Tasmania guided cycling tours, West Coast

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Hostel - $1480
Economy - $1980
Comfort - $2450
Executive - $2850

Bike Rental - $125

Accommodation Some Meals Transfers
Bike Hire Available National Park Fees Experienced Guide

Tasmania, West Coast
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Tasmania guided cycling tours, West Coast

Tour Route: Hobart - Launceston

Distance Travelled: 350km by bike & 650km by bus

Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Prices: Hostel - $1480, Economy - $1980, Comfort - $2450, Executive - $2850

Single Person Supplement: $850 / 700 / 500 / 200

 

 

Take the group cycling tour down Tasmania's west coast through the rugged wilderness and highlands. It goes through very dramatic scenery, lots of it in World Heritage listed areas or alpine country. You get to see the best of the Tasmanian countryside on this cycling tour, with long distances between settlements, many hills. You don´t need to be exceptionally fit because you can join the support vehicle whenever you like.

 

Because we are based in a rural location we know the island inside out - not just from a city- office desk. All our crew members are cyclists by themselves and know how it is like to be on a bike. We have tested lots of hotels, but only book those we would stay by ourselves. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and fair prices. Just enquire for an obligation-free quote! 

 

Our cycling tours are designed for cyclists of all ages who enjoy moderate sporting activities combined with sightseeing. The daily distances are planned to allow for some short walks to places of interest in explore this magical island. You will see well-known tourist attractions as well as little-known places. However, if you prefer a more energetic ride, we can arrange this also. We use sealed roads only apart from one very short section and prefer narrow and winding country roads with little traffic through spectacular scenery. 

 

On our Tasmanian cycle tours have almost everything is included, even all drinks during the day (no evening meals). The guide looks after your every need. You can use the support vehicle (see below) whenever you like. We own a fleet of quality hybrid bicycles which are regularly serviced to a very high standard. We also operate our own a support vehicle with a very special user-friendly custom-build trailer

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Day 1, ArrivalTasmania guided cycling tours, West Coast

We will pick you up from Hobart airport and give you a short briefing. If you arrive early you can enjoy the open-to-the-world atmosphere of Tasmania’s capital and it´s people, visit the oldest brewery in Australia, cycle up  to the top of Mount Wellington, or go on one of the city tours (not included).

 

Day 2, Hobart - Bronte Park (B/L)

Bus transfer out of the city and the dense traffic to New Norfolk, where you can enjoy cycling again. The landscape becomes more open and wilder all the time. Around noon we visit the Mount Field National Park with its famous Russel Falls and many tall trees. Its a brilliant lunch spot, too. Later we follow the Wild Way, one of the most fascinating roads in the world going through world heritage area. Overnight we stay in the highlands in a remote location. Cycling: 55 km (34 m), + Bus 100 km (62 m)

 Tasmania guided cycling tours, West Coast

Day 3, Bronte Park - Queenstown (B/L)

We continue cycling through this untouched World Heritage Area; the Wild Rivers National Park. There are many long descents. It's also a day for short walks in superb locations (e.g. Lake St Claire National Park, Donaghys Lookout [360° round-view] and the famous Nelson Falls). Cycling 55 km + Bus 64 km (40 m)

 

Day 4, Queenstown - Strahan (B/L)

In the morning there is time for checking out the town. Than we do a 6 hour walk along the wild Bird River through very beautiful rainforest (weather permitting). You may prefer to take a ride on the recently restored ABT 'Wilderness Railway' instead (at extra cost). If you are into cycling you will be pleased: our route follows a narrow, winding road with 243 curves, most of it through beautiful and dense forest. Generally speaking there is more downhill than uphill! Cycling: 42 km (26 m)

 

Day 5, day off (B)Tasmania guided cycling tours, West Coast

A day for relaxing or tours. We recommend the half-day Gordon River cruise into the untouched Gordon River, do other excursions or have a rest day. One option is to take the railway trip described in yesterday’s itinerary (all at extra cost and pre-booking is required). You must not forget to visit Ocean Beach, with 33 km length Tasmania´s longest.

 

Day 6, Strahan - Tullah (B/L)

Today’s route is also very beautiful and more or less on the flat for the first 42 km. There will be a lunch-break in Zeehan, where we can visit the local mining museum. It is possible to do the 3 hour return walk to the 104m high Montezuma Falls (with a suspension bridge crossing). Later we take a coffee break in the old mining town, Roseberry. Our accommodation is situated at the very edge of a crystal-clear lake (swimming permitted). Cycling: 55 km (34 m), + Bus 34 km (21 m)

 

Day 7, Tullah -Cradle Mountain (B/L)Tasmania guided cycling tours, West Coast

We will drive you the first 20 km up the Murchinson Highway, than you can cycle the hilly retst to the tourist icon Cradle Mountain National Park at 900 m altitude. We will arrive at around noon. After lunch we can walk around romantic Dove Lake (about 2 hours) or do even longer walks. After lunch you can cycle again (more downhill than up), however there are some very steep sections where you can use our support vehicle if you like. The lovely B&B near Gowrie Park (where most of the guests stay) has fine views and has often been rated one of the best by previous guests. Cycling: 26 km (16 m), + Bus 20 km (12 m)

 

Day 8, Cradle Mountain - Mole Creek (B/L)

You can start by bike again though an open, almost alpine landscape (more downhill than up), however there are some very steep sections where you can use our support vehicle if you like. At lunch we will arrive at the small country town of Sheffield, where you can have a look at the many murals. Later it goes up an ddown on a quite narrow and windy road back into warmth to the small romantic village of Mole Creek. If time allows we could do a 40min return walk to the Alum Cliffs, visit the honey farm in Cluddah (there are over 50 different types of honey) or an interesting animal park. Cycling: 68 km (42 m), + Bus 31 km (19 m)

 

Day 9, departure (B)

This trip ends with a 90mins long transfer to Launceston airport or to a destination of your choice in or around Launceston City, Tasmania's second largest city (pop. 80,000). We are sure you'll take home lots of lovely memories. Please note: due to the transfer, flights departing from Launceston before 10.00 am will not be reached.

 

Included

  • Extensive preparatory material (a fully comprehensive, pre-travel guide including road book)
  • 8 nights in double/twin bed rooms, depending on category booked, with breakfast (B)
  • Picnic style lunch (L), snacks and drinks (incl. alcoholic beverages) from tour bus until arrival. Some breakfasts are to be prepared by the group. 
  • All transfers, luggage and bicycle transport
  • National park entry fees and other admission mentionend in the itinerary
  • Knowledgeable tourguide (driver), fully insured minibus (with air-conditioning) and purpose-built trailer 
  • Minimum 4, maximum 12 guests. 
  • Extra: well serviced rental bike with helmet 

 

Not Included

Flight, evening meals and drinks, additional excursions and trips not mentioned in the itinerary, personal spending.

 

Accommodation Categories

  • Comfort: Comfortable feel-well properties, all rooms with shower/toilet (few exceptions).
  • Executive: Usually the best available accommodation in the given area, some with spa.
  • Economy: Nothing fancy, but good value for money, mostly with shower/toilet.
  • Budget: Quite basic, but you always have your own room. Usually shared facilities.
  • Hostel: You share your bedroom with others, usually dorm, shared facilities.
 
Please note: your chosen category will be substituted when not available!