Sydney SurroundsRide the spectacular Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury River Valley and Australia's premier wine region - the Hunter Valley on this great short tour. Simply perfect for a long weekend. Amazing waterfalls, World Heritage listed environments, huge scenery and fantastic roads. It's all within a stones throw of the cosmopolitan delights offered by Sydney too. Roll on the weekend!
Sydney Surrounds - Self Guided Motorcycle Tour
Discover the beautiful World Heritage acclaimed scenery and great motorbiking roads of the Blue Mountains, smooth curves and tranquility of the fertile Hawkesbury River Valley and embrace the heritage and wine making skills of the Hunter Valley. You'll be on and off the bike frequently on this feature packed tour, there's so much to experience! This is the ideal short tour for a long weekend.
There's so much to see and do in this fantastic city that words can't even begin to describe the place, that won't stop us trying of course! There's the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour, Manly, Circular Quay and that merely scratches the surface of what Sydney has to offer. One of the finest cities in the world and the perfect place to begin this short motorcycle tour of the surrounding area.
Named after the coloured tint the mountains take on when viewed from a distance, the Blue Mountains is a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site and a motorcycle rider approved top quality area of Australia. Astounding scenery dominates the region at every turn with thundering waterfalls, the second largest canyon on earth, nerve jangling cable car rides, the steepest funicular railway in the world and some lovely walking tracks.
Check out the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and a plethora of other scenic lookouts, before riding a circular route back around the mountains.
Hawkesbury River Valley
Stretching from the Hawkesbury River to the heartlands and fertile plains around the foothills of the Blue Mountains, the Hawkesbury River Valley offers up some spectacular motorcycling opportunities.
The route winds through national parks, stunning countryside and over picturesque bridges. Lovely, convenient picnic spots and riverside communities offer plenty of opportunities to explore out of the saddle too.
The Hunter region, more commonly known as the Hunter Valley, is the grape crushing heart of Australia's wine production. Ride along sweeping minor roads, past the viewpoints, fast flowing rivers and gorges of the Wollemi National Park [Australia's second largest] to the vineyards, top class restaurants and wineries of the Hunter Valley proper. The overnight accommodation for this part of the tour is a brief taxi ride from some of the most famous restaurants and wineries in the region, so there's plenty of opportunities to sample the local produce. Arrive early and go on a wine tasting tour or savour the culture in a relaxed evening out amongst the vines!
The final day riding sees you shadowing the path of the Hawkesbury river as it seeks a path to Sydney and the ocean.
If you fancy taking advantage of some of what Sydney has to offer, either before or after your motorbike tour, why not let us organise a few extra nights accommodation for you at a superb city centre hotel? Just ask!
Note regarding accommodation:
Whilst this is a perfect tour for a long weekend it is important to remember that accommodation, especially in the Hunter Valley can be difficult to find, particularly at short notice. Minimum numbers of nights usually apply and prices tend to be higher.
Of course the perfect solution would be to just keep riding all day and all night and we wouldn't blame you as the roads around here are fantastic! But you'll probably be so tuckered out after such an experience packed day in the saddle, that you'll be wanting somewhere nice to lay your head for the night!
If you're anticipating spending a weekend (or part of) in the Hunter Valley then check with us first. That way we can advise you of the costs involved, or arrange a suitable alternative if needed.
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