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Great Southern Getaway 2D 2N

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Description

Description

Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour

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This cycle, in beautiful green southern Gippsland, is perfect for a weekend getaway. This 2 night, 2 day tour allows you to escape the city and relax, at your pace.  

The Great Southern Getaway weekend lets you choose your preferred relaxation:

Great Southern Getaway Unwind  Cycle the Great Southern Rail Trail Leongatha to Fish Creek or Foster  and enjoy 2 relaxing days on the trail. Love the arty foodie towns along the way and stop for a coffee, relax over lunch and love the green scenery. 32km

Great Southern Getaway Complete Complete the rail Trail from Leongatha to Port Welshpool and enjoy the whole historical journey ending at the historic port where the views are fantastic. 72km

Great Southern Getaway Grand Ridge This is a challenging ride. Use the Rail Trail as a great way to step off into the hinterland and climb the hills to the fantastic temperate rain forests of the Grand Ridge Road. 160km.

Leave Melbourne on any day of the week and take off for your 2 day cycle. We have accommodation options too – either Luxury or Backpackers. There is some thing for everyone!

We  REDUCE the prices on the weekend because we are so keen to share this wonderful journey in beautiful Gippsland with you!

Come direct from the city and leave your car at home, we have arranged all of the transport. Or feel free to drive down – whatever suits you best. Stay your first night in Leongatha, deep in dairy country, home to the Rail Trail.  

We will collect you on Sunday in time for the return coach to Melbourne Southern Cross or to return you to your car. You just let us know where you are! No need to rush or feel pressured. We are here to make sure your weekend getaway is just as relaxing (or challenging) as you want it to be.

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Tour Details:

Starts:                     Melbourne Southern Cross for transport to Leongatha.

Finishes:               Leongatha for transport to Melbourne Southern Cross

Duration:              2 days / 2 nights

Total Distance:   From 32 km to 72 km along the Great Southern Rail trail or 160km into the hinterland beyond the Rail Trail. The choice is yours!

Avg Distance:      You choose – it can be as little or as much cycling as you like. We have short options of 15 km per day;  35 – 45 km per day; or longer 75-80 km per day challenge rides where you can take off from the Rail Trail to explore the hilly hinterland and waterfalls.

When to go?        Any time.

Suitable for?       Families, Couples, Groups.

Rating:                   Easy. This is a fairly gentle tour with plenty of time to stop and relax.

Hard. If you choose the hill climbs beyond the Rail trail up to the Grand Ridge Road.

 

Cost:  Ask us about groups of 4 or more and family bookings

Style

Number Weekday Cost

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs

Weekend Cost*

Fri/Sat/Sun

Luxury 2 persons $550pp twin share $495pp twin share
Luxury 1 person $880 pp $780 pp
Backpackers 2 Persons $470pp twin share $410pp Twin Share
Backpackers 1 Person $760pp $590pp

*Weekend prices do not apply during school holidays and long weekends.

Included   

2-day cycle tour.

2 nights’ accommodation at chosen BnBs or Backpacker style motels.

2 days’ hire of bikes and all cycling equipment.

Detailed, full colour maps and ride notes. App Guide book with inbuilt GPS navigation.

Luggage transfer each day.

Roadside assist.

Your choice of luxury, BnB accommodation with breakfast or take our Backpackers option in basic, but clean, motel or backpacker accommodation.

Highlights buttonenquiry

  • Journey through history along the old Railway easements which have been converted to a rail trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
  • Choose from
    • Great Southern Getaway Unwind Leongatha to Fish Creek or Foster and enjoy the arty foodie towns. 16km/day
    • Great Southern Getaway Complete and cycle the whole length of this historic journey. 35 – 45 km per day
    • Great Southern Getaway Grand Ridge a challenge ride of over 75 km per day through the Strzelecki Ranges along the rail trail hinterland.
  • You can choose Luxury or Backpacker accommodation for any option.
  • Taste the fantastic wines and local produce that Gippsland is famous for. 
  • Love the vistas of lush green farmland and pristine seascapes.
  • Visit the home of the slow food movement
  • See the art and craft. Take time to see the galleries.  
  • Enjoy the Alison Lester Bookshop at Fish Creek.
  • Appreciate the old country towns of yesteryear and their architecture.
  • Fossick for treasure at the Buffalo Emporium.
  • Enjoy the ports with views of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Prom
  • Love the temperate rainforests and sweeping views from eth Grand ridge Road if you choose the challenge option.

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