If two wheels are your preferred way of getting around then then these adventurous cycling holidays will definitely have you in a spin (part of from Natural Australia: 16 Ultimate Escapes)

Pedalling panorama, Flinders Ranges, SA

Mountain bikers will be in a spin over the Flinders Ranges By Bike cycle track, a three-and-a-half day, 200km journey from Wilpena Pound to Blinman. For beginners, there are plenty of shorter and gentler trips to soak up the outback scenery (from Rawnsley Park Station). More, Ultimate Escapes: Flinders Ranges

Biking into the Blue (Mountains), NSW

Bushwalking is big in Sydney’s Blue Mountains but have you tried bushbiking? A professional guide from will demonstrate how to handle your bike and you can access bushland that walkers rarely see. For experienced cyclists, try a tour with Life’s An Adventure to ‘Narrow Neck’, with plenty of undulating trails and views across the famed Megalong Valley. More, Ultimate Escapes: GreaterBlue Mountains

Pedalling in gourmet produce, King Valley, Victoria

Based in Milawa, Adventure Victoria’s ‘Pedal to Produce’ self-guided bicycle tour has nine gourmet food and wine stop-offs, for all your cheese, mustard, chocolate and wine needs. The King Valley cycle includes a night at a lovely country house – and Brown Brothers winery is right nearby. More, Ultimate Escapes: Australian Alps

The cyclist from Snowy River, Victoria

Whizz through banksia woodlands and along beaches on a 25km bike ride to the Point Hicks Lighthouse in Cape Conran Coastal Park, where the Snowy River meets the sea. Snowy River Cycling’s five-day Wilderness Cycle Tour is an adventure for keen cyclists, and includes accommodation in comfortable guesthouses and even a stay in a lighthouse keeper’s cottage. Not up for that? Try one of the gentler day rides around Orbost (for all levels). More, Ultimate Escapes: Victorian Coastal Wilderness

Outback cycling, Uluru

Outback Cycling has recently launched bike hire at the base of Uluru, so you can see the sights from your seat (from $30). Alternatively, head to Alice Springs where they’ve just opened new mountain biking trails, although you don’t have to contend with too many mountains.


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