Raid Waratah - Sydney / Canberra (either direction) 355km within 4 days

The Raid Waratah is an ideal introduction to cycle touring and Raids. Short enough to do on an extended weekend, this Raid provides riders with a great challenge and lots of interesting and varied scenery. The route is more popular from the high point of Canberra to Sydney, but can of course be ridden in either direction. Jamberoo Pass in the Illawarra region is THE hill of the route; but there are other challenges in both directions.

The spectacular road along the escarpment north of Wollongong and the Royal National Park close to Sutherland are scenic highlights of this Raid. The Goulburn sheep country and quaint Southern Highlands make for pleasant rural cycling. There are no real remote areas and the route is well serviced with accommodation and food facilities. Expect to ride around 90km per day for four days.

Route

Exact directions and distances are provided to registered riders.
The route travels via the following towns: (distances shown from Sydney / Canberra )

Sutherland (0/355 km)
Audley/Thirroul (52/302 km)
Wollongong (70/284 km)
Albion Park (91/263 km)
Robertson/
Bundanoon (172/182 km)
Marulan South (206/148 km)
Bungonia
Goulburn (249/105 km)
Bungendore
Canberra (355/0 km).