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South Gippsland Rail Trail Cycle Tour 4D/3N



South Gippsland Rail Trails Cycle Tour

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A cycle tour which showcases the Bass Coast and the Great Southern Rail Trails.  You will start on the Phillip Island cycle paths and visit some of the famous Phillip Island Bass Coast Beaches and the quiet beaches along the shores of Westernport, the amazing Bass Coast Rail Trail with its huge trestle bridge, the wild coastal scenery of the Bunurong Reserve and the rolling dairy country with views to Wilsons Promontory. 

This 4-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 Phillip Island, the scenic Bass Coast and the green rolling hills of Southern Gippsland. You will have vistas of the wild ocean,  the lush green rolling foothills of the Gippsland Strzelecki Ranges and over Wilsons Promontory National Park.  You will have a chance to experience what life was like for the Miners of the early 1900’s in the State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi where you can go on an underground tour.

You have 4 days’ cycling, averaging around 32kms each day, with an option to do some or all of the Bass Coast Walk which starts at Kilcunda with its fantastic views, amazing headlands and protected coves. You have plenty of time to swim in one of the many beaches, play on the sand when there are no swimming flags, stop in cafes, enjoy the parks, take in the Art Galleries, sample the local produce, explore the old time country towns, have fun at Amaze’n’things, enjoy the 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 lovely accommodation each night too! 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:               Welshpool, Victoria

Duration:              4 days / 3 nights

Total Distance:   128 km + optional 12 km side trip The route is a mixture of Rail Trails, quiet roads and bike paths – nothing technical at all.

Avg Distance:      32 kms / day

When to go?        Any time. Book early for January as places are very limited.

Suitable for?       Families, Couples, Groups.

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

Cost:                        $995 pp twin share; $2,100 for families of upto 4; Ask us for larger families. Discounts for 2 groups or more.


4-day cycle tour.

3 nights’ accommodation at chosen motels.

4 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; bike transfer from Wonthaggi to Leongatha at end of 2nd day.

Breakfast Basics can be included for nominal additional fee if required – just ask us.


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  • Cycle through Philip Island Nature Reserve, home to many Wallabies, other Australian animals and birds 
  • Enjoy the wild, deserted beaches of the Bass Coast 
  • Cruise over the century old Trestle bridges.  
  • Take the George Bass Coast walk over the headlands –as far as you like.  
  • Taste the fantastic wines and local produce that Gippsland is famous for. 
  • Visit the home of the slow food movement
  • See the art and craft. Take time to see the galleries.  
  • Journey through history along the old Railway easements which have been converted to a rail trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.   
  • Visit the State Coal Mine Wonthaggi and go underground  
  • Love the old country towns of yesteryear.
  • Fossick for treasure at the Buffalo Emporium.
  • Enjoy the ports with views of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Prom

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Ride Overview

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South Gippsland Rail Trail Cycle Tour 4D/3N


South Gippsland Rail Trail Cycle Tour 4D/3N


South Gippsland Rail Trail Cycle Tour 4D/3N

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