Tyers Beach is not a big area but does have interesting little nooks
and crannies so to speak that are a comfortable ride if you are not
super fit and just want to stretch your legs and get some valuable
To this end we have investigated a straight forward route
that begins in the main part of the town and includes Red Bluff (the
local surf beach) and Fishermans Landing (an all-round boat launching
and fishing area). About 17km all up.
This map was collected on an Android
phone and it was running an application called "Cardio
. If you check these two links you will appreciate how clever these
systems are. The GPS functions of the Android are exploited
the Cardio Tracker software so that the length of the path and the
undulations over a range of altitudes can be used to estimate the
exercise value of the route.
Elevation gives a good idea how much huffing and puffing took
place. It is acknowledged that the Android phone, Cardio
and Google Maps are the sources for the above documentation.
are grateful to be able to use their data.
a-e Lake Tyers Beach town
to Red Bluff turn off
b-c Easy ride down hill to Red Bluff (admire waves and chill out :-)
c-d Climb out of Red Bluff and make our way to the Toorloo Arm Primary
d-e Quick run down hill Fishermens Landing
e-f Slow steep climb out of the Fishermens Landing back to the school
after that Nick forgot to keep the system going!!!
Curses, no record of our return!!!
There is a well maintained cycle/walking path along Lake Tyers Beach
Road from the Toorloo Arm Primary School to the Tavern car park.
allows the cyclist to avoid traveling along the road with the heaviest
traffic and is popular with families who would like to ride together as
all or part of the track can be used.
The other roads
mentioned here, Red Bluff and Fishermans Landing roads, do not have a
separate bike path and indeed do not even have a marked shoulder on the
road zoned off for cyclists. The roads are quite
for adults, but probably not desirable for small children. Check them
in the car first!