Snowy River Cycling

Snowgums to Seaweed

   Nov 12

BOOKED OUT FOR 2017 From high alpine meadows and yawning mountain valleys to lush rainforest and a wild coastline, this six day tour will have you riding some of Australia’s most spectacular scenery. The tour is about having a cycling holiday - good food, company, stunning scenery and refreshment for body and mind, rather than being a sporting event. We have the freedom to start and finish each days ride in the best spots, with our bus returning us to snug roofed accommodation at the day’s end. Wildflowers make this a particularly spectacular ride in spring, from scarlet waratahs in the mountains to a profusion of heathland flowers on the coast.

Summary:

WE ARE NOW BOOKED OUT FOR OUR NOVEMBER 2017 TOUR. LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE PLACE ON A WAITING LIST

Tour Dates: Sunday 12th - Friday 17th November 2017

Total distance: Approximately 30 - 50 km each day.

Difficulty: Moderate to hard, with frequent hills. But remember there is a support vehicle!

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights.

Price: $1795. Optional single room supplement of $200, if coming alone we will otherwise pair you in twin share rooms with a compatible room mate.

Includes: All meals and accommodation, full support and tour guide, transport each day.

Suited to : Mountain or robust hybrid bikes. Bring your own, or hire one from us.

Accommodation: Simple but comfortable Lodges, cottages and pub.

Departs and finishes: Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria.

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Booking forms:

Our November 2017 tour is now fully booked. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list should vacancies occur due to cancellations.

Map of Tour

This map outlines our likely routes through the Alpine, Snowy River, Errinundra and Cape Conran National Parks. However routes are subject to change depending on weather, track conditions and safety considerations.

Nuts and Bolts

Details of Snowgums to Seaweed Tour

NOTE: Scroll the table below to the left for more information

We provide:

You provide:

Five nights accommodation, in simple but comfortable lodges.

Mountain or hybrid bike in good condition.OR hire one from us for $75 for the 6 days.

All meals from lunch Sunday to lunch Friday, stuffed with carbs, protein and flavor!

Helmet and suitable cycling clothes (list provided on booking)

All transfers for yourself, your bike and your luggage throughout the tour.

A suitable level of fitness

Support vehicle, driver and guide with expert local knowledge

Toiletries and personal effects.

First aid and mechanical back up, communications system for safety in remote areas.

Camera, definitely. Don’t miss the shots of a lifetime!

Morning tea stops with homemade cake, fresh brewed tea and coffee.

A sense of adventure!

Tour Itinerary

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See below for definitions of road surfaces. Distances are approximate – start and finish points may be varied to suit the conditions and the group

Sunday

35 km, 40% forest, 60% unsealed. Our bus takes us to our home for the next 2 nights, Karoonda Park, Gelantipy. Leaving from the lodge, we ride out to the edge of the escarpment of the Snowy River Valley with stunning vistas, before winding through the magnificent tall forest along its edge.

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Monday

32km. 40% forest 60% unsealed. Snowgums, billy tea and an alpine meadow reward the ride up into the Alpine National Park where both Snowy and Murray Rivers have their source.

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Tuesday

Up to 55km, 100% unsealed. Gently rolling farming country abruptly ends at the drop into the magnificent Snowy River Valley. Cross the river at McKillops Bridge before winding up the Deddick River Valley. Our bus takes us to the country town of Delegate where the old Nurses Quarters is our base for 2 nights. A short walk to the pub for dinner, with a bit of platypus spotting on the way.

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Wedneday

50 km, 70% forest 30% unsealed. After driving back to the plateau, we ride through the towering Shining Gums, cool temperate rainforest and hidden murmuring creeks characteristic of Errinundra National Park.

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Thursday

55 km, 40% forest 60% unsealed. A short trip back to the edge of the plateau takes us to the start of over 20 km of gentle downhill descending through everchanging forest to the valley below. After riding along the forested valley, the bus does the hard work of climbing back up to a stunning and little known lookout, before another 15 km descent through tall eucalypts and treeferns. We finish the day at our lodge right next to the sea at Cape Conran.

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Friday

30 km, 50% forest 50% unsealed. After waking up to the sound of the surf we set out to explore coastal tracks beside tea coloured waters of an inlet to the ocean, and through the extraordinary diversity of plants and birds in the coastal heathland and forest, finishing the tour back at the ocean.

Trail Surfaces

Forest Track : Formed but unsurfaced, could include sections with sand, loose rocky surface or forest litter; occasional sections only passable by 4WD.

Unsealed: Formed road with gravel surface, generally well maintained.

Sealed: Surfaced with asphalt or concrete; all sealed roads used in these tours are extremely quiet.

Snowy River Cycling reserves the right to alter the routes at any time without notice, including accommodation which may be altered to alternative accommodation of as close to an equivalent standard as possible.