Thursday, May 30, 2024

Kiama pedals new visitor guide

Kiama Council has launched a new pocket-sized guide showcasing local bicycle paths in the municipality.

Council says the booklet outlines nine rides catering to riders with a range of skills and experience: from leisurely, family-friendly outings to more challenging routes that can be extended to excite experienced cyclists.

Destination Kiama Chair, Matt Brown said the new Kiama Rides guide sits neatly beside the pocket-sized Kiama Walks, Kiama Eats and retro Kiama Touring Map.

“The staff and volunteers are looking forward to being able to hand this out to the 60,000 plus visitors to the centre each year,” said Cr Brown.

The rides navigate Kiama’s most scenic locales, including the serene coastlines of Gerroa and Gerringong, the iconic Blowholes and rock formations of Kiama and Bombo, as well as the edges of the Minnamurra River.

The guide also offers routes through the dairy paddocks of Jamberoo where cyclists can take in the rural views and wave to resident cows.

“This guide is the result of extensive collaboration and effort from our community,” said Visitor Services Coordinator, Lauren Res.

“We engaged Bicycle NSW representative Peter McClean as well as the local Kiama Bike User Group (KBUG), to ensure we were providing the most practical information possible from a biker’s perspective.”

The booklet also includes a convenient key, directing cyclists to essential amenities such as water refill stations, coffee stops, and scenic viewpoints along the way.

The guide is now available for pickup at the Kiama Visitor Centre at Blowhole Point.

An online version is also available here: kiama.com.au/experience/activities/cycling.

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