Strathbogie Cycling: Nagambie – Murchison Loop

Link & Chain / Road Cycling Route

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Route Name / Address:

Nagambie – Murchison Loop

Start / Finish locations:

Nagambie Railway Station Prentice St., Nagambie 3608

Mode:

Road bike (or any other mode you prefer)

GPS 36.785292° S 145.160579° E

Difficulty:

Easy – as long as the distance is OK for you

Distance:

50km

Elevation:

211 – 145m

Topography:

Flat

Surfaces:

Sealed bitumen. Narrow around Kirwans Bridge and Goulburn Weir. Firm dirt shoulders. Murchison East has quite a bit of through traffic, but broad sealed shoulders. Morningside Rd has quite a bit of patching. It is the roughest section, not too bad.

If you wish to join the Rail Trail to Rushworth at Murchison (another 7 – 10km one way dependent on where you start), you will require a bike able to manage a gravel surface.

Description and Features:

Nagambie is well serviced, Murchison less so, but can offer accommodation, food and drink. This is flat river plains country. The route parallels the Goulburn River, Weir and major irrigation canals most of the way. There are various scenic sites, such as the aged Kirwans Bridge, broad vistas across prime grazing and cropping land, quality horse studs and wineries.

Riding conditions:

Generally, fairly low traffic during the week with more tourists about on the weekends. Some long straight stretches. There is little shelter from the elements on the road.

Options:

Include the Rail Trail to Rushworth.

Start anywhere

Clockwise or anti

Clockwise Cues:

Start Nagambie Railway Station

Straight Prentice St

Right High St

Left Lobbs Lane

Left Kirwans Bridge Rd

Right Goulburn Weir – Murchison Rd

Right High Rd

Right Wahring – Murchison Rd

Left Morningside Rd

Straight Hayshed Rd

Straight Grimwade Rd

Straight High St

Left Prentice St

Straight Nagambie Railway Station

Amenities (in each township):

Car parking

BBQ

Fuel

Shops

Winery

Seating

Parkland

Waterway

Playground

Picnic tables

Public toilets

Potable water

Walking tracks

Accommodation

Historic features

Sports Reserves

Swimming Pool

Railway stations

Directional signs

Information signs

Extension routes

Cautions:

Open water

Soft shoulders

Limbs may fall

Embankments

Uneven ground

Slippery surfaces

Subject to flooding

Road surfaces vary

Snakes may be active

Beware of vehicle traffic

Mobile reception may be unreliable

No potable water outside townships

Carry food, water, First Aid, be SunSmart

Be equipped for self-reliant riding 

Restrictions:

Take rubbish with you

Historic relics are protected

Native flora and fauna are protected

Riders must use formed roads only

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