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Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Ride on up! Cycling in the Upper Hunter

The very best way to explore the Upper Hunter region is by bike. You'll ride past horse studs, dairy farms, wineries, beautiful scenery and some great rock formations. There are flat areas to explore close to town and challenging hills not too far away. There are several oops to suit road cyclists from beginner through to seasoned professionals. The rads are quiet and well maintained, with a number of coffee shops for post-ride refreshments. 

For those who prefer to ride closer to home there is a 3km shared bike path heading west out of Scone, with an easy diversion to the Bill Rose Sports Complex. The loop around the complex is an easy 2km with outdoor gym equipment at the entrance for anyone wanting an additional workout.

Mountain biking is also catered for with Scone Mountain National Park an easy ride from the centre of town, as well as the travelling stock route of Noblet Road. Both rides provide some challenging hills but the views are spectacular. James Estate Wines on the Bylong Valley Way has developed an extensive mountain biking trail network for you to enjoy the amazing scenery surrounding the vineyard.

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