Cities, towns and regions are increasingly waking up to the potential of cycling tourism. I really appreciate it when the local council or other tourism body makes a real effort to promote cycling as part of a holiday. So kudos to Orange City Council and their ride guide.
Using this guide as inspiration, in November 2020 Mrs CyclingGravel and I had the opportunity to take a short escape and try three different routes. None are particularly gravelly, but all offer great country road cycling to consider as part of a weekend or short break holiday in the Orange region.
For those happy to combine backroads with some busier country routes, the trip to Molong makes for a great ride
Tackling this climb requires decent fitness, but is a rewarding ride
Join the coffee hunters and enjoy brunch in this great country town
Other recommendations to go with the cycling
Winery – Borrodell / Sister’s Rock
Offering beautiful views towards Orange, this up-market restaurant offers pleasant evening dining. We opted for dinner, though mid-ride lunch is also possible!
Gelato – Spilt Milk Bar
Just what you need after a ride – an cold one of a different variety. So nice we went there more than once. The Mascarpone, jam and biscuit flavour was amazing…..
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