MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR
If you require a specific date. Contact us directly to arrange.
Minimum of 5 people per tour.
Join us on a 2 day mountain biking tour, along the beautiful Mid North Coast of
Embark on an extraordinary escapade through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Mid North Coast of NSW, Australia, and brace yourself for a truly remarkable two-day gravel biking adventure! Prepare to be swept away by the sheer beauty that unfolds before your eyes as you pedal your way through this breathtaking region.
Immerse yourself in a journey that promises not only excitement but also an exquisite tapestry of natural wonders. The route has been meticulously crafted to guide you through picturesque countryside, meandering rivers, lush forests, and captivating coastal vistas. Each twist and turn will unveil a new spectacle, leaving you in awe of the remarkable scenery that surrounds you.
As you embark on this gravel biking odyssey, rest assured that your safety and enjoyment are of utmost importance. Expert guides with an intimate knowledge of the region will lead the way, ensuring that you stay on course.
Moreover, we understand the importance of providing a seamless and worry-free adventure. To ensure your peace of mind, a dedicated support vehicle that will meet us at select locations along the way.
The support vehicle will be equipped with tools, spare parts, and a wealth of knowledge, this vehicle acts as a reliable companion, ready to lend a hand in case of any mechanical mishaps or fatigue. With the knowledge that assistance is always within reach, you can focus entirely on immersing yourself in the beauty of the ride.
Prepare to be captivated as you pedal through the sublime landscapes of the Mid North Coast. The vibrant hues of the rolling hills, the serenity of the glistening rivers, and the ethereal charm of the coastal panoramas will leave an indelible imprint on your memory. This gravel biking adventure promises an experience that transcends the ordinary, immersing you in the very essence of nature's grandeur.
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to partake in a two-day gravel biking ride. Join us on this exhilarating journey that promises unforgettable moments and the chance to forge lasting connections with both nature and fellow adventurers. Get ready to be enchanted by the Mid North Coast's beauty as you embark on a ride of a lifetime!
About this event
Day 1: Old Bar to Tuncurry
Our adventure begins in the coastal town of Old Bar, nestled along the stunning Mid North Coast. We'll kick off the ride by pedaling along the coastal cycle path, immersing ourselves in the beauty of the seaside. As we venture into the wild, we'll navigate through a network of link trails and dirt roads, surrounded by picturesque landscapes. Along the way, we'll make a well-deserved stop at Rainbow Flat for a refreshing rest and a cup of energizing coffee.
Our journey continues as we hop onto Australia's premier mountain biking tour, heading towards the breathtaking Diamond Beach. You'll be amazed by the peaceful atmosphere that transports you miles away from civilization, even though you're just a short distance from Taree and Forster, two vibrant towns on the coast.
Next, we'll arrive at the award-winning Black Head Beach township, a true gem under the "Keep Australia Beautiful" Program. Prepare to be enchanted by its pristine shores, shaded Norfolk Island Pines, an inviting ocean pool, and charming coffee shops and cafes. We'll take a delightful break to enjoy a scrumptious lunch while savoring the sheer beauty of this town.
Our adventure continues along the old dirt road at the beginning of the legendary "Nine Mile Beach." That's right, nine glorious miles of untouched coastline without a single house! We'll wind our way southwards from Black Head to Tuncurry, where we can pause for a well-deserved cold drink and a delicious coffee at one of the inviting cafes. (Coffee and drinks at customers' expense)
During this stop, our dedicated "Aussie Bike or Hike" Crew will load your bicycles onto our custom-built trailer and transport you back to Old Bar, where you'll enjoy a comfortable night's stay at the fabulous "Old Bar Motel."
Old Bar Motel, your ideal accommodation nestled in the heart of Old Bar. With its prime location just a short walk from the beach and main street, and its close proximity to the renowned Club Old Bar, offering exceptional dining, drinks, and event facilities, you're in for an unforgettable stay.
One of the highlights of our tours is the peace of mind and safety you'll experience. Riding in a group with our experienced cycling guide, none other than the Motorcycle World Endurance Champion himself, Alex Cudlin, ensures you'll feel secure throughout the journey. Plus, we've got a backup vehicle on standby for rest stops or any unexpected cycling mishaps. That sense of security is something you simply can't get when riding alone.
Embark on an Epic Day 2: Coopernook to North Haven!
Get ready to kick-start the day with a dose of excitement as we load up all the bikes onto our trailer and whisk everyone away to the vibrant Coopernook Hotel. From there, our thrilling cycling adventure continues, taking us through the charming township of Moorland and onto a dirt road that leads us to the magnificent Diamond Head.
Prepare to have your breath taken away at the popular camping grounds, where you'll be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic ocean views and the mesmerizing blackened pillars of Split Rock. We'll make several stops along the way, allowing you to soak in the beauty of each spot.
But the adventure doesn't stop there! At our next destination, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff with yet another mouthwatering lunch. Take this opportunity to interact with some wild kangaroos, giving them a friendly pat, or cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters.
As we continue our ride to Dunbogan, you'll be captivated by the incredible cycle paths that weave their way through this picturesque landscape. Our journey leads us to the stunning Camden Haven, where the Charles Hammey lookout awaits, offering breathtaking sights that will leave you in awe.
With just 10 thrilling kilometers remaining, we'll pedal our way to the vibrant North Haven, marking the end of our incredible ride. As we bid farewell, we'll load up the bikes onto the trailer once more and transport you back to Old Bar, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences we shared.
So, if you're longing for an invigorating adventure filled with exercise, fresh air, captivating scenery, delectable food, and the chance to connect with fellow cycling enthusiasts, don't miss out on the opportunity to book your spot on our next Bike Tour. It's time to break free from those isolation blues and embark on a journey like no other!
Along the ride we will stop for a delicious homemade gourmet lunch, prepared by our staff at Aussie Bike or Hike.
• Bacon and vegetable cheese tarts
• Ham and Salad rolls
• Chicken and Salad Rolls
• Fresh Fruit
• Cakes Orange poppy seed and lemon curd cakes, served with lemon frosting
• Blueberry and white chocolate cakes served with lime cream cheese frosting
• Soft drinks, water, tea and coffee (Yes, you will be full at the end of this ride hahahah)
We will also be equipped with hand sanitizer at the lunch spot.
*General Food that’s included on the tour (Note sometimes we change the menu depending on weather) (If this doesn’t meet your dietary requirements, you can bring your own and pop it in the esky)
Info about the ride
1) This ride is a mix of tarmac and dirt roads.
2) A Mountain Bike, Gravel Bike,
3) We will have a backup vehicle to follow us for all the ride in case someone gets tired.
4) The ride will be guided, and the vehicle will have a first aid kit in it.
5) We will provide drinks and lunch for the ride. (Dinner and breakfast is at customers expense)
6) we recommend having ambulance and travel insurance for this ride and a indemnity will need to be signed before taking part in the ride
700 metres elevation gain
400 metres elevation gain
if the rider can't manage riding a mountain bike for 50k's. We will have a back up vehicle for anyone who is tired, You can hop in the car and be taken to the next checkpoint while everyone else is riding.
This ride is guided by Alex Cudlin who is first aid qualified and will have a first aid kit with him.
It’s 80% dirt and 20% tarmac for the entire 2 days.
DIFFICULTY FITNESS LEVEL 6 out of 10
DIFFICULTY TECHNICAL LEVEL 3 out of 10
Council tar and dirt roads ideal for touring on bicycle, No single trail. No jumps.
Minimum 5 people for a tour.
Maximum 12 people.
Back up Vehicle
Accommodation at Old Bar Motel
Lunch and snacks both days while riding.
Who are your Guides?
Alex Cudlin – Owner of "Aussie Bike or Hike"
Alex Cudlin's love for the great outdoors was built from a very young age, having grown up on a small farm in Australia with his parents and an older brother and sister.
After completing his apprenticeship as a motorcycle mechanic in his parent's country motorcycle dealership, at just 18 years of age, Alex moved to Europe to follow his dream and become a professional motorcycle racer.
He competed in the World Endurance Championships all over Europe,Asia and Middle East, becoming World Champion in 2010.
Alex lived and raced in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, for a total of 12 years.
Throughout this journey of traveling the world racing motorcycles, Alex's love for mountain biking and hiking grew.
Using it as part of his training regime for his motorcycle racing career, Alex cycled roads in Qatar (Middle east), pedaled the hills of the French Alps, Mountain biked in England and Scotland, trekked the mountain region of Lebanon, hiked the hills of Switzerland, walked the roads of India, and visited monuments in Indonesia and many other countries throughout his travels.
Alex then returned to Australia and decided to start an adventure company that brought together those 3 loves - Motorcycles, Mountain biking and Hiking.
Alex has a wealth of experience and expertise and wants to share his love of these 3 pursuits and the beautiful scenery from around the world!
"As a dedicated Hiking Guide since 2017, I've had the good fortune of transforming my passion for travel and working with people into a successful career. I'm also incredibly privileged to have guided clients from all over the world on tours both locally and abroad.
My mission is to show a different side of the world to my clients, and to help them gain a better and deeper understanding of the sites and destinations we visit. If you'd like to tour with me, please get in touch so I can start creating the perfect itinerary for you."
Alex Cudlin : Owner of Aussie Bike or Hike
Any questions, please give me a call 0408692990
40 TO 60 Kilometres PER DAY
The tour Aussie Bike OR Hike have designed will be mostly dirt roads. places where traffic is at a minimum and wild life and sights are at a maximum!
Our aim is for the ride not to test you physically but to be enjoyable whilst still covering a decent distance. A lot of thought has gone into the route for our tours to make it as enjoyable as possible.
However if the riding distance is too far. Don't worry. we will have a back up van that can take you to the final destination.