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Cycling & Australia
Written by Guest Author on November 30, 2020 Share on

Cycling & Australia: A Match Made in Heaven

With all of the diverse natural beauty that Australia has to offer, what could be better than exploring places you’ve never been whilst riding leisurely on your bike? Offering a tranquil and relaxing environment, cycling holidays are becoming far more popular in Australia – and in light of travel restrictions due to COVID-19, holidaying in scenic tourist destinations is atop of the list of many holidaymakers. As such, here’s a few of the best places for you, your family, and your friends to explore on your bikes to show that cycling in Australia is a true match made in heaven.

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Victoria

With over 100km of easy-to-ride off-road trail that’s suitable for all kinds of riders, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is one of the most popular cycling locations in Australia. Situated in the Alpine region in North East Victoria, cyclists can benefit from hidden valleys and stunning mountain views as they progress down this historic and scenic trail. What’s more, with plenty of great wine and food to keep you fuelled as you travel from Wangarratta to Bright, the quaint towns and starry night skies epitomise the true beauty of Australia’s rural regions.

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Dubbed as Perth’s holiday island owing to the floods of tourists that visit there each year, Rottnest Island is possibly the most cycle friendly location in Australia. With flat surfaces throughout and inaccessible for vehicles (except the island’s buses), Rottnest Island is essentially a haven for cyclists that are looking for a scenic getaway that has more than 60 beaches. With plenty to see and do, along with some stunning views and delicious fresh food, there’s truly something for everyone on this beautiful island.

Mawson Trail, South Australia

With over 900km of off-road track, this behemoth of a trail spans from Adelaide to the outback town of Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, passing through the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley, and the Mid North country. Whilst the entire trail would take just over 2 weeks to complete and best ridden in Spring time, there’s plenty of places to visit along the way that will give you a real taste of South Australia. With some of the best wineries and spectacular views, the Mawson Trail is perfect for mountain bikers wanting to travel through South Australia’s remote areas.

Mount Buller, Victoria

For those seeking a more thrilling mountain biking experience, the trails at Mount Buller in North East Victoria are among the finest in Australia. As a predominantly skiing location, once the snow melts it reveals a number of trails that are ridden by thousands of cycling enthusiasts each year. With over 100km of quality cross-country trails, Mount Buller has recently been accredited as Australia’s only official IMBA Ride Center owing to its spread of trails that are suitable for beginners and experts alike. With a recently built new trail called the Australian Alpine Epic, this is a must-visit destination for those seeking a cycling holiday among the mountains.

Summary

With more and more Australians looking to holiday at home rather than abroad this year, there’s no better way than exploring the wonders that each of these states have to offer. From stunning mountain ranges to secluded outback towns, biking these trails should be high up on anyone’s bucket list for 2021 and beyond!

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