Adventure Cycling

Come up and ride

The quiet gravel roads and remote wilderness trails of the New England High Country combine with a plethora of ‘must-see’ natural wonders to offer an exceptional cycling  and mountain biking experience.

From easy, party-pace meanders, to multi-day bikepacking epics, the region offers a wide variety of gravel and off-road adventures. It’s about the stunning scenery and the relaxed country vibe – and did we mention the lack of cars? Yep, it’s pretty quiet around our back roads. But nature is the ultimate drawcard, and we’ve got it in spades. Spectacular waterfalls, gorges, wild rivers and world-heritage national parks are there for exploring. And when you’ve had your fill of the outdoors, the New England High Country will win you over with its abundance of art and culture, history and heritage, natural attractions, boutique shopping, great coffee and food, as well as some of the best boutique and pub accommodation in regional NSW. Stay a couple of nights or a week and enjoy real country hospitality. Gravel is even better up high!


Featured Ride – NEHC1000

The lengthy journey around the New England High country in Northern NSW gives you the best chance to see big-sky Australian country.

The New England High Country 1000 is a circumnavigation of the highest plateau on the Great Dividing Range. It also indulges you in the steeper, lush forests of the New England National Park and Guy Fawkes National Park. Where the old growth rainforest remains untouched and the tracks get steeper, more remote and adventurous.

The route combines the finest roads with the picturesque historical townships, and the national beauty of the area. More Information

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Safety Information

Be prepared for all conditions and ride safely and responsibly. Many of the rides are remote, and the multi-day rides do not pass by towns/villages with supplies. Please ensure you have enough supplies for your ride.

  • Check the difficulty level, length and time. Make sure every rider in the group understands the route and is comfortable with the level.
  • Plan extra time into your bike ride in case you need to do bike repairs or treat injuries.
  • Check your bike before you leave. This includes tyres, brakes and chain.
  • Give your route details to family and friends who are not riding with you. Tell them when you expect to return and let them know when you have returned.
  • Be aware of private property and do not leave roads or trails.

What to Bring

  • At least 2L of water per person. You’ll need more for longer rides and warm days. Take more than you think you’ll need.
  • Snacks to keep your energy levels up. And a bag to take your rubbish.
  • Bike repair kit and pump.
  • Lights in case it starts to get dark before you return.
  • First aid kit.
  • Map and compass or GPS. Usually only in remote areas.
  • Your mobile phone or a satellite phone.
  • In remote areas, carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) because you might not have mobile phone reception.
  • A small backpack/hydration pack is generally required for a ride longer than a half day. To carry your phone, food, spares, rain jacket, water etc

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.