Join Professional Mountain Bike Racer Sian Ahern on a Thrilling Ride Through Lake Macquarie

Ready to kick-start the ultimate adventure? Strap in as Sian Ahern, an MTB pro, takes on Lake Macquarie's vibrant mix of culture and outdoor excitement! From dawn till dusk, get ready for a day filled with scenic views, and plenty of good vibes. What better a way to view our unique natural environment and access the City's facilities than by cycling, something the whole family can do.


Sunrise Roll to Caves Beach Lookout and Dip

Rise and shine! Sian starts her day with a sunrise pedal to the epic Caves Beach lookout. With the sky painted in hues of pink and gold, Caves Beach is the perfect location to soak up breathtaking ocean views. And what better way to start the day than with a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Caves Beach? Be sure to visit at low tide to explore a network of sea caves at the southern end of the beach.


Coffee Pit-Stop at TINTA Belmont

But first, coffee! Sian cruises over to TINTA Belmont, a lakeside gem with a peaceful ambience. From breakfast to seafood lunches and late-night cocktails, TINTA has it all! This stunning location, is a great spot to top up those caffeine levels with a view before heading out for the day.


Boardwalk Biking and Sculpture Stopping


Next up, it's time one of Lake Macquarie’s best walking and cycling paths! The 9-kilometre waterfront stretch between Eleebana to Booragul is one of Lake Mac’s best experiences on foot or by bike, as there’s so much to see and do along the way. Not long after you start walking or cycling in a northerly direction, you’ll come across the 380-metre Redbluff board, which extends out past the water.

Continuing along, Sian explored Warners Bay foreshore. Here you’ll find plenty of cafes and restaurants near the waterfront, as well as a playground, barbecues, sheltered picnic tables and several sculptures dotted across the landscaped area.

You can check out more Cycling tracks here


Off-Road Thrills at Awaba

Who's up for some off-road fun? Sian's game! With her bike loaded up, she heads to Awaba Mountain Bike Park, a playground for mountain biking enthusiasts. The twists, turns, and jumps are pure adrenaline, and a bike lover’s dream! The park is open all year round and completely free to explore.


Splash 'n' Swim at Belmont or Toronto Baths

If you’re looking to cool off or enjoy the lake views on offer, head to Belmont or Toronto Baths. Sian parks her bike, soaking in the laid-back vibes of Lake Macquarie. It's the perfect way to unwind after an action-packed day on the trails.


You’ll find picturesque, shared walking and cycling paths along the Lake Macquarie foreshore, coastline and hinterland mountains. Click here to check out some of the best cycling, mountain biking and walking trails Lake Macquarie has on offer or download the shared pathways and cycling guide.

Lake Mac by Night
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