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.



  • Kendra Facebook May 6 2018
    May 7, 2018 10:43 pm

    Kendra All we had to do was pedal! Such a great weekend @australiancyclingholidays everything was so well planned and the quality of the bikes 🚲 made the trip

  • mwain Facebook May 6 2018
    May 7, 2018 10:43 pm

    mwain Thank you @australiancyclingholidays we had a fantastic time , excellent food & accommodation, brilliant biking and scenery with the best support team 👍🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️

  • suesuetonge Trip Adviser April 8 2018
    May 9, 2018 9:10 pm

    Nine friends decided to have a bike riding weekend riding from Leongatha to Port Welshpool over two days.
    We loved staying at Alkira in Leongatha. What beautiful accommodation. EVERYTHING thought of. Simply amazing.
    Alison and Rob were the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness and encouragement.
    At any point on the ride Alison and Rob will pick you up and even transported four people to the top of the hill after Fish Creek so they wouldn’t be overtired.
    Our Foster accommodation was very comfortable… breakfast was outstanding.
    The rail trail it’s self is just beautiful. The scenery is really beautiful and ever changing.
    Our group had a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed it so much. Thank you. Xxx

  • Bob and Cindy
    June 27, 2018 10:09 pm

    We wanted to say thanks again for the trip. It was great to be able to configure the trip to our style. I usually spend a lot of time researching routes and places to stay, it was nice not having to worry about that and everything you planned for us was great. Again, we both really enjoyed it. Bob and Cindy

  • Mike D Trip Advisor Aug 1
    August 6, 2018 7:29 am

    My 22 yoa son and I were looking for a biking outing while in Australia and the Gippsland rail tour fit the bill perfectly. The equipment (including very innovative app), arrangements, and rooms were all top notch. Angela and Rob were personally available and eager to make it work out all the way. Highest recommendation! Mike D

  • Home again, wanted to thank you for an amazing biking holiday!
    We all had a lot of fun. It is a gorgeous part of the country! We have some lovely photos to help us remember but what is strong in my mind are the amazing smells of the flowers all along the ride. Just beautiful.
    Julianne Oct 2018

  • I absolutely loved doing this trip for so many reasons.
    Lovely and communicative hosts who are very easy to talk to
    Beautiful accommodation – luxury linen and towels which was a dream after cycling for hours.
    Great showers too!!
    Little thoughtful touches which made the trip that much more relaxing and sweet
    GORGEOUS rail trail with hardly any people!! Great variance in scenery and interesting stops along the way
    I really felt that the company went above and beyond to ensure I had a fantastic trip.
    Thank you!!
    Trip Adviser 30 Apr