Get on your bike and cycle Tathra!
The Sapphire Coast is well known for its beaches and forests but it’s also one of the premier mountain biking destinations in NSW.
For an adrenalin filled adventure, race your mates and soak up the coastal bush on 50 kilometres of single tracks that snake through the hills and gullies of Tathra. Some trails begin just 800 metres from the hub of all things mountain biking, Tathra Beach and Bike, but those who prefer to avoid climbs can also start at the top of town and cruise back down in time for fish and chips for lunch. The trails have it all – climbs, descents, bridges, ferny gullies, ocean views, beach destinations and local wildlife. Steeped in Aboriginal history, the Bundadung network of trails was built by volunteers from Bega Aboriginal Lands Council (BALC) and the Tathra community. Tathra is also home to the annual Tathra MTB Enduro, a family weekend of mountain biking which offers races for all, including the 50km Goat’s Knob Challenge and 100km King Nelba Classic. The Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend, held annually in January, also holds a mountain bike ride from Bega to Tathra Beach. Mountain biking enthusiasts can take on the 30km bush track from Bega through State Forest trails and through a section of Mimosa National Parks – riding through some of the most breathtaking bushland scenery the Sapphire Coast has to offer. The event finishes at the Tathra Surf Club where a BBQ and cold refreshments are available. The 2019 event will be held on January 19 & 20 and for more information you can visit the official Tathra Wharf to Waves website here.
Tathra also offers more relaxed cycle experiences for the whole family. In the heart of town on Andy Poole Drive opposite the beach, is a 2.5 km cycling track which takes you to the Mogareeka Inlet and the start of the Mimosa Rocks National Park. This is an easy ride for all the family, even the little ones just starting to get used to their wheels. For something different but equally beautiful head further inland from Bega into true dairy country and cycle around the many market towns such as Candelo & Cobargo.
For the road cyclist, there are countless scenic drive routes, off the Princes Highway, which connect the various townships, national parks and beaches.
Once you’ve exhausted the ride opportunities and yourself, it’s time to unwind. Take some time to enjoy the beaches and parks, the local produce and the unspoilt wilderness. To start planning your cycling holiday, check out our accommodation options here.View all blog posts