Travel during the migration season from May to September and you might just see humpback whales at Jervis Bay
Enjoy not only the scenery but the finest wines as well in the Shoalhaven region
Get lured in by the gorgeous white sand which is said to be the whitest in the world
Explore Jervis Bay from the Kiama Blowhole, Hole in the Wall sandstone formation, Murrays Beach and if lucky, see humpback whales migrating.
See another side of Australia that's filled with serene country roads, lush farmland and sweet coastal towns

Sydney to Jervis Bay Self Guided Cycle

Duration
7 days
Site savings
$17
From
$1,633 USD

A 6-day self-guided cycling tour of a lifetime on the coastlines south of Sydney awaits you. With the logistics of a tour taken care of, all you need to do is enjoy the ride, explore the sights, dip your toes on the whitest sand, sample delicious food of the places you'll visit and if lucky, see humpback whales during migration season. Whether you go on a slow or fast pace, the end result will be an unforgettable sojourn from Sydney to Jervis Bay.

  • Category
    Multi-Activity
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    7 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    149.1 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    24.9 miles
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No booking or payment fees
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  • Where does the tour start and finish?

    The tour starts in the suburb of Otford which is around 55km (34mi) from Sydney.  Driving from Sydney will take around an hour. Another option is to take the train from Sydney to Otford and would take approximately 75mins.

    The tour finishes at Huskisson. For your onward travel, you can catch the bus to Bomaderry then a connecting train to Otford or Sydney. The journey takes around 1 hour.

  • How long is the tour? How many cycling days?

    The tour is 7 days long with 6 days of cycling.

  • What's the trip like?

    This self guided trip involves 6 days of cycling over undulating terrain. Daily cycle distances are between 27 to 58km, which should take between 3‑6 hours although this might be longer depending on your overall pace on riding a bike with a pannier.

    Being a self guided trip you determine the pace and schedule. The cycling will be on a mix of bike paths and quiet roads. There are some short, unavoidable sections where you will cycle along the highway. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and good health and be a very confident and capable cyclist. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions which can also add to the timing and comfort of a trip, for example riding into a head wind will take more time than when the wind is behind you. Electric bikes are available for a supplement which adjusts the grading of this trip to Introductory to Moderate

  • Will there be luggage transfers?

    Yes, your luggage will be transferred in between each hotel. Please keep your luggage to one bag per person, that weighs less than 20kg.

  • Do I need to be a confident cyclist?

    Yes, you need to be a capable cyclist. You will cover up to 58km (36mi) in a day and you will need to be confident cycling on roads. There are some unavoidable sections where you will need to cycle along the highway so you will need to be confident cycling on the road.

  • What are the joining instructions?

    You will be contacted in the days leading up to your departure to confirm your meeting time and place in Otford.

    On the morning of day 1, you will meet with the bike provider in Otford. Here you will receive your bike, helmet and cycle accessories. They will also collect your luggage and transfer it to your first hotel. Please come dressed and ready to cycle.

  • What's the weather like?

    The South Coast region features a relatively mild climate with well‑defined seasons that feature hot summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures average around 30 degrees Celsius, although higher temperatures are common.

    Winter day time temperatures are often in the mid‑teens, although nights drop to single digit temperatures. Rainfall can occur at any time of year, but storms are most likely to occur in late‑Autumn and early Winter.

  • What is a self guided tour?

    Self guided cycling requires individuals to use problem solving skills, be adaptable and have a keen eye. On self guided cycling tours it is expected that you will know how to repair punctures and make minor adjustments to gears, handlebars and seats. For anything more serious, our local partner will be able to assist. It is recommended that you are comfortable map reading, referring to route notes and that you have a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!) Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking the locals for help is all part of the adventure.

    If you’ve never been on a self guided trip, after the first couple of days you will get the hang of it as the vast majority of our first time travellers attest. Please be assured that the route material issued to you for route finding is updated regularly and we provide a 7 day service hotline in the event of any problems. Using directions and maps can be more difficult for solo travellers as often two heads are better than one when it comes to finding your way. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self guided trips, however with a methodical approach potential problems will be averted. The freedom of a self guided cycling trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.