Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Cycling Series -

THUMBS DOWN: Squadrons of mos­qui­toes at the park­ing area ! NP gates make cy­cle ac­cess dif­fi­cult.

It is a shared trail, so after rid­ing 20, 40, 70km- cy­clists re­turn­ing via the Con­vict Trail are man­dated to walk their bikes 2km DOWN Devine’s Hill. There is no al­ter­na­tive de­scend­ing bike trail to the ferry, other than the cir­cuitous 11km loop via Shep­herd’s Gully, or the ex­treme Finches Line trail. Route di­rec­tions as de­scribed in the ar­ti­cle are rec­om­mended.

THUMBS UP: Clean, well-main­tained pub­lic toi­lets at the East Bank Park.

Great lit­tle can­teen next to the fer­ries that serves the best hot chips in town!

Fas­ci­nat­ing indige­nous plants and rock-for­ma­tions along this trail. It is a Gar­den of Eden.

Ex­cel­lent com­mu­nity sup­port for the an­nual Con­vict 100 MTB Marathon, with its unique ca­noe bridge over the MacDon­ald River and friendly lo­cal vol­un­teers man­ning the 44, 68 & 100km marathon routes.

HINTS & TIPS: Do not start your ride after 10am dur­ing sum­mer. It gets ex­tremely hot here.

Carry at least 2-3 litres of wa­ter, plus food if you think your ride here may be more than 2.5hours (30km)

Do not ride down to Ten Mile Hol­low and be­yond alone, with­out tools, pump, a GPS (or an unerring sense of di­rec­tion). There is no mo­bile re­cep­tion, no wa­ter and no res­i­dences. Th­ese are very re­mote bush­land trails and if you get into dif­fi­cul­ties you will be at se­ri­ous risk.

Roads, fer­ries and trails in this area may be closed due to main­te­nance, flood­ing or bush­fire ac­tiv­ity, so re­search your trip to cy­cle from Wise­mans Ferry ac­cord­ingly.

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