Four Epic Australian Cycling Holiday Destinations

Explore Australia on a cycling holiday | Bruce Baker
Explore Australia on a cycling holiday | Bruce Baker

Four Epic Australian Cycling Holiday Destinations

 
Australia is a beautiful country, full of extraordinary wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and charming hospitality. While key sights such as the Sydney Opera House and Uluru aren’t to be missed, for a truly unique experience of travelling to Australia there’s nothing quite like getting off the beaten track and onto a cycleway. Whether you’re keen to challenge yourself on an Australian trail or you’re after more of a leisurely pedal, there’s an unforgettable cycling holiday in Australia for you.

Here are 4 cycling destinations in Australia that you need to experience.
 

Victoria’s Rail Trails

Cyclists near Yea Station in Victoria's high country
Embrace the diverse landscapes of country Victoria as you follow the Great Victoria Rail Trail, Australia’s longest rail trail. Originally built to take steam engines, this dedicated cycleway showcases classic Australian scenery such as valleys, lakes, rivers and mountains. It’s not just the surroundings that will keep you spellbound; the divine food and wine of rural Victoria is the perfect reward for an enjoyable day of cycling. One of the highlights of this trip is pedal through the historic 200m long Cheviot Tunnel.
 
 

Hunter Valley NSW

Follow the Hunter Valley's dedicated cycle route |  <i>Bruce Baker</i>
How does a leisurely ride through one of Australia’s premier wine regions sound? The Hunter Valley is just a couple of hours drive from Sydney and a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are many charming vineyards to explore that offer both award-winning wines to try as well as sprawling views of the countryside. There’s a dedicated cycle path linking many of the wineries with gentle distances to cover between them. 
 
On our self-guided cycling tours, we provide an itinerary of recommended vineyards to discover. It’s the best way to experience Australia’s famous wines and if you need convincing read six great reasons why you should do a cycle tour in the Hunter Valley.
 
 

Tasmania

Cycling along the Tasmanian east coast |  <i>Oscar Bedford</i>
Tasmania is home to some of Australia’s most pristine nature. It’s an unspoilt island with remarkable rainforests, rugged mountains, stunning beaches, wild rivers and cosy villages. If you’re interested in an incredible cycling adventure in Australia then Tasmania will surprise and delight. Explore destinations with vivid names such as the Bay of Fires, Wineglass Bay and Cradle Mountain National Park and reward yourself with some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer, largely due to the pure waters of Tasmania’s rivers.
 
 

South Coast NSW

Cycle between charming seaside towns |  <i>Bruce Baker</i>
Explore Australia’s spectacular coastline on the south coast of New South Wales. This region has everything a traveller to Australia could want. Highlights include spotting whales and dolphins, the famous white sandy beaches of Jervis Bay National Park, coastal cliff walks, encountering inquisitive kangaroos, plus visiting an award-winning vineyard or two in the historic town of Berry. Read about eight iconic experiences on the South Coast here. All of these experiences are possible on one of the self-guided cycling tours in the South Coast region. The close proximity to Sydney (Wollongong is just an hour away!) makes the South Coast an easily accessible journey.
 
 

 
Which of these destinations is at the top of your cycling to-do list? Share your choice in the comment section below.
 
  

 

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