Ride along the serene and stunning Moruya River down to the ocean and river mouth at South Head on this easy ride. The light at certain times of the day along the river is incredibly beautiful and the mountain wilderness backdrop is picture perfect. The ride mainly follows off-road shared pathways. The middle section is on road but there are reasonable shoulders. Call in at Preddeys Wharf boat ramp to check out the catch of the day and enjoy the beautiful river estuary. Once at the Surf Club you can extend the journey (1.5km return) up the hill to the river mouth headland, which is a great spot for whale watching. Another option is to ride south past the caravan park on to the gravel road down to Congo Creek. (7km return) There is a general store with coffee near the Surf Club.
ROUTE: Mor 1 - Town to SurfDISTANCE: 16km returnGRADE: easyVERTICAL ASCENT : 150mSUITABLE: road bikes except extension to Congo Creek
The route is a mixture of off road shared pathway and on road riding (5km). The on road section is sealed and has reasonable shoulder width. The traffic is mainly light vehicles and the volume is not high. This provides a pleasant undulating riding environment. The ride is therefore suitable for riders who are looking for a route that is not too taxing.
This ride starts at Riverside Park in Church St. near the Moruya Swimming pool. There are a number of places to park. The Moruya Markets make this area a hive of activity on Saturday mornings.
Before heading out to South Head you might want to do a short ride along the bank of the river upstream towards the Hospital. This is on a shared pathway. Just head upstream (west) from Riverside Park and pass under the bridge. The ride to South Head generally follows the Moruya River out to the ocean.
Once at the Surf Club you can extend the journey (1.5km return) up the hill to the river mouth headland where you can check out the Historic Cemetery. This is a great view point and a great spot for whale watching in the Spring.
Another option is to ride south past the caravan park on to the gravel road down to Congo Creek. (7km return)
Eurobodalla has 32 kilometres of cycleways. These are detailed with maps in this brochure, also available at the Visitor Centres, or by phone 1800 802 528.