30 November 2017
With a huge range of beautiful natural attractions and rolling national parks, NSW is filled with opportunities to explore. Whether you’re a beginner cyclist or an advanced mountain biker, there are many bike trails in the state for you to explore to suit a variety of skill levels – all in stunning surroundings.
Read on to find out more about some of NSW’s great bike and cycling trails and start your cycling adventure.
Explore the breathtaking Royal National Park and discover a range of cycling tracks to suit your biking style. A popular route is the Loftus loop trail, a 10km track with a number of linking loops. This gives you the option to choose how far you want to travel, from 15 minute short rides to four hour day trips. Keep an eye out for cycling signs, as the park has recently adopted a ‘no sign – no ride’ policy on its walking and cycling tracks.
Enjoy a scenic bike ride through the Blue Mountains National Park and discover awe-inspiring views. Check out Burramoko Ridge Hanging Rock cycling track to traverse through rainforest surrounds and explore unique gorge vistas in the Grose Wilderness. The 10km bike trail suits intermediate cyclists. However, the park also has a number of tracks to try out for beginners. Explore the Blue Gum Swamp Track in Winmalee for a light, easy bike ride along a 10km loop.
Head to the Central Coast to discover mountain bike trails in Bouddi National Park. Take off on the Strom Loop and enjoy scenic views on a gentle track ideal for families, or try the Rocky Point Trail for an easy, 30 minute bike ride on well-defined trails. This route is also a great spot for avid birdwatchers. If you’re looking for a more challenging ride take on the Bouddi Ridge Explorer mountain bike trail. The trail is suggested for more experienced riders and is the longest in the park, looping several tracks together.
Explore the natural attractions of the Southern Highlands on a bike riding adventure in Morton National Park. Set off with the family on the Bundanoon cycling route for a gentle ride and scenic forest views from gorgeous escarpment lookouts. The track takes roughly three hours to complete, so pack and picnic and enjoy a day in the wilderness! Those looking for a more demanding bike ride can take on the Fitzroy Falls to Kangaroo Valley cycling route, a 30km one-way track with steep sections and spectacular scenery.
Advanced riders should check out the cycling trails in Yengo National Park, including the heritage-listed Old Great North Road. This track is 43km in total and takes a day to complete, giving you the opportunity to explore the convict sites and old stone bridges. For a gentler ride, take on the Big Yengo Loop Trail and remember to keep an eye out for native wildlife. 4WD adventures are also popular in the area, and can be taken on the Big Yengo Loop Trail and the Howes Trail.
Perfect for cycling enthusiasts, discover the lush greenery of the Glenrock State Conservation Area on one of the park’s many bike trails. The park boasts 14km of purpose built cycling trails and 20km of linked trails through beautiful forest surrounds. Look out for riding signs and check the grades for each trail, starting at the green circle for beginners. The park has trails to suit all levels of cyclists and offers scenic views of lush waterfalls and a variety of native animals – including resident kangaroos!
During the spring and summer months, the Snowy Mountains region is popular with mountain bikers and cyclists. Explore the spectacular terrain of Kosciuszko National Park and discover gorgeous views from high in the mountains, where you will see gum woodlands and forest surroundings. The track is 16.7km long and takes roughly three hours to complete. If you want a gentler ride, ride the track in sections from the Thredbo Diggings Campground or the Ngarigo Campground. You can also enjoy stunning views on the Bullocks Hut trail at the end of the track.