Mudgee Explorer Bike Tour Review: A 'Front Page' Trip

 | Sue Badyari
| Sue Badyari

Mudgee Explorer Bike Tour Review: A 'Front Page' Trip

Recently Sam Spencer and a group of fellow cyclists travelled to Mudgee on our Mudgee Explorer Self Guided Cycling tour. Read on for Sam's review and to hear how they ended up with a truly unique souvenir of their Mudgee getaway.

Vineyards near Mudgee |  <i>Mudgee Region Tourism</i>

"We had a lovely time, and the weather and spring blossom really performed for us.

We went to the market on the first day, and the e-bikes were of interest to all, so we made the front page of the Mudgee Guardian, one of the last remaining country papers…very funny. No inside story, the line under the pic reads:  "Matt, Debbie and John Flynn, Sam and Hugh Spencer …they were fresh off trying their e-bikes for the first World Expedition Tour of Mudgee vineyards".

Enjoying a blue sky day on a self guided bike tour in Mudgee |  <i>Samantha Spencer</i> A self guided cycling group made the front page of the Mudgee newspaper |  <i>Mudgee Guardian</i> Horse frolicking in Mudgee |  <i>Samantha Spencer</i>

"I would also emphasise, that it is really important to book tastings, even though it makes it difficult to keep to a schedule.  This may have been a feature of Covid restrictions and in normal times, not so important.

The bikes were very good quality and easy to ride. Bike attendant Brett was more than helpful and was on time every time. The ride would be very “doable” on regular bikes.

We very much enjoyed a wine tasting at Lowe Vineyard which is in a wonderful location, then dinner at their restaurant the Zin House the following night. The maps were easy to follow, the accommodation was very good, clean and well supplied with cutlery, crockery, good linen and towels etc."

Cycle past rural vineyards in Mudgee |  <i>Destination NSW</i>

"I would add into the itinerary…if you choose not to ride for half a day, or the weather is inclement, then drive 30 min up the Ulan Road to a place called The Drip. Park and walk along a stream, past overhanging “dripping” rocks and beautiful bush, and small caves. Take a snack and enjoy the solitude. There are toilets and a map at the start of the walk, about an hour return."

Cycling near Mudgee |  <i>Mudgee Region Tourism</i>

If you would like to experience the regional charms of Mudgee, take a look at our Mudgee Explorer Self Guided Cycle

Or there are more cycling itineraries that include a visit to Mudgee:

> View the Capertee Valley in Comfort Cycle
> View the Central West Trail Supported Cycle tour
> View the Central West Trail Self Guided Cycle tour
> View the Central West Trail Highlights Self Guided Cycle Tour


Or if you're still unconvinced about the beauty of a Mudgee bike holiday, read 7 great things about a Mudgee cycling trip.

Have you discovered Mudgee yet? What did you like most about it? Let us know in the comment section below.



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