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Bicycle Tours In Australia

by ExperiencePlus! - Thursday, January 7, 2021

Bicycle Tours In Australia 

As we enter the new year, many of us are itching to travel. Here at ExperiencePlus! we figured that just because you can’t get out on tour in Europe doesn’t mean there aren’t fabulous places to cycle closer to home. Realizing that international travel may not be accessible for for a bit longer, we’ve been in touch with two tour companies that we work with who operate trips in Australia and New Zealand.

Below is a selection of trips put together by AllTrails (based in Mt Waverley, Victoria) and Bike Odyssey (based in Broughton Vale, NSW).  If any of these catch your eye and you’d like more information just fill out the inquiry form and we’ll have them send you more details!

Berry Escape by Bike Odyssey

Ride some of the best roads in Australia, as chosen by L’Etape and the UCI World Championships. 

6 Days/5 nights in deluxe accommodation

Dates: April 20th – 25th 2021, November 9 – 14th, 2021

Price: AUD$3800

Difficulty and Daily Distance: 35 – 120 kms with shorter options.

Surface: Sealed Roads

Amazing roads with challenging climbs, sensational views and magic descents – a true rider’s escape!

  • Hatted dining at South on Albany in Berry, 5 course degustation at Kalinya Estate, exceptional picnics and snacks on route every day.
  • Stunning accommodation including the Southern Highlands premier historic residence Kalinya Estate and Bangalay luxury villas.
  • This is a fully inclusive and supported luxury cycling escape. All level riders are welcome and catered for. Non riders welcome.

Byron Bay Escape by Bike Odyssey

A truly magnificent winter cycling destination.

6 Days/5 nights in deluxe accommodation 

Dates: July 16th – 22nd 2021, October 22 – 28th, 2021

Price: AUD$3900

Daily Distance: 35-100Kms with daily shorter options

Surface: Sealed roads

  • Sweeping sandy beaches and aqua waters framed by lush rainforest hinterland make this a cycling wonderland.
  • With a thriving food, coffee and wine scene, every stop we make will be special – from local foraged favourites like Harvest to exceptional dining experiences at Rae’s on Wategos.
  • Stunning Accommodation including the exclusive Byron @ Byron and suites in the rainforest at Pethers.

This is a fully inclusive and supported luxury cycling escape. All level riders are welcome and catered for.

New Caledonia by Bike Odyssey

A Tropical Paradise with European influences makes for the perfect relaxed cycling getaway.

9 Days/8 nights in deluxe accommodation 

Dates: June 9 – 17, 2021 and September 7 – 15th, 2021

Price: AUD$5900

Daily Distance and Difficulty: 30-118 Km, average 50-60kms

Surface: Sealed Roads

  • Spectacular and diverse natural scenery, jaw-droppingly beautiful islands, magic remote roads with exceptional views at every bend.
  • High class beach side resorts like the Chateau Royal to stunning over water bungalows, where you can snorkel from your doorstep!
  • A stunning fusion of French and Kanak (local) cuisine. Baguettes and croissants for breakfast, seafood and bougna for dinner with French wine and island grown vanilla for dessert!

This is a fully inclusive and supported luxury cycling escape. All level riders are welcome and catered for.

Tasmania – Under Downunder by Bike Odyssey

We can confidently say that no-one has ever done a bike tour of Tasmania like this before.

Full Tour: 22 days/21 nights. Option to do a 10 night or 11 night stage

Dates: February 14th – 7th March, 2021

Price: AUD$12,900

Daily Distance and Difficulty: average 90km per riding day grade 3/5. Total distance 1496 km

Surface: Sealed Roads + option to ride Jacob’s Ladder

  • Australia’s island state of Tasmania is full of contrasts; from white deserted beaches to rugged mountains and rainforests, wild rivers and historic villages.
  • Learn about the indigenous people of Tasmania from their descendants – hear their stories of the Dreamtime and see Tasmania through their eyes as it was pre white-settlement.
  • Explore Tasmania’s unique flora and fauna and breathtaking natural beauty
  • Delve into its European settlement history – plentiful for such a short period and unfortunately, remarkably bloody.

In 2021 this 3 week Odyssey can be ridden in 2 stages or as a whole clockwise circumnavigation of the Isle. We will enjoy ‘balanced’ days. This means a good outing on the bike but we also have plenty of time to soak in some amazing sites, museums and experiences.

The Nullarbor by AllTrails

The longest, straightest, flattest piece of road in Australia and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey. It’s Australia’s favourite long distance epic. It’s a challenge and it’s ‘the’ bucket list ride.

25 days/24 nights in hotels, motels, roadhouses and camping

Dates: May 14 – June 7, 2021

Price: AUD$9375

Daily Distance and Difficulty: average daily 140 km with very few significant hills, 8.5/10

Surface: Sealed Roads

Due to cancellations, a few very rare places have become available on this sought after tour. Please note that these final places will include 2 camp nights (in a caravan park with access to bathroom facilities and power – Tent & Mattress supplied by AllTrails) and 2 nights accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. Be quick and book now to secure your place!

  • For the cyclists looking for an epic outback challenge.
  • Whales and calves wallowing in the shallow waters of the Great Australian Bight (hopefully!)
  • Ride as much as you can, use the support vehicle as much as you want
  • Take on one of the legendary Australian transcontinental crossings and ride across the vastness of the Australian desert

Slow Ocean Road in Victoria by AllTrails

Ride the best parts of the Great Ocean Road, skip the tough bits, and spend time enjoying the many other activities available along the way.

6 Days/5 nights in quality motels.

Dates: March 9th – 14th, 2021 and 16 – 21, 2021

Price: from AUD$2945

Difficulty and Daily Distance: 4/10 and average daily 41 kms with optional extra

Surface: Sealed roads.

  • A slower paced ride suitable for most cycling abilities
  • Dramatic scenery of pristine sandy white beaches and steep limestone cliffs
  • Cycle past wild ocean surf and through deep thick forest
  • Overnights at Port Campbell, Cape Otway, Apollo Bay, Lorne and Queenscliff
  • See the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch, London Bridge and more

Central West (NSW) Cycling Trail by AllTrails

This newly established 400km cycle loop that meanders through the backroads of Central West NSW is bound to be a popular addition to the cycle tourist’s bucket list.

9 Days/8 nights in quality motels 

Dates: September 4 – 12, 2021

Price: AUD$3350

Difficulty and Daily Distance: 5/10, average daily distance 51 km.

Surface: Flat to undulating terrain. Sealed & unsealed roads, trails & bike paths

  • A peaceful journey through the varied countryside on sealed and unsealed backroads.
  • Explore well-known historic towns like Mudgee, Gulgong, Wellington and Dubbo, as well as many smaller hamlets along the way
  • Off-bike attractions including visits to Western Plains Zoo, Old Dubbo Gaol, Royal Flying Doctor Visitor Experience and Wellington Caves
  • Perfect for cyclists looking for a relaxing experience with low-traffic riding, great country scenery and time to enjoy other non-cycling highlights of the regions visited.
  • Optional Rest Day in Dubbo

Slow Tassie Sightseer by AllTrails

This tour is not all about the bike, but rather the whole travel experience. Welcome to the Slow Tassie Sightseer!

8 Days/7 nights in quality motels and resorts

Dates: October 16 – 23, 2021

Price: AUD$3750

Difficulty and Daily Distance: 3/10, average daily distance 31 km.

Surface: Varies: sealed, gravel, compacted, clay, sandy – nothing extreme or tough. Good ride for e-bikes

  • The Slow Tassie Sightseer is for the casual cyclist (lycra optional).
  • Off-bike attractions Salmon Farm walk, Oyster Farm tour, relax at a winery, ferry to a remote island, discover the history of Port Arthur, MONA
  • Cycling on select Tassie backroads, country lanes and trails, with serenity and a distinct lack of traffic
  • A great way to see the best of Tassie in one trip.

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