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Introductory to Moderate
  • 2 days self guided cycle
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation


3 daysfrom


Trip Code: XBM

Trip highlights

  • Discover the Upper Blue Mountains by e-bike
  • The natural rock formations such as Cahills lookout and the Three Sisters at Echo Point
  • Beautiful waterfalls that invite you to dip your toes in to cool off
  • Sample the cafes, restaurants, galleries and an award winning brewery
  • Stay in a characterful hotel, with the option to upgrade to deluxe accommodation

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Blue Mountains by e-bike and enjoy the breathtaking views, stunning waterfalls and visit the iconic Three Sisters. On this self guided tour you will set your own pace and take as much time as you need to fully experience the best the Blue Mountains has to offer. Skirting the escarpment along the back roads you will travel between small towns with numerous lookouts, walking trails and your choice of cafe to enjoy a coffee and a snack. We have mapped out a number of routes for you to choose from which allow ample time to explore and enjoy the charming towns in the area. You will stay in Katoomba for 2 nights which will give you plenty of time to enjoy the delights of the town. With an array of cafes, restaurants and an award winning brewery all in walking distance from the hotel you'll be spoiled for choice.


Once in Katoomba and you're checked in, the afternoon is yours to explore the town. Walk down the main street and see the fascinating range of shops. Enjoy the vast array of food and beverage options, such as the Mountain Culture Brewery, wood-fired pizza at Station Bar, or the all day breakfast menu at the Pomegranate Cafe. If you are interested in the history of the local area the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is a must see. After dusk, we recommend visiting the Katoomba Falls Reserve Night-lit Walk which is a special prelude to tomorrow's cycle trip. Check in is generally from 2pm however you may be able to leave your bags at the hotel earlier or organise with us to store them at our bike hub.

Meals:  Nil

Today you will have two choices to explore the Upper Mountains. We’ve put together two rides for today that will have you either exploring the cliff lines of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls, or hopping on the train with your bike to experience the amazing lookouts and browse the specialty stores of Blackheath. On the first choice you will take a leisurely cycle along the Cliff tops of Katoomba, Leura and Wentworth Falls to experience the stunning views of the Megalong valley, the Jamieson Valley and the Three Sisters. Explore the Fine Woodwork Gallery and the various gift shops on the Main street of Leura before making your way to Wentworth Falls to enjoy a delicious meal and a well deserved rest. Or For the second option you will start the day by hopping on the train with your bike for a short trip to Blackheath. Here you will visit the sensational lookouts with views stretching across the Megalong Valley and be amazed by the paragliders runway. The views in Blackheath are breathtaking and these lookouts will not disappoint! Blackheath has many options for a long lunch or snacks and coffee. After you’ve had your fill there are two or three more lookouts to experience looking into the Grose Valley and across to the massive cliff lines in the distance.

Meals:  Nil

Sadly, it's your last day to explore the Blue Mountains by bike. But it's going to be unforgettable! After breakfast, you'll cycle through North Katoomba to Minnehaha Falls, known for its beautiful swimming hole (so bring your swimmers if you're so inclined). Next, ride back to town for lunch. A hot pie from Hominy Bakery will go down a treat. Then it's time to return your bike to the cycle hub. You can leave your luggage securely at the cycle hub after checkout and take your time cycling through North Katoomba and the streets of Leura stopping at creeks and parks along the way. The trip concludes this afternoon. Please speak to us if you would like to extend your stay in the Blue Mountains by one day. We can combine the cycle trip with a day out canyoning with the Blue Mountains Adventure Company.

Meals:  Nil



The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


  • 2 nights room only in a 3 star historic hotel on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 2 day Premium E-Bike rental including pannier and helmet
  • Personal bike handover
  • Navigational app with route book and maps
  • GPX tracks

  • Travel to and from Katoomba
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature such as entrance fees, alcoholic beverages, car parking, towel, train fare etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals

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Bike information

Trail Surface



Introductory to Moderate  

This self guided trip involves 2 days of cycling over hilly terrain. Daily activity is usually between 3 and 5 hours but some days might be longer depending on your overall pace. Being a self guided trip you determine the pace and schedule. You will need an reasonable level of fitness and good health and be a confident and capable cyclist. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions which can also add to the timing and comfort of a trip, for example riding into a head wind will take more time than when the wind is behind you. There are sections of road riding and at times there is no verge. You will need to be comfortable and confident cycling on the road. High visibility clothing is essential. If you use a non electric bike, the grading on this trip is moderate.

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Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Blue Mountains Cycle trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.

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Why cycle with us


As the pioneers of self guided active travel in Australia you can expect a seamless experience. Our quality tour notes and logistical expertise sets us apart and ensures a quality experience for you.


Our team is passionate about cycling and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We will help you tailor the right cycling itinerary for you.

Quality services

Expect first-class and flexible support both on and off the trail. We've sourced the highest quality bikes and most authentic accommodations so you can enjoy a stress free cycling trip.

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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