Bikes have always been around but lately they’re in fashion! Here are four cycling tracks near Sydney that’ll help you decide where to pedal.
Safe and Adventurous Trails
The thing with cycling tracks in Sydney is there’s just too much happening. Nearly everyone on a bike seems to be at Centennial Parklands and it can just be too much for a cruisy Saturday morning.
These four spots will get you out of the hustle and bustle of the bike lane and into more serene, unique cycling adventures.
You won’t need to travel too far as all these cycling trails are in close proximity to Sydney. And if you don’t have a bike there’s plenty of local bike hire shops near the trails.
1. Ride The Bike Paths Of Bowral
Location – Bowral
The idyllic Southern Highlands is best explored by bike nowadays. Bike paths criss-cross the pastoral paradise dipping in and out of quaint towns (with quainter cafes).
2. Bike and Hike to Splendour Rock
Location – Katoomba, Blue Mountains
This is a rad combo. Ride a mountain bike down the Narrowneck Trail (an adventure in itself) then hike through the valley to Splendour Rock. This one’s more of an overnighter unless you’re very fit.
3. Rent Some Fat Bikes And Tear it up at Stockton Dunes
Location – Worimi Conservation Lands, Newcastle
The Southern Hemisphere’s largest stretch of sand dunes is just north of Newcastle! Grab some bikes with oversized tyres (or bring a big rig if you’ve got it) and enjoy the barren sands and Mad Max vibes. There’s camping nearby!
4. Ride From Woodford to Glenbrook
Location – Woodford Train Station, Lower Blue Mountains
The Woodford Oaks Trail is a cracker of a track between Woodford train station and Glenbrook train station. Take a snack and pull up halfway at the oaks picnic area.