Lonely Planet knows Australia
The coasts of the wide brown land are perfect for cycle touring, and we've chosen the best rides for every interest and ability level. It's a continent's worth of great cycling experiences - from the wildernesses and superb coastal scenery of Tasmania, to the historic sites and gourmet highlights of Victoria, and World Heritage rainforests in Queensland. Whether you want a short ride through a cool eucalyptus forest or a wild 10-day outing through the country's most dramatic coastline, this guide gives you the best of Australia on two wheels.
In This Guide:
Everything you need to know to get prepared
Bike maintenance tips to keep you on the road
Comprehensive listings for sleeping, eating and facilities along the way
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Table of Rides
Adelaide Alpine Australia Beach Beechworth Bicycle Bike Hire bikepath boxed text breakfast & lunch Bridge Brisbane cabins cafe Cairns camping campsite Canberra Cape Caravan Park Caves coast Coles Bay com.au CONtiNueD gPs COORDiNates cottage Cradle Mountain Creek Cue CONtiNueD gPs Cue GPS COORDinaTeS cycling cyclists day’s descent dirt road Dorrigo east Fleurieu Peninsula forest Grampians Halls Gap Harbour Hill Hobart holiday Hotel Island Jenolan Caves Katoomba Lake Lake St Clair Lookout lunch & dinner maps Mawson Trail McLaren Vale Melbourne moderate climb Mon-Fri mountain bike Murray Murray River National Park Perth Port Queensland Rail Trail rainforest range restaurant ride River rooms route side trip Sleeping & eating South station steep climb supplies & equipment Sydney Tanunda Tasmania TaSSie’S there’s Thredbo tour tourist town track trees unpowered/powered sites V/Line Valley Victoria views visitors centre wine Winery