The Far South Coast Region continues to gain momentum as a place to ride. Whether you are into cycling mountain trails, through national parks and pockets of rainforest or along beachside cycle paths, Tathra and its region offers something for you and your family. From short, easy rides suitable for the whole family, to half-day and full-day rides through some of the most beautiful scenery, to tackling the single tracks that Tathra is becoming renowned for. Why not plan your cycling holiday around a cycling event?
In the heart of Tathra on Andy Poole Drive opposite the beach, is a 2.5 km cycling track which takes you to the Mogareeka Inlet and the start of the Mimosa Rocks National Park. This is an easy ride for all the family, even the little ones just starting to get used to their wheels.
It’s been almost a decade in the making, but Tathra, on the Far South Coast of NSW, has now established itself as one of the state’s premier mountain biking destinations.
With almost 50km of single track, Tathra offers mountain bike trails for all levels of rider from children and beginners up to intermediate and expert riders.
The town has also recently unveiled a new Mountain Bike Skills Park at the Tathra Country Club. The Mountain Bike Park aims to engage children and improve the riding skills of all cyclists in a safe and easily supervised arena.
The popularity of the Tathra trails lies in their unique coastal location. The trail head is located at the Tathra Country Club, just one kilometre north of the town, and easily accessed by a multiuse cycling path.
The Tathra trails are graded with beginner paths conveniently located closest to the Mountain Bike Park and Country Club. As rider’s skill level increase they can test their fitness and proficiency up trails sporting intriguing names such as “Evil Tom”, “Soft Sally” and “Kingy’s Climb.”
Trails of the Bundadung offer plenty of climbing and stunning beach views as riders wind their way through the eucalypts. In contrast trails on the southern side of Tathra are fun and undulating with challenging sections such as “Humpty Dumpty” and the “Creek Run”.
Besides climbs and sweeping descents, all trails include obstacles such as log rollovers, gully drops and rocks to test riders’ mettle.
As well as stunning coastal single trail, Tathra also offers hundreds of kilometres of coastal fire roads and National Parks which can be easily reached by bike, from the Tathra township. National Park Trails running south include Boulder Bay, White Rock and Games Bay, whilst to the north cyclists can access Ford’s Farm, Moon Bay and Nelson’s Beach in the Mimosa Rocks National Park.
With the growing popularity of Mountain biking in the area, the Tathra MTB Club offers visitors and locals the opportunity to join in monthly club races and other rides.
Tathra is also home to the annual Tathra MTB Enduro, a family weekend of mountain biking which offers races for all, including the 50km Goat’s Knob Challenge and 100km King Nelba Classic.
The Trails are impressive to ride. Watch a Video
To find out about the Annual Tathra Mountain Bike Enduro held each Aporil or other upcoming bike events visit www.tathramtbclub.com
Maps of riding trails are also available from this site.
Held annually in the third week of January, the Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend holds a mountain bike ride from Bega to Tathra Beach. Mountain biking enthusiasts can take on the 30km bush track from Bega through State Forest trails, over Dr George Mountain, through a pocket of the Mimosa National Parks - riding through some of the most breathtaking bush land scenery the Sapphire Coast has to offer. The event finishes at the Tathra Surf Club where a BBQ and cold refreshments are available and major random prizes are drawn. Among the prizes each year is the chance to win a state-of-the-art Tathra Beach and Bike Mountain Bike. Visit www.tathrawharf2waves.com.au