With the cooler weather, its the perfect time to get out and explore. The Ballina Coast and Hinterland has a multitude of hidden paths and rural roads to cycle. Throw the bikes on the car or jump on your motorbike and come and visit the Northern Rivers. You can also hire standard or ebikes locally at Ballina Bike Hire, Sunrise cycles and The Bicycle Emporium.
Suggested Hinterland Rides
The Bicycle Emporium in Ballina is passionate about all types of cycling. It has a wide range of suggested road cycleways through the hinterland with suggested coffee stops and scenic lookouts. The rides are through many of the villages from Alstonville to Federal with suggested lengths and gradients. You can also join one of their guided groups. Check out their website for the suggested routes. http://thebicycleemporium.com.au/road-riding.html
If you prefer coastal riding the cycleways from Ballina to Lennox following the beaches are some of the most scenic along the coast. https://ebikerdiary.com/2020/07/27/lennox-head-to-ballina/You can download a map here or call into the Ballina Visitors Centre on River St. and pick up a paper copy. https://www.discoverballina.com.au/visit/shared-paths-and-cycleways?tplst=0&s=96
As you cycle along you may even get a glimpse of the humpback whales as they migrate up the coast through the the cooler months ! Or take a tour to get up close and intimate https://www.outoftheblueadventures.com/
If you are a motorbike rider check out the article on the Ballina Coast and Hinterland routes suggested in edition #100 of https://ausmotorcyclist.com.au/ aptly entitled “The Rainbow Serpents Fingerprints” written by The Bear, Peter Thoemberg. Also researcher, author of the Northern Rivers NSW Motorcycle Touring Guide https://www.discoverballina.com.au/visit/see-do/tourist-scenic-drive/447-motorcycle-scenic-rides
If off road mountain biking is more your thrill. There are rainforests to explore at New Italy or Nightcap NP. As well as the Duck Creek Mountain Bike park at Alstonville. http://nrdw.com.au
At Alstonville Country Cottages we are situated ideally to experience both coast and hinterland all within easy riding distance. Our cottages all have private carports and off road parking.
Take some time away and enjoy riding our roadways.