Cycling Australia's Central West Cycle Trail

A quiet unpaved route between Mendooran and Dunedoo | Michele Eckersley
A quiet unpaved route between Mendooran and Dunedoo | Michele Eckersley

5 Central West Cycle Trail Tours

One of the best ways to experience the iconic lifestyle of country Australia is to take an immersive, slow, active holiday. It's for this reason that the Central West Cycle Trail is quickly becoming a mecca for Australian travellers - even if you're not a regular cyclist. 

From the classic Australiana landscapes filled with eucalyptus and open plains, to the laidback and charming hospitality of the locals along the trail, cycling the Central West Trail is suitable for all kinds of travellers. 

There are now five ways to explore the Central West Cycle Trail with our mates at Australian Cycle Tours. Each trip includes comfortable accommodation, daily luggage transfers, vehicle transfers, navigation app, e-bike hire and local support among other benefits.

Central West Cycle Trail Self-Guided Tour

Cyclist on the Central West Cycle route between Mudgee and Gulgong |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

The classic route. Over 7 days, you'll experience classic Central West scenery and hospitality. On day 1 you'll be transported from Mudgee to the small hamlet of Goolma, where the Central West Cycle Trail starts. From here you'll discover the country towns of Wellington, Dubbo, Ballimore, Mendooran, Dunedoo and Gulgong, before cycling to Mudgee on the last day. You'll stay in comfortable accommodation in each town and have your luggage transferred daily, allowing you to fully embrace the local atmosphere along the way. 


Central West Cycle Trail Highlights Self-Guided Tour

Cyclists in Gulgong outside the Ten Dollar Town Motel |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

The Central West Cycle Trail Highlights tour offers a similar self-guided experience to the above trip yet cuts down on some stops to shorten the itinerary. The key difference is that on day 2, you'll cycle from Wellington to Baltimore and bypass the 'big city lights' of Dubbo, and the final day of cycling sees you finish in Gulgong before being transferred to Mudgee. This 5 day itinerary will appeal to those who are more limited on time or do not want to include a visit to Dubbo.


Central West Cycle Trail Supported Tour

Happy cyclists on the Central West Trail |  <i>Shawn Flannery</i>

On a supported bike tour of the Central West Cycle Trail you'll be accompanied by an experienced driver who will escort the group. Their role is to provide bicycle assistance, help with any issues that arise, and meet the group at designated breaks for coffee and tea. These tours are more sociable as they attract like-minded travellers to experience the Central West Trail together. Learn more about their supported bike trips.


NEW: Women's Central West Cycle Trail Self-Guided Tour

Cyclists in Gulgong outside the Butcher Shop Cafe |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

This one's for the ladies only: join a special Central West Cycle Trail tour that is escorted by the passionate bike blogger, Gail Rehbein. This self-guided cycle trip follows a 7-day itinerary and gives women the opportunity to engage in an unforgettable active travel experience in a safe and encouraging environment. 


A Taste of the Central West Cycle Trail

Cyclist on the CWCR from Gulgong to Mudgee |  <i>Ross Baker</i>

Short on time but high on inspiration? Enjoy a taste of the Central West Cycle Trail on this shortened version of the ride. Arrive in Mudgee, where you will be transferred to the start of the cycle in Wellington before riding to Ballimore, Mendooran, Dunnedoo and Gulgong over 4 days. During this sweet trip, you will be supported with e-bike rental and luggage transfers between towns, giving you the freedom to cycle at a relaxed pace and take in the ever-changing landscape of grazing country, vineyards, national parks and reserves.


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