5 Autumn Destinations for a Perfect Australian Cycling Holiday

Cycling past a vineyard near Bright on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in Victoria | Josie Withers
Cycling past a vineyard near Bright on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in Victoria | Josie Withers

5 Autumn Destinations for a Perfect Australian Cycling Holiday

Make the most of the cooler weather and gorgeous foliage this Autumn with an outstanding cycling holiday in Australia. From discovering Australia's premier wine-growing regions, to experiencing the classic country lifestyle, here are five of our favourite cycling trails to ride on a self guided bike holiday in Autumn.

1. Hunter Valley

Scenic view of Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Pokolbin |  <i>Destination NSW</i>
Pedal from vineyard to vineyard while encountering kangaroos and cheese boards on the pleasant cycling paths in the Hunter Valley. Best of all, there's plenty of award winning wine on hand to help celebrate memorable cycling.

2. Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail starts at the Beechworth Gardens |  <i>Chris Buykx</i>
The Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail has it all: beautiful national parks, tall mountains, lakes, vineyards and a fascinating history including bush rangers and gold prospecting. During autumn this is enhanced by warm orange, apricot and red hues. See it for yourself on one of our flexible itineraries.

3. South Coast of New South Wales

A great sense of achievement arriving into Huskisson on the South Coast Cycle |  <i>Kate Baker</i>
Autumn is a dream time to explore the south coast of NSW. From Thirroul to Huskisson, you'll get to experience the south coast from a locals perspective - as in, without the crowds of summer and the school holidays! So hop on a bike and see why they call it 'the unspoilt south coast'.

4. Mudgee

Treat yourself after a days ride at The Zin House, Eurunderee |  <i>Destination NSW</i>
Recently rated in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Emerging Destinations in the World, quaint little Mudgee offers plenty for travellers to enjoy all year round, let alone in Autumn. However from March to May you'll find happiness among their fantastic wineries, eating up fresh local produce, and savouring the laidback streets of this heritage town.

5. Great Victorian Rail Trail

Cycling through the Cheviote Tunnel on the Great Victorian Rail Trail |  <i>Robert Blackburn</i>
Autumn can be a busy time for the popular cycle trail between Mansfield and Tallarook, so it's very helpful to take advantage of our services that includes organising your comfortable accommodation along the route. Comfort is the key word, for after pedalling and exploring all day you'll want a cosy retreat to rest and recharge. We ensure our accommodation is full of character and local charm as we understand it's an important part of the ride.

Will you be embarking on a cycling holiday in autumn? Which destination will you be exploring, or do you have somewhere else in mind? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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