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Kosciuszko to the Sea Supported Cycle
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.
- CategoryMountain Biking
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level3 - Intermediate
- Activity Level4 - Challenging
- Elevation4 - Challenging
- Distance164.7 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance32.9 miles
- Day 1Arrive Tathra and transfer to Jindabyne
Make your way to Tathra, on NSW’s Sapphire Coast, where you will meet with the group. Your support driver will pick you up at 2:00pm from Tathra. Journey time to Jindabyne is two and a half hours and the route takes you up to Brown Mountain. Fortunately this is not a mountain you will be cycling up, although Mt Darragh will be the challenge of the week.
In the Snowy Mountains overlooking Lake Jindabyne, the town of Jindabyne is perfectly positioned to access the Kosciuszko National Park, location of the highest point in Australia, Mt Kosciuszko (2228m/7309ft). After checking into your motel in Jindabyne, a welcome dinner (own expense) will be organized.
- Motel in Jindabyne
- Day 2Walk to the top of Australia, cycle to Jindabyne
An early start is in order today which promises to be an epic start to your journey. After a hot breakfast, you are transferred to Charlotte Pass, the highest point you can reach by road in Australia. You then cycle up the summit track to Rawsons Pass* and walk the rest of the way to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko. Returning to Rawsons Pass, you cycle mostly downhill all the way back to Jindabyne. Overnight Jindabyne.
*Note that the track from Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass is only suitable for mountain bikes. If you plan to use a road bike, the tour operator can organize for the hire of a mountain bike for this section. Alternatively, you can walk to Rawson Pass. A brisk pace will be required so this is only recommended if you are walking fit.
- 24.2 miles
- -1,446.9 ft
- Accommodation in Jindabyne
- Day 3Cycle via Dalgety on the mighty Snowy River to Bobundra
You may feel it in your legs this morning as you begin your cycle with a sustained ascent to the top of Beloka Hill. En route pass by classic alpine countryside scenes with wildflowers lining the roadside. The descent of Beloka Hill will have you gripping tightly to the brakes as you wind down the mountainside. Continue over undulating terrain to Dalgety where you can get lunch at the hotel overlooking the river which will be just rewards for your efforts so far.
From Dalgety join the Snowy River Way to Bobundara and your overnight accommodation on a lovely rural property. You'll have a farm stay tonight – sit back and enjoy the fabulous views.
- 31.7 miles
- -111.5 ft
- Farm stay at Bobundara
- Breakfast and Dinner
- Day 4Continue to Bombala
Return to the Snowy River Way and cycle alongside grazing land with rolling hills. Ascending to the wind farm, the views are panoramic. Leaving the paved road behind, we take an unsurfaced 16km (9.9mi) road that takes us past cattle and sheep properties. There are a number of cattle grids, so be careful crossing these. Dismounting would be the wise option. Continue to the country town of Bombala located on the Bombala River. The name Bombala derives from an Aboriginal word meaning “Meeting of the waters”.
Later, you'll drive out to the Bombala Platypus Reserve at dusk. There is a raised platform which provides great viewing, and late afternoon (or early morning) is the best time to see them. You can also wander along the riverside walk next to town on the Bombala
River where it is relatively common to see a platypus at dusk and dawn.
- 36 miles
- -672.6 ft
- Accommodation in Bombala
- Breakfast and Lunch
- Day 5Cycle over Mount Darragh and Myrtle Mountain enroute to Candelo
Todays ride is long and rewarding, with huge downhills and some tough uphills as you ascend two mountains. There is an option to finish in Wyndham and take a transfer with the support vehicle. The ride begins along the Mount Darragh Road leading out of Bombala. A gradual ascent takes you to the little village of Cathcart, where the main general store is a nice place to get an ice-cream and rehydrate.
Continuing to the summit of Mt Darragh, watch out for Lyre Birds. It’s a long free wheeling descent, not too steep a gradient before the terrain flattens out as you make your way to Wyndham in the Bega Shire. After passing through Wyndham, you'll begin a 10km (6mi) ascent all the way to the top of Myrtle Mountain. This mountainous section of the road passes through beautiful thick forest lining the sides of the road. There is a picnic area and lookout at the top which is worth spending time at. Descend to the cute little town of Candelo – they have a terrific café and general store, so if you want to refill your water bottle, or get an excellent coffee, then it’s worth the stop. Just outside Candelo is the overnight farm stay. To reach the farm, pass grazing countryside through rolling hills this area is famous for. Dinner tonight will be a lovely home-cooked meal, overlooking some beautiful countryside. There are plenty of birds and rambling grounds to roam in.
- 47.8 miles
- -1,662.7 ft
- Farm stay at Candelo
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Day 6Arrive seaside town of Tathra and Departure
After a superb breakfast, begin your final stage to Tathra Beach. The route begins on delightful backroads passing by dairy farms and grazing countryside. A short unavoidable stage of approximately 4km (2.4mi) takes you along the highway before again joining a backroad. The last 4km (2.4mi) of the route is on a dedicated cycle way with a last big hill before you reach Tathra beach offering panoramic views.
Head down to the beach for a swim and celebrate your epic journey from the top of Australia to the Pacific Coast. If you have elected to hire a bike, the bike handover will be early afternoon. Trip concludes
- 24.9 miles
- -498.7 ft