Enjoy a weekend of cycling in and around Nowra
Register your interest by contacting the coordinator David Vasey
email: email@example.com or phone 0412 105 518 for more information
Friday Morning – Free
Free time to do what you fancy, it is a holiday after all.
- 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
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
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
|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|
Free – if you are returning on Sunday then a chance to get home in the daylight.
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.