Our wheeling wandering begins at Varsity Lakes Train Station. We cycle along Gold Coast City Council bike routes/bikeways to Burleigh Heads. Here we'll pause for breakfast, for those who wish to indulge, or a snack for those who need a top up. The wonderful view will be an added bonus. Our stop will be approximately 30 minutes before we head off to Currumbin Rock Pools.
Cycling over Tallebudgera Creek we then head toward the old Currumbin Creek Bridge. After crossing the bridge we continue up Currumbin Creek Valley where greenery and bird song begin to take over. At Robert Neumann Park we take a slight detour around the lake and cycle through the Eco Village, keeping an eye out for the resident mob of kangaroos lounging under the trees. On arrival at the pools you might be keen for a dip in the lovely water. You first - brrrrr!
Our homeward route will be slightly different, to showcase more of the lovely area around the Currumbin Valley. We'll pause for lunch on our way back to the train station. Got to keep those caffeine levels up!
Rider ability: Suitable for beginner/intermediate riders. Some on-road sections, near the rock pools, require intermediate riding skills.
Pace: Leisurely 15km per hour
Terrain: The ride is mostly flat but with a few hills just prior to lunch and then again after lunch on the way home. 7kms on small windy roads, quiet back roads and 'on road' bikeways.
Start/finish location: Varsity Lakes Train Station - Coromandel Ln, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227.
Why not take the train to the meeting point.
Start Time: 8.00am for 8.30am departure
Finish Time: approximately 4.00pm
On road support: Cycle Away staff.
Food for the trip: Second breakfast at Burleigh Heads Surf Club, snack at Currumbin Valley Rock Pools and lunch along the way are at riders expense.
Capped at: We need a minimum of 4 riders and will take up to 12 riders on the trip. If you're interested, get in early and tell your friends.
Cost: $27.50 and FREE for Ride with Friends members - Become a Ride with Friends member
Booking essential -