EBike ride: Murwillumbah to Kingscliff Loop

March 05, 2020

An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

The Tweed Valley is a stunning place to visit with its mix of beautiful beaches, coastal ranges and lush green valleys. With the Tweed Valley Rail Trail nearing completion it will soon become a major cycling destination. Don’t wait though. There are many excellent ride routes and you can easily spend one to two weeks exploring, as Andrew found when he did his 5-day bikepacking and camping trip there.

Stephen Brown, founder of Adventure Cycling Murwillumbah, shares one of his favourite day rides with us.  

Ride Overview: "Off to the Beach"

Murwillumbah to Cabarita Beach to Kingscliffe Loop 

An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

This is one of my favourite ways to spend a day. It takes in the countryside and scenery of the coastal ranges then joins the coastal cycleway. I can smell the salt air as I cycle along past the beautiful coastal fauna and there are plenty of places to stop for a coffee break and / or lunch at Cabarita Beach or in Kingscliff.

I have done a variation to the better-known route as I like to avoid Clothiers Creek Road which often has a lot of traffic. My route takes you along Reserve Creek Road and joins Round Mountain Road. There is some gravel but each time I’ve ridden it there has been a minimal amount of traffic.

I suggest you leave Murwillumbah reasonably early. You can stop for coffee at Cabarita Beach, and lunch at Farm & Co (a favourite) or one of the many restaurants in Kingscliff, with plenty of time to make it back to Murwillumbah before the day is out.

An eBike ride for explorers - Ride map for Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

  • Start and end point: Murwillumbah, NSW
  • Time of year: Anytime but autumn is especially good
  • E-Bike of choice: Haibike HardSeven with 500Wh battery
  • EBike gear: Ortlieb pannier bags, water bottle
  • Stats: 65km with 705m climbing / elevation
An eBike ride for explorers - km and ride profile Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

    Murwillumbah to Kingscliff: Ranges to the Beach

    An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

     

    Following the Tweed Valley Way north out of Murwillumbah at the first roundabout turn right into Quarry Road and the next left into Reserve Creek Road into Keilvale.

    Passing Kielvale village you start climbing the coastal range at the top stop for a break to admire the Tweed Valley with Condong Sugar Mill and the Border Ranges in the distance.

    An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

    When the gravel road approaches turn onto it leaving Reserve Creek Road and joining Round Mountain Road.  

    After the gravel section of Round Mountain Road you will again join the sealed section this is a quiet road and a time to kick back for some flat riding to join the Tweed Coast Cycleway between Cabarita and Hasting Point.

    An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

    After taking the cycle path around the back of the Cabarita Shopping Village I stop in at the Kartel Espresso for their excellent coffee and it’s a great spot as you can keep an eye on your bike and all the shop owners are cycling friendly.

    An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

    Top: It’s a beautiful ride along the cycle path between Cabarita and Kingscliff from here we head into the Cudgen farmlands, Kingscliff is abounding with eateries for lunch.

    Bottom: Nothing I enjoy better on these rides than sitting by the beach starring at the Pacific Ocean at Salt Beach.

    An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

    Kingscliffe to Murwillumbah: Back to the Valley

    Out of Kingscliff to Cudgen Road pass the new Tweed Valley Hospital site.

    Pass the traffic lights and along Cudgen Road and next stop, Farm & Co. This is a great spot to stop if you love paddock to plate organically grown produce. 

    An eBike ride for explorers - Murwillumbah to Kingscliffe Loop

    Before passing Farm & Co you could drop into the Red Earth Brewery for a drop. If not continue along Cudgen Road to turn left into Duranbah Road pass Tropical Fruit World for the downhill run into Murwillumbah.

    A great day out!  And stay in Murwillumbah for longer if you want to explore some beautiful countryside including around Mt Warning. 

    EBike Inspiration - EBB Owners Club Ride, Sunday 24 May

    EBB Owners - come and do this ride with us on our EBB Owners Club ride on Sunday 24 May.

    Stephen has very kindly agreed to lead our ride to show us the way and it will be a fun ride with other like-minded ebikers.

    More information and registration below. Join us for a fun day out. 

    Find Out More

    Please Note: This is a closed ride, reserved only for customers who have purchased their electric bike from Electric Bikes Brisbane.




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