Forbes to Parkes

Lachlan Valley Cycle Trail

Forget Vegas, Parkes is the new home of Elvis, and only a 41km ride from Forbes

Enjoy this relatively quick ride from Forbes to Parkes, home of the renowned Parkes Elvis Festival.Β  Full of history, fun and connections to man’s walk on the moon and current scientific endeavours at the Parkes Observatory and Dish, the thriving agricultural and diverse town of Parkes is a fascinating town to explore and acquaint yourself with.

Parkes originally called Bushman was renamed after Sir Henry Parkes who visited the area in 1873. To learn more about Parkes and Sir Henry Parkes visit this link, Henry Parkes Centre

Fun – Easy flat terrain with some up hill

Parkes - Be Out There

Coffee and Accommodation

Many option for Food and Accommodation

Bike Friendly Accommodation

The Court St MotelΒ has vehicle shuttle call Krista 0400996983

Parkes Hotel

Broadway Hotel Parkes

Coffee - Cafes


Parkes - Be Out There

Acknowledgement of Country

Central West Tours acknowledge the generations of the local Aboriginal people of the Wiradjuri people who have lived and derived their physical and spiritual needs from the forests, rivers, lakes and streams of Central West Region as the traditional owners and custodians of these lands.

Organic Maps - Off Line Navigation. GPX Tracks import is SUPPORTED in Organic Maps!
Bike Repairs PARKES

Lachlan Valley Cycle Trails sponsored by

The Lachlan Valley Trails and Central West cycle region has been developed by Central West Tours.Β  Cyclist who choose to self guide the LVCT or do other regional cycle routes shown on this site do so at their own risk and should take all reasonable steps to review road, weather and seasonal farming conditions before and during their Lachlan Valley adventure.

It is suggested that those undertaking the routes download theΒ  NSW Emergency+ for iPhone and Android smartphones.

Emergency App

Benefits of Bicycle NSW
Grip Sport Bike Rack
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