Ride & Seek - Berry Challenge and Kanagaroo Valley Cruise

There's plenty of organised rides to get involved in right now. We've been talking to the guys at Ride & Seek about the Berry Challenge, a ride set is simply stunning country that provides the opportunity to get together with some mates and choose your own adventure.

Words - Mike Boudrie     Images - Ride & Seek


The Berry Challenge standard route is a 75km loop with 1,400m of vert. But it's not as simple as that. The guys have added in eight optional out and back climbs. If you're game enough to take on all eight you'll end up riding 120km with a solid 2,500m of climbing. 


Some of these out and back climbs actually have you descending first so you can experience what you'll be trying to climb on the way back out... and with one of the climbs named on Strava as the 'Concrete Wall of Death' surely it's worth trying them out! The climbs are between 400m and 4.7km long with gradients up to an epic 28.6%. Yes, 28.6%.

Add into the mix some gravel sections, bridges and prizes for the best photos along the way and you've got a fondo style ride that is both going to push you as close to your limits as you like, while keeping a smile on your face most of the time... (I suspect that there may be moments of grimacing).

The event is set up for teams of four, but you can also enter the event as an individual. If you have not visited this beautiful area of the world it's the perfect excuse for a weekend away with the bike and family to get in some quality riding and adventure.

More Information - www.rideandseek.com/events/berry


  • Location: Berry Mountain Cycles Shop
  • Sign on 7-7:30am.
  • 7:30 am debrief and departure.
  • For those traveling down on the day, later departures are possible, please let us know.
  • Options for food and coffee on route in Kangaroo Valley. Ride and Seek are providing coffee and snacks at Yarrawa Estate at the furthest point of the ride.
  • Lunch on us at Berry Hotel post ride from 1:30pm. 


If you're not quite up for a massive ride, or your accompanying someone that is, there's the option of riding in the Kangaroo Valley Cruise.

This ride takes in 14km from The Friendly Inn to the Yarrawa Estate Winery for some wine, coffee and local produce tasting before making the return 14km journey for lunch at 1.30pm at the Berry Hotel with the riders from the Berry Challenge.

More Information - www.rideandseek.com/events/berry



  • 9:30am start
  • Meeting Location: The Friendly Inn ( Kangaroo Valley Pub) carpark -159 Moss Vale Rd, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577
  • We will all depart together after a brief chat. Non-Riders are welcome to participate and meet us at the winery.
  • Ride 14km to Yarrawa Estate Winery. Wine and local produce tasting. Coffee and relax!
  • Return 14km to Kangaroo Valley
  • Lunch on us at the Berry Hotel post ride from 1:30pm . 

Find out more about the Ride & Seek by visiting www.rideandseek.com