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Activities
  • 5 days self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 5 nights hotel/inn accommodation
Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts

6 Days$USD

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


 
 
Trip Code: NSC

South Coast Cycle Trip highlights


  • Enjoy the independence of self-guided cycling with all logistics taken care of for you
  • Visit the Kiama Blowhole
  • Explore the charming town of Berry and sample the excellent food it has on offer
  • Enjoy rest day in Berry or undertake challenging Kangaroo Valley cycle
  • Take in the stunning scenery and beaches of NSW's South Coast
  • Explore Seven Mile Beach
  • Cycling along beautiful backroads lined with Eucalyptus and Farmlands

The NSW South Coast is the perfect destination to explore by bike. With breathtaking beaches, excellent food and wine, stunning natural scenery and plenty of charming towns to explore. On this six day adventure you can soak up all the delights of this popular region. Starting in Thirroul, the northern seaside suburb of Wollongong, you'll meander your way down the coast. You'll take in Kiama and its famous Blowhole before cycling to the historic town of Berry. Here you have the option of enjoying a rest day to explore the coastal cliff walks, beaches and sample the fine local produce at award winning wineries. If you are up for a challenge you may wish to complete the Kangaroo Valley cycle, a challenging but extremely rewarding 43km circuit. Then you'll continue to Nowra and Huskisson with one of the worlds whitest sandy beaches on the shores of Jervis Bay. On a self guided cycle each day is up to you. You can stop for a swim at the beaches en route, enjoy a quick coffee break at one of the cafes you pass, visit vineyards for lunch, or join a dolphin cruise around Jervis Bay. The choice is yours!


Please make your way to Thirroul, a popular seaside suburb and surf beach made popular by English author D. H. Lawrence. Our cycle starts from the heritage-listed train station. Today's journey spends the majority of the day on cycle-ways as we make our way to Kiama. The trail follows the spectacular coast, passing beautiful beaches and the outskirts of Wollongong. There are plenty of cafes overlooking the coast to stop for a cold drink, an ice-cream or a coffee. The trail continues further south to the Nan Tien Temple, one of the largest Buddhist Temples in the Southern Hemisphere. You can stop here and explore the temple, paying respect to the Buddha's and lighting the incense available. From here, its back on the bikes as you hug Lake Illawarra and head into the hilly environs of Kiama, via Bombo. Kiama is in a stunning setting and famous for it's coastal cliffs and blowholes that we can visit tomorrow. We spend the night in Kiama, where there is a choice of pubs and restaurants to choose from for dinner.

Meals:  Nil

Kiama is a wonderful area to explore with rugged coastal cliffs making for a lovely walk, spectacular surf beaches, ancient rainforrest and the famous blowholes. After a leisurely breakfast, you can head down to the coastline to visit the famous Kiama Blowholes. The name Kiama allegedly means “where the sea makes a noise”. When you see the blowholes it will become obvious why. On a good day, it can spray water 20 metres or more into the air. After some time spent exploring the area it is back to the bikes for the cycle to Gerringong. The cycle starts out on the highway for a few kilometres until you reach the turnoff to Gerringong. (If you wish to avoid the highway section you will need to catch the train from Kiama to Gerrigong. It is also possible to walk between Kiama and Gerrigong - this takes 3 hours and we will need to arrange for your bike to be transferred to Gerrigong). From Gerringong, you'll descend into Gerroa which has marvellous coastal views and is a nice place to stop for a coffee and refuelling before crossing the Crooked River, and cycling past Seven Mile beach. This 12.5km stretch of white sandy beach is one of the longest beach stretches found on the Southern Coast and was used by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith as a runway for the first commercial flight from Australia to New Zealand. It is a great spot for a break and swim before we continue inland to Berry, your destination for the night. After lunch sampling the fine local produce we can recommend heading to the Drawing Room Rocks walk in the afternoon.

Meals:  B

A challenging circular route to Kangaroo Valley – this is a 45km loop with 1178 metres of climbing, along windy country roads, not for the faint hearted. There are some steep stretches and it’s important to take enough water. We recommend an additional bottle for this one. Kangaroo Valley itself is a beautiful little town with a great choice of restaurants. The road is sealed with the exception of one brief section, about 1km long, which is unsurfaced but very rideable. For those up for the challenge it is a very rewarding day and well worth the effort! Overnight in Berry

Meals:  B

If you cycled the Kangaroo Valley loop yesterday, you will appreciate a relaxing short, spectacular cycling day today. After breakfast, we start our relatively flat cycle to Nowra. There’s not much climbing today, so it’s a nice easy ride on a quiet road. There are a number of sites you can stop and take in including Coolangatta Estate winery, a recommended stop for lunch. After lunch you'll follow the Shoalhaven River and cross over it into Nowra. Nowra is the largest coastal town in the Shoalhaven region, surrounded by rich farmland and vineyards, perfect for exploring at handlebar level. Only a short distance from the delightful centre lies the stunning beaches of the NSW South Coast.

Meals:  B

The cycle today heads toward the aerodrome, you may wish to make an optional stop at the Fleet Air Museum. It is well worth a visit, and has around 30 aircraft on display, a basic helicopter simulator which you can have a go on, and more. From here it’s a ride along a beautiful back road featuring classic Australian bush scenery with eucalyptus trees and farmlands either side. You then cross the highway and head back towards the coast and the run into the bustling coastal town of Huskisson and nearby Jervis Bay. The beaches here are a must-visit, the beach sand is some of the whitest sand found anywhere in the world!

Meals:  Nil

You are right on the doorstep of the Jervis Bay Marine Park, teaming with a vast array of marine life including bottle nose Dolphins along with stunning coastline. You can use this morning to take a dolphin watching cruise around Jervis Bay (or join a whale watching tour if you're travelling between mid-May to mid-November). The trip concludes today in Huskisson.

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

  • 5 nights accommodation in hotels on a twin share basis with private facilities
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Hybrid bike hire including helmet, bike lock, handlebar bag and pannier (electric bikes can be hired for an additional supplement - limited amount available, must be prebooked)
  • Route information available to download through our app
  • Luggage transfers

  • Travel to Thirroul and from Huskisson
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, car parking, towel etc
  • Travel insurance
  • All meals (except for 3 breakfasts)
  • Whale/dolphin cruise in Jervis Bay
  • Phone handlebar mount

Accommodation


Bike information


Departure dates

Daily departures

Notes

Note:
A weekend supplement applies for trips starting Wed to Sat. A seasonal supplement applies for departures in November, December, January and February and during NSW school holidays/public holidays. Please contact us for details.
DN2
This trip is not suitable for solo travellers. Please contact our team for alternative tour suggestions.
DN3
If you are staying in Huskisson over a weekend a two night stay will be required between 1 October and 15 April.
DN4
Please note, when we book your accommodation some hotels may request a deposit/full payment to secure your booking. This amount will be payable, in addition to the World Expeditions deposit. Any extra payments, along with the $400 deposit, are non-refundable.

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Total Priceper person from

$USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Discount to remove bike hireUSD$-212
  • Start Date Supplement - Trips Starting Wednesday to SaturdayUSD$70
  • Electric Bike Hire SupplementUSD$150
  • Single Supplement - Trips Starting Sunday to TuesdayUSD$500
  • Single Supplement - Trips Starting Wednesday to SundayUSD$570
  • Single Traveller Surcharge - Trips Starting Sunday to TuesdayUSD$800
  • Single Traveller Surcharge - Trips Starting Wednesday to SundayUSD$870
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Thirroul to Huskisson Self Guided 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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