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OVERVIEW - Subject to change.

GOLD COAST INCLUDING ROBBIE McEWEN'S GRAN FONDO

6 Night / 7 Days Tour 
Thursday – Wednesday 

 
ITINERARY 

Day 1: 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 2: 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 / Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 9.00am
Distance cycled: 80km

Day 3: Easy pre-event ride
Today will be an easy day to rest the legs in preparation for your big day on the bike tomorrow.  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.  Alternatively we can arrange to shuttle bus you off to Pacific Fair for a day of shopping or you can spend the day in and around Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise drinking great coffee, or relaxing by the pool while we register you and collect your ride packs for the following morning.  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 our departure time for drop off at the event in the morning before heading off to dinner and an early night. 
     
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 
Distance cycled: 50km 
 
Day 4: Robbie McEwen Gran Fondo
Today is an early start with a transfer to the Nerang Cycling Centre by 5.30am for the ride brief.  There is a choice of 3 courses across the event.  Staff will be on hand to collect you after you finish to take you back to the hotel for a shower and then bring you back for the post event festivities (pending your ride time).  Robbie's Gran Fondo takes in the beautiful Numbanbah Valley before heading up Beechmont then on towards Canungra before tackling the beautiful Mount Tamborine.  The descent down Henry Roberts Drive is extremely challenging and the homeward ride back to Nerang through the valley is a great finale to a magnificent day on the bike.  There will be a private meet and greet with Robbie McEwen and an opportunity to ride part of the course with Robbie on the day. 

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 6.30am
Distance cycled: 140 kms
  

Day 5: Recovery ride
Our ride today will be a flat spin down to Coolangatta for a coffee followed by a swim in the ocean to help the legs recover after your day on the bike yesterday.  We will arrange for a day at Seaworld in the afternoon then pre dinner drinks at 5.30pm  by the pool before heading off to dinner at 6.30pm.     
 
Meals: Br/ Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 
Distance cycled: 50km 
  

Day 6: The Big Loop
This is a famous Gold Coast ride made famous by 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 restaurant for our farewell dinner at 6.30pm.     
 
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Destinations visited:
Departure time: 
Distance cycled: 130km  
 
Day 7: 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: on application

 • Accommodation in luxurious apartments with the best amenities
 • Entry into Robbie McEwen's Gran Fondo
 • Robbie McEwen Cycling kit, inlcuding jersey & bib knicks
 • Velo Tours t-shirt and cap
 • All breakfasts and 3 course dinners
 • Airport shuttle transfers, including your bike
 • A route review with your guide each evening
 • Support vehicle that sweeps the day's route distributing refreshments and offering lifts
 • Entrance fees to Seaworld
 • Exceptional customer service 
 
These inclusions are subject to change. For the most up to date information, contact us to be placed on the mailing list for this tour.
 
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​