Mountain Biking and Cycling
Cycling is an exhilarating way to discover the natural beauty of NSW, from the splendid coast to magnificent national parks to Australia’s highest peaks. You’ll be thrilled with the great road-cycling routes and mountain biking tracks, ranging from easy terrain for children to challenging trails.
You can take part in fun cycling events, including mountain bike festivals in the Snowy Mountains and Dungog, and the Wollombi Wild Ride in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region. There are triathlons and community events, such as the and the .
Wonderful routes and trails in national parks include:
- Burramoko Ridge trail in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains
- Tommos loop and the Warrah Trig loop, on the Central Coast
- Plateau Circuit loop, near Coffs Harbour on the North Coast
- Bundanoon route, in the Southern Highlands
- Five Mile trail in the Murray Valley National Park, near Echuca Moama
- Monument Beach trail, near Lake Conjola on the South Coast
For a spectacular journey through Australia’s oldest national park, pedal on the Grand Pacific Drive from Sydney to Wollongong, via the Royal National Park and the Sea Cliff Bridge, an engineering marvel. A lovely route all year or join the annual to in November.
There are many more delightful cycling routes along the NSW coast, such as the Moruya Cycleway in Moruya, in the gorgeous Eurobodalla. Nearby is the Broulee, North Head to Mossy Point Cycleway, a flat route. In charming seaside Broulee, you can walk to an island sanctuary for whale watching.
For dramatic mountain backdrops, explore the Snowy Mountains on two wheels. The quiet roads in the high country are great for cycling, with the Khancoban to Kiandra Drive weaving through Kosciuszko National Park. The thrilling Thredbo Downhill Bike Run operates after the snow melts.
Importantly, helmets are compulsory and you must follow the NSW road rules wherever you ride. Cycling on local roads, shared paths, or on cycle ways can get you from A to B in many NSW regions, with cycle networks in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, and between major regional centres.