Great easy 3 day ride 1160klm with time to stretch the legs and take in some senery and history to Nundle (overnight),then good ride down to Nabiac visit the motorcycle museum 2+hours(overnight) over through Cessnock and then home. Great ride mid week :-0)
Nice sunday ride
Our recent camping trip on our Royal Enfield's took us through some winding blacktop to begin with, up Greenhill Rd, through Summertown, Cherryville, down Corkscrew rd Castambul, through the Gorge, then back past Lobethal, up to Mount Torrens, where we hit around 30kms of dirt road. The dirt starts out boring at first, but when you hit Rolland and Kubenk roads, that all changes up into sandy, rocky, gnarly 4wd track with awesome rural landscapes. Basically a fire track. Just go fast on the sand to stay upright!! Good for dirt bikes, gnarly on road bikes. Campsite is awesome. Remember to clean up after yourself.
Rainforest-clad peaks shelter the largest stand of ancient bunya pines in the world. Discover cool mountains, rainforests and waterfalls, unique range-top grasslands, panoramic views, colourful birdlife and enthralling stories of times long ago.
Lots of excellent corners - from sweepers to tight, with changes in grade also, A few straights but only a small few of any length.
Beautiful rural, open grassland, thick forest and national park with very good road surface and mostly good visibility except in tight mountain climbing, not seen any Police. Slippery surface if wet so use caution and always be aware of possible wildlife.
Nice little country trip for lunch or coffee at historic Oatlands village.
Ride to Licola via back roads such as Willow Grove and Tyres to avoid the boring highway
Many very tight unsurveyed corners with a few short straights.
Beautiful rural, rain forest, running creeks, hills. Road Surface ok but with some potholed stretches repaired and occasionally rough. Not good on some corners and over crests, police presence rare.
A challenging road but okay if taken very easy. Some difficult corners under rail bridges, over creek crossings and around mountain curves. Cattle grids and steep (roller-coaster) sections. Wet leaf litter and cow dung in places. cattle on road and some wildlife(wallabies especially)
Overall: Worth checking out if you like a challenge.
This route starts at the old Mount Barker servo on the corner of Adelaide Rd & Morphett St, heads out to Callington via dirt on Back Callington rd (loose gravel with some steep sections), then a quick cross over the freeway to Salem on blacktop, then it's basically all dirt (except for a few small connecting sections) on the way through Red Creek, the back of Bugle Ranges (Red Gum rd looks like a hiking track - Don't be mistaken) and Flaxley, Green Hills and a nice run across Hack Range Rd and Ironstone Rd before hitting blacktop once again on Hawthorn Rd back into Mt Barker. Mostly dirt roads, good in the dry, not sure in the wet.
2200 kms of scenic country taking in Ballingup-Nannup Rd, Cave Rd, SW Forrest country, Stirling Ranges, wheat belt country, Collie coastal run. Approx 2200 kms
A good run 0r 160km up the freeway to Coffs Harbour then an adventure ride through the hills to Dorrigo
4 hours riding
A good ride as an alternate to the New England Hwy. Spectacular scenery and a mix of tight and twisty and open sweepers. Just the last section to Dungog the surface is pretty bad, especially at night!!
$15 for a steak dinner including a beer, $40 for a room and a shed to leave the bike in overnight at The Royal Hotel, Dungog, fantastic!!