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.

Road

The Pinnacle

The Pinnacle

24km / 550m / 1hr

Elevation Profile

A beautiful loop that passes through vineyards, orchards and forest with stunning views over the Towac Valley to Mt Canobolas. The most ridden route in Orange.

Airport Loop

33km / 250m / 1hr

Elevation Profile

One of the flatter routes around town. Ride through open farmland, past the airport and loop back to town.

Cullya Loop

Cullya Loop

26km / 345m / 1hr

Elevation Profile

A quick punchy loop north of town, passing through farming country along eucalypt-lined roads.

Mt Canobolas

36km / 907m / 1.75hrs

Elevation Profile

A stunning climb to the highest point west of the Blue Mountains through tall eucalypt forests leading to sweeping views over the Central West.

Old Canobolas Road

Old Canobolas Rd

41km / 816m / 2hrs

Elevation Profile

The harder climb up to Mt Canobolas with steeper grades and no flatter section through the middle. This route takes you past Lake Canobolas.

Back of Mine

Back of Mine

78km / 1135m / 3hrs

Elevation Profile

One of the best routes in Orange. Pine forests then farmland with sweeping views of the rolling hills to the South. Swing around the bottom of the mine and climb back up to the plateau.

Barry Roobaix Ride Orange

Barry Roobaix

80km / 1127m / 3hrs

Elevation Profile

Paul and Mal's gravel classic. Glorious open gravel roads that run South of Blayney and take in beautiful historic Carcoar, before the tiny towns of Neville and Barry.

Molong Manildra Cudal BPR

Molong / BPR

113km / 1772m / 4.25hrs

Elevation Profile

Ride through the plains of the Central West, before attacking Bowan Park Road and Lidster Hill climbs on the way home.

To come: Tallwood, Forest Reefs / Waldegrave Rd, FOM, Icely Rd, Neville, Bathurst / Blayney, Euchareena, Newbridge, Cumnock?.

Gravel

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.

Berrilee Road

28km / 450m / 1.5hrs

Elevation Profile

Ride on fire-trails into a corner of the radiata pine forests that flank the southern side of Mt Canobolas and climb up to the Pinnacle. Perfect for a hardtail or gravel bike.

Ride Orange Bald Hill Loop

Bald Hill Loop

47km / 881m / 2.25hrs

Elevation Profile

A good amount of climbing over rocky, rutted roads in the pine forests at the back of Mt Canobolas, with some excellent views along the way.

Barry Roobaix Ride Orange

Barry Roobaix

80km / 1127m / 3hrs

Elevation Profile

Paul and Mal's gravel classic. Glorious open gravel roads that run South of Blayney and take in beautiful historic Carcoar, before the tiny towns of Neville and Barry.

To come: Belgravia, Bald Hill, Big Tree, Mt Canobolas (back way). Ophir Rd? Lower Lewis Ponds (road?).

MTB

Ride Orange Galinbundinya

Galinbundinya

14km / 307m / 1hr

Elevation Profile

Beautiful two-way singletrack located in Glenwood State Forest, west of town. Climb the trail up for the fast, flowing 7km descent on the way back down.

Berrilee Road

28km / 450m / 1.5hrs

Elevation Profile

Ride on fire-trails into a corner of the radiata pine forests that flank the southern side of Mt Canobolas and climb up to the Pinnacle. Perfect for a hardtail or gravel bike.

Ride Orange Bald Hill Loop

Bald Hill Loop

47km / 881m / 2.25hrs

Elevation Profile

A good amount of climbing over rocky, rutted roads in the pine forests at the back of Mt Canobolas, with some excellent views along the way.

To come: Galinbundinya, Lake Canobolas.