What to do
Cycle Noosa’s coastal and hinterland roads and trails and you’ll find yourself riding alongside the beautiful blue waters of the Coral Sea and Noosa River, on cool rainforest tracks, and roads that lead to mountain climbs and country cafes.
Mountain bikers, road racers, weekend riders, triathletes, gravel climbers, steel-framed aficionados, kids, families and those who haven't ridden for years all find a place to pedal in Noosa.
You can go your own way, join a guided tour with a local expert
who’ll show you the best tracks and destinations, team up with a local
club or sign up
for one of the cycling events throughout the year that bring bike lovers from around Australia to Noosa.
Noosa's terrain and stunning natural environment are perfect no matter what you’re looking for on two wheels – from beach to bush, from hinterland hills to scenic riverside routes, or take to the Girraween Criterium Cycling Track set in a beautiful nature reserve in Noosa Heads. See the Noosa Cycling and Walking Map for inspiration.
For mountain bikers, a ride to the top of Mt Tinbeerwah (265m) in Tewantin National Park is a must – take in the 360 degree coastal and hinterland views before jumping into the Wooroi trails that weave through sub-tropical rainforest to the gullies below, with trails from easy to difficult.
Or go the distance along the Noosa Trail Network, 100km of spectacular cross country trails and grinding gravel roads winding through the Noosa hinterland, country villages, mountain lookouts, National Parks, State Forest, private property, parks and road reserves. Stop at country cafes, pubs and breweries along the way or find the hidden tracks and stay off the grid.
If you’re looking for something a little less extreme, Noosa is a beautiful place to ride along the riverfront, bike paths and dedicated cycle lanes on mostly flat areas. Bike paths and lanes follow the Noosa River through Tewantin and along Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, connecting through to Noosa Main Beach, Noosa Heads, with plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way. Or take the Doonella Lake off-road path in Noosaville for a light, scenic ride.
If you’re not sure where to ride in Noosa, join one of the many guided tours that showcase the great riding around the Noosa region. And if you can't bring your bike with you, you can easily hire mountain bikes, road bikes, electric bikes, fat-tyred beach bikes and even kids’ capsules and trailers.
Bike On Bike Hire has a range of quality road bikes and mountain bikes which they’ll set up for your requirements and deliver to your accommodation. Also talk to them for the best local tips on where to ride or info on local bunch rides, or join one of their guided mountain bike tours, with something for all riding and fitness levels – from the Behind the Beach to Off the Top mountain experience and Singletrack Thrillseeker extreme tour.
For an easy, fun way to get around, Ecotekk Noosa has pedal-assisted electric bikes for hire, or join their guided tours and explore the Noosa North Shore beach, Mt Tinbeerwah, Kin Kin Trail Network and country villages on a fat bike, or ride the surf beach trail with them.
Ride the new South Burnett Rail Trail with day tours from Noosa with Outbike. They’ll drive you to the South Burnett region and set you up for one of three off-road rides between Kingaroy and Kilkivan – an easy 45km sealed section for any type of bike, a harder 45km MTB gravel section or do the entire 90km MTB ride from Kingaroy to Kilkivan, and arrive back in Noosa in time for dinner. Along the way, stop for lunch or a snack at country towns. Bring your own bike or hire from Outbike. Non-riders can also join the tour.
If retro and vintage are more your style, Noosa Strade Bianche is Australia’s premier vintage cycling festival. ‘Strade bianche’ means ‘white road’ which refers to the gravel sections that lead to hinterland coffee housesand country pubs on the four routes in this event which is just for steel-framed bikes. Ride (not race) on country roads less travelled with challenging climbs and stunning views.
There's the 48km Nuovo Piccolo Fondo, 87km Medio Fondo, 144km Mark DolanGran Fondo, 33km Piccolo Fondo, or the new Steeler’s Criterium under lights.There's also a bike show and swap meet on Saturday 10 August, 9am to
noon at Noosa Marina, Tewantin, overlooking Noosa River.
The Noosa Classic road cycling event traces a scenic and challenging route through hinterland villages and quiet country roads. There are three courses, the challenging 160km Maxi Classic, 120km Challenge Classic, and the 45km Social, a cruisy and casual lakeside experience that families and kids will love.
It's the ultimate mid-year break and a weekend of fun in and out of the saddle. Riders in last year's inaugural event were surprised with a torrential downpour, Queensland-style, but they were all smiling as they crossed the finish line and are vowing to come back!
Starting in Tewantin, the routes take riders through picturesque hinterland towns and finish back in Noosa where you can kick back and relax with plenty of entertainment, dining and other fun.
Noosa Classic riders can also support a charity of their choice to contribute towards via the event.