Winter Cycling Holidays in Australia

Moothi Estate Vineyard in Mudgee | Ross Baker
Moothi Estate Vineyard in Mudgee | Ross Baker

Winter Cycling Holidays in Australia

 
A cycling trip in winter has a lot of great things going for it: fewer tourists around, fresh weather, a reason to get out of bed and make the most of your holidays - plus, you can snuggle up with a welcoming glass of red in front of a fireplace at many of our regional accommodations. So make the most of winter and explore Australia by bike; you won't regret it! Here are our top Australian cycling holidays to experience during the winter season (or see our full range here).
 

1. Capertee Valley in Comfort

Cycling along a shaded road on the Capertee Valley Cycle |  <i>Ross Baker</i>
 
Discover the outstanding scenery of the Capertee Valley - the second widest canyon in the world (1km wider than the Grand Canyon). Surrounded by World Heritage listed wilderness such as the Wolemi and the Gardens of Stone National Parks, you'll be able to explore a little known part of NSW. During the trip you’ll stay in deluxe bed and breakfast accommodation; think bathrobes, ensuites with heated towel rails, comfortable beds, and incredible views.
 
 

2. Great Victorian Rail Trail Self Guided Cycle

Cyclists crossing the Goulburn River |  <i>Robert Blackburn</i>
 
The Great Victorian Rail Trail affords inspiring views of the Victorian High country foothills, and come evening, you'll settle into a local atmospheric hotel to enjoy the regions exceptional food and wine set in iconic country towns. With the ease of our luggage transfer service, an app to guide you each day and your accommodation all taken care of, this cycle journey opens up a whole new way to appreciate the natural beauty of this special corner of regional Victoria.
 
 

3. Southern Highlands Self Guided Cycle

Viewpoint at Belmore Falls near Robertson |  <i>Kate Baker</i>
 
We know that the Southern Highlands is renowned for its frosty mornings in winter, but with easily manageable cycling distances each day, you'll soon be fireside with a beverage of choice knowing you earned your dinner and experienced amazing scenery along the way. Our tailor made trip takes the back roads between iconic towns, where 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. Plus, cosy up to inviting fires at your warm accommodation in charming villages such as Bundanoon.
 
 

4. Hunter Valley

Follow the Hunter Valley's dedicated cycle route |  <i>Bruce Baker</i>
 
Pedal from vineyard to vineyard while encountering kangaroos and cheese boards on the pleasant cycling paths in the Hunter Valley. Best of all, there's plenty of award winning wine on hand to help celebrate memorable cycling.
 
 

5. Central West Trail Self Guided Cycle

A cyclist on route between Gulgong and Dunedoo |  <i>Michele Eckersley</i>
 
The newly established 400km long Central West Trail takes cyclists on a loop through New South Wales' Central West Region. There is everything you would expect from rural Australia including sweeping views, lonely roads and charming towns packed with character. During the week-long trip, you will be supported with ebike rental and luggage transfers between towns, giving you the freedom to cycle at a relaxed pace and take in the ever-changing landscape of grazing country, vineyards, national park' and reserves. We have handpicked accommodation in a combination of country pubs with shared bathrooms and family run motels with private facilities, with friendly hosts and tasty food options. The sense of achievement as you roll into Mudgee on the last cycle day is a true highlight on this groundbreaking cycle trail.
 
 

Want more cycling options? Take a look at our full range of bike holidays in Australia for June, July and August.
 

 

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