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NEW Byron Bay Cycling Holidays HERE TO STAY

It’s long been said, the best thing to do is to get back on your bike.

At Lifecycles Travel we take that advice very literally. So when you’re ready, here is our new Byron Bay Cycling Holiday package which will remain a permanent fixture on our annual cycling calendar.

Holidays run once a month from February to May and August through to November. There are package options for you to choose from which enable you to really make the most of your holiday.

The length of stay is optional, you can stay for 4 or 7 days. All packages come with complimentary bike hire, so if you don’t want to travel with your own bike, you don’t have to.

The Northern Rivers has a varied and scenic mix of terrain, there is something for every rider. Choose the scenic route, endurance road riding or gravel road adventures. If you’d like to incorporate a rest day activity, you can! There is whale-watching, yoga classes, horse riding, surfing or massages available.

Breaking it down, this is how to book :

1. Choose the length of the trip and the time of year
2. Choose the bike, Checkpoint Gravel Bike or Domane Road Bike
3. Choose the type of terrain and experienc
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Share this holiday with your friends and family, it’s something for you all to look forward to. You can travel solo by booking a private room. Or select twin share if you wish to share with a partner or friend.

Want to know more?

Upcoming dates :

August 24-30 BE QUICK | September SOLD OUT | October 12-18 | November 9-15

The Rides:
Ride the meandering and beautiful subtropical Byron Bay coast and hinterland with your own local guides. Whether you’re a beginner rider looking to gain some confidence and experience on the open roads, a seasoned road rider who wants to find all the best local climbs and cafes, or even a keen gravel enthusiast looking to get off the beaten track and pick up some new riding skills, let us and our professional tour guides show you the way. Each morning rides start at 7am and go for 3 to 5 hours.

Accommodation: The Atlantic Byron Bay

In the heart of town and walking distance to beaches and restaurants, The Atlantic hotel presents a luxury collection of individually styled guestrooms and beautiful communal spaces. There are complimentary McTavish surfboards for your afternoon surf, a swimming pool for post-ride dips and fully functional kitchens for your pre-ride breakfast each morning.

Post-ride restaurants and cafes:
You’ll spend the mornings riding and finish each ride with a lunch stop at our favourite restaurants and cafes. For the rest of the day and evening, you’re then welcome to enjoy all that Byron has to offer including the beautiful beaches, restaurants, retail stores and landmarks.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Byron Bay and show you our favourite routes. If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you, send us an email at bookings@lifecyclestravel.com.

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Byron Hinterland: A cyclist’s paradise

Last weekend we took off for a ride in the Byron Bay hinterland. Set conveniently adjacent to the NSW North Coast paradise town, a few hours riding in this agriculturally rich, subtropical setting is the perfect destination to give your legs, your eyes and your Instagram a workout.

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Whether you are environmentally-conscious, culinary-obsessed or just thermo-intolerant, Byron Bay is a mecca for all things leisure and tourism. In what is a unique social combustion of surfies, greenies, foodies, thrill seekers, leisure seekers and peace seekers, just a few days at the easternmost point of Australia will have you stimulating all the senses.

Though while Byron is probably better known for its beaches and vibes; the geography, climate and culture also make it a paradise for cyclists. A short ride from Cape Byron and you enter into a ‘spaghetti network’ of quiet roads meandering through a sub tropical setting, dotted with unique and interesting small townships along the way.  

The Byron Cycling Club host a variety of club rides in the hinterland and along the coast every day, and have over 30 official routes that they choose from on a weekly basis.

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Confident that our general curiosity would get the better of us, we decided to head off on our own on a route that was challenging, yet still left enough in the legs to take in the amazing panorama on offer over every crest and around every turn.

Leaving Byron via the flat northern road out through Ewingsdale, we crossed under the newly upgraded Pacific Highway and begun a clockwise hinterland loop heading through Federal, Goonengerry, Montecollum and then back via Myocum.

Riding in the hinterland, there’s no need to visit the supermarket anymore. Around every corner on the quiet roads are farmers selling fruit, veg, herbs and treats in tiny self-service stalls. Just pop a dollar or $2 in the jar for every bit of fresh produce you take, bring a musette with you or make a bit of room in your back pockets and it is happy days.

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The hills aren’t very long (we never got over 300m elevation), but you know when you’re climbing. Today’s ride was carefully planned, the gradient only snuck up over 10% a few times, fortunately.

If you would like to come riding with us in Byron Bay, get in touch and we’ll let you know as soon as the next adventure comes up.

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