Australian Cycle Tours
Tasmania's East Coast offers access to some of the best experiences on offer on the island state and for experienced cyclists there are few better ways to take in all the highlights than by travelling by bike at your own pace on this well crafted self guided itinerary. After a thorough briefing from our guides in Launceston, you may choose to begin this self guided trip with a ride along a section of the Trail of the Tin Dragon driving route, which delves into the regions tin mining history and the arrival of the local Chinese population. Out of the saddle, stop to taste cheese in Pyengana and take an optional walk to Tasmania's highest waterfall, St Columbus Falls, before getting back on the bike for a spectacular coastal ride via picturesque Bicheno to Coles Bay, gateway to the Freycinet National Park. In Freycinet there is time to explore this special part of the East Coast by taking in some walks or kayaking on the azure waters. The highlights keep rolling on as you continue with time on Maria Island, where you can discover remnants of Tasmania's convict past and the island's extraordinary beauty on foot or a 22km circuit ride.
Enjoy the independence of self-guided cycling with all logistics taken care of for you
Explore the spectacular Freycinet National Park with an optional walk to the famous Wineglass Bay
Cycle a circuit of Maria Island or explore it on foot
Stop at vineyards, cheese-makers and berry farms to taste gourmet local food, including the famous Pyengana cheese
Optional activities out of the saddle available
1 breakfast - continental style
5 nights accommodation in hotels / cabins and guesthouses on a twinshare basis with private facilities on most nights
2 nights camping on Maria Island (all gear included)
Cycle 27-speed Avanti Explorer with helmet, lights (front and back), water bottle holder, rear panniers (pair), toolkit, pump and lock
Transfer ex Launceston to start of cycle
Transfer to Hobart at the end of cycle
Maria Island Ferry transfers
Expert pre-departure and gear briefing
National Park Passes
Flight travel to Launceston and from Hobart
Accommodation before or after the trip
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages, car parking, towel etc
shower on Maria Island - please allow a few dollars per shower ($1 coins required)
Face masks and hand sanitiser
High season supplement will apply from 1 December to 15 February and for any trip that overlaps a public holiday.
Discount for camping on Maria IslandAUD$-90
Extra night in Coles BayAUD$90
Electric bike hire available
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