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Great Southern Getaway 3D 3N

Description

Description

Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour 3D 3N 

 

                                          

Tour Map

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 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.

Great Southern Getaway Family Cycle as much or as little as you like. We will collect you at the finish of your first day and then start you off on your second day. Stay 2 nights with us. Enjoy the cycling, the markets, the wineries with Pizza and sculptures and the friendly locals.

Leave Melbourne on any day of the week and take off for your 3 day cycle. 

Come direct from the city by coach and leave your car at home. 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 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 getaway is just as relaxing (or challenging) as you want it to be.

 

Tour Details:

Starts:                     Melbourne Southern Cross for transport to Leongatha. or arrive in Leongatha by car.

Finishes:               Leongatha for transport to Melbourne Southern Cross. Or w will return you to your car.

Duration:              3 days / 3 nights

Total Distance:   108 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. Rail Trail Option 36 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. Our family rides keep it flexible so you can choose

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.

 

Great Southern Getaway 3D 3N

 

                                          

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  • Choose from
    • Great Southern Getaway Complete and cycle the whole length of this historic journey. 32 – 37 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.
    • Great Southern Getaway Family Cycle as much or as little as you like. We will collect you at the finish of your first day and then start you off on your second day. Stay 3 nights with us in our lovely family friendly accommodation.

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

Enjoy the ports with views of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Prom

Taste the fresh, varied brews at the Burra Brewery.

Love the temperate rainforests and sweeping views from the Grand ridge Road if you choose the challenge option.

Ride Overview

Ride Overview
  • Short Description
    Journey through history along the old Railway easements which have been converted to a rail trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Cycle in beautiful, green, southern Gippsland on this 3 night, 3 day tour that allows you to escape the city and relax, at your pace.   We include 3 nights of accommodation, luggage transfers, pick up cyclists and bikes at Port Welshpool for transfer to Leongatha. Bring your own bike. Bike Hire is extra.
  • Trip Planning
    3D 3N arrive the night before you cycle
  • Region
    Melbourne Gippsland
  • Start
    Leongatha
  • Distance
    Options: 108k or 160k
  • Grading
    Easy/Hard
  • Access
    Coach from Southern Cross Station Melbourne right by the skybus
  • Traffic
    Rail Trail
  • Surface
    Unsealed
  • Seasons
    Oct 1st through May 31st
  • Adult Cyclist Price
    $375pp twin share
  • Single Supplement
    $280 Single Supplement.
  • Price for Family 2A + 2C
    $1,180 for family
  • Max Group Size
    8 cyclists and bikes

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