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Activities
  • 5 day self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 5 nights hotels and guesthouses
Meals

6 Days$-278USD

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COVID safety measures
are in place with extra cleaning and hygiene protocols

Remote adventures
means social distancing comes naturally

Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: ESH

Trip highlights


  • Discovering the beautiful countryside of the Southern Highlands by e-bike
  • Wine tasting at cool climate vineyards
  • The natural sites of Fitzroy Falls, Belmore Falls and Echo Point, all in the Morton National Park
  • Sampling the local cheese, baked goods and berries
  • Staying in characterful hotels, with option to upgrade to deluxe accommodation

Pedal your way around the pretty towns of the Southern Highlands on this journey of discovery by bike. Skirting the edge of the Morton National Park with its escarpment, massive waterfalls and network of walking trails, the journey begins from the heart of Bundanoon Village. Taking the backroads between iconic towns, there is much to feast your eyes on as you pedal past grand estates, vineyards and green rolling hills. With the help of an e-bike, the hills are no problem, leaving you with plenty of time to linger over lunch, stop for wine tasting and explore the local sights. Discover Berrima's historic centre, take in the viewpoints at Fitzroy Falls, enjoy a lazy lunch at the Burrawang Hotel, browse the vast selection of books at Berkelouw Book Barn and immerse yourself in the Bradman Museum in Bowral. After checking into your characterful hotel, there are numerous superb restaurants dotted on the route to spoil yourself after a day of cycling and exploring. This really is the ideal way to discover this classic region just a couple of hours from Sydney.


On arrival in Bundanoon, make your way to your starting hotel. Check-in is generally from 2pm but if you are arriving earlier you may be able to leave your bags - please contact us for reception opening times. You will meet with our representative who will do a handover of the bikes. This afternoon, a great warm up cycle to Morton National Park. Pedal down to the park and explore the tracks on foot with walks ranging from 15 minutes to 3 hour return loops. Viewpoints are in abundance, with the most famous being the panorama that awaits at Echo Point. Return to your hotel for overnight accommodation.

Meals:  Nil

There is much variety in the cycle today. From Bundanoon you head along a beautiful route that follows a quiet country road all the way to Exeter where you can stop for a coffee. Continuing alongside the railway you cut right through the centre of Moss Vale. For shopping enthusiasts, there are great options for homewares and fashion. Leaving Moss Vale you detour off the road and along the Bong Bong cycleway to Burradoo. This shared path is mostly flat and takes you beside the Wingecarribee River where waterbirds can be spotted. From Burradoo to Bowral, you pass by grand estates and houses and along leafy streets. Out of Bowral the route takes you to the Centennial Vineyard which is worth a stop at the cellar door. Another great stop is at the Berkelouw Book Barn at the Bendooley Estate, with its fabulous selection of new and old books and cafe plus wine cellar. Not too far beyond is the historic village of Berrima where your overnight accommodation is located. After check-in, discover the village on the self-guided Berrima Heritage Walk which takes in the sandstone Berrima Courthouse and one of Australia’s oldest licensed pubs, the Surveyor General Inn where you can stop in for a drink. Another great walk is the Berrima River Walk on the lands of the Gundungurra people. The walk is signposted with interesting history and takes about 1 hour to complete (1.8km).

Meals:  Nil

The cycle route today follows a quiet road past hobby farms and grazing land. A decent hill awaits followed by a wonderful panorama of the Southern Highlands from the western perspective. Enroute to Mittagong, stop by the Artemis vineyard cellar door for wine tastings and in good weather, wood fired pizza for lunch (reservations recommended). A stop at the Southern Highlands Visitor Centre is an option as you pass through Mittagong, while art lovers may want to visit the Sturt Gallery. A long winding ascent takes you to the Bowral lookout where there is an expansive view of the highlands looking south. A final descent takes you to the wonderful town of Bowral with its gentrified country atmosphere. The town was home to Sir Donald Bradman, Australia's most famous cricketer, and the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame are located here. Overnight Bowral

Meals:  Nil

This is country cycling at its best with sweeping countryside vistas and rolling hills. The route takes you past farms and country estates, along tree lined avenues and into the town of Robertson, known for its famous pie shop, cheese shop and location of the film Babe. The town is perched above Macquarie Pass and the Illawarra Escarpment, and has a unique charm. An afternoon optional cycle to Burrawang Village with its pretty shopfronts and lunch in the garden at the pub is well worth the extra effort. (19km, +221m, -181m) Overnight Robertson.

Meals:  Nil

A superb day of cycling today which encompasses two of the great waterfalls of the region, country laneways and completion of the circuit at Bundanoon. The route starts with a downhill run all the way to the Belmore Falls carpark. Here you can park your bike and walk the short distance to the viewing platform. Returning to your bike you continue along a forest road to the top of the falls before a long uphill stretch. The next stop is Fitzroy Falls where there are a number of walks taking you to various viewing platforms. The visitors centre has a cafe and its a great place to have a picnic lunch. The rest of the route to Bundanoon is classic Highlands scenery and passes through the quaint hamlet of Exeter, before you roll into the last stop Bundanoon.

Meals:  Nil

After checking out of the hotel this morning, the trip concludes.

Meals:  Nil


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.
On self guided trips, actual route information provided before departure will be more detailed.


Inclusions

  • 7 nights room only in hotels and guesthouses on a twin share basis with private facilities on most nights. Upgrade available to deluxe standard with 4 breakfasts included - supplement applies
  • Luggage transfers
  • Navigational App and route maps
  • Premium E-Bike rental for days 1-5, pannier and helmet
  • Personal bike handover

  • Travel to and from Bundanoon
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature such as entrance fees, alcoholic beverages, car parking, towel etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals (except for the upgrade accommodation, breakfast is included on 4 out of 5 nights)

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Notes

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Departures from May to October do not include bike hire

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Total Priceper person from

$-278USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Discount to start Sun-Tue (pp) standard accomUSD$-44
  • Accommodation Upgrade pp (twin / double) - start Sat-TueUSD$230
  • Accommodation Upgrade pp (twin / double) - start Wed/Thu/FriUSD$310
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Southern Highlands Cycle trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

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