Orange360 has launched a six-stage cycling journey is designed to showcase the Central West to experienced riders. The Trail takes riders through the picturesque rural districts of the Central Tablelands and Slopes, starting and ending at Orange.
“The Orange Treadlies bicycle riding group instigated and contributed to the development of the OVBT bicycle route.”
There are 6 sections around the 360km course, with 3 alternate routes also provided.
Roads and Terrain
With an emphasis on safety, the route minimises time on busy main roads and utilises secondary rural bitumen and gravel roads. One loop leads to a bush track that is better suited to hybrid or gravel bikes and mountain bikes.
Bitumen roads vary in width and surface. The narrower roads are low traffic density secondary rural roads.
The Central West has become a tourist destination for a range of visitors.
The Trail aims at combining bicycle touring at various levels of fitness and competence, with visiting rural communities, enjoying food and wine and seeing the agricultural and environmental delights of our district. The Trail will provide cyclists the enjoyment of the physical ride as well as an appreciation of the life-style benefits offered by rural communities.
The Trail is ideal for small riding groups with back-up vehicles. Accommodation is at a different location each night. Riders will organise their own schedule and booking arrangements for each location.
Riding groups can vary the itinerary if they wish to lengthen or shorten the journey.
Bike riders are encouraged to visit points of interest along the Trail and meet with locals and other visitors. Some suggestions are outlined on the following pages, while location web pages will have further options of things to do in free time.