When in Noosa, we highly recommend leaving the car behind and exploring this beautiful area on two wheels. Whatever your cycling skill level, Noosa has a perfect place to pedal for everyone; with delightful coastal paths, tropical rainforest tracks, challenging mountain biking routes, and everything in between. The gorgeous natural environment creates the ideal backdrop to any bike ride.
Surf and river cycle tracks
The River Ride route is 13km return; a relaxing riverfront cycle along the Noosa River; from Noosa Heads and ending at the Tewantin marina for incredibly scenic views and local flora and fauna. Cycling is a fantastic way to see the charming coastline of Noosa; with white sand as far as the eye can see along the eastern beaches. The Surf Beaches trail is a 23km return trip from Peregian Beach to Noosa Junction; which follows the coast and allows cyclists to remain on a bicycle track away from traffic. During the winter months, you may even be lucky enough to see migrating humpback whales as you pass by.
For more information about cycle tracks and trails try this helpful cycle map which covers Noosa Coast and Hinterlands.
For the mountain bikers amongst us, Mt Tinbeerwah in Tewantin National Park is not to be missed. You will be treated to breathtaking 360-degree views from the waves to the wilderness; before venturing along the Wooroi trails through the stunning sub-tropical rainforest. The trails are graded by difficulty level and there is something for everyone’s mountain biking ability.
For more information about the Wooroi bike trails, heres a helpful trail map.
The Noosa trail network
The Noosa Trail Network offers 100km of magnificent tracks through the hinterland; varying in length and terrain to suit different fitness and experience levels. Winding trails will take you to remarkable lookouts, National parks, and country pubs; with exotic plants and local wildlife along the way. The trail networks aren’t just for mountain biking but bushwalking and horse riding too.
For more information about the Noosa trail network click here.
Cycling events in Noosa
Check the calendar prior to your arrival, as Noosa hosts a variety of exciting cycling events, ranging from family fun days to the world’s largest triathlon. You can even test your skills on the 40km tri course. After departing from Noosa Heads, you’ll make your way along the lovely river, past Lake Macdonald, and venture towards the delightful hinterland town of Cooroy.
Alternatively, an array of guided tours are available; showcasing the best of cycling in Noosa for those who can’t decide where to go. If you can’t bring your bike with you; take advantage of hiring a mountain, road, electric or children’s bikes that are available.