Port to Port NSW
Good mates, fun trails and cold beers are all on offer for the four days of the Port to Port mountain bike event in the beautiful Hunter Valley region of NSW, Australia.
Port to Port is a MTB stage race taking place over four days in New South Wales from Thursday 21 May to Sunday 24 May, 2020.
Riders let loose across the spectacular Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle Region in the an awesome east coast mountain bike holiday jam packed with fun trails, good mates and cold beers.
It’s around 195km of riding and 3,000m of climbing in total, spread across 45 to 60km each day; the Port to Port keeps things interesting with a mix of fast flowing single trail, farm tracks, testing hill climbs and groomed downhill trails – many through private land that can only be ridden during the event. Designed to be fun and challenging for riders of all levels, none of the riding is overly technical and it’s ridable for anyone with a decent level of fitness.
The Port to Port is the sister event of Australia’s number one stage MTB event, the Cape to Cape in South-West Western Australia and the Reef to Reef in Tropical North Queensland. Making up the newly formed triple crown of Australian multi-stage MTB racing.
Travel and Accommodation
Tri Travel provide many accommodation options to suit all budgets for this year’s Port to Port. Enquire today to start planning your trip to this great event.
Our team will be happy to assist you in planning your trip to the beautiful Hunter Valley region of NSW, whether that be just for the race itself or combining it with a holiday!
We can assist with:
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- Travel/flights to event
- Airport transfers
- Discounted Travel Insurance
- Industry rate car hire
- Discount bike insurance
180 years young, Australia’s oldest and best-known wine region is soaked in history but is certainly not a museum piece.
It’s a dynamic wine region that brims with over 150 top-class wineries, 60 indulgent restaurants and 180 places to stay as well as gourmet produce, boutique breweries, special experiences and friendly local communities.
Lake Macquarie is home to the largest permanent coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere, twice the size of Sydney Harbour, 30km of pristine coastline and some of the most beautiful forests in New South Wales. This beautiful city is made up of 90 diverse towns and villages and has no shortage of things to see and do. It provides the opportunity for a diversity of water-based activities and natural environment experiences, making Lake Macquarie the perfect coastal getaway and one of New South Wales’ best kept holiday secrets.
This is Newcastle – a city of contrast, change and endless possibility. A city bound by a working harbour and glorious surf beaches and forged from coal, timber and sweat. As Australia’s second-oldest and New South Wales second largest city, Newcastle has moved on from its industrial steel city image to embrace a new outlook.
Now renowned for its festivals and events, laid back culture, arts scene and the clever repurposing of buildings; it’s making a name for itself as a haven for lovers of fine fare, boutique clothing and homewares, craft beer and quality local wines.
Port to Port is 4 days full of good fun riding. Challenging climbs, thrilling descents and all the best single track organisers could find in the area, combined with some spectacular scenery.
2019 saw new improvements and event organisers are pumped you loved them. Each year they bring new trails and tweaks to the course to make your ride even better than the year before, and 2020 will be no different. As soon as 2019 finished, the awesome course team were back out on the trails putting together new alignments to entice you back for more of what you love to ride. They’ll be keeping the same stages, just working on new inclusions and trails to make them even more epic. You won’t want to miss 2020.
The riding is suitable for all rider levels as long as you have a decent level of fitness. There’s an awesome social atmosphere at the end of each stage and at the end of each day you get to kick back and enjoy the excellent food, local beers (or wine) and everything the regions have to offer.
2020 will see the wave starts remain, more single track, a little less climbing and basically more of what you love. More course info will be announced closer to the event.
When it comes to Stage Races you’d be mad not to bring a friend or two. Four days in the saddle will give you loads of time to point out what’s lacking in their riding technique and general personality. And it’s always handy to have someone to pull you up the hills on day three.
It’s a four day event but don’t let that put you off. This is not a slog-fest or the death defying rock gardens of the 90’s. Organisers have scouted the best trails they could find, with loads of variety each day and achievable distances (45km min, 60km max). The perfect balance of enjoyable time on the bike and enjoyable time sipping beer.
Speaking of beer, event organisers are all for it. Very few things work up a thirst like a multi-stage MTB race. Which is why you’ll find they position their bar so close to the daily finish line. Cheers!
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