Swallow tail pass 2021
Another weekend adventure, this time riding through the land of the Gundangurra people.
Day 1 - Mittagong to Taralga via Wombeyan caves
Distance: 100 kilometres
Elevation: 2,108 metres
Start: Mittagong station
End: Taralga hotel
Day 2 - Taralga to Mittagong via Penrose state forest
Distance: 130 kilometres
Elevation: 1,876 metres
Mittagong - Wombeyan caves
Best weekend bikepacking trip.
Especially thanks to the hospitality of Ina who let us use a portable gas stove to cook a massive pot of Dhal and gave us extra gas to keep us going.
Catch the early train from Central station to Mittagong (change at Campbelltown). Get there early to get the bikes on the train and avoid the crowds.
Ride Start: Mittagong station
Distance: 80 kms to Wombeyan caves and back to camp at Wollindilly river station
End: Wollindilly river station campsite (book ahead)