Bicycle cycling is not just a sport. It is an exercise, a hobby, a passion, a lifestyle. Aside from the health benefits of cycling, it also promotes environmental preservation and cost-efficiency.
If you are planning to take on a biking tour in Australia, here are some of the best cycling routes every cyclist should try:
1. Munda Biddi Trail – Located in Western Australia, this cycle route has been included in National Geographic’s travel book as one of the top 10 cycle routes. In the local Noongar Aboriginal dialect, the name stands for “Path through the Forest”. With an initial 500 km distance, this cycling trail starts at Mundaring, in the Perth Hills to Nannup, east of Margaret River. Another trail has also been opened that links Nannup to Manjimup where you can find the famous black truffles and wineries in Australia. The final version of the trail, which is aimed to be completed by 2012, will link Perth with Albany on the southern coast, covering a distance of about 1000 km, making it world’s longest distance off-road cycle trails. Threading on this trail, bicyclists will catch a glimpse of kangaroos, brushtail possums, western brush wallabies and an awesome collection of wildflowers.
2. Central Tablelands of NSW- Ride by train and a few hours away from Sydney, you’ll find an incredible fusion of open farmland, forests, historic villages, rolling hills, rugged escarpments, and vibrant country towns. The trail’s level of difficulty ranges from moderate to difficult since there are a lot of hills and steep, long climbs. With this trail, you can pass by Mt. Victoria, Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange, Oberon, Kanangra Walls and Jenolan Caves.
3. Canberra to the Coast- Want to go to the south from Australia’s capital? Then this is the best route to take especially for those who have limited bicycling skills. Travelling to New South Wales via this route, cyclists will go through three stages without long and hard climbs. Travelling through quiet roads in the Southern Tablelands and the scenic views of the Araluen Valley to Moruya composes the first two stages. The third stage of the route allows you to enjoy the breath-taking views of the forests and coastal sceneries between Moruya and Narooma at the same time, avoiding the heavy traffic in Princess Highway.
Enjoy your cycling!
P.s. – We don’t think you can go past Mt Buller for Mountain Bike trails: http://www.mtbuller.com.au