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South Gippsland Rail Trail Cycle Tour 4D/4N

Description

Description

South Gippsland 3 Rail Trails Cycle Tour

 

                                          

Tour Map

A cycle tour which showcases the Grand Ridge, Bass Coast and the Great Southern Rail Trails.  You will start on the Grand Ridge Rail Trail set high in the forests of the Strzelecki ranges, then you will cycle the Great Southern Rail Trail as it winds through history with beautiful old towns and rolly green farmland with views to Wilsons Promontory, finally its the amazing Bass Coast Rail Trail with its huge trestle bridge, the wild coastal scenery of the Bunurong Reserve. 

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 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 look out for animals and birds, enjoy the scenery and forests, love the wild beaches, stop in cafes, enjoy the parks, take in the Art Galleries, sample the local produce, explore the old time country towns, 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.

Tour Details:

Starts:                     Leongatha, South Gippsland, Victoria.

Finishes:               Woolamai,, Victoria

Duration:              4 days / 4 nights

Total Distance:   131 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?        Oct 1st to May 31st. 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:                      $875pp twin share. $500 single Supplement. Family 2A plus 2C $2,400

Included   

4-day cycle tour.

4 nights’ accommodation.

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

Luggage transfer each day; cyclists and bike transfers; Water bottle, Snack,

Alkira accommodation in Leongatha and Fish Creek.

Optional: 4 days’ hire of bikes and all cycling equipment

South Gippsland Rail Trails Cycle Tour Highlights 

 

                                         

Tour Map

Cycle the beautiful Grand Ridge Rail trail high along the hills and through the forests of the Strzelecki Ranges. 

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.  

Enjoy the brand new section of eth Great Southern Rail Trail from Korumburra to Leongatha.

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.

Enjoy the ports with views of Corner Inlet and Wilsons Prom

Ride Overview

Ride Overview
  • Short Description
    A cycle tour which showcases the Bass Coast and the Great Southern Rail Trails.  You will start on the Grand Ridge Rail Trail, Great Southern Rail Trail and finish with the Bass Coast Rail Trail. Tour highlights are 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.  All on Rail Trails or Cycle Paths. Perfect for families or those who like to cycle away from the traffic.
  • Trip Planning
    4D 4N
  • Region
    Gippsland
  • Start
    Leongatha
  • Distance
    131k
  • Grading
    Easy
  • Access
    Return Coach from Melbourne Southern Cross Railway Station
  • Traffic
    Rail Trail
  • Surface
    Unsealed
  • Seasons
    October 1st thru May 31st
  • Adult Cyclist Price
    $875pp twin share
  • Single Supplement
    $500 single supplement
  • Price for Family 2A + 2C
    $2400
  • Max Group Size
    8

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