Snowy Mountains, join more than 30,000 riders in December 2016 at the inaugural L’etape Australia by Tour de France. Once the snow has melted, you can cycle the trails and tracks of this beautiful terrain, with paths for beginners, intermediate and expert mountain bikers.
The Thredbo Valley shared-use track is ideal for beginners, while more experienced riders should check out the single-lane trails that run along the Thredbo River. You can also ride around the family-friendly trails at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
A tandem bicycle tour around the Hunter Valley vineyards is great fun, and nearby, the 22 km Big Yengo loop trail traverses through the Yengo and Wollemi wilderness areas in Yengo National Park, featuring steep climbs, descents and tight switchbacks. You can also attempt the Wollemi Cycle Trail, a 442 km, six-day adventure.
Some NSW towns and cities have established cycleways, which are a great way to get around town. Cycling on local roads, in shared pedestrian and cyclists zones, or on separate cycle paths can get you from A to B in many NSW regions, with dedicated cycle networks developing in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, as well as between major regional centres. Make sure you wear a helmet and follow the NSW road rules wherever you ride.
Further afield, try cycling around Lord Howe Island, one of the best ways to explore this World Heritage-listed paradise.