Camden by bike
The best bicycle adventures and cycling vacations in Camden
Located just an hours' drive south west of Sydney, and in close proximity to the Hume Highway, Camden is a top cycling destination for a family day trip to escape the hustle and bustle. Combining the best of contemporary dining with rural village atmosphere, gentle scenic cycleways and shared paths, history and heritage, and a vintage and romantic experience.
Experience Camden by bike to learn about this birthplace of Australia's wheat, wool and wine industries, pedaling your way between historical points of interest and key attractions; and taking it all in at a relaxed pace. By bike, it's easy to stop wherever you feel like it; pop into a local cafe or boutique store and not have the hassle of needing to find an available car-parking space.
The Camden Council is proactively welcoming visitors to explore the township and surrounds by bike, and is also encouraging its local residents to commute by bike through continual improvements and upgrades to cycling facilities and services, including shared paths and bicycle parking racks throughout the township.
The whole family will love exploring and experiencing Camden by bike.
The local Camden Cycles bike store is open Mon-Sat to answer any questions or help out with any repairs or maintenance you need. There's also the nearby DNA Cycles at Narellan.
We've compiled the best cycle routes in and around Camden for you to choose from:
- ride your way through Camden's old town center, admiring the heritage architecture adorning the streetscape;
- cruise under the tree-shaded cycle path alongside the Napean River;
- Ride through Harrington Park or the William Howe Regional Park to be surrounded by greenery and enjoy some great views;
- For the foodies - ride to some of the region's best produce and local markets;
- a couple of longer road cycling routes for the enthusiasts.
And to complete the experience, Camden offers a range of luxury comforts including day spa, boutique stores, wineries and more.
We know, a day's not long enough!
That's why we've also included some great accommodation options here for you. Make a weekend of it and it will be one you won't regret.
When to go
Located to the South West of Sydney, Camden is blessed with relatively mild weather the whole year round.
In spring, flowers are in bloom. And the annual Camden Festival, held each September, celebrates the town's true beauty at this time of year.
Beware that summer here can be hot. However, away from the city grid, it can offer a much cooler respite from the Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Summer and autumn are great months for cycling in the region, enjoying outdoor parks, picnics and BBQ facilities.
And winter in Camden is a great time to visit by bike - it's never too cold, and the town's celebration of Winter Fest brings the streets alive, with a Christmas atmosphere of light-filled streetscapes and decorations.