Moruya To Araluen


This ride follows the glorious Moruya River and the Araluen Creek all the way to the village of Araluen.

Set in a picturesque and tranquil valley Araluen has a rich gold mining history and is today known for its lovely orchards and fruit. This is a beautiful ride with great riverside and mountain scenery.

This route is undulating and has mainly a gravel surface after the first 7.5km, but is generally in reasonable condition.

This ride follows the Moruya / Deua River and then the Araluen Creek all the way to the village of Araluen. It is in the spectacular Deua National Park for much of its length.

Special care should be taken on the blind corners where the road is narrow and on coming vehicles may encroach on your side of the road.

The Araluen Hotel can be a turnaround for a long ride back or can be a great place to stay overnight before returning the next day.

This route is extremely scenic with great mountain views and proximity to the river.

It is enjoyable to just ride any shorter distance and turn around when fatigue prompts you to. If you want a short day ride you could start the ride at the bridge across the Moruya River at Kiora. This is 3.9km west of Moruya and it avoid the hills when riding back into Moruya at the end of the ride.

A good place to start is at Riverside Park (off Ford Street) where there is plenty of parking and there are toilets. However you can start the ride from anywhere in Moruya as long as you eventually join the road to Araluen. 

Note: This is a one way route, but you can ride the same way back as you came.

Information taken from: http://eurobodalla.com.au/things-to-see-and-do/tours-and-charters/walk-cycle-drive/cycling/valley-view-ride/

Start location: Start & finish location: Vulcan St & Campbell St, Moruya
Access to start location: Car parking at Moruya
Finish location: Araluen Road, Araluen
Access to finish location: Car parking in Moruya


Distance: 59km
Total elevation: 1380m
Elevation profile: Hilly
Surface: Sealed and unsealed
Traffic: Medium to heavy – on main roads
Difficulty: Hard


41436 km