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GOLD COAST

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7 Night/8 Days Tour 
Wednesday – Wednesday 

 
ITINERARY 

Day One: Welcome
The camp will start with us greeting you at the Gold Coast Airport.  From there we transfer you to your beachfront accommodation at your Beachside Resort. Upon arrival we will check you into your 4 star accommodations to settle in. We will then put bikes together and depart for an easy coffee ride, finishing at Coolangatta to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gold Coast from its scenic southern point.  We will meet again at 5.30pm where we will have pre dinner drinks by the pool and preview the week ahead then move to the Tugun Surf Club for dinner at 6.30pm.   
  
Meals: Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time:  
Distance cycled: 40km
  
Day Two: The Big Loop
8am Ride start this is a famous Gold Coast ride made famous by the legendary Tour De France rider Robbie Mc Ewen and a loop at Gold Coast cyclist love to challenge themselves on regularly. A fantastic ride through the Gold Coast hinterland climbing the famous Springbrook climb which is 8km with an average grade of 6.5%, down the famous Goat track (very steep decent) from there we ride the rolling hills through the Numanbah Valley to the Chillingham shop for a food stop and re group, this is a regular stop for Gold Coast cyclists. We then set off and head through the picturesque cane fields of Northern NSW with a lunch stop on the beautiful Murwillumbah River; from here we head to Tweed Heads through to Coolangatta and back to base. Recover with and ocean swim or a splash around in the resort pool.  We will meet again at 5.30pm where we will have pre dinner drinks by the pool then move to the Tugun Surf Club for dinner at 6.30pm.     
 
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
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Departure time: 
Distance cycled: 130km 
 
Day Three: Salt Ride
This is another popular Gold Coast ride which will see us head South down into New South Wales with a small climb up over Fraser Drive onto Terranora Rd onto the Tweed Valley Highway.  We will head through to Kingscliff for a coffee then to head home to base of our relaxing recovery afternoon and some free beach time. We will plan an afternoon in and around the Gold Coast the ladies can head off to Robina Town Centre for a day of Shopping with Kim and the boys, well they can be boys and have some more fun and the options are endless, great coffee shops, Theme parks etc it’s just about having a fun relaxing afternoon.  We will meet again at 6.30pm where we will have pre dinner drinks by the pool and a BBQ by the pool and relax and talk about the week thus far.   We will meet again at 5.30pm where we will have pre dinner drinks by the pool and then move to the Coolangatta for dinner 6.30pm. 
     
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch / Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 
Distance cycled: 50km 
 
Day Four: The Yellow Jersey Ride.
This is our Yellow Jersey ride.  You climb the famous Beechmont  Mountain and Mount Tamborine, two of the Gold Coast longest and toughest climbs. We will head 20km in-land from Beautiful Broadbeach where we will start our first climb of the day up lower and upper Beechmont. The climb is approximately 6 degrees gradient and travels for approximately 8km. At the top of Beechmont we will then travel along the top of Upper Beechmont over picturesque undulating roads where we will then descend towards Canungra, a small rural town 35km inland from the Gold Coast. We will then head up the famous Goat Track which has gradients of up to 15% and is 5km long. Once this climb is completed you will be able to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Gold Coast and the Hinterland to the west. Brunch will be in the Tamborine village and we will take some time to enjoy the village before heading 60km back to the Gold Coast. The ride home will travel via beautiful Sanctuary Cove, Paradise Point and through iconic Surfers Paradise to finally finish at your 4 star accommodation. We will meet again at 5.30pm where we will have pre dinner drinks by the pool and then move to the Coolangatta for dinner 6.30pm.     

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch / Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 6.30am
Distance cycled: 140 kms
  
Day Five: Twin Valleys
Today we will ride through the two picturesque valleys, Currumbin Valley and Tallebudgera Valley with a couple of nice climbs to test you a little but not too long and not too hard. Fantastic ride and one you will thoroughly enjoy.  We will find time for a coffee stop and a bite to eat during the day and be back home in good time for the recovery we all need. We will have Sunday afternoon drinks on the beach and enjoy the Gold Coast lifestyle.  We will meet again at 5.30pm where we will have pre dinner drinks by the pool and then move to the Tugun Surf Club for dinner at 6.30pm.     
 
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 9.00am
Distance cycled: 80km
  
Day Six: Byron Bay
Today we head off to Byron Bay along the Old Pacific Highway which is a fantastic undulating ride we will arrive in Byron Bay at around 11.00am where we will have a free day to explore this amazing location. Lunch will be at 1pm then cruise the streets of Byron before we head back to base at 4.30pm   
We will meet again at 6.00pm where we will have pre dinner drinks by the pool and then move to the Tugun Surf Club for dinner at 6.30pm.
 
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 7.00am
Distance cycled: 80km
 
 
Day Seven: Springbrook Time Trial
This is where you can put your name in up lights and add your name to the honor board. We will roll out nice and easy to the foot of the climb and regroup and we will head off in 1 minute intervals based on riding ability slowest first and fastest last. This is a FUN thing and all about bragging rights come dinner time. The climb will be 8km averaging between 6% and 8% .We will regroup at the top of the climb and then return to the coast for a coffee at Robbie Mc Ewens beachside coffee shop.  Farewell dinner 7pm at one of the Gold Coast finest restaurants 
 
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 6.00am
Distance cycled: 55km
 
 
Day Eight: Farewell
Conclusion of our tour is today and we can drop you off at the airport or if you choose to extend your stay on the beautiful Gold Coast we can provide free transfers to your Gold Coast accommodation. 
 
Meals: Breakfast


INCLUSIONS 
What's included on your cycle tour?
Price: $1,500.00 - $2,400.00
 •Accommodation in luxurious apartments with the best amenities
 •Cycling kit, inlcuding jersey, Bib knicks
 •Tour T-shirt
 •Breakfasts and dinners
 •Airport shuttle transfers, including your bike
 •A route review with your guide each evening
 •Highlighted regional maps
 •Support vehicle that sweeps the day's route distributing refreshments and offering lifts
 •Entrance fees to theme parks
 •Exceptional customer service 
 
These inclusions are subject to change. For the most up to date information, call 0433 096 657 to speak with a Velo Tours destination specialist.
 
ACCOMMODATION
 
Your beachside resort features spacious sun drenched balconies ideal for sitting back and relaxing whilst watching the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean, barbeques with family and friends or swimming in the outdoor pool. Fully furnished self-contained apartments come with your very own private balcony. The accommodation is fully equipped for self-catering.  The complex’s waterfront location provides guests with marvellous views north to the skyline of nearby Surfers Paradise, private access to a patrolled beach and is also near local facilities and entertainment.
 
One & Two Bedroom Apartments feature:-
 Air-conditioning
 Direct Dial Telephone
 Wireless internet
 Colour TV
 Foxtel
 Fully Equipped Kitchen
 Washing Machine & Dryer
 Ceiling Fans
 Linen Supplied
We also have 3 and 5 day tours on offer.