Strzelecki - Sydney to Hobart

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26 Day(s)
Moderate
2117 Km
Guided

Tour operator:  Ride and Seek Bike Tours

The Strzelecki Tour includes some of Australia's most iconic climbs and its highest mountain.

In 1839 Explorer Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki set off from Sydney on a journey of scientific discovery. We follow his 5-month journey into the Great Dividing Range through the Snowy Mountains to Melbourne. Spend a rest day in the skiing township of Thredbo NSW giving you a chance to explore Australia’s highest peak. Strzelecki climbed and named Mt Kosciuszko in March 1840.

Stage 2 heads into bushranger county and along the Murray River before turning back into the mountains and summiting Mt Hotham, Australia’s highest sealed road at 1,840 metres.
A beautiful descent through forested wilderness continues over two days to the coast from where Strzelecki’s expedition took a turn for the worse and he was forced to leave his horses and mineral samples behind. Strzelecki would have likely died of starvation had it not been for the knowledge and hunting skills of his two Aboriginal guides as they made a 3-week long dash to Melbourne.

With much of the dense forest which caused Strzelecki’s expedition so much trouble now open farmland, we instead skirt the mountains and ride through the fern-filled Yarra Ranges before entering Australia’s most cycle-friendly city, Melbourne.

Stage 3 starts with an overnight ferry journey from Melbourne, VIC to the port town of Devonport in Tasmania. Strzelecki spent 2 years exploring almost every part of the island and our route heads to what he considered (and thankfully still is) the wildest and most beautiful parts of this southern gem, known internationally as offering some of the most scenic cycling in the world. After exploring the mountainous heights and the rainforest lined west coast the tour finishes in Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest capital and its historical charms are still evident to this day.

Information

Tour Location

Country:
Australia
Region:
New South Wales & ACT, Tasmania, Victoria
From:
Sydney
To:
Melbourne

Tour Information

Guiding:
Guided
Support:
Supported, Bike Hire available, Bring your own bike
Duration:
26 Day(s)
Level:
Moderate
Terrain:
Road bike tour
Accommodation:
Double Occupancy
Cost From:
AUD 16450
Single Supplement:
Available

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
2117 Km
Month(s):
March
Departure:
March 5, 2022

Additional Information

Inclusions

Accommodation
Meals
Two or more first class guides, van support, all shuttles, private tours and tastings, 2 picnic lunches, original itineraries on the road less travelled, trip literature, super snacks during the day and luggage transfers

Exclusions

One ‘Dinner on your Own’ when you are sent forth alone on your own culinary journey
Airfares
Insurance
Personal items when you are on the tour

Options

Stage 1 – Sydney to Albury; 11 days / 10 nights; 880km ; March 5, 2022; AU $6,980 
Stage 2 – Albury-Wodonga to Melbourne; 9 days / 8 nights; 753km; March 14, 2021; AU $5,850 
Stage 3 – Melbourne to Hobart: 9 days / 8 nights ; 586km; Mar 22, 2021; $ 5,860 
Bike hire
Wine kitty

Booking Conditions

Deposit to reserve a place: AU$1500 - we also accept payment in GB£ and Euro€.

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