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Cycle Tasmania's South East Coast

Take your local ride into a higher gear with this bike-powered adventure along Tasmania’s South East Coast from Hobart. Days will be filled with revitalising rides through beautiful surrounds and memorable landscapes, and dropping into local producers for a taste of Tasmania’s celebrated harvest. The scent of the forest fills the area outside Hobart, fresh seafood fills the plate in Triabunna, and crisp, fresh air will fill your lungs as you cycle to country towns, along the coast, and to Freycinet National Park where clear waters lap secluded shores. Coupled with a fascinating insight into history at Port Arthur and Maria Island, this fully-guided cycling adventure is the perfect way to get out of town and explore all that Tasmania has to offer.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1. Bicycles are included on this trip but you are welcome to bring your own bike should you choose.
2. To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
3. This trip caters for all levels of cyclists, with shorter rides for the more casual riders on most days should you wish.
4. On this trip, we have a single leader that rides with the group.
5. This trip has a support vehicle and your luggage is transported for you each day.
6. Our riding is done on a combination of well-graded and maintained gravel cycle paths and tarmac roads, so there are no technical cycling skills required.
7. As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details.
8. An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are an 'on request' basis only. A request ds not guarantee an e-bike, only a confirmed booking. Please ask your agent for more details at the time of booking.
9. This trip features 1 night (Day 4) in comfortable permanent tents with shared communal toilet and shower facilities.

Tour details
Tour Provider Intrepid Travel
Price From
$2,980
Number of Days
6
Start Location
Hobart, Australia
End Location
Hobart, Australia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 11
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
No specific theme
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1: Hobart
Welcome to your Intrepid Cycling adventure in the beautiful surrounds of Tasmania. Your trip starts today in Hobart. There will be a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm this evening as you meet with your leader and fellow travellers for a brief run-down of the days ahead. If you arrive early, there are a heap of things to do in Tasmania’s biggest city. You could wander the bustling Salamanca Market or the idiosyncratic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), or perhaps get a taste of Tasmania’s finest at the 200 year old Cascade Brewery. This evening, choose to get to know your new riding team better with an optional group dinner out on the town.
Day 2: Cycle Bicheno to Coles Bay
Start your day early and after breakfast take the vehicle inland through the hilly centre of Tasmania, past rolling fields and along tree-lined roads before turning east through the River Wye Conservation Area as you make your way to Bicheno. This is a split personality town – part thriving fishing port, part popular beachside holiday town and the perfect place to start your first bike ride. Cycle past perfect beaches and endless ocean views as you make your way down the coast then head partly inland through green farmland and the gentle wetlands of the Moulting Lagoon Game Reserve – home to over 8000 black swans – and on to Coles Bay, gateway to the iconic Freycinet National Park. Set between the blue waters of Great Oyster Bay and the craggy Hazards mountain range, this small but thriving town is a perfect place to sit back, relax, and recharge your batteries.
Day 3: Freycinet National Park
Today you’ve got the choice to relax in town or swap your cycling shs for hiking boots (normal shs will suffice), head into Freycinet National Park and go by foot on any of the many walking trails that surround the area. If your legs are up for it, it’s definitely recommended getting out to the famous Wineglass Bay lookout, or even the beach itself. Consistently rated as one of the ten best beaches in the world, the views over the green hills, white sand and multi-blue water are what postcards and screensavers are made of.
Day 4: Cycle Coles Bay to Triabunna
After starting with a vehicle powered transfer to the hilltop town of Apslawn (approximately 30 minutes), choose your ride length as you leave Freycinet behind. Head further south along the coast south to the scenic port-side town of Triabunna, which sits at the northern tip of Spring Bay. Sheltered by the nearby Maria Island – once a harsh convict colony but now an idyllic National Park – Spring Bay is known for producing some of the best mussels in the world. Like with the oysters, it’s really recommended to give them a try (maybe with a nice wine from the nearby Darlington Vineyard). You can also get a deeper appreciation of the area's rich Aboriginal history at the local information centre.

Tonight's accommodation is a special and unique experience. Leave town behind and head along the shores of Spring Bay and Windlass Bay to a very different type of accommodation. Once home to the world’s largest wood chip mill, this 43-hectare waterfront site has been taken over by people intent on charting a more sustainable path, restoring the natural landscape, growing wholesome, healthy food and celebrating the stark, rugged landscapes that surround this unique environment. Your home for the night is one of the unique ‘glamping’ tents. These aren’t your normal tent though – these permanently-located lotus-bud shaped tents are spacious, standing height, comfortable beds, and electricity – a close-to-nature experience with plenty of creature comforts.
Day 5: Cycle Maria Island National Park
Enjoy a ride with a difference as you take the morning ferry to nearby Maria Island. This offshore National Park with it’s long sandy beaches, crystal clear water, mountaintop panoramas, and abundance of wildlife, such as wombats, wallabies, kangaroos and the recently introduced Tasmanian Devil is a wonderful opportunity to ride in a pristine and vehicle-free environment. Enjoy a picnic lunch then ferry back to the mainland, ending the day with a transfer (approx 1.5hrs) south to historic Port Arthur.
Day 6: Cycle Port Arthur and return to Hobart
Today is your last day on the bike as you enjoy a final ride of the Port Arthur area. With more than 30 historic buildings and ruins this World Heritage site is Australia’s most intact and haunting convict site. Cycle across the peninsular to one of Tasmania’s finest beaches, White Beach and finish in the small rural town of Nubeena. Pack up the bikes and jump back in the vehicle for the drive into Hobart (approximately 1.5 hours). The trip finishes on arrival so you have the rest of the day free to explore the capital, or maybe choose to enjoy a final night’s dinner with your new cycling friends and reflect on the last week’s cycling experience.
Inclusions
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Transport: Bicycle (e-bike available, subject to availability), support vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse (4 nights), Glamping ( night)
  • 5 Days Bicycle Hire
  • Freycinet National Park
  • Spring Bay Glamping
  • Maria Island Cycling
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
24 Sep 2022 29 Sep 2022 9 $2,980
15 Oct 2022 20 Oct 2022 11 $2,980
05 Nov 2022 10 Nov 2022 11 $2,980
19 Nov 2022 24 Nov 2022 10 $2,980
03 Dec 2022 08 Dec 2022 9 $2,980
17 Dec 2022 22 Dec 2022 11 $2,980
07 Jan 2023 12 Jan 2023 11 $2,980
04 Feb 2023 09 Feb 2023 11 $2,980
18 Mar 2023 23 Mar 2023 11 $2,980
01 Apr 2023 06 Apr 2023 11 $2,980
23 Sep 2023 28 Sep 2023 11 $2,980
14 Oct 2023 19 Oct 2023 11 $2,980
04 Nov 2023 09 Nov 2023 11 $2,980
18 Nov 2023 23 Nov 2023 11 $2,980
02 Dec 2023 07 Dec 2023 11 $2,980
16 Dec 2023 21 Dec 2023 11 $2,980