Snowy River Cycling

Snowgums to Seaweed Cycle Tour

   Sunday February 28th, 2021

From high alpine meadows and yawning mountain valleys to lush rainforest and a wild coastline, this six day back road cycle tour will have you bike riding in some of Australia’s most spectacular remote wild landscapes. If you are ready for a cycle journey on the wild side, this one's for you. Bring your gravel grinder, cyclocross or mountain bike to explore these back roads and forest tracks. Technical mountain bike skills not essential ( our 2WD bus goes almost everywhere we do) but a sense of adventure is!

The tour is all about having a cycling holiday - good food, company, stunning scenery and refreshment for body and mind. We have the freedom to start and finish each day's 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.

OUR AUTUMN 2021 TOURS ARE ALREADY FULLY BOOKED OUT. We can put you on a waiting list to be contacted in event of cancellation, and to be notified for Spring 2021 dates: please contact us.

_** PANDEMIC DEPOSIT REFUND ASSURANCE**_ If this tour is unable to go ahead due to restrictions imposed in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, your fees will be refunded in full.


Tour Dates: Spring 2021 dates to be announced.

Total distance: Approximately 30 - 50 km each day.

Difficulty: Moderate to hard, with frequent hills on unsealed tracks and roads. But remember there is a support vehicle!

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights.

Price: $2095. Optional single room supplement of $295, 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 bike,robust hybrid bikes, cyclocross or gravel grinder: any bike that YOU are comfortable riding on at times rough and rocky trails . Bring your own, or hire one from us.

Accommodation: Simple but comfortable Lodges, cottages and pub.

Departs and finishes: Orbost, East Gippsland, Victoria.

Got a question? Check our FAQ's, or Contact Us.

Location and Map of Snowgums to Seaweed Cycle 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 and pubs with shared bathrooms..

Mountain or hybrid bike in good condition. OR hire one from us

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 Snowgums to Seaweed Cycle tour


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


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.



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.

LMAmboyne bridge


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.



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.



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 in the little seaside town of Marlo on the Snowy River estuary..



30 km, 50% forest 50% unsealed. Route to be confirmed subject to forest access.

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.

Event Details

Event Name Snowgums to Seaweed Cycle Tour
Event Start Date Sunday February 28th, 2021
Event Description This unique cycle tour travels from some of Australia's highest country down to the coast, cycling through national parks and forests in the undiscovered East Gippsland hinterland.
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Event Image Snowgums to Seaweed Cycle Tour