New to the 2023 Australian bikepacking event calendar is a bucket list route from Hunt Bikes.


The Hunt Sydney to Summit is exactly what it sounds like, an off-road bikepacking route from sea-level at Sydney Harbour, that over 680km takes you to the highest summit in Australia, Mount Kosciuszko.

Based on the same format as the brutally beautiful Hunt 1000, the event aims for a grand finish (on the 29th April) which means riders can choose their own starting date – with a recommended range of between 4 and 8 days.



The Sydney to Summit Route

The exact route will only be released closer to the event, but it’ll pass through many varied national parks as it traverses south through NSW.

Travelling from the sea to the summit means there’s going to be some climbing, roughly 13,000 vertical metres of it! But you’ll be rewarded with epic views along the way. The route will travel through everything from coastal forests to alpine meadows as it ties together some of the best gravel riding in the state.



Inclusivity At Its Core

‘There are no winners and no awards for completing this epic journey – it’s all about the personal challenge,’ says the event website, put together by Dan Hunt.

In fact, the event has a strong focus on accessibility, the site encourages people with obstacles to entry to reach out, and even offers to waive the entry fee for passionate cyclists who aren’t able to afford it.

Head to to find out more and register.



The Hunt 1000, which runs from Melbourne to Canberra, was the inspiration for the Sydney to Summit, and is created by the same person, Dan Hunt of Hunt Bikes.


Photos supplied by Hunt Bikes