Enjoy a weekend of cycling in and around Nowra 

Register your interest by contacting the coordinator David Vasey 

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Rides Program

Friday Morning – Free

Free time to do what you fancy, it is a holiday after all.

Options:

  • Sleep in, late breakfast
  • Explore Nowra
  • Nowra Zoo
  • Rest and Relaxation

Friday Afternoon - Ride to Comerong Island

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28014081 An easy ride on bitumen from Nowra along the southern bank of the Shoalhaven River. The road, narrow but flat, winds firstly through the area’s original settlement of Terara, then rich dairy country. A vehicle punt (1) transports you across the Crookhaven channel, cut by convict gangs working for the original white settler, Alexander Berry. Gravel road through farmland, to the sometimes sandy track through the Nature Reserve (home to many migrating birds) and the ocean beach of Comerong Island (2)

(1) The punt is similar to the Putney Punt

(2) After the punt, it is a gravel road but don’t have to go too far if you don’t want to since we will be coming back the same way.

Saturday – Ride to Berry

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28015492

A pleasant backroad ride from Nowra to Berry via Bomaderry. There are a few short steep hills, and 2.5 kms of gravel, but you are rewarded with great views over closely settled farming land. Return to Berry by the Princes Highway highway is usually busy, but runs through very picturesque country. Alternatively you can return to Nowra the same way along quiet country roads. This ride provides an opportunity to visit some of the region’s popular tourist attractions.

Sunday Morning - To Greenwell Point

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28015259

Another flat, easy ride to finish the weekend off, going through nice farming countryside along Comerong Island Road, through Numbaa, then south following road to the right onto Jindy Andy Lane, before turning left onto Greenwell Point Road and into Greenwell Point.

Sunday Afternoon – Free

Free – if you are returning on Sunday then a chance to get home in the daylight.

Date

Start Time

Ride to

Distance

Approx. Duration

Coffee Stop

Degree of Difficulty:

Bike Recommended:

Cautions

Notes

Friday

1:00pm

Comerong Island

32 km

3 hours

Back at Nowra

 

Easy

Road -

But unmade gravel road once on Comerong Island

No water or supplies on the way to or at Comerong Island

Bring enough water and snacks

Saturday

8:30am

Berry

37.5 km

4.5 hours

Berry (many)

Medium

Road

Broken shoulder, squeeze points on Princes Hwy

Lunch at Berry and time for a look around

Sunday

8:30am

Greenwell Point

35 km

4 hours

Suggest:

Pelican Rocks Seafood Café, Greenwell Point

Easy

Road

Country roads – watch out for holiday makers

Bring enough water and snacks if required

Meeting point: Pleasant Way River Lodge . Since most people are staying at the Pleasant Way River Lodge, All rides will start in front of Reception, just keep the entrance way clear please.

Note: Bring bike lights, just in case we are late on Comerong Island or you want to cycle to any of the dinners.

Accommodation: - make your own bookings. The suggested accommodation is Pleasant Way River Lodge (9 Pleasant Way, Nowra) - but you are free to stay anywhere in Nowra and make your way to the start of the rides.

Optional dinner arrangements for Friday and Saturday night will be provided.

Acknowledgements: Most of the information provided here has been sourced from the Shoalhaven Bicycle User Group.