A Taste Of Adventure

The Northern Rivers Trail

In years to come this beautiful region will play host to one of the world’s premier rail trails. In the meantime, we’re going to start riding and enjoying this amazing tourism corridor on the NSW Northern Rivers anyway.

Starting in 2021, we’re offering self-guided and bike packing tours along the route of the future Northern Rivers Rail Trail. Discover the trail and be a part of the future of cycling in the Northern Rivers.

Why The Northern Rivers Trail?


Explore the road less travelled

Get off the beaten track and discover a new ride and region


Support and service you can count on

Professional guides leading your tour and 24/7 emergency support if you’re riding self-guided


Join a group or go self-guided

Be in control of your tour, ride the trail your way


Contribute to the future trail

As part of our commitment to the development of the rail trail, we'll be donating 5% of all trail bookings to the NRRT Inc.

Explore Tours

The Northern Rivers Trail

3 days, 2 nights, 40-60km/day

Follow the journey along the old Northern Rivers railway and discover why this majestic route is destined to become a future ‘rail trail’ tourism corridor. Overnight in Eltham and Brunswick Heads. 

Day 1 Casino -> Eltham | Day 2 Eltham -> Brunswick Heads | Day 3 Brunsick Heads -> Murwillumbah 

The Advanced Trail

2 days, 1 night, 100-120km/day

This 2-day adventure takes you from end to end of the trail along a modified route that includes the best of the advanced road and gravel routes in the region.  Overnight in Byron Bay. Carrying bags or luggage transport not required.

Day 1 Casino -> Byron Bay | Day 2 Byron Bay -> Murwillumbah

What's Included

Pre-tour briefing at Lifecycles Travel’s Byron Bay Headquarters

Performance bikes, bike-packing bags and GPS navigation 

Return transport to the trail start/finish

Comprehensive tour itinerary including ride details, maps, accomm and dining info

Professional staff & unparalleled 24/7 support

Do it right, with the right equipment.

As well as having our fleet of high performance road, gravel and e-bikes to hire for your tour, if you’d like to try bike-packing you will have the option to hire brand new Bontrager adventure frame bags to carry your luggage. Incl. handlebar, frame and saddle bags.

Book Now

To begin planning your adventure on The Northern Rivers Trail, complete the form below and pay your $200 deposit. Your Lifecycles Travel tour managers will then be in contact shortly afterwards to discuss your tour options and help you complete your booking.

COVID Booking Policy

As part of our COVID-19 Cancellation Policy, if your ability to attend your scheduled Lifecycles Travel tour is impacted at all by the pandemic you will be entitled to a full refund. As much as possible, we also refer and recommend accommodation suppliers who provide a comparable level of booking flexibility.

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