Distance
34.44 km
Ascent
638 m
Descent
637 m
Peak
209 m
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
1-2 hrs
Bermagui Gravel circuit

OVERVIEW

This is a great circuit from Bermagui, which can be done either by mountain bike or gravel. You'll soon leave the paved roads about 2km straight out of Bermagui and will have the roads from here likely all to yourself... and perhaps a few cows and horses as you pass a small section of typical, lush green dairy farms that the region's economy is so dependent upon.

Most of this ride is through the beautiful forests of Bermaguee Nature Reserve.

Navigation is very easy - leave Bermagui be heading left on Carnago Street, which quickly rounds a corner and becomes Murrah Street. This then rounds another corner, becoming Nutley's Creek Road. It is around this point that the road turns to gravel and starts climbing its way up through the Bermaguee Nature Reserve.

Around the half-way mark, just after you've cycled 16km, you'll come upon a major junction. Turn left here, onto Head of Cottagee Road (it's well-signposted). This road will take you all the way back to the main, sealed Tathra-Bermagui Road back to the main town centre of the Bermagui township.

You can take a short-cut through Nutley's Link Road; or could extend the ride by turning right when you reach the Head of Cuttagee Road junction, continuing up Nutley's Creek Road until you reach the junction of Murrah Road, and then following it back down to the Tathra-Bermagui Road.

TERRAIN

The road is pretty good quality, though rough in a few patches, and to be expected after significant rain.

ACCESS

We recommend starting and ending this one from the main township of Bermagui, where you will find plenty of car-parking options, public toilets, and great cafes, fish and chips and other options for pre and/or post-ride fuelling.

FOOD AND DRINK

Our favourites for Bermagui's best coffee are:

  • BeardHawk (Mon-Fri 7:00am-12 noon)
  • Mister Hope (7 days from 7am-3pm)
  • Gulaga Organics

And for some obligatory 'I'm at the coast and must eat fish and chips', we recommend:

  • Bluewave Seafood, 73-75 Lamont Street (Fisherman's Wharf)
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Double Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Off-Road
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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