Cycling in the Bathurst Region

Cycling in the Bathurst Region

Easy

These trails are completable by most, with families and inexperienced riders in mind. Trails are mostly flat, following well known cycling paths or using the shoulders of wide roads. 

Bathurst River Loop

Right on the Macquarie/Wambuul river the river loop is an easy trail completable by anyone a great chance for families or riders looking for a relaxing afternoon cycle.

Skippy

A popular local cycling route along the Vale Road towards Georges Plains through Perthville. This is a great taste of Bathurst country roads and breath of fresh air.

Intermediate

These trails are comparable by most. Requiring some experience cycling and fitness, with longer sections, some steep climbs and sections on country roads that can be busy at times.

Bathurst City Loop

An intermediate ride along the Macquarie River, through West Bathurst and the Historic CBD

Ben Chifley Dam

A picturesque ride on sealed roads over rolling hills to Ben Chifley Dam. This route has a long gradual climb towards the dam that is good for training endurance.

Eglinton Loop

A picturesque ride on sealed roads over rolling hills to Ben Chifley Dam. This route has a long gradual climb towards the dam that is good for training endurance.

Peel Loop

A northern loop with rolling hills and rural scenery, boasting views over the City of Bathurst as you climb the northern hills towards Peel. Returning via the Sofala Road.

Hard

These tracks present a significant challenge for the well journeyed rider. 

Hen Chicken and Flat Cow Loop

A mix of graven and sealed roads looping around Evans plains, Georges plains and Pethville with rural scenery and one large hill climb.

Mount Panorama/Wahluu Loop

With a maximum elevation of 874m and a minimum elevation of 656, the Mt Panorama/Wahluu Loop is a challenging ride for those who want to get their blood pumping. Mount Panorama/Wahluu is the iconic home of not only motor racing but also forms part of the B2B Cycling Classic race.

Rockley Cross Roads Loop

With a distance of 82.5km and a climb of 11.6m per km the Rockley loop follows the trajectory of the Bathurst B2B Cycling Classic. Take a break at the iconic Rockley Pub or rest in Steves Park before continuing on to return via Caloola.

Escapalicious

Riding in Bathurst doesn't have to end here. Bathurst has a fantastic community of passionate and dedicated riders who are constantly looking to improve rider access and information. See our friends at Escapalicious for more rides, trails and hidden gems in the Bathurst region.