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9 Best Cycling Trips To Explore This Easter

9 Best Cycling Trips To Explore This Easter

Don’t have any plans this Easter? Why not take your electric bike on one of the best cycling paths in Australia. Whether it be off-road trail riding, beach cruising or park exploring, Australia has a lot to offer. 

We have made a list of all the best places to explore this Easter.

Victoria 

Great Ocean Road 

The scenic route along the beautiful Victorian coast is not only great in a car but it is also stunning on a bike. It is Australia's most famously scenic road with beautiful scenery like beaches, cliffs, and rainforests and you might even encounter some animals on the way like wallabies and birds. Doing this route on a bike is breathtaking, and get a more intimate and personal riding feeling than in a car.

Start your trip in Torquay and pedal west towards the 12 apostles. The roads are smooth and the views are even better. This is a 174 km ride - 9 hours and 50 minutes - so you can split it up by stopping for an overnight staying in picturesque Lorne or Apollo Bay to get the best experience. 

Great Ocean Road

MT Buller Bike Park

Mt Buller has one of the best mountain bike trails in Victoria. For enthusiasts off-road riders, Mt Buller is considered a must-go place to explore. The mountain offers both world-class cross-country and gravity trails. Plus you get to enjoy the beautiful view the Australian Alps has to offer. 

This trail park offers over 100km of well-developed cross country trails for you to explore. It is suitable for riders that are intermediates to advanced. The mountain is the home to the infamous 46km downhill trail - the Australian Alpine Epic, as well as including Australia’s first flow trail, Copperhead, and the Southern Hemisphere’s first and only IMBA Epic Trail.

New South Wales 

Narooma Wagonga Inlet Loop

The view along the Narooma Wagonga is absolutely stunning. This path goes through some magnificent forests and along a long stretch of picturesque coastal wetland. The loop is a 39km distance with some uphill climbs, so you get your heart pumping. This time of year is the perfect time to go with pleasant cycling temperatures and normally not too much rain. With so many places to explore in the area on a bike, you don’t want to miss a weekend trip here.

Western Australia

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is a prime holiday destination for Australians due to laid back atmosphere and unique natural attractions. This island is 19km offshore Perth and offers beautiful beaches and bays. It is definitely a summer destination, and with temperatures dropping this is the perfect time for cyclists to go - not too hot and not too cold. 

Rottnest Island is custom made for cycling with its primarily flat roads, and the best part, the usage of cars is not permitted on the island. This means endless roads with only you and your bike, and maybe a Quokkas

You can cycle around the island in a few hours, and around every corner, it seems to be a new stunning beach to discover - more than 60 in total.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest is well fitted for bike riders, offering bike hires on the island or from ferry operators. A few bicycles also come with a surfboard carrier and there are bike racks behind many beaches. So you can easily stop for a surf or walk on your ride around the island.

Queensland

Magnetic Island

Another great island to explore on two wheels is Queensland’s Magnetic Island. There is no question why this place is one of the top 8 destinations for cyclists. It island has the perfect size - not too big, not too small - and there is barely any traffic! Making it the perfect choice for riders who enjoy the sun and warmth of QLD.

You access the island by ferry from the SeaLink Terminal in Townsville, and from there you can cycle along the great bike paths by the water and on unsealed roads. Exploring Magnetic Island by bicycle is much faster and more convenient than waiting on the bus. 

From Picnic Bay you can cycle around to Horseshoe Bay, which takes under an hour - 10 km. Stay in Horseshoe Bay and explore the magnificent beaches and bays from there - including Florence Bay and Balding Bay.

Here are the top 6 routes to take on Magnetic Island.

Tewantin State Forest 

According to Queensland Government, the best mountain bike trails in Queensland is in Nerang National Park. 

This National Park is located an hour south of Brisbane and offers a wide variety of MTB trails for all riders - from beginners to advanced riders. 

Pedal through man-made tracks filled with stunning views of eucalyptus trees and dry rainforest. If you want to challenge yourself and enjoy the rougher terrains of Nerang National Park you should try the Three Hills trail. This trail lets you practices your off-road skills with its rocky surface, technical downhills, fast and flowing slopes, and a few tough uphill climbs. 

If that is not enough of a challenge for you, then try out the Black Diamond trails. These mountain trails were made for the 2018 Commonwealth Games and therefore designed to test the best of the best. These paths are very technical and demanding, so we only recommend trailing them if you are an experienced off-road rider. 

South Australia

Mawson Trail

If you are in South Australia, Mawson Trail is a tourist adventure you don’t want to miss out on. The trail is 900km long and is the perfect introduction to off-road dirt track riding. It starts in Adelaide moving north into Flinders Ranges. Along the way, you get to warm up with some uphill climbs along farm roads and fire trails, take in Adelaide Hills and travel through one of Australia’s most well-known wines - Barossa and Clare Valleys.

Due to its long-distance, you will need to come prepared and be committed. As most of the paths are off-road, you will definitely need a mountain bike to get through. 

Around this time of the year is the perfect time to go as heat and water are not an issue, and it is before the colder months when clay soils sections can become a cycling nightmare.

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Tasmania

Tasmanian East Coast

There is no arguing that Tasmania has some of the most breathtaking nature and countryside in Australia. So if you are a lover of cycling, we highly recommended taking a trip across Tasmania’s East Coast. It is worth doing this trip as a multi-day bike tour in order to get the full experience. 

Start in Launceston and pedal towards the east, through hills and the coast of St Helens. From here you go south towards Hobart. Along the way, you get to see some amazing beaches and explore some interesting towns. The roads are pretty flat and easy to ride on, so you simply get to enjoy your surroundings. 

Of all the states in Australian states, Tasmania could very well be the best for cycle touring. The distances between locations – where you may be stopping for food, camping or checking into a hotel – are much shorter, achievable and you get to see some interesting scenery throughout the whole journey.

We recommend spending a whole week cycling the east coast so you don’t rush through the trip but get to stop along the way. 

If you have time, you can also catch a ferry to Maria Island and rent a bike to explore this beautiful island.

Northern Territory

Alice Springs 

Alice Springs offers hundreds of kilometres of trail networks during this time of year. The treks are demanding but flow smoothly so you can get up to speed. The best part, is you don’t need a car to get to them, you can simply access the trails from your accommodation. your attention as you round yet another terraced hand-built corner over sweeping vistas. 

Many paths start and end at the Telegraph Station, so after a hard day of work you can stop by the café to refill your energy levels. And if you wish to join other riders, you can sign up to Central Australian Rough Riders, which do social rides that you can tag along on. It will make the riding experience a whole other to share it with locals as they will provide the best advice on desert riding conditions.

Interested in buying an electric mountain bike this Easter?

For those looking to buy a new e-MTB, we have put together a list of 2022’s best e-mountain bikes. 

  1. Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Alloy 70 Green/Black - 2022
  2. Rocky Mountain Growler Powerplay 30 Grey/Orange - 2022
  3. Focus Jam² 6.9 NINE 29inch e-Bike - 2022
  4. Focus Sam² 6.8 e-Bike - 2022
  5. Orbea Rise M20 e-Mountain Bike
  6. Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Alloy

For those looking for a trek bike we recommend the Kalkhoff Endeavour 7.B Move Diamond Frame Trek eBike. While for longer overnight rides the Tern GSD S10 LX Cargo Touring e-bike is your best choice - this electric bike is capable of carrying up to 200kg of equipment and clothing! 

Or maybe you would like to take a pleasant beach ride this Easter, then the SmartMotion X-City or Orbea OPTIMA is the bike for you. Super comfortable and offer easy handling with smooth pedal assistance, so you can simply enjoy your long weekend cruise. 

Interested in some new protective gear for your next ride? Here is the list of our best sellers: 

Check out our whole range here.

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