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TASMANIA

Tasmania is one of the most amazing cycling locations in the world, recently rated 2nd best cycling location globally by Lonely Planet. 

We know all the best places to eat, sleep and ride your bike across the state.   Let us plan a cycling and cultural experience of a lifetime that suits your budget.  Just send us an email or give us a call to see what we can do for you.

We offer three sensational pre-planned tours of this beautiful island; a 3 day, 5 day or our epic 8 day big Lap of the Map tour. 

Cities/towns visited are Launceston, St Helens, Swansea, Hobart (2 nights), Strahan, Cradle mountain and Devonport.   

Tours can be modified to fit any budget.  If you like the route but not the price, contact us to see what we can do for you.




'LAP OF THE MAP'  

17th - 24th February 2018 

- Transfers to/from Launceston airport
- Internal transfers 
- Accommodation in 3 - 4* hotels
- All breakfasts 
- All 3 course evening meals - in top rated restaurants
- Mechanical support 
- Full daily ride brief each night at dinner
- Experienced local guides 
- On road vehicle support
- Post tour digital image pack on USB
- Velo Tours Cycling Jersey (optional extra)
- Cap & t-shirt 

Airfares, travel insurance, lunches and alcohol NOT included.

*$2,650.00  9 days/8 nights

*Based on twin share.  Single subsidy available.  
Luxury or budget options available also.

*ALL RIDE DISTANCES ARE HIGHLY FLEXIBLE DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUAL ABILITY.  FULLY SUPPORTED WITH VAN OR BUS TO JUMP IN AND OUT OF AS REQUIRED.


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The BUDGET EASTCOASTER tour beginning in Launceston and finishing in Hobart highlights some of Tasmania's best riding.

DAY 1:   – WELCOME LAUNCESTON AIRPORT - LAUNCESTON

Velo Tours staff will meet you at Launceston Airport at (arrival time TBC) for immediate transfer by vehicle to our accommodation at our city hotel where will check you in.  We will put our bikes together and then roll through to Westbury for a coffee and pie or slice at Andy's Bakery (60km).  

- Ride Distance: 40km
- 150 (m) Elevation Gain

East Coast Tasmania
DAY 2:  – LAUNCESTON - ST HELENS

The road to St Helens is undulating to hilly with a few challenging hills to test you with 3 climbs averaging 5.5%.   Our approximate arrival time to St Helens is 2.00pm where you will have the opportunity to relax with a cold beer by the pool after a great day on the bike.


- Ride Distance: 70km or 165km
- 1,400 (m) or 2,643 (m) Elevation Gain

Scamander; St Helens
DAY 3:  – ST HELENS - SWANSEA

An amazing ride down the east coast to the seaside town of Swansea via Bicheno.  We will have lunch at Devil's Corner Winery before transferring to Coles Bay to walk to the lookout and view the beautiful Wineglass Bay.  


- Ride Distance: 65km to 95km
- 900 (m) Elevation Gain

DAY 4:  SWANSEA - HOBART via RICHMOND   

we will stop for coffee at the cafe in Orford and then head to Richmond. The road is undulating with a couple of really challenging hills to test you. We will then transfer by vehicle for the remaining 30km to our Hobart accommodation.


- Ride Distance: 56km or 114km
- 495 (m) or 1,180 (m) Elevation Gain

Mt Wellington; Hobart
DAY 5:  HOBART & MOUNTAIN WELLINGTON

This is the longest climb (19km) in Tasmania. The view from the mountain is spectacular and the decent just as much fun. We will be back to the hotel early so we can book ferry trip and tour of MONA for you or you can spend the day enjoying all that Hobart has to offer.


- Ride Distance 22km
- 1,181 (m) Elevation Gain

Lake Burbury; Queenstown
DAY 6: - HOBART - STRAHAN

We have a transfer by vehicle to Derwent Bridge before jumping on the bikes to ride 86km to Queenstown through scenic and challenging world heritage forest.  You can either ride the remaining 41km to Strahan or transfer in the bus so you can have a look around this beautiful coastal town before our seafood buffet dinner.

- Ride Distance 86km or 126km
- 890 (m) or 1,617 (m) Elevation Gain

Strahan world heritage forest
DAY 7:  – STRAHAN - CRADLE MOUNTAIN

Our ride today starts later as its just 85km along mainly flat to undulating roads from Strahan to Tullah - via Zeehan and Rosebery.  The scenery is stunning and the climb up Mt Black is challenging.  We will transfer the remaining 30 minutes to Cradle Mountain to take a walk around the wooden boardwalk on Dove Lake before dinner.

- Ride Distance 85km 
- 1,000 (m) Elevation Gain

Cradle Mountain
DAY 8:  –   CRADLE MOUNTAIN - DEVONPORT

From Cradle Mountain we will ride through some rugged countryside before heading down the exhilarating and challenging descent of Cethana and through the Northwest Coast wilderness under Mount Roland en route to Sheffield.  We will grab lunch at a local cafe on the riverbanks of the Mersey River then check in to our hotel before dinner.

- Ride Distance 85km
- 1,007 (m) Elevation Gain

Devonport, Tasmania

DAY 9:  –   DEPARTURE

Today we say farewell and make your transit to Launceston airport.  But first we will visit Anvers House of Chocolate for some fudge purchases, Ashgrove Cheese and Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm for lunch on the way to the airport (book flights for around 2pm.​





BUDGET 'EASTCOASTER'  

Taking enquiries for early March 2018

- Transfers to/from Launceston airport
- Internal transfers 
- Accommodation in holiday cabins and hotels
- All breakfasts 
- All evening meals - in local pubs and restaurants
- Mechanical support 
- Full daily ride brief each night at dinner
- Experienced local guides 
- On road vehicle support
- Post Tour digital image pack on USB
- Velo Tours Cycling Jersey and Musette
- Cap & t-shirt 

Airfares and travel insurance are NOT included.  
Lunches and alcohol consumed are also NOT included.

*$1,845.00   8 days/7 nights

*Based on twin share.  Single subsidy available.  
Backpacker options available also.

*ALL RIDE DISTANCES ARE HIGHLY FLEXIBLE DEPENDING ON INDIVIDUAL ABILITY.  FULLY SUPPORTED WITH VAN OR BUS TO JUMP IN AND OUT OF AS REQUIRED.

Our Budget Eastcoaster features all the great riding down the East coast of Tasmania to Hobart with budget accommodation options at local holiday parks, high end backpackers or lower end hotels that sleep from 2 - 6 a room.  Dinners are taken at local pubs to help keep the costs down, but when you are in Tasmania the locals are friendly and the food is always fresh.

DAY 1:  – LAUNCESTON  

Upon pick up from Launceston airport we will transfer by vehicle to your accommodation in Launceston for the night.  We will put the bikes together ready for an early departure tomorrow morning

- Ride Distance: N/A
- Old Tudor Motor Inn

DAY 2:  – LAUNCESTON – BRIDPORT 

Upon pick up from Launceston airport we will transfer by vehicle to a café at the outskirts of Launceston to put the bikes together and start our first day of riding through to the beautiful seaside village of Bridport.

- Ride Distance 75km
- Foreshore Cabins

DAY 3:  – BRIDPORT – ST HELENS

After a transfer to Scottsdale we ride the remaining distance to St Helens.  The route is takes in undulating hilly roads and 3 climbs to test you, averaging 5.5% in gradient with the longest being around 5km.  

- Ride Distance 112km
- Bay Inn

DAY 4:  – ST HELENS – BICHENO

Today we will enjoy the amazing ride down the coast to the seaside village of Bicheno. Fingers crossed we can enjoy some of the local sites like the Tasmanian Devil Park, Sealife Centre or Ironhouse Brewery en route    

- Ride Distance 75km
- Big 4 Cabins
DAY 5:  BICHENO - SWANSEA    

Shorter day on the bike today heading south to Swansea.  The day includes a stop over at Devil’s Corner Winery for some views of Oyster Bay and wine tasting, then we will head to Coles Bay for the hike up to Wineglass Bay lookout before dinner at one of the best pubs on the East Coast!

- Ride Distance 45km
- Swansea Motor Inn
DAY 6:  SWANSEA – HOBART via RICHMOND   

Shorter day on the bike today but the route is challenging with a challenging 8-9km climb out of Orford.  We will stop at one of our favourite cafes for coffee and scones in Richmond before loading into the van for the transfer to town.

- Ride Distance 110km
- Montacute 
DAY 7:  HOBART

Today is a free day for you to spend wandering around the great sites of Hobart, including Salamanca Market*, take a cruise down to Peppermint Bay on the catamaran or investigate the amazing sites of MONA.  

- Ride Distance 
- Montacute (*Salamanca Market is only on Saturday mornings)
DAY 8:  DEPARTURE

Early start to beat the traffic for the climb to the top of Mt Wellington.  This is the longest climb (19km) in Tasmania. The view from the mountain is spectacular and the decent just as much fun. We will be back to the hotel in time to shower and head to the airport.