The Blue Mountains Harley birthday ride was a fabulous surprise. Our Harley rider picked Karen up at a place in Springwood.
Springwood is the second largest town in the Blue Mountains. It was named by Governor Macquarie in 1815 when the Governor and his wife stopped by a spring for water down a deep glen. It is 71kms west of Sydney CBD and has a 371m elevation.
Great Western Highway
They rode along the Great Western Highway is a 202-kilometre-long (126 mile) state highway. From east to west, the highway links Sydney with Bathurst, on the state’s Central Tablelands. It’s a great road to get on the Harley and ride! So, our rider rode up the highway toward Katoomba through the winding bends at Linden & Bulls camp, giving Karen a good feel of what riding is all about.
Next, they went into the garden village of Leura, showing the autumn trees with the leaves turning reds & yellows. What a great time of year to see this. Leura is arguably the prettiest village in the Blue Mountains. It’s has character-filled heritage homes, glorious cool climate gardens and a National Trust-classified town centre lined with cherry trees that sends Instagrammers into a frenzy during blossom season.
3 Sisters at Eagle Hawk Lookout and Narrow Neck Lookout
After that, it was to a spectacular view of the 3 sisters as seen from Eagle Hawk Lookout. After that, they rode past Narrow Neck Lookout for a quick look down into the Megalong Valley. So far, the Blue Mountains Harley birthday ride has shown the passenger some beautiful sights.
Interestingly, the name Megalong Valley is said to be derived from an Aboriginal word thought to mean ‘Valley Under The Rock’, Megalong Valley is Gundungurra country. The first record of a European coming to the valley was of Thomas Jones, a natural history specimen collector, who followed the course of Coxs River from in 1818. The first land was taken up by settlers in 1838.
Wentworth Falls Lake and Lincolns rock.
Back on to the highway, they headed south. Past Wentworth Falls Lake, where there is yet another beautiful view of part of the Blue Mountains. A few kms down the highway they turned off to Lincolns rock. It’s a popular cliff-edge overlook offering sweeping vistas of the Blue Mountains & forested valleys below.
However, the 2 hours was almost up so the Harley rider dropped Karen back at the place in Springwood. In conclusion, the Blue Mountains Harley birthday ride fun and memorable. Feel the Freedom! Check out our Tours and Prices page for ideas.