Neville, Barry and the Carcoar Vistas
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Neville, Barry and the Carcoar Vistas

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Distance
Distance

30.1 km

Sealed Road
Sealed Road

16.7 km

Unsealed Road
Unsealed Road

13.4 km

Difficulty
Difficulty

2 - Vigorous

Terrain
Terrain

Net Downhill

Time
Time

1.5 Hours

Average Speed
Average Speed

20 km/h

Climb
Climb

10.3 (m/km)

Climb
Climb

311m

Descend
Descend

507m

Min Elevation
Min Elevation

707m

Max Elevation
Max Elevation

975m

At a Glance

Make a local connection between Neville and Barry, before riding the short distance to the west for impressive scenery and the downhill ride into Carcoar.

Sensory Engagement

Landscapes and vistas between 3 local villages are a feature of this route, making it a perfect day to capture photos.  There are spectacular views to Mount Canobolas on the horizon.  A gravel ride above Carcoar Dam is thoroughly relaxing, before riders arrive in the historic village of Carcoar.

What’s the best bike for this route?

This route is perfect for gravel and hybrid bikes, with most riders choosing tyres above 32mm.  Riders on e-bikes will do it easily.

Route Difficulty

This ride is rated as 2 on a scale out of 9, or “vigorous”.  The ride is not that long in distance, but the presence of a wind farm suggests it can get windy around here.

Something for everyone, on and off the bikes

Orange 360 showcases the natural beauty of this gorgeous Region.  Set in the heart of Wiradjuri Country, people can explore historic sites, wineries, cideries, towns, villages and events all year round.  Catering for all forms of experiential adventurers, there is something for everyone on and off the bikes.

The welcoming warmth of our locals in cafes, restaurants, pubs, B and B’s and farm stays will add to the highlights of your adventures on this route.

Check out the Orange 360 website to explore the locations and local events on offer for when you are riding this section of the Orange Villages Bike Trail.

Course Notes

There is a cue sheet for this route on Ride with GPS, including cues and distances that align with the descriptions below.

Today is a shorter journey with ample time to stop and enjoy the views and the village of Carcoar. The ever-present vista towards Mount Canobolas is a feature of this route.

This is Ben Hall country. Carcoar is a historic village that will interest most riders, and people can stay here overnight. Accommodation choices are the Royal Hotel or guest houses as shown on the Carcoar web page. Meals are available at the hotel. There are also tours of the hospital museum and the historic courthouse.

Those in a hurry can continue to Millthorpe or Orange if an afternoon in Carcoar does not fit.

Riders will be travelling around Mount Macquarie. Pedal out of Neville on the Barry Road and go straight ahead towards Barry.  Turn right onto the gravel on Old Lachlan Road (2.2km) and enjoy this delightful rural gravel track on your bike. At 9.5km you’ll come to the Hobby’s Yards Road where you’ll turn left onto the bitumen again and ride into Barry (14.0km).

 Just outside the village, turn left onto Mallowgrove Road. This is a lovely section of gravel, where riders gently climb towards the crest of the hill, and are rewarded with spectacular views towards Mount Canobolas in the distance.

Riders will meet the Neville Road, turn left and then immediately right onto the Carcoar Dam Road (21.3km). This is a gravel road with terrific views over Carcoar Dam. The road changes to bitumen at the dam wall, which riders get to cross en velo (and stop to take photos).

Continue cycling on Carcoar Dam Road until you come to Fullers Lane on the left (29.5km). Take this lane down to the Mid-Western Highway (used by heavy vehicles) and turn left (31.3km), before rolling down the hill to Brady Road (32.3km) and turning right towards Carcoar.

Follow your nose and this road down to Carcoar. Be aware there is a steep 1.5 km descent into Carcoar, before finishing the ride at the historic train station.

Ride distance is  34.7 kilometres.

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