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Cycling Tours Near Sydney
One of the remarkable features of Sydney is how close this major city is to beautiful Australian bushland. It doesn't take long to travel out of Sydney's city limits before you reach national parks, unspoilt beaches, and native Australian animals in the wild. Best of all, there are plenty of incredible cycling routes where you can become fully immersed in your surroundings.
Whether you are interested in a brief escape from Sydney to cycle among pretty towns scattered around the countryside, ride a bike along the glittering south coast
of New South Wales, or enjoy leisurely cycling between food and wine tastings, an affordable self-guided bike tour is an ideal way to explore the surrounds of Sydney.
Sydney to Jervis Bay Cycling Tour
About the Sydney to Jervis Bay Cycling trip
With its combination of dedicated cycleways and scenic roads, the coastline south of Sydney offers cyclists a diverse array of attractions to explore at handlebar level. Breathtaking beaches, vineyards, award-winning restaurants, pretty towns and dramatic coastal scenery characterise this 7 day cycle trip from the outskirts of Sydney to Jervis Bay
How to get to the start from Sydney
This trip starts in Otford, which is on the outskirts of Sydney. The fastest way to get there is by car. If you are coming from Sydney the drive is around 1 hour and 15 minutes. Alternatively, the easiest way is via train, which is a 90 minute journey.
How to get back to Sydney after the bike trip
The trip concludes in Huskisson. To return to Otford you can catch a local bus to the train station at Bomaderry where there are train services to Sydney (change at Kiama). Alternatively, we can arrange a private transfer back to Otford. Please speak with our staff for more details.
Southern Highlands Cycling Tour
About the Southern Highlands Cycle Tour
Pedal your way around the pretty towns of the Southern Highlands
on this journey of discovery by bike. There is much to feast your eyes on as you pedal past grand estates, vineyards and green rolling hills. With the help of an e-bike, the hills are no problem, leaving you with plenty of time to linger over lunch, stop for wine tasting and explore the local sights.
Explore Berrima's historic centre, admire the viewpoints at Fitzroy Falls, enjoy a lazy lunch at the Burrawang Hotel, browse the vast selection of books at Berkelouw Book Barn and immerse yourself in the Bradman Museum in Bowral. This really is the ideal way to discover this classic region just a couple of hours from Sydney.
How to get to the Southern Highlands from Sydney
The easiest way to get to Bundanoon, the start of the Southern Highlands Cycle, is to take a train from Central Station. The journey time is 2-3 hours depending on which train you take.
Or you can drive. There will be ample parking at your accommodation. If you are coming from Sydney the drive will take around 2 hours.
Hunter Valley Cycling Tours
About the Hunter Valley Cycling trips
As you cycle from cellar door to cellar door you’ll soon appreciate the many benefits of a self-guided cycling tour in the Hunter Valley
as you set your own agenda to discover the many wineries, galleries and small eateries that have made this popular weekend escape for Sydney-siders so famous.
In fact, you’ll be spoilt for choice when visiting the Hunter Valley with its 150 wineries and cellar doors, a great array of inspiring accommodation and some beautiful scenery thrown in for good measure.
Less than two hours drive north of Sydney, it’s also the ideal short getaway destination to escape the pace of urban living to retreat to the slow lifestyle of the Hunter that will truly recharge the batteries.
How to get to the Hunter Valley from Sydney
The easiest way to get to the Hunter Valley is to drive. There will be ample parking at your accommodation. If you are coming from Sydney the drive will take around 2 hours.
Alternatively, you can catch a suburban train from Sydney to Morisset Station and the catch a connecting bus to Cessnock. The whole journey takes around 3 hours.
Regional Trainlink trains run between Sydney and Singleton, which is a 20min taxi ride from Cessnock. The trip takes three hours and you’ll need to book ahead.
Central West Cycling Tours
About our Cycling Tours in the Central West of NSW
Travellers come to the Central West for classic Australian landscapes as well as top food and wine locations, rich gold mining heritage, wilderness walks, Aboriginal cultural experiences and the many country charms. Each year, the region continues to grow in popularity for cycle tourism.
Mudgee, named one of the top 10 emerging destinations in the world by TripAdvisor, is a major hub of the Central West and the starting point for most of our cycling tours in the region.
How to get to Mudgee from Sydney
The easiest way to get to Mudgee is to drive. Not all of the hotels that we use have parking on site, but there is untimed parking available on Perry Street in central Mudgee. If you are coming from Sydney the drive will take 3.5 to 4 hours.
It's also possible to take public transport from Sydney. You will need to catch the train to Lithgow, then a coach to Mudgee. More information can be viewed here: http://www.nswtrainlink.info/
. This will take between 5 to 7 hours.
Do you know of any other great cycling routes near Sydney? Let us know in the comment section below.