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Bass Coast and Beyond Cycle Tour 6D/5N

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Bass Coast and Beyond Cycle Tour 

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A cycle tour which takes in the wild coastal scenery along the Bunurong Cliffs Coastal Park and the wonderful, Great Southern Rail Trail, Bass Coast Rail Trail and cycle path from Cowes to Anderson. This 6-day tour allows you to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the Bass Coast and rural Gippsland.

Travelling by bicycle on Rail Trails, quiet roads and cycle paths this tour takes you to some of the most beautiful places on the scenic Bass Coast through to the lush green rolling foothills of the Gippsland Strzelecki Ranges and the historic old towns where nothing much has changed except they are now centres for art galleries, craft stores and local produce markets.

You have 6 days’ cycling, averaging around 45kms each day. So that leaves you plenty of time to swim in one of the many beaches, visit wineries, stop in cafes, take in the Art Galleries, sample the local produce, wander through one of the many museums, or simply relax. Every day is different, and we know you’ll just love it!

On top of all that, you can look forward to fabulous accommodation each night too! We’ve specially chosen the accommodation to suit each location – from lovely motels to quirky B&B’s, so you can be assured a warm welcome and a great sleep each night.

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Tour Details:

Starts:                      Cowes, Bass Coast Victoria.

Finishes:                 Leongatha, Gippsland

Duration:               6 days / 5 nights

Total Distance:    265 km

Avg Distance:       45 kms / day. The route is a mixture of Rail Trails, roads, bike paths and a few connecting dirt trails.

When to go?          Starts every day of the week; Any time (except Dec 18 to Jan 12 inclusive).

Suitable for?         Adults and older teenagers.

Rating:                    Medium. A reasonable level of fitness is required, this tour has plenty of time to stop and relax. Some optional challenges

Cost:                        Prices start from $1760 per person based on twin share. Discounts provided for groups of 4 or more.

Included: 

6-day cycle tour.

5 nights’ accommodation and breakfast at specially chosen B&Bs or luxury hotels.

6 days’ hire of bikes and all cycling equipment

Detailed, full colour maps and ride notes

Luggage transfer each day; bike transfer where required

Celebratory drinks and snack packs included on some days

Optional Day Tour: to the world acclaimed Wilsons Promontory with extra night accommodation in Foster. $340 pp twin share. Lunch and drinks included on this guided tour. Enjoy the amazing sandy beaches, granite rock outcrops, native animals and a walk of your choice.

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  • Start at the lovely coastal Philip Island, home to surfing, the Fairy Penguins, The Koala Sanctuary and the motorcycle grand prix.
  • Cycle through the Roberts Reserve home to wild wallabies, koalas and other native animals and birds.
  • Pedal the magnificent the Bass Coast and Bunurong coasts with their spectacular coastal scenery
  • Explore the many hidden beaches and bays of the Bunurong Coastal reserve.
  • Love the century old trestle bridges on the Rail Trails, now converted to safe, scenic cycling tracks.
  • See spectacular Eagles Nest,  where to our Australian first dinosaur fossil was discovered.
  • Explore Inverloch, a relaxed little coastal village with great shops, pubs and cafes set in natural surroundings.
  • Cycle through the lush, green rolling hills of Gippsland Dairy country.
  • Enjoy the old towns along the Rail Trails with their outstanding Art Galleries, Craft Stores and local produce.
  • Visit the State Coal Mine Wonthaggi and experience life at the coal face underground.
  • Enjoy the challenge of the Gippsland hills but only if you want to.
  • See the Agnes Falls set in native ferns- Victoria’s highest single drop falls.
  • Wander through the shops and art galleries of Fish Creek, a popular arts and crafts town with plenty of local food set amidst the dairy farms.

 

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