Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour
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.
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 2 day cycle. We have accommodation options too – either Luxury or Backpackers. There is some thing for everyone!
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 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.
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: 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. 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.