2018 NSW &
Wollongong Tour Calendar:
& Spring 2018 - new itinerary for this tour.
are interested in this trip
please enquire about details and options.
Cycling Sydney & Wollongong
Cycling Sydney & Wollongong – A Bushranger
'Short Break' –
4 to 8 November 2018
- please enquire about this tour and request booking
forms & information.
Dust off the cycling shoes, grab the hydration pack and
the Nordic poles, lube the bike and lets hit the tracks -
Sydney and Wollongong here we come!
This trip is great with amazing locations, scenery, walking and
cycling all built around Australia’s biggest, busiest and most
vibrant city – Sydney!
itinerary - 4 to 8 November 2018.
Join Bushranger Bikes for some adventure magic - cycling
the North Shore of Sydney Harbour with some riding on the paths and
trails at Narrabeen Lagoon and then Homebush, followed by riding the bikes south
from Botany Bay to Wollongong.
This tour is all about the ocean – Sydney Harbour, secluded
bays, coastal headlands, inlets and quiet waterways, big boats,
beautiful sandy beaches, Northshore cycling, remote Royal National Park,
breathtaking scenery from the bluffs above Stanwell Park, the
awesome Sea Cliff Bridge, quiet seaside hamlets, Wollongong and
the Illawarra Escarpment.
You can expect crisp clear skies, clean fresh air, unbelievable
seascapes, views and scenery unmatched anywhere else in
Australia, all to be enjoyed by foot and from your bike.
is bike path/road.
The tour is a
Grade 2 – 2+
(easy to intermediate)
and runs over five easy paced days commencing in Sydney
(Manly). It finishes with a transfer back from Wollongong and
drop at Sydney Airport. I can assist with other specific pickup
and drop arrangements on request.
What is included?
Accommodation – 4 nights - locations will depend on the final itinerary – share basis
(a single option is available at extra cost - see below), quality accommodation;
All guiding and support including mechanical advice/assistance etc;
Local attraction visits;
Vehicle support – including the option to transport bikes for
Brisbane based participants;
Advice on packing and what to bring;
Advice on training and ride preparation;
Good company and lots of fun!
Bikes and equipment can be provided – contact for options and cost.
What you need to organise?
Airfares or transport to and from Sydney/Manly to meet
the start of the tour and from the finish of the tour at Sydney
Meals not provided in the package;
All your gear, clothing etc.
What’s it cost?
The cost of this tour is from Au$1800* (incl. GST) per
person with inclusions as detailed above.
A deposit of $500 per person will be
required at the time of booking.
Prices can be subject to change/final confirmation and can be impacted by
Sydney accommodation costs, rising fuel
costs and seasonal rates. A single supplement from $250 may
apply depending on final itinerary and number of tour days.
What do I need to do to book my place on the tour?
Places on this tour are usually limited to six people. Please
contact Bushranger Bikes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or phone +61 (0)7 3139 1402 to arrange for a booking form to be
sent to you.
Sydney is a great place to
explore so you
may want to consider the option to spend additional time in
Sydney at the start or finish of this tour.
Looking North from our accommodation – Bulli
Itinerary: this is an overview only:
Sydney 'Short Break' – This trip is built around
adventure cycling and possibly a little exploring on foot:
Day 1: Morning pick-ups/meet-ups and general tour
organisation and prep. We will lunch at North Heads around
12:00 and then drive to the Northern Beaches and
Narrabeen Lakes/Lagoon - approx. distance 20KMs.
The alternative could be a
from Manly to Spit Bridge (approx. 10KMs). A mix of formed tracks, beach walks (sand
between the toes), bush, suburbia, rocky headlands and great
We will also have a look around
North Head and lots more and have some great accommodation lined
up for the night – something unusual and historic, with a great
There would be time to fly into Sydney that morning for those
with time constraints.
After breakfast drive to Olympic Park and cycle to Botany Bay
return on the Cooks River Trail - approx. distance 65KMs.
formed bike paths and plenty of variety for a great day in the
saddle. We will lunch on the beachfront at
Brighton-Le-Sands and then drive back from Olympic Park to our
accommodation at North Head.
Days 3 & 4: A bike ride from Botany Bay south to
Wollongong (80 to 100kms approx. over two days). This will be a mix of paths and
public road – beach side and bush. The gradients will mainly be
gentle and kind but there are some ‘undulations’ through Royal
National Park just to get the heart rate up - the vehicle will
be used to transport some stages. The ride out of
Royal and south to Wollongong is via the Grand Pacific Drive and
is breathtaking - starting high on the cliffs with massive views
and then we head down to sea level, through many small seaside
hamlets, including a ride along the Sea Cliff cantilever
bridge structure which is awesome!
The plan is to start riding early on
day 3 and ride down the coast through
to Cronulla, cross via ferry to Bundeena where we will regroup for
lunch. Then there are some ride sections on the bitumen road through
Royal National Park with a stop at one of the
beautiful remote bays. Back on the bikes we continue on through
the National Park – the gradient gets a little more challenging
on this section so there may be transport options in the 'sag
wagon' if required!
The pace will be relaxed and we will load up before the climbing
starts and the road narrows and head to our accommodation at
Bulli Beach. Distance today could be up to 50KMs.
Day 4 we drive back to Stanwell Bluff and then ride from that point, across
the impressive Sea Cliff Bridge and into Bulli. This is an
We will break for lunch at
drive up to the Illawarra escarpment
and the amazing info centre and restaurant, spectacular views, - this is an awesome
spot. Then it's back to Bulli and on the bikes to
Wollongong return - all on paths - to round out this great trip.
Distance approx. 45 - 50KMs.
Our accommodation for
days 3 & 4 is all about
location - right on the beach and bike path at Bulli Beach north
of Wollongong. The cabins are good quality, comfortable with
all amenities, cooking facilities and BBQs on the deck
overlooking the ocean. Ideal for that relaxing social dinner on
one of the nights we are there.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner include both days.
Day 5: Transfer back to Sydney airport in the
morning for connections with departure flights. Or other
arrangements can be discussed.
Fishing off Royal National Park
Finally, Bushranger Tours are not hardcore races across the
country side where the scenery is just a blur. They are
adventure rides for adventurous people, of all ages and most
skill and fitness levels. You actually get to experience the
places you travel through, take in the magic breathtaking
scenery and enjoy the hiking and cycling experience with
friends. Go on – put this tour on your to do list, put a tick
beside it and contact Bushranger today for more information –