Where To Go On Cycle Holidays In Australia

Exploring Australia by cycling can be a great way to visit the country. This article examines where to go, when and how to get the best possible experience.

Australia is a vast and beautiful country. There are many ways to see its sights, but if you are an active, outdoorsy type, then you may feel cramped up visiting the country inside a vehicle. A cycling holiday can be an excellent way to see and experience Australia fully, but how do you know which are the best places to visit on a bike and when to go?

Tasmania is one of the best places in Australia to visit by cycling. It benefits from a more temperate climate than the rest of the country, meaning you do not have to worry quite as much about being caught out by the sweltering heat. Cycling along the east coast of the island comes particularly recommended and offers a wide variety of sights and experiences. You can see beautiful white beaches, rainforests, national parks, colonial villages and the remnants of Tasmania’s history as a penal colony. The best time to go is between October and April, when the weather is milder.

This state offers a tropical climate and flora and fauna to match. Because of the heat, you are best off cycling in this area between June and September, when you can truly experience nature at its most lush and verdant. Other than spotting some of the native animals such as platypus, possum and tree kangaroos, you can also take in the culture of the region by heading through its cities. Queensland is also a food-lover’s paradise, so you should take the time to sample some of the local produce and outstanding wines.

From The Mountains To Sydney
A great one for those who prefer their ride downhill, you could choose to start off at Mount Kosciuszko, the highest point in Australia and finish in its most famous city, Sydney. You would start off with a panoramic view from the mountain, winding down towards the ocean over several days, with your ride culminating in the hustle and bustle of Australia’s first city. This is a great way to experience both the abundant natural scenery and the man made side of Australia. For this route, it is probably best to go either in the spring or the autumn.

Western Australia
The Munda Biddi Trail opened fairly recently in Western Australia. It is said to not be one to undertake for the faint hearted, as it is designed as a long-distance track, although it can easily be done in small sections. The trail begins outside Perth and winds south down the coast towards the city of Albany. It takes cyclists through forests and historical sites and alternates between gravel paths and concrete roads. Travellers can overnight in basic huts or campsites along the way and can attempt the trail at any time throughout the year.

Alice Chan is a travel writer with many years writing and travelling under her belt. She is an advocate of active holidays and believes in visiting countries in the most unique way possible. She specialises in adventure and gap year travel writing. She writes on behalf of

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  1. March 10, 2013 at 9:10 am — Reply

    sounds like a great adventure! I would worry about the heat and distance from shops/points to get water, but in winter it has to be fantastic.

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