Sydney to Genoa - Day 12 - Eden to Genoa
- Distance 63km
- Max Elevation 130m
Sydney to Genoa - Eden to Genoa Ride Profile
The southerly wind was still blowing this morning meaning a cold head wind for the day's ride. We called in at Tourist Information to enquire about camping and services on the route south. Cycling out of Eden, for the first time in Australia, we met another couple of touring cyclists travelling north. They were Dutch, going from Adelaide to Darwin. We chatted to them for some time so didn't set off again until after 10.30am.
It was a steep climb out of Eden followed by a quick descent and another climb but then it was miles of rolling hills through gum forests which meant there were no views. There were rotting kangaroo, wallaby and wombat corpses at the road side that upset the eyes as well as the nose.
It was a surprise to come across a garage/café/general store at Kiah so we just had to go in for coffee and toasted sandwiches. The helpful owner tried to phone the motel at Genoa for us to find out if it was serving food that evening but there was no number listed. Instead we purchased two of her home-made frozen curries for our tea.
Later in the day there was another couple of long ascents up to about 400m. As it was Saturday the road was fairly quiet and we wound along the high narrow road through the tall forest, at last catching some glimpses of a view across to the distant hills but it was just more gum trees.
The camp site at Genoa was free and crowded with camper vans The motel was open and we enjoyed a cold glass of beer. We met another Dutch touring cyclist, also going north. Like buses, you don't see one for weeks then see three in one day.
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