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Tour de Illawarra
Guide to rides  
A Guide to Cycling in the Illawarra 

An overview of more than 20 rides in the local area. 

Individual Ride Brochures

More detailed information about each of the rides in the Guide to Cycling in the Illawarra, including starting points, ride directions and information, and maps.

The rides documented below provide details for travel in one direction, but most are suitable for return rides, with cafés and toilets available along the route or at the turn-around point. Many rides commence at, pass by, or end near a railway station.

The link on the route name provides a printable triple-fold version of the route. The GPX links to the right of the Grade provide the option to download the route to your chosen portable device.

Ride Grade Descriptions >>>

Please read the Guide to Cycling in the Illawarra (above) to 
understand general cycling safety issues and rider responsibility.

Please note that documentation of the rides below is a work in progress. The linked rides below are gradually being expanded as the ride information becomes available and is written up by Werner and Co. Check back regularly for additional new ride brochures.

Click on the Ride Title to view the guide brochure…

Gerringong / Kiama / Jamberoo / Windang  
Ride K1   Kiama Scenic Tour
  This ride explores the scenic highlights of the Kiama coastline. The shared paths along the Kiama Harbour foreshore are suitable for families. As Kiama is hilly some hill climbing over headlands cannot be avoided but the effort is rewarded with some of the best coastal views in the Illawarra.
  10 kms Moderate GPX
Ride K2   Windang to Dunmore
  An enjoyable coastal ride on shared paths with some gentle hills and traffic on Dunmore Road.
12 kms Moderate GPX
Ride 2    Dunmore to Kiama
An enjoyable coastal ride on shared paths with some hills.
 15 km  Moderate  GPX
Ride 3   Kiama to Dunmore / Windang
  Some short hills, residential streets, beach and escarpment views.
 25 km  Moderate GPX 
Ride 4   Killalea & Bass Pt Mountain Bike Rides (A, B, C)
  Short scenic rides with wonderful beach and ocean views at Killalea.
 Ride A – 9 km  Moderate GPX
Ride B – 14 km Moderate GPX
Ride C – 5 km Moderate GPX
Ride 5   Minnamurra to Jamberoo and Minnamurra Rainforest

A scenic ride through rolling hills, farmland and rainforest.
 20 km  Moderate GPX
Ride 6   Bombo to Primbee
  An enjoyable coastal ride on shared paths and residential streets.
 45 km Moderate  GPX
Ride 7   Kiama, Jamberoo, Shellharbour – On the road
  Shellharbour to Bombo, Kiama, Jamberoo Albion Park, Oak Flats and back to Shellharbour.
 45 km Hard  GPX 
Ride 8   Kiama to Oak Flats – On the highway
  Kiama to Oak Flats, using the Bicycle Lanes on the F6 Freeway.
 20 km Moderate   
Ride 9   Gerroa to Shoalhaven Heads – Mountain Bike Trail
  An enjoyable ride through the Seven Mile Beach National Park, and along Seven Mile Beach
 20 km Moderate  GPX 
Ride 10   Gerringong to Berry Loops
  Head off down the highway, and explore some country roads
Three rides, up to 70 km Moderate  GPX 
Dunmore / Windang / Shellharbour / Dapto  
Ride SR1   Blackbutt Reserve Circuit
  Involves some steep hills in the first two kilometres and follows the shared path in a loop from Blackbutt Reserve.
20 km Moderate  
Ride SR2   Around the Lake – Mostly shared path
  Around Lake Illawarra using the shared paths and back streets.
43 km Moderate GPX
Ride SR3   Around the Lake – On the road
  This is for the cyclist who enjoys riding on the roads.
40+ km Hard  
Ride SR4   Albion Pk Station – Marshall Mt – Huntley
  A scenic ride through the Illawarra Hinterland
45 km Moderate GPX
Ride SR5   Albion Park Jamberoo Loop
  Albion Park to Jamberoo, Dunmore via Swamp Road, Shellharbour, Oak Flats and back to Albion Park.
35 km Hard  
Ride SR6   Shellharbour City Circuit
  Suitable to most riders, a mixture of shared paths and on-roads riding.
28 km Moderate  
Ride SR7   North Macquarie Loop
  A ride through rolling hills between the lake and escarpment.
33 km Moderate  
Port Kembla / Wollongong / Thirroul  
Ride W1   Thirroul to Wollongong
  Enjoy a scenic ride along the northern Illawarra coast.
17 km Easy GPX
Ride W2   Wollongong to Windang via Port Kembla
  An easy scenic ride mostly on shared paths and back streets following the coast and through the BlueScope Steel industrial area.
23 km Easy GPX
Ride W3   Commuting around University of Wollongong
  Commuting to the University from the north and south.
Ride W4   Mt Keira Mt Kembla Loop
  A good workout after a night out on the town!
24 km Extreme GPX
Ride W5   Mt Kembla Mine Memorial Trail
  The ride follows the remains of the original 1882 railway between Mount Kembla Mine on American Creek to Red Point, Five Islands (now part of Port Kembla outer harbour).
35 km Moderate GPX
Ride W6   Thirroul to Stanwell Park / Bald Hill
  Thirroul to Stanwell Park for Coffee after crossing the Sea Cliff Bridge and up Bald Hill for the views.
15 km Hard GPX
Ride W7   Stanwell Park / Bald Hill to Bundeena & Cronulla
  This ride follows the coast north from Stanwell Park to Bundeena and involves several long steep hills on narrow roads.
32 km Hard GPX
Southern Highlands  
Ride SH1   Robertson – Belmore Falls – Fitzroy Falls Loop
  Scenic tour visiting waterfalls in Illawarra hinterland
42 km Moderate MTB GPX
Ride SH2   Robo-Kangaloon-Tourist Rd Loop
  Scenic ride in the Illawarra hinterland. Two options – 40 km and 25 km. All on road with hills and traffic.
 40 / 25 km Moderate  GPX
Ride SH3   Burrawang – Fitzroy Falls Loop
  Scenic ride in the Illawarra hinterland. All on road with hills and traffic.
 30 km Hard   
Shoalhaven Area  
Ride SN1   Huskisson – Tomerong Loop
  Explore the shores of Jervis Bay and St Georges Basin – Mix of On-Road and Shared Paths.
 40 km Moderate   
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