Cycling in the Snowy-Monaro

Cycling in the Snowy-Monaro

The real cycling attraction of the Snowy-Monaro lies in the heart of the Snowy Mountains around Jindabyne and Thredbo. The area is host to world class mountain biking and road cycling events, with the best times to visit being Summer and Autumn. Though… with all the rage around fat bikes, winter offers an exceptional opportunity to get out back country in a winter wonderland amongst the snow gums for an unforgettable experience.

Road riders love the challenging climbs and breathtaking alpine landscapes towards Charlottes Pass and from Jindabyne to Thredbo. Road surfaces are sealed smooth and unparalleled. And then there’s the Rocky Plains for a stunning ride through undulating farmlands, and for a complete contrast, the challenging climb near Dalgety of Col de Beloka – or, as the locals call it, for good reason: ‘the Wall’. You’ll see why!

Thredbo offers something for the whole family, year-round, with an extensive network of mountain-bike tracks, gravity downhill experiences and single-track. Further afield across the Snowy Monaro region more broadly, is something for every age and ability. Discover hundreds of kilometres of mapped trails, wilderness, alpine, high plains, valleys and forests rides. There are great rides from beginner to very technical and everything in between. Experienced extreme riders can feel the adrenaline rush of fast downhill trails, whilst those looking for a gentler trek can cruise along the many purpose-built family friendly rides around our beautiful lakes, streams and varied high country terrain.

For gravel grinders – consider taking the back roads through Namadgi National Park from Tharwa to Adaminaby for some challenging climbs and spectacular scenery.

The key townships which comprise the Snowy-Monaro region are Cooma, Jindabyne, Berridale, Adaminaby, Dalgety, Nimmitabel and Bombala; as well as the mountainous resort areas of Perisher, Crackenback and Thredbo.

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