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Road Cycle Route: Maroochydore Flat Road Loop

Road Cycle Route: Maroochydore Flat Road Loop
Alexandra Headland
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34.7km
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A flat loop with an intermediate 350m climb. Cycle along the river, the ocean, the countryside… this ride has it all!.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for confident road cyclists Some road speeds are >60km/hr and have narrow or no shoulders

HIGHLIGHTS
Make your way out of the city through the lower hills of Buderim then back for some cracking ocean views. Begin by riding along the wide Maroochy River past Chambers Island, and all the water-sports you can handle. Soon you will be in the countryside for a scenic undulating 2.5km cycle through some of the loveliest acreage around. Rriding through Eudlo Flats s. Stop at Forest Glen for a coffee and a bite to eat, then continue along shady Tanawha Tourist drive into the back of Buderim, heading back to the coast for some spectacular ocean views along Cotton Tree, another great coffee stop.

AFTERWARDS
Endless choices for a bite to eat in Ocean Street, plus you can do a spot of shopping while you are there.

HOW TO GET THERE
Route starts and ends at Ocean Street in the heart of Maroochydore. Ample parking if you drive in!

IMPORTANT: On-road cyclists should always ride with caution and be aware that conditions can change at any time. Cyclists using rural roads may encounter heavy vehicles and should be aware that roads can be narrow and undulating with varying shoulder widths. Notify someone of your intended route and be prepared with water, food and sun protection.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • Suitable for recreational cycling Suitable for recreational cycling Suitable for recreational cycling
  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Always Adventure Safely!

  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

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