6 Reasons to Cycle The Hunter Valley

Scenic view of Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Pokolbin | Destination NSW
Scenic view of Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Pokolbin | Destination NSW

6 Reasons to Cycle The Hunter Valley

 
While nobody should need convincing to take a holiday to the Hunter Valley, perhaps we need to reveal how much fun you can have on a cycling tour. 

Here we describe the many benefits of taking a self-guided cycling tour of the Hunter Valley.
 

1. The Hermitage Road Cycle Path

 
The Hermitage Road Cycle Path is a special bike trail that stretches from the New England Highway to Broke Road. This cycleway was built in 2017 and links many of the Hunter Valley’s top vineyards. Cycling from winery to winery has never been easier, and as you can see by the video the local community is very appreciative of it.
 

2. Short Distances

Scenic view of Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard, Pokolbin |  <i>Destination NSW</i>
Given the relatively close proximity of the Hunter Valley wineries, you can enjoy a comfortable short ride between vineyard stops. By following our recommended itinerary you’ll ride between 2-4 hours each day over a distance of 25km to 35km. An ideal length that won’t leave you exhausted!
 

3. Earn Your Food and Wine!

Enjoy beer tastings at IronBark Hill Brewhouse in Pokolbin, Hunter Valley |  <i>Destination NSW</i>
The Hunter Valley is famous for its indulgent food and wine, and we daresay that’s what you’ll find yourself in the thick of while you explore the region. While we’re not sure of the exact science behind it, we find that the best way to experience the Hunter Valley’s delicacies is to earn it. Stretching the legs on a ride is a great way to work up an appetite and allow you to enjoy guilt-free tasting of all the divine cheeses, wines, olives you can handle.
 

4. Self-Guided Cycling

Follow the Hunter Valley's dedicated cycle route |  <i>Bruce Baker</i>
Explore the Hunter Valley at your own pace on our self-guided tour. We provide you with a recommended itinerary for each day, but ultimately you have complete freedom with where you decide to ride to.
 

5. Electric Bike Options

A picturesque stop on the way from Brunico to Dobbiaco |  <i>Rob Mills</i>
If you’re looking to boost your confidence on a bike, let an electric bicycle do the work. An e-bike contains a built-in motor that provides extra oompf to your cycling. This allows you to easily keep up with stronger cyclists and cover further distance than you normally could. If you’re curious as to how an electric bike works and are interested in using one on a longer journey in the future, the Hunter Valley is the perfect opportunity to take one for a spin. Find out more about electric bikes here.
 

6. Become Immersed in the Gorgeous Scenery

Hang out with the locals at Hermitage Road Cellars |  <i>Destination NSW</i>
Sure, pedalling a bike between vineyards will always be a slower option than a car, but with views like these, what’s the rush!?
 
 
 
Ready to hop on a bike and explore the Hunter Valley? Great. These self-guided cycling tours are the perfect escape to the Hunter Valley.
 
Have you been on bike trip in the Hunter Valley before? How did it go? Let us know in the comment section below!
 
  

 

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