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Rides near Bendalong

Timoth's picture

By Timoth - Posted on 21 September 2011

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.

I'm taking a week's break at Bendalong (south-coast, half way between Ulladulla & Jervis Bay). I'll be taking the Jones & doing as much riding as I can sneak in. Anybody know about any good rides down in that area? The town backs onto Conjola State Forest.

Brian's picture

There's always the trails where the Husky was held. It's only an hour away from Bendalong so in Sydney travel times thats close Smiling

Also below is local club

herzog's picture

If you've got a surfboard, take that too.

Scottboy's picture

there are firetrails that go all the way too Sussex Inlet or Berrara at Swan Lake Cudmirrah then you can ride on the road for about 3 kms then get on more firetrails towards Sussex town centre . I found info on the ride a few years ago I think it is about 60+ km return . I have done about 20km return from Berrara towards Bendalong then rode back along the beach for around 5 kms .. I just googled Bendalong then pan Nth you can see the fire road I was talking about & some has been disused for a while so it is like single trails but I wouldn't do it alone this time of year with snakes sunning themselves ..

Scottboy's picture

I just typed in mountain biking around sussex inlet & the ride details came up 40.6km return it is the second one in google search be safe be seen & it says too allow 5 hrs (thats if you like site seeing ) there is stuff too look at along the way & picnic stops it even has kms where too turn left or right or where the creek crossings may be .

Timoth's picture

Thanks lads. Some good tips. Sounds like a lot a fair bit of exploring fire trails in order. No surfboard unfortunately – I'm an inland boy.

Riding through the bush alone is such a wonderful thing that I decided a few years back not spend time worrying about the risks. Snakes, crashes, serial killers . . . actually, a lightning strike is the closest I've come to death on a solo ride and it was one of the greatest rides I've done.

jimmyD's picture

Bendalong is the best place in the world, but let's not tell anyone.
There was a great singletrack mind race at Nowra a few months back - the details are here:
Double check the 'how to get there' bit. The track was fantastic.

Scottboy's picture

the coondoo track is very easy too find But it is at least 40min from Bendalong & there are another 3 trails in the area too if you like to drive around there is Cabbage tree , Butterfly & Superbowl as well

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