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Moss Vale to Nowra (2 days)


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Distance: 77km
Suggested duration:
2 days
Getting there: 
Trains to Moss Vale are a 2-car diesel service from Campbelltown, with limited space for bikes (you'll fit 2 on, maybe 3). 
Supplies: You'll need to take pretty much everything with you. Treat the water at Yarrunga Creek. There's limited supplies available on the second day in Kangaroo Valley.
Bike: The steep downhill is a mountain bike ride really. Chris did it on a Vivente with stock tyres but it would have been better on the loose rocks/dirt to have knobbly tyres (like the Schwalbe Smart Sams).

Day 1 (26km)

Ride out of Moss Vale station onto the main road, heading west, and turn left on Arthur St (just before the rail underpass). Veer right onto Throsby St. Follow this to an intersection and turn left. Turn right onto Meryla Rd, which soon becomes dirt as it enters the state forest. At a Y intersection, take the left fork (away from Mount Meryla). When you reach a locked gate, turn left down the hill (you'll have to cross some gates that are there to keep the 4WDs out). Towards the bottom, take the left fork of an intersection. Cross a ford and then you'll see a sign on the right to the campsites by Yarrunga Creek.

Day 2 (51km)

Ride along the dirt road some more. There's another ford, this one you'll get your feet wet. It's followed by a long, loose uphill stretch. Turn left once you reach the road, along Jacks Corner Rd. You'll eventually reach a T-intersection - turn right towards Kangaroo Valley. After the bridge, turn right onto Mt Scanzi Rd. Up and over Mount Scanzi, again on dirt, and then up and down some more on pavement into North Nowra. Follow the road all the way to the highway, then turn left and right to reach Bomaderry, where the train station is located.