Wheels and Whimsy: Bike Paths Byron Bay


Byron Bay Beach

‘I feel like an artist and my bicycle is the brush.’ - Scott Stoll, American Sports Medicine Specialist.

Byron Bay is home of diverse ecosystems, teaming with native Australian fauna and flora. 

Interconnecting through these forests, alongside pristine beaches, past sprawling paddocks and winding through the heart of the village is a network of Byron Bay bike trails. 

Basq House’s location in the heart of Byron village offers easy access to exploring the very best of Byron Bay by bike. 

As children, learning how to ride a bicycle is one of our first experiences with freedom. Coasting down hills. The wind brushing over our cheeks and whipping through our hair. 

Resurrect the feeling of adventure and add a sense of joy to your Byron Bay exploration.

Complimentary Wheels: Byron Bay Bikes 

Basq House prides itself on creating a discrete haven for travellers who seek sanctuary rather than to be seen. That’s why we offer complimentary bicycle hire. Add a little pedal power and see so much more of the beauty, personality, and je ne sais quoi that is Byron Bay. To book your bicycle, please contact reception.

Cycling Byron Bay: Arts and Industry Estate

1 Porter Street – 8.8km return, approx. 30 minutes return cycle

This short and largely flat ride takes you just out of Byron village to the Byron Arts and Industry Estate, celebrated for its eclectic collection of uniquely local boutiques and cafés.

Head west on Marvell Street, the spin of your wheels adding a layer of gentle percussion to the hum of Byron village. 

Weave your way through the village on iconic boutique and café lined streets like Jonson and Butler Street before turning onto Ewingsdale Road. 

Cross over Belongil Creek on Rainbow Bridge and head out of the village. At the first roundabout after the bridge turn right onto Sunrise Boulevard and start exploring the Byron Arts and Industry Estate. 

Here you’ll find a collection of everything from gymnasiums and motor works to expertly curated art galleries, handcrafted jewellery and handbags, day spas, a circus arts school, vintage clothing and more. 

Dotted throughout cafes and restaurants exude unique personalities and offerings. 

Ensure you visit the Habitat Retail and Lifestyle Centre – a collection of boutiques owned and managed by custodians of the unbridled creativity that is such a huge part of Byron Bay’s charm.

Habitat is also the perfect spot to stop for a flawless coffee and healthy lunch before heading back to your Basq House sanctuary. 

Byron Bay Mountain Biking: Arakwal National Park

Begin at Tallow Beach Carpark – Length varies – 20-30 minutes return cycle

Explore a true local secret. Free of crowds, this track provides multiple stops that are worth exploring, meaning it could be a short ride to the beach or a half day affair that takes you all the way to Suffolk Park and back. 

A short seven-minute cycle through Byron village will bring you to Tallow Beach. This beach bridges the Cape Byron State Conservation Area and Broken Head Nature Reserve and should be the first stop on your ride. 

A stunning rocky headline at one end of the beach provides scenes of crashing waves. Azure waters lap onto the 6.5km stretch of sand, calling you in for a refreshing swim. 

You’ll find bike trails along the back of Tallow Beach that take you across the aromatic tea-tree-stained waters of Tallow Creek (another great spot to stop for a swim) and into Arakwal National Park. 

Co-managed by National Parks and traditional Arakwal owners, the Park showcases rich coastal heath and a myriad of coastal bird species. 

Bathe in the beauty of the National Park trails, then turn and head home or keep going and make the most of the Byron to Suffolk Park cycleway and visit the picturesque Byron Shire suburb, Suffolk Park. 

The Farm

11 Ewingsdale Road – 15km return, approximately one hour return cycle

Take a ride that explores the unapologetic paddock to plate focus of Byron Bay’s eclectic food culture. 

Ride for less than 30 minutes out of town, with a slight climb, to visit a celebrated dining and picnic destination that pays beautiful homage to the origins of our food. It’s all downhill on the way home!

Pedal out of the village, over Belongil Creek on Ewingsdale Road. 

Stay on this long and largely straight road, passing the temptation of Byron Bay Chocolate on your left and the Byron Arts and Industry Estate to your right. 

The hum of retail areas subsides as your panorama transforms to tree lined paddocks. 

When you reach the Byron Central Hospital on your left, make sure you soak in the paddocks to your right, this is the earth that nourishes much of the produce found on The Farm’s plates. 

Keep going and turn right at the roundabout, then right again onto Woodford Lane, following the signs to The Farm.

The Farm is an 80 acre working property, home to a community of growers, producers, eateries and educators. Their passion? Growing food using traditional, sustainable methods – 100% spray and chemical free. 

The Farm is a paddock to plate experience that offers the chance to meet some resident pasture fed animals, visit the nursery, florist and bakery, take part in a farm tour or workshop or simply feed. 

Enjoy the crop’s bounty at the Three Blue Ducks restaurant. Here you’ll find plates filled with honest, seasonal dishes, packed with nutrients and flavour. 

Outside of the restaurant, you could order a hamper, take a stroll around the grounds and throw your picnic rug under a shady tree for a gourmet picnic. Don’t forget to order your hamper before you arrive. 

Either way, you’ll have plenty of fuel to pedal your way home. 

From your Byron village Basq House sanctuary, Byron Bay bike trails offer easy access to some of the area’s most stunning natural attractions, suburban retail hubs and Byron culinary experiences.

Don’t forget to power your ride with a nutritious breakfast, relax with a post-ride wellness experience or choose one of our top dinner destinations to discuss the highlight of your ride over delicious plates.  

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