There is a cue sheet for this route on Ride with GPS,
including cues and distances that align with the descriptions below.
Head up the hill on the Cargo Road from the centre of Cargo
and then on to Canowindra. The road is undulating and a little narrow for the
first 10 km. It is a pretty ride. Turn
left at the T intersection with the Canowindra Road about 5 km north of
Canowindra (18.2 kms). Turn right at the
intersection with the Belubula Way (22.3km) and ride down Ferguson Street to
the main street of Canowindra (Gaskill Street).
Turn left at the Age of Fishes Museum, which is also the Tourist
Canowindra has a famous historical main street with numerous
interesting shops and buildings. There are plenty of coffee shops in the main
street, which are perfect for refuelling cyclists.
After refuelling, riders pedal south then east along Gaskill
Street, and turn right onto the Tilga Street/Canowindra Road towards Cowra. Take it steady on the short climb up the hill
and cycle out of town.
Turn right then left onto Rivers Road (27.0km) and follow
the signs towards Billimari. Road cyclists wanting to stay on sealed roads, turn left onto Bangaroo Road (31.1km), while Gravel riders will pass the left turn and continue along Rivers Road to the left turn onto the gravel of Troopers
Road (32.8km), and then Mt Lewis Road (35.9km).
Riders have a gentle climb here and are rewarded with gorgeous views to
the east before returning to the bitumen on Bangaroo Road and turning right
(39.9km). Billimari village is another
5km of pedalling.
Turn right at the T intersection with Billimari Road, then
left onto Sloan Street (44.1km) and through the village to North Logan Road (46.0km).
Turn right onto North Logan Road which takes you to Redfern Street in Cowra (66.5
kms). Turn right and the road will lead you to the centre of town to finish
near the Post Office.
Total Distance 67.7 kilometres.
This trail has been developed
with the support of local cycling enthusiasts, The Treadlies to showcase some
of our region’s most picturesque rides. Orange360 recommends that visiting cyclists
review road, weather and seasonal farming conditions before they embark on
their ride. Riders embark on their adventure at their own risk.