2016 NSW &
Wollongong Tour Calendar:
considering late March and April 2016 to run an extended
version of this tour.
So if you
are interested in this trip
please enquire about details and options.
Walking and Cycling Sydney & Wollongong
Walking and Cycling Sydney & Wollongong – A Bushranger
'Short Break' –
2016 please enquire about this tour and request booking
forms & information -
Dust off the hiking boots, 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 - late March or April 2016.
Join Bushranger Bikes for some adventure magic - walking
the North Shore of Sydney Harbour, some riding on the paths and
trails at Homebush and Narrabeen Lagoon, and then riding the bike 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 or six easily 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 or 5 nights depending on the final itinerary – share basis, 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 stated below;
All your gear, clothing etc.
What’s it cost?
The cost of this tour is from A$1550* (incl. GST) per
person with inclusions as detailed above.
A deposit of $300 per person will be
required at the time of booking.
Prices are subject to change and can be impacted by rising fuel
costs and seasonal rates. A single supplement from $350 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 at this point and there
could be an additional day added at the end to include Kiama.
Sydney 'Short Break' – This trip is built around
adventure walking & cycling:
Day 1: Starting at approximately 10:00AM, we take
on a 10 to 20km (return) half day walk from Manly to Spit Bridge
– real contrasts – a mix of formed tracks, beach walks (sand
between the toes), bush, suburbia, rocky headlands and great
scenery. Plus plenty of flash houses and big boats thrown in
for that ‘Sydney WOW factor’. 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
restaurant. There are massages available from qualified practitioners (own coast, bookings
required) if the limbs are tired after the walk!
There would be time to fly into Sydney that morning for those
with time constraints.
Cycling at Homebush and Narrabeen Lakes/Lagoon. The final
details are still being developed however it promises to be a
fantastic day on the bikes exploring some of the iconic areas
Days 3 & 4: A bike ride from Botany Bay south to
Wollongong (80kms approx.) over a day and a half – hybrid and
road bikes would be ideal. 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 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
structure which is awesome!
The plan is to start riding early on
day 3 and ride down through
Cronulla, cross via ferry to Bundeena where we will regroup for
morning tea. Then it is a ride on the bitumen road through
Royal National Park with a picnic lunch 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 but nothing that should worry anyone. The sag
wagon will be available if required!
The pace will be relaxing and if the day (and distance) gets
away from us then we can pull up and vehicle transfer to our
accommodation and come back on
day 4 and ride from that point through to Wollongong for lunch.
The second part of
day 4 will be taken up with
visits to the Illawarra escarpment
and the amazing info centre, awesome views,
and an option to be 'blown
away' at the Illawarra Fly Tree Top Walk.
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 a possible
additional day exploring on the bikes further south to Kiama and
back to Sydney would be Day 6.
Breakfast included. Plus other meals for the extended itinerary.
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 –