Welcome to Orange – a high altitude food and wine region, located in the Central West of NSW about 3.5hrs west of Sydney. The town sits at an elevation of around 930m and is surrounded by some excellent road, gravel & MTB riding. Below are a selection of routes to help you decide where to ride.
Many of these routes are local favourites, some I have modified to avoid busier roads where possible. I have set the start point for most routes to Elephant Park in town for consistency. Please see local info for useful information about riding in Orange before you start.
To come: Tallwood, Forest Reefs / Waldegrave Rd, FOM, Icely Rd, Neville, Bathurst / Blayney, Euchareena, Newbridge, Cumnock?.
Apart from a few shorter connecting gravel roads, close to town the main gravel riding is to be found on the fire roads in the state forests behind Mt Canobolas. Further out toward Blayney or Molong, longer gravel adventures can be built through farms and forests.
To come: Belgravia, Bald Hill, Big Tree, Mt Canobolas (back way). Ophir Rd? Lower Lewis Ponds (road?).
To come: Galinbundinya, Lake Canobolas.