Cycle with ease on mostly sealed roads that are accompanied by picturesque pastures and fields
Spend time wandering about this 19th century gold rush town
Cycle from town to town along old highways just like the first settlers
Discover charming gold rush towns and traverse lands of the Wiradjuri people, the first nations people of this area
Grab a group and enjoy a great cycle tour in Central West NSW
Stop by to check out the artwork depicting the champion race horse Winx and her jockey, local Hugh Bowman

Central West Cycle Trail - Supported Cycle

7 days
Site savings
$1,422 USD

Take a trip into the past on this cultural and historical loop tour on the newly established Central West Trail of NSW. Grow an appreciation for Australia's Wiradjuri people who are the largest Aboriginal group in the region. Cycle through the many interesting towns, go on picnic lunches, and explore the gorgeous landscapes of national parks and reserves at your own pace. On this supported cycle tour, the only thing you'll have to worry about is enjoying the ride.

  • Category
    Cultural & Historical
  • Type
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    220 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    36.7 miles
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The newly established Central West Trail takes cyclists on a loop through New South Wales' Central West Region. There is everything you would expect from rural Australia including sweeping views, lonely roads and charming towns packed with character. The route traverses the territory of the Wiradjuri people, the first nations people of this area. It is also an area significant to Australia's more recent past, as it is within these vast landscapes that the burgeoning colony's prosperity was built, first with gold, then upon the sheep's back.

Today, relics of this area's lucrative pioneering history remain in the many interesting towns and villages that exude the laconic humour, charm, and hospitality for which rural Australia is famous. While the aesthetic may not have changed much in the last 100 years the region has adapted, playing to its strengths, with an abundance of food, drink and accommodation options that are big on quality but low on pretence. During the trip, an escort vehicle and driver will ensure you have peace of mind as you make your way between towns. Picnic lunches will be prepared during the cycle day and tour representatives offers daily briefings and dinner suggestions.

Otherwise, you are free to cycle at your own pace and take in the ever-changing landscape of grazing country, national parks and reserves. Accommodations are handpicked in a combination of country pubs with shared bathrooms and family-run motels with private facilities, friendly hosts and tasty food options. The sense of achievement as you roll into Gulgong to close the loop on the last cycle day is a true highlight on this groundbreaking cycle trail.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodations
  • 3 breakfasts - basic continental style
  • Picnic lunch on cycle days (option to have lunch at a rural property is available on two days - additional cost applies)
  • Tea/coffee stop on cycle days prepared by escort driver
  • Navigational App and route maps
  • Daily luggage transfers by escort vehicle
  • Escort driver who provides daily briefings, assists cyclists along the route, prepares picnic lunches and offers dinner suggestions
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour.
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • Travel to/from Gulgong
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, car parking, towel etc
  • Travel insurance
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Meals not listed as included such as lunches at rural properties, snacks and morning tea along the route

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available
1 tour add-on available