The Ultimate Guide to Cycling the Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Northern Rivers Rail Trail on E bikes

Nestled in the lush heartland of New South Wales, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail offers a cycling adventure like no other. This scenic trail winds its way through a captivating landscape of rainforests, rolling hills, meandering rivers, and charming towns. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a leisurely rider, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail has something to offer everyone. In this ultimate guide, we'll take you through everything you need to know to make the most of your cycling journey along this picturesque trail.

Getting Started
Before you embark on your Northern Rivers Rail Trail adventure, there are a few essential things to consider:

  1. Bike Selection: Choose the right bike for your journey. Electric bikes (E-bikes) are becoming increasingly popular due to the trail's length and varied terrain. They provide a helping hand when needed, ensuring a more enjoyable ride for all fitness levels. Beyond Byron E Bikes are here to provides the best bikes for your needs and comfort. 
  2. Trail Length: The full trail stretches from Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek and spans approximately 24km. Plan your ride based on your fitness level and the time you have available. We can recommend some awesome destinations along the trail. There is something for everyone!
  3. Trail Conditions: The Northern Rivers Rail Trail offers a well-maintained gravel surface, making it suitable for various bike types. We keep a close eye on the latest conditions for you.

Safety and Tips

  1. Gear: We provide you with a GIRO approved helmet, hi-vis back pack or pannier, lights (a must for the awesome 500m long tunnel) and lock. We recommend you to bring closed shoes, water bottle and appropriate exercising clothing.   
  2. Hydration: Stay hydrated throughout your ride. Carry a water bottle and refill it at the various towns along the trail.
  3. Local Etiquette: Be mindful of other trail users, pedestrians, and wildlife.

Cycling the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is an unforgettable experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty, history, and culture. Whether you're a family looking for a leisurely ride or a group of friends seeking an adventure, this trail has something for everyone. So, pack your bags, choose your bike, and get ready to explore the Northern Rivers Rail Trail – a cycling journey that promises breathtaking vistas, charming towns, and lasting memories.

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