The first stage of my world cycling adventure (note it’s not an “around the world cycling adventure”) will take me from Adelaide to Sydney. I live in Brisbane but have a good friend in Adelaide who I want to see before I leave so I decided to fly there to start my adventure. I also have a good friend in Nowra, south of Sydney, and I want to see her before I leave. So it makes sense to cycle from one friend’s place to the other’s. Here’s my rough route:
- From Adelaide cycle around to the Eyre Peninsula to see the Gawler Ranges NP and eat my way around the Seafood Trail.
- Take a ferry across to the Yorke Peninsula and cycle down to catch another ferry to Kangaroo Island
- Cycle the Coorong (and maybe re-read the classic Australian novel Storm Boy while I’m down there)
- Cycle up to the Grampians to do some bushwalking
- Visit friends in the tiny Outback towns of Yanac and Rainbow
- Follow the Mighty Murray River from Swan Hill to the source, which will see me pedaling dusty roads and paddling brown waters
- Explore the Snowy Mountains on bike and foot
- Stop for a few days in the Blue Mountains for more bushwalking exploration
- Visit my friend in Nowra then catch a train to Sydney airport to fly to New Zealand.
I expect this to take me about 5-6 months of slow travel.