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!


Comment (0)

Your comment will be visible after the administrator's approval.

b i u quote

Save Comment
Join Newsletter
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ADS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Adventures South"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Adventure South</div>
Adventure South NZ is unrivalled in their geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of adventures holidays in New Zealand. Choose from walking, cycling, winter or multi-activity holidays, on either the North or South Island.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/AWH.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Walking Holidays"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Walking Holidays</div>
Australian Walking Holidays specialises in small group guided walking adventures. Since 1982 we have been guiding small groups of travellers on Australia's finest walks across our tropical, coastal or red centre landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GCT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Canadian Trails"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Canadian Trails</div>
Great Canadian Trails specialises in active holidays in Canada. With both guided and supported self-guided options available, our unique itineraries draw upon some of Canada's most inspiring parks, trails and landscapes from coast to coast.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/HUM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Humac Challenge"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Huma Charity Challenge</div>
Huma enables those with adventurous spirits to challenge themselves and make a difference for a cause close to their heart. Travel, fundraise and meet life-long friends on one of Huma's meaningful and unique challenges around the world.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TAS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Tasmania Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Tasmanian Expeditions</div>
Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of treks and adventure travel holidays in Tasmania. We own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/UTX-new.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Utracks"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>UTracks</div>
UTracks are the active European holiday specialists. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land, river or sea – UTracks can help you to explore Europe exactly the way you want.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WYA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions Schools"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions Schools</div>
World Expeditions Schools is our specialist division dedicated to organising tailor made overseas school group adventures. Specialists in Service Learning projects, choose from more destinations than any other school group provider.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/YOM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Yomads"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Yomads</div>
Yomads offers adventures for the 20s and 30s on six continents. Designed as a way to bring young and likeminded travellers together, Yomads caters to those interested in lightly structured and active trips that allow freedom to roam and explore.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ACT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Cycle Tours"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Cycle Tours</div>
Australian Cycle Tours specialises in high quality self guided and guided cycling experiences in a selection of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WEX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions</div>
The pioneers of original, worldwide adventure travel holidays since 1975
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TJX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Trail Journeys"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Trail Journeys</div>
Self-guided cycling experts on New Zealand's Otago Rail Trail and more
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/BMAC.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Blue Mountains Adventure Company"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Blue Mountains Adventure Company</div>
The original Blue Mountains canyoning, hiking, climbing and abseiling experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GWNZ.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Walks of New Zealand"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Walks of New Zealand</div>
Explore New Zealand's most spectacular wilderness regions with the self-guided hiking experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/NAA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="North America Active"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>North America Active</div>
USA Canada hiking & cycling tour specialists, choose from self-guided or guided trips