Cycle to the top of Myrtle Mountain and spend some time at the lookout with its lovely views
It's a challenging climb but the views will be worth it at the top of Australia
Relish cycling along Lake Jindabyne with its pristine waters and incredible mountain backdrops
There are endless places to see and things to do on this one-of-a-kind tour in New South Wales
Exhale and enjoy the rural scenes
Bike the wonderful rolling hills and soak up the vistas

Kosciuszko to the Sea Supported Cycle

Duration
6 days
From
$1,840 USD

Challenge yourself with an epic ride to the top of Australia at Mount Kosciuszko followed by alpine landscapes, serene Lake Jindabyne, quiet country roads and excellent accommodation. A dip in the beaches of Tathra is a fitting end to exploring the mountains and coast of New South Wales. Being a supported self-guided tour, everything you need has been organized for you. All you need to worry about is enjoying the ride at your own pace.

  • Category
    Mountain Biking
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    3 - Intermediate
  • Activity Level
    4 - Challenging
  • Elevation
    4 - Challenging
  • Terrain
    Alpine
  • Distance
    164.7 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    32.9 miles
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  • Where does the tour start and finish?

    The tour starts and finishes in Tathra located on the NSW Sapphire Coast.

    Tathra is a 6 hour drive from Sydney, 7 hours from Melbourne and 3 hours from Canberra. You can also fly in via Merimbula Airport (MIM).

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

    The tour is 6 days long with 5 cycling days.

  • What's the trip like?

    This supported cycle trip involves 5 days of cycling over mountainous terrain. Daily activity is usually between 5 and 8 hours but some days might be longer depending on your overall pace. Being a self-guided trip you determine the pace and schedule. You will need an excellent level of fitness and good health and be a very confident and capable cyclist to complete the distances. You will be ascending around 2500m (8202ft) during the 5 days of cycling, essentially traveling from the top of Australia to the sea.

    Daily ascents range from 455m to 806m (1492- 2644ft) each day, with descents of up to 1300m (4265ft). The maximum gradient is 15.4% on the Beloka Hill descent although on this descent the average is 9.4% over 3km (1.8mi) ‑ mainly the average gradient is around 1‑3%. While the vast majority of the route is on sealed roads there is a 14km (8.6mi) stretch on a dirt road with cattle grids, and a few shorter sections on dirt roads (2 and 4km/1.2mi and 2.4mi).

    Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions which can also add to the timing and comfort of a trip, for example riding into a headwind will take more time than when the wind is behind you. You will need to be comfortable and confident cycling on the road. High-visibility clothing is essential. If you use an electric bike, the grading on this trip is moderate.

  • What is a supported cycling trip?

    A supported cycling trip in Australia is ideal for those of you who love being able to explore at your own pace, while still enjoying the camaraderie of like‑minded travelers and appreciating the support from a knowledgeable driver/escort.

    On a supported cycling holiday you get to experience the freedoms of a self‑guided bike tour with the social aspects that come with a small group tour. Along for the adventure is your driver/escort, who provides daily luggage transfers, itinerary briefings, coffee breaks and picnic lunches while also offering the peace of mind that comes with break down assistance and battery charging.

    A supported bike trip is an unforgettable Australian experience.

  • Will there be luggage transfers?

    Your luggage will be transferred between each hotel. Please keep your luggage to one bag per person, that weighs less than 15kg.

  • What's the weather like?

    This trip travels from Jindabyne at 952m (3123ft) above sea level to Tathra on the coast, and the climate in these regions can vary greatly. The trip runs between October and April so you will be cycling over the summer months and autumn/ spring. Temperatures average in the mid‑high twenties over summer but can reach the 30s. Nighttime temperatures, particularly in the snowy mountains region can still be cool in summer (its not unusual for it to hover at times between 0‑5 degrees celsius) so you will need to pack clothes to stay cool in the daytime and warm at night. Early and late season departures may encounter snow or ice on the road, particularly near the snowy mountains.


Overall Rating:
5.0/5
Kim Berry
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Thanks guys for coordinating our cycle trip. We loved the lesser-traveled paths that you led us on. The different styles of accommodation were all excellent, from the motel by the lake to the glorious B&B in remote farm country. Our bags were always there waiting for us. Cycling is a great way to experience our beautiful country from the top of Kosciuszko to the sea. Thank you again for this wonderful experience.


P. Hodgins
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

The Kosciuszko to the Sea Cycle was a challenging ride which was made possible by the careful route-planning, well-located accommodation and great logistical support of [the tour operator].


J. Hellman
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

What a challenging ride, fantastic at every step, despite fracturing my arm on my 25-year-old Mongoose day!!!. We got very lucky with the weather. Stayed at some great places that we would never have found ourselves. Thank you.