Cycling in Tasmania

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Guided bicycle Group tours

support vehicle of Green Island Tours with its purpose build trailer at a lunchbreak in Zeehan

If you want to have a good time with other guests and leave the organizing work to the professional guide.

This bicycle -tours can be enjoyed by guests of all ages and fitness levels. They are not designed as racing tours but combine moderate sporting activities with different aspects of Tasmania's beauty, and includes some short walks. Our support vehicle and our purpose-built trailer are always close by and can be used anytime. We do include some short walks to places of interest. However, if you prefer energetic cycling, we can arrange this.
What we do

  • We pick you up from the airport or local hotel.
  • We provide breakfasts, picnic styles lunch and ALL drinks on the daily tours.
  • Our guide looks after you all day, makes suggestions for excursions, prepares lunch, loads your bike and answers any questions.
  • We will take you to places you will not see on a private tour!
  • We include bike- and luggage transport, national park fees and other admissions, and also last night´s accommodation at the final destination.
  • We can supply a quality, well-maintained rental bike for an additional charge.

  • Fitness level required

    No specific fitness level is required. Wherever or whenever you don't want to cycle anymore you can swap over to our support vehicle. If can decide to continue cycling later thanks to our fast loading / unloading trailer.
    However, if you want to cycle most of the route, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. If you are very fit and want to cycle more, you may also cycle those parts of the route where other guests use our support vehicle.

    Journey overview

    Both tours can be booked individually or combined for a fascinating round trip.

    For independent information about the region click on the maps.

    east coast route  of the bicycle tours of Green island Tours in Tasmania
    west coast route  of the bicycle tours of Green island Tours in Tasmania

    North east / East coast Tour
    Bay of Fires on the north east coast of Tasmania

    North east: an astonishing contrast of rolling, green hills, temperate rain forests and many hidden treasures.
    We will pick you up at Launceston Airport and take you to the nearby quiet, historic village of Evandale. The next day we´ll start to the north-east with a long but not steep ascent through forest. After a night in Scottsdale we´ll begin with a visit to the woodcarvings in Legerwood. After cycling on a narrow winding road through dense rainforest there is a 10 km long downhill ride. Our Accommodation is in the little farming community of Pyengana, where we´ll visit the 90 m high St. Columba Falls the next morning. It’s just a half day ride to the east coast capital of St. Helens (pop. 6000),

    The east coast is well known for its mild and sunny climate and many empty, white beaches and of course the tourist magnet Freycinet Nationalpark.
    If you have joined us on the Northeast tour you had 2 nights in St. Helens, what enabled you to explore the stunning surroundings, including the famous Bay of Fires or Peron Sand Dunes. The tour goes down the beautiful coast road towards Bicheno. The following day we will visit famous Freycinet National Park and do the walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout. In the afternoon we have to go around the Moulting Lagoon. En route are several wineries, wehre we can taste some of their produce. From Swansea we will continue along the coast road. After our lunch at the beautiful Spring beach we pack up and drive you to the lovely Tasman Peninsula. This takes about 2 hours, but if time allows we can make a short detour to the historic village of Richmond.
    The next morning you have the choice of either visiting the historic penal settlement of Port Arthur or to do a cruise on a boat along one of Australia´s most beautiful coastlines (both extras). If required we offer a roundtour by bus in the afternoon to the many natural wonders of the Peninsula.
    The last cycling day is short but beautifull, along the coast (one short section is still gravel road). After a last beach walk and our lunch we will drive you into Hobart. With it's cosmopolitan feel and special flair, it´s unlike most big cities. If you intend to continue on our west coast trip you will have an extra day in Hobart to soak up the fantastic atmosphere of Tasmania´s capital.

    Starting-point: Launceston
    End-point: Hobart
    Duration: 11 days
    details of guided north east / east coast bike tour of Green Island Tours Tasmania

    Starting-point: St. Helens
    End-point: Hobart
    Duration: 7 days
    details of guided east coast bike tour of Green Island Tours Tasmania

    West Coast Tour
    Lake Dove close to Queenstown on the West coast of Tasmania

    "Lonely planet" has classified the Westcoast as the second best cycling-region in the world! The route will take you through very dramatic scenery, lots of it in World Heritage listed areas and alpine regions. Everything is different here more hills, more rain, a much smaller population density and longer distances between settlements.
    The terrain is mostly hilly with some long ascents and long daily distances and it can be isolated in places. There is a good chance of bad weather, especially rain.

    If you do this tour only the first day is the arrival day. If you have just finished our East coast tour then you'll have this day to explore Tasmania´s capital Hobart.
    On the first tour day we´ll drive you out of Hobart with our support vehicle to New Norfolk. After some cycling on country roads we´ll visit Mount Field National Park with it´s famous Russell Falls and many significant tall trees. The "Wild Way" takes us up into the Highlands where we will stay in a very remote location. The next day will becycling/driving through the isolated World Heritage Area to Queenstown (which looks like a lunar landscape). You could have a short hike in Lake St. Clair National Park and undertake some other short but extremely nice walks at various other locations. The next stop is the 'tourist-magnet' of Strahan where we will stay for 2 nights. From there you can take a half-day Gordon river cruise into the spectacular wilderness or have a rest day.
    We continue via the old mining towns of Zeehan and Roseberry before making our way back up into the high country. After one night in the previous Hydro village of Tullah we will enter famous Cradle Mountain National Park where you can walk around romantic Dove Lake or do even longer walks. We will also spend the night there. On the next day, after some steep up and downs, we will have lunch in the small lovely country town of Sheffield with its many murals. Than its goes more downhill than uphill to the laid-back village of Mole Creek. If time allows we could walk to the Alum cliffs look out. After a last night we will drive you on the old highway to the airport or any other destination in or around Launceston.

    Starting-point: Hobart
    End-point: Launceston
    Duration: 9 days
    details of guided west coast bike tour of Green Island Tours Tasmania

    G R E E NI S L A N DT O U R ST A S M A N I A3 Simeon Place, St. Helens, 7216 Tasmania, AustraliaTel + Fax: (+61) 03- 6376 3080