Destinations

Roughly 120km south of Taipei, Taichung is Taiwan’s second biggest city, mostly flat, and very rideable. This is where Peter Maniaty tested out the local bike hire scheme.

Training is part and parcel of every race however thanks to Endura there’s something in it for you! In fact, there’s a bunch of goodies worth $150 on offer for riders who partake in Noosa Classic partner Endura’s Strava competition.

Ask any Australian to name a country famous for cycling and they will probably say France or Italy. But for true cycling purists the most famous country is undoubtedly Belgium and more specifically, the region of Flanders.

We investigate the undeniable allure of Brisbane’s ‘hill they call a mountain’

It’s one of the highest, longest climbs in Australia. Karen Forman climbs the iconic Charlotte Pass.

Mt Hotham is brutal climb classically approached from the Bright side. The township of Bright is centrally located to the three iconic, and world-class cycling climbs the region has on offer. Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek and of course Mt Hotham; the toughest of them all.

Now less than two weeks away, more than 1100 riders are expected on the start line of the Noosa Classic, Bicycling Australia's first Gran Fondo Cycling event for the Sunshine State of Queensland.

It is one of the region’s most difficult and challenging climbs, and its literally just a few minutes ride from the centre of town – we take a look at Bowral’s legendary Oxley Hill.

A fairytale vineyard located on a slight rise along a quiet and shaded country road in the Clare Valley, Kilikanoon estate is simply picture-perfect. We recently visited the winery by bike and found it the perfect way to get there ...

Looking to try something a little different and off the beaten track when in the Sunshine State for the Noosa Classic?

When most of us think about Croatia, we think of Split with its magnificent coastline and hundreds of picturesque islands or of the early 1990’s when 20,000 people died fighting in the Civil War. But who knew it was a rider’s paradise?

'Truly magic.' They were the first words to come to mind soon after arriving in Noosa, initially for a walk around town to find a bite to eat, then kit up, take the bike out of the car, and go for a ride.

The Noosa Classic is thrilled to announce the news that ultra-talented cyclist, team leader and all-round good guy Chris Miller of Nero Racing will be attending Bicycling Australia’s inaugural Queensland Gran Fondo.

Video: We take a look at some of the best cycling options in and around Noosa and a chat to the locals as we lead up to Bicycling Australia’s first Gran Fondo event for Queensland, the Noosa Classic on August 26.

Picture this ... luxurious yet affordable accomodation nestled alongside the Noosa National Park just above Hastings Street, arguably one of the nation's most sought after holiday destinations.