So you’re heading to paradise for the Noosa Classic and keen to not only explore the region but enjoy some quality training rides in the lead up to the event … but where do you begin?
First up, here’s a 30km local ride that will help give you an understanding of the layout of the area while also showcasing one of the region’s most revered cycling destinations.
Noosa To Gyndier Drive And Back – 30km
Heading out of Noosa, follow the river through Noosaville and continue on through Tewantin. Keep going along Noosa-Cooroy Rd (there’s a wide shoulder and marked bike lane), until you see the Gydnier Drive sign on the left hand side.
Theres also a sign here directing cyclists to leave the main road. Once on Gyndier you are on a closed road – it’s a 3km climb to the top and a fantastic training ride. Simply reverse the route to get back to Noosa. Just watch for pedestrians and dog walkers.
Noosa – Cooroibah – Boreen Point – Pomona – Cooroy Noosa – 70km
One of the more popular local rides takes in the relatively quiet country roads just to the north of Noosa and visits Cooroibah, Pomona, Cooroy then back to Noosa via the well-known Gyndier Drive. There is a small portion of gravel in this ride.
Noosa ‘World Champs’ Course & David Low Way
We asked talented Noosa rider and Noosa Classic Safety Director Rob Regester his two favourite local rides – here’s his reply.
This first one is Noosa’s world famous ‘The World Champs’ route which you’ll note begins and ends at the top of Gyndier just outside Tewantin and is basically the first 20km of the Classic in reverse and 25km in length.
David Low Way – 55km
The second is totally coastal – you can’t get lost and the views are stunning. Sunshine Beach – Twin Waters return 55km. Just head south from Noosa, past Sunshine Beach and follow the David Low Way south towards Coolum. This is an extremely popular and very scenic route with many bunches along the route most mornings. Warning: You’ll want to stop to take photos! It’s that scenic.
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