Cycle Tasmania’s South East Coast - 6 Days

Travel Dates

TRIP DATES AVAILABILITY PRICE SPACE LEFT
05/02/2022 - 10/02/2022 Guaranteed $2,720.00
10 Available
19/03/2022 - 24/03/2022 Guaranteed $2,720.00
10 Available
02/04/2022 - 07/04/2022 Available $2,720.00
10 Available

Explore the coastal beauty and fascinating history of the Apple Isle by bicycle. 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 surroundings 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.

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Overview

Explore the coastal beauty and fascinating history of the Apple Isle by bicycle. 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 surroundings 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.

 Why you’ll love this trip

  • Get outside and reconnect with nature and your body as you discover the ultimate way to experience the South East Coast of Tasmania – cycling through pristine, unspoilt beauty and the slow pace of Apple Isle life.
  • Spend two nights in peaceful Coles Bay, gateway to the iconic Freycinet National Park. Sit back and relax after your days of cycling, or explore the surrounding wilderness.
  • Experience the many contrasts Tasmania has to offer, from the cosmopolitan city of Hobart and history of Port Arthur to the stunning coastal scenery beside the Tasman Sea.
  • Get a real taste of Tasmania as you visit local producers, wineries, oyster farms, lavender farms and wildlife sanctuaries along the way.
  • Enjoy and optional hike to Wineglass Bay, consistently rated as one of the ten best beaches in the world.
  • Spend a comfortable night ‘Glamping’ in a place that is helping turn industry back into a place of beauty and nature

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
  • For Cycling trips these changes are usually around finding even better roads to ride on, which can alter the distance/time we spend riding on a day to day basis, but can sometimes even extend to overnight locations.
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle.
  • This trip covers a range of cycling distances – from 20 to 50 kilometres – so this trip is suitable for most levels of fitness. Or book an e-bike!
  • There’s the possibility of a few hiccups along the way – a puncture here and there maybe – but there’s no doubt this is an incredibly rewarding adventure.
  • If you’re confident in your cycling ability, then you can opt to do longer rides on most cycling days.
  • The weather in this region can be varied. Be prepared to get sweaty and for the occasional rainstorm, which may require a change of plans.
  • If you feel like doing all the riding but with less effort we have the option of hiring an electric bike (e-bike) on this trip.
  • This trip features 1 night (Day 4) in comfortable permanent tents with shared communal toilet and shower facilities.

Important notes

From 01 September 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips will be required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Excludes Australia, New Zealand and Cook Islands tours. Read details here.

Highlights

  • Coles Bay, gateway to the iconic Freycinet National Park
  • Optional hike to Wineglass Bay
  • Get a real taste of Tasmania's local producers, wineries, oyster farms and lavender farms
  • Port Arthur World Heritage site

Itinerary

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.
Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be checking insurance and emergency contact details at this time. If you are going to be late, please let an Intrepid representative or your travel agent know.

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.
Accommodation
Hotel/Guesthouse (1 night)
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s riding distance is approximately 40 kilometres/25 miles, mostly flat with a few short but sharp inclines, approximately 100 metres/300 feet of elevation gain.

Day 3
Freycinet National Park

Today you’ve got the choice to relax in town or swap your cycling shoes for hiking boots (normal shoes 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.
Accommodation
Hotel/Guesthouse (1 night)
Optional Activities
Wineglass Bay – Hike to Wineglass Bay – Free
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
No included cycling today.

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.
Accommodation
Glamping (1 night)
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s riding distance is approximately 48 kilometres/30 miles, initially downhill the lightly undulating with approximately 290 metres/950 feet of elevation gain.

Tonight’s accommodation has shared camp facilities, including indoor and outdoor showers and a toilet block.

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.
Accommodation
Hotel/Guesthouse (1 night)
Included Activities
Maria Island Cycling
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Special Information
The cycling on Maria Island will be unsupported as our vehicle will stay in Triabunna.

Day 6
Cycle Port Arthur 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.
Optional Activities
Hobart – MONA Museum – Free
Hobart – Hobart Kayak Tour – AUD95
Hobart – Salamanca Market – Free
Hobart – Hobart Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour – AUD30
Hobart – Bruny Island Day Tour – AUD175
Hobart – Cascade Brewery – Free
Meals Included
Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s riding distance is approximately 25 kilometres/16 miles, with a sharp climb after 4kms, then downhill/ lightly undulating with approximately 430 metres/1400 feet of elevation gain.

Package Inclusions

Includes

  • Meals
  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Transport
  • Bicycle (e-bike available, subject to availability), Support Vehicle
  • Accommodation
  • Hotel/Guesthouse (4 nights), Glamping ( night)
  • Included activities
  • Maria Island Cycling

Excludes

  • Additional costs such as meals not included on itinerary, drinks and souvenirs
  • Transport to and from the airport
  • Flights

Accommodation

Hotel/Guesthouse (4 nights), Glamping ( night)

Transport

Bicycle (e-bike available, subject to availability), Support Vehicle.

While every care has been taken to ensure the prices and availability of this tour is locked in, we do sometimes experience fluctuations and changes from our suppliers and ground operators. While every effort will be made to ensure this has no impact on the overall cost of your trip, if this cannot be done, you will be notified immediately with options.

Please note that we are working in remote destinations and sometimes changes to the itinerary are unavoidable. While we endeavour to ensure we stick to the set itinerary, changes may occur prior to travel and while on location. Also, note that wildlife is never guaranteed nor predictable. We are travelling during times of high probability of wildlife experiences; however, this is never 100% guaranteed. 

FLIGHTS

Flights are NOT included with this package unless otherwise stated. Please discuss with us the timing requirements for arrival and departure if you are organising your flights. If you wish us to book flights, we can arrange this also.

PRICING

All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars. Typically, prices are based on two passengers travelling together. Solo traveller supplements may be applicable. Special offer pricing has already been applied to the website pricing displayed, unless it is stated otherwise.

PASSPORTS & VISAS

Passports must have a validity of at least 6 months or longer than your intended stay overseas. Visas to some countries are required for Australian Passport holders. Visas can be purchased on arrival in most countries, but please note, for entry into certain countries a visa must be applied for online before travel. Some visa fees are payable in US Dollars cash only. Some countries have a requirement making it necessary to have a certain number of blank pages in your passport. Please check with us regarding visa requirements.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN

Travelling with children under 18 years of age through certain countries may require further documentation in addition to their valid passport. As requirements can change, please check with us.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Please consult your GP or Travel Doctor for up-to-date medical advice. A minimum level of fitness is required to be able to participate in a Where Wild Things Roam Travel tour. In addition, some tours may require you to disclose your body weight. Please check with us to ensure that you can meet the relevant requirements. COVID19 declarations must be completed before travelling and conditions of these must be met, otherwise your travel will be cancelled.

LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS

Luggage restrictions may apply to your tour where safari vehicles or light aircraft are utilised. Please check your trip dossier for detail on this and what is suggested to pack. 

BOOKING

A non-refundable deposit of 25% per person is required within seven days of booking confirmation along with a signed Booking Form. Some tours and arrangements may impose a higher non-refundable deposit – please check at the time of booking. Payment of deposit and a signed Booking Form represents acceptance of Where Wild Things Roam Travel Terms & Conditions by the client. The final balance of payment must be received no later than 60 days before departure.

LATE BOOKINGS

Bookings made within 30 days of travel from Australia will require full payment immediately.

AMENDMENT FEE

An amendment fee of AU$50 will be levied to cover communication and administration costs for any changes to bookings. This is in addition to any airline and operator fees.

ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

We can organise additional arrangements such as hotels and car hire not forming part of a package. Just ask us at the time of booking.

CANCELLATIONS

While we appreciate that circumstances change and travel regulations may vary, we will always try to be flexible with changes to your booking. Cancellations must be received in writing and will take effect from the date received by Where Wild Things Roam Travel. The following cancellation charges will apply to the tour costs.

  • More than 60 days before departure: Deposit only
  • 60-49 days before departure: 40%
  • 48-31 days before departure: 60%
  • 30-0 days before departure: 100%

These charges can vary subject to the trading terms of our suppliers as some do impose higher cancellation fees on certain tours. The non-issuing of an invoice or non-payment of the deposit will not exempt clients from these cancellation and administration fees. We regret we can make no exception to the charges and strongly recommend that comprehensive travel insurance is taken out at the time of booking to cover cancellation fees.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that a comprehensive travel insurance policy be taken out at the time of paying the deposit. Where Wild Things Roam Travel will NOT accept responsibility for loss of deposit/full payment, loss or damage to baggage and personal items, personal illness or injury, medical expenses, cancellation or curtailment of your trip.

TRAVEL SAFETY

For the latest government advice on travel safety and security, please visit and register your holiday on www.smartraveller.gov.au 

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING PRICES

Much care has gone into the composition of itineraries and prices, however, circumstances beyond our control such as currency devaluation, fuel or airfare surcharges, imposition of new or amended Government charges (i.e VAT) may necessitate an increase in cost. Where Wild Things Roam Travel cannot be held responsible for these changes. Should this occur at any time until the departure date, you will be notified as soon as possible, and regardless of deposit or total payment having been made, any increase is to be paid by the client. If such an increase is unacceptable, the client may cancel the booking, though, in so doing, is still liable to pay any cancellation charges imposed by our suppliers. While every effort has been made to ensure prices are accurate, please use the brochure as a guideline only, as rates are subject to change.

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Where Wild Things Roam Travel uses local ground operators in the country of travel. The standards of accommodation and other services are based on various factors, which are generally accepted as indicated by a certain class. However, we do not represent or guarantee that standard, class or fitness for purpose of the accommodation or service. Where Wild Things Roam Travel does not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of those airlines, local operators, shipping companies, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with your tour under a contract between them and yourselves and over whom we have no direct and exclusive control. We do not accept liability for any injury, damage, loss, delay, change of itinerary when required, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by events which are beyond our control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part including, but not limited to war, civil disturbances, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, accidents to, or failure of, machinery or equipment, or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even though such actions may be settled by acceding to demands of a labour group).

Intrepid Travel Terms & Conditions can be found here for flexipledge and booking conditions.

Intrepid Travel Trip Notes can be found here.

From $2,720.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 6 days
  • Cycle Tasmania’s South East Coast