Category Archive: Bike Touring

Harsh Pastures

Travelling in Adnyamathanha country through the “high Flinders Ranges” always brings surprises.  The region is in drought, the landscape parched, colours of brown and olive mix with the darker rock faces. This is… Continue reading

Flinders Ranges Bike – Glass Gorge Loop

Riding the first few hills warmed my body and pushed up my heart rate. The first climb of the day is 13km on a dirt road, which luckily had been recently graded. Soon… Continue reading

The Goldfields Track

The cunning plan was to go “bike packing” in Victoria’s Goldfields and travel the 4 trails that make up the “Goldfields Track”. Starting near Ballarat, on Mt Bunninyong, the track winds north for… Continue reading

What could possibly go wrong ?

What could possibly go wrong ?  If I come off on the descent will it be another nice easy fall sideways into soft sand or will I cartwheel over the handlebars doing another… Continue reading

Visit the Relatives

I needed to visit the relatives. It’s a bit of a drive from Adelaide South Australia, a bit over 600km, but the opportunity to get away from the chill of autumn was not… Continue reading

Life’s a beach..Innes National Park

I’ve been visiting this National Park most of my adult life. During my sea-kayaking career I have paddled past, landed on, launched from or slept on most of the beaches in the Park… Continue reading

Trip to the Tip – Cairns to Cape York bike tour

We were tired of the cold weather that was winter in South Australia and yearned for a stint in the tropics as we are known to do each year. We had booked a… Continue reading

Darwin to Mt. Isa on the Savannah Way

We had often thought about cycling in the area of the Gulf of Carpentaria, however, the logistics were just too hard to organise. Then we saw that ROC Tours was doing a Darwin… Continue reading

Walk the Yorke Trail

The Walk the Yorke 500km walking and cycling trail has just been opened (Dec. 2015) from the town of Port Wakefield to Moonta Bay in South Australia. It follows the coast in most… Continue reading

Lake Gairdner via Mt Ive Station

The cunning plan was to spend a few days MTB riding and walking in the northern Flinders Ranges and then head NW to Lake Gairdner where we could check out some possible MTB… Continue reading