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33km / 250m / 1hr

Airport Loop

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

Last updated September 12, 2023

Ride Profile

Elevation Profile

OK so it’s not totally flat with about 250m elevation, but it is one of the flattest routes around town. Very open and exposed so subject to strong winds. For a tailwind home, look for forecasts from the South.

The loop takes you through open farmland and out past the airport, and includes views to Mt Canobolas and Spring Creek Dam.

Orange Rides Airport Loop
Heading South on Huntley Road

Food & Water

No food or water on route. You could turn left at Forest Road and continue to Spring Hill where there is a general store & pub.

Watch Out For

Road Condition: As with most Orange roads, the condition varies. There is quite a lot of patching on this route. Huntley Road is generally quite patchy, Forest Road past Spring Terrace is one of the better condition roads around town.

Traffic: A route with moderate traffic at any time of the day, where the cars tend to travel at the 100kmh speed limit as the roads are quite straight and open.

Variations / Extensions

Lucknow Loop: Adds about 30mins / 15k’s and takes you through Lucknow where there is the fantastic cafe / homewares store Larder & Home, plus the Lucknow Skin Shop & Boot Barn for all your ugg boot & country style needs.

Forest Reefs via Spring Terrace: Turn left at Spring Terrace and head south to add XXmins / XXk’s. More open farmland, rolling terrain and a great pub at Forest Reefs which is a regular stop late in the Newcrest Challenge. The roads also get a bit quieter. The Forest Reefs magpie is notorious , so it’s worth getting to the front of the bunch in Spring.

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2024 Halliday Winemaker of the Year Awards Shortisted
This Route is Sponsored By


Patina is a family-owned estate, located just outside Lucknow. Owner and winemaker Gerald Naef has making wines in the Orange region for over 20 years and has recently been shortlisted for Winemaker of the Year at the Halliday Wine Companion awards.

Patina was also rated 5 Red Stars by Halliday in the 2024 Wine Guide with an average of 95+ points for the wines.

Not only are the wines superb, the gardens are stunning. The cellar door is open on weekends from 11am – 5pm. Bookings are essential.

Patina Website

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