Mountain Biking and Cycling
Discover the natural beauty of NSW with a range of exhilarating cycling experiences. From magnificent national parks to Australia’s highest peaks, you’ll be thrilled with the great road-cycling routes and mountain biking tracks throughout the state.
Take part in fun cycling events including Newcrest Orange Challenge and the Sydney 2 CAMberra Ride. In November, you can take part in L’Étape Australia by Tour de France, a unique amateur road cycling event from Kiama to the Southern Highlands.
There are mountain bike festivals across the state, including Dungog PedalFest and the Wollombi Wild Ride in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region. You can also take part in triathlons and community events, such as the Tumut Cycle Classic and the Port Stephens Triathlon Festival.
Mountain Biking Trails
NSW has an incredible selection of routes and trails ranging from easy terrain for children to challenging tracks. 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
- Five Mile trail in the Murray Valley National Park, near Echuca Moama
- The Cannonball Downhill Trail in the Snowy Mountains.
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. A lovely route all year or you can join the annual MS Gong Ride in November.
On the beautiful NSW coast, you can enjoy the Broulee, North Head to Mossy Point Cycleway, a flat route that passes the sand dunes of Bengello Beach, a renowned surf beach. Or inland try the Tracker Riley Cycleway in Dubbo.
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.
Helmets are compulsory and you must follow the NSW road rules wherever you ride. Cycling on local roads, shared paths, or on cycleways can get you from A to B in many NSW regions, with cycle networks in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, and between major regional centres.