NSW is relatively late to the party on the potential offered by Rail Trails. But wow – the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail sets a very high standard. This trail provides a sensational reason to visit the Snowy Valleys area for a weekend, and can be used both for a trail-based ride and as a foundation for exploring other parts of the region.

The routes and recommendations below are based upon a trip in February 2022. I look forward to visiting again in future. Wouldn’t it be amazing to ride Canberra to Tumut, then connect to the Batlow – Tumut Rail trail, before cycling the final climb and descent into Tumbarumba and onto the rail trail?

Other recommendations to go with the cycling

WineryCourabyra Wines

Offering beautiful views across the vineyard to neighbouring berry and cattle farms, Courabyra also offers great meals and wine tasting. Highly recommended – book a table on the North Verandah for the best views.

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