The Tour de Cowra is a festival of cycling over the Easter long weekend. Bike North’s Tour de Cowra is
The Tour de Cowra is a festival of cycling over the Easter long weekend.
Bike North’s Tour de Cowra is a festival of cycling that occurs over the Easter long weekend, based in the Central West region of NSW in the town of Cowra. Cowra is well known for the Japanese gardens and cultural centre, wineries and food on the banks of the Lachlan River.
The Tour de Cowra program is based around doing a ride each day into the surrounding country to discover small towns. All rides start and finish at the Rose Garden Cafe/Visitor Centre with a sign on/sign off. The rides are suitable for every level of rider with various routes and options available on Saturday and Sunday.
The Weekday rides are around the 40 to 70 km range with some local undulations, maybe the climb of Mt Collins or the undulation climb up the Darby Falls Rd.
The Weekend rides are variable in length and destination each day to accommodate the levels of the different riders.
On Saturday, the Tour de Cowra rides range from a 55, 95 and 120 km loops to the north-west towns of Canowindra and Gooloogoong through the patchwork of fields.
On Sunday, the rides range from the 80 km out to Greenthorpe and back, or the alternative 80 and 100 km rides out to Wyangala Dam.
The real treat of the Tour de Cowra is to discover the towns that are out of the way and off the highways. Return for further visits later in the day or as required.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Tour de Cowra, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.