I love TAS more than ever!!!! Thanks to you, the detailed description and fantastic arrangement. Really, I don't know what to say now to express my gratitude even I paid for this. Because I don't think I will be able to have such a special experience without you. I'll definitely recommend you to anyone I know.
After so many days, I've got the impression that Tasmania is really a perfect place to do a cycling trip. The forests, marshes, plains, mountains, ocean, islands, creeks, lakes, lagoons, devils, wallabies, dolphins, penguins, wombats, swans and many animals and birds I can't even tell the name... In Bicheno you can see dolphins and penguins for free along the seashore!!! That's a highlight. I can't believe I really was among them, in the nature and breathe with them. Not to mention different historic sites and wine and food. I enjoyed EVERY of them!!!!
I can't say it's life-changing but it's definitely a special time I'll never forget. And it gives me an opportunity to explore the beautiful island and recall my adventurous side. That's the most important thing.
Have a good day!!!
Xiao Z, China, selfguided Eastcoast tour
I have been replaying the many wonderful memories of Tassie and the cycling and friendships....especially as I slog home thru snow and ice. The balance you provided between independence and being shepherded was ideal for me. The fact that the weather was sunny and warm and most of the other riders were easy companions added pleasure. I am happy that I must routinely cycle over a hilly terrain - it kept the cycling fun even as the climbs became a bit more challenging.
Thank you again, Manfred, for the excellent arrangements you made for me in advance of the trip, and the thoughtfulness and concern for our safety and comforts that you showed during the riding. And perhaps we will meet up again on the other side of the globe.
Drew N., guided Westcoast tour
The west coast is certainly hillier than the east coast! The landscapes are really varied, which makes for interesting cycling. We were glad that we split day 2 as you suggested. We really enjoyed the cycling on the west coast. Thanks for your help putting together the route description and adapting it for us.
We really loved the New Norfolk B&B. It may have been the nicest place we stayed, the owners were lovely, the house is pretty and we got tasty freshly baked bread for breakfast. The restaurant at the Derwent Bridge Wilderness hotel was great – a fridge in our room would have been good though (to keep drinks and provisions cool).
Courtney and Andrew, selfguided customized Westcoast tour
I am back home in the US. The experience riding my bicycle around Tasmania was a very beautiful and interesting one. The route you planned was very complete and the daily distances were very appropriate. The mix of lodgings combining hotels B&B was a very good one. For a cyclist riding by himself the backpacker hotels and hostels provided the opportunity to meet with other travelers and exchange experinces. The Hosts in Richmond, Orford, Pyongana and New Norfolk were very welcoming and contributed to an enjoyable experience. Pat in Orford was specially kind giving us a ride to and from Triabuna and also drove us to see the ocean views close to her place. Your suggestions for additional places to visit along the way were also helpful for te trip's enjoyment. I took many pictures during the bike ride and when I was back in Hobart I had a great sense of satisfaction of having completed the whole bike ride around Tasmania and was able to climb the very steep and fearsome climbs... I am back home with fond memories of my bike ride and I thank you for your assistance in planning the route and te trip... Best regards
Eli B, selfguided solo-roundtour
Thank you I had the BEST time, really fantastic. I worked out I've pedalled about 1400-1500 miles in the 4 weeks, not bad, and only one day of awful rain, which was the day I slogged it up to cradle mountain , to get there and not be able to see anything.
Thank you again, I really had a fantastic super time. Unfortunately, that was my first proper cycle tour, and now I have the cycle tour bug, it's addictive!!
After TAS I went to NZ,
and have just picked my hire bike here and I must say, your service, equipment and bikes are MUCH better, I should never have left Tasmania !!
Sylvia S., bike rental only
First of all I would like to thank you for putting it all together for me. It would have been impossible otherwise for me to have planned the whole route and the accommodation in such detail. Your extensive knowledge was invaluable. There were some great B&Bs to overnight in - and trough the day the route was filled with a diversity of scenery and challenges. It all culminated in a memorable few weeks. Already I look back with pleasure wishing I was back in Tasmania on the bike.
Geoff R, selfguided solo-roundtour
My wife and I had the most fun ever on our recent East Coast of Tasmania Bicycle tour with Green Island Tours. They provided plenty of good food (breakfast and Lunch), healthy spring water, snacks and support for us in the form of a lift in the tour bus if we were not feeling well, as well as excellent mechanical support for any bike related issues. Manfred from Green Island Tours seems to know everything about Tasmania and we received plenty of information about this truly beautiful state. We genuinely enjoyed the tour and wish you all the best - in business and in life.
Frank & Henryka from South Australia, guided East coast tour
Dear Manfred, dear Linda,
We feel so glad to have shared our cycling adventure in Tassie with you. You have provided us with excellent leadership and service, great company, delicious food, fine accommodation and lots of laughs. Thank you!
Margot & Jim, guided East coast tour
Everything was great with the bikes. There were no problems, no punctures, no issues at all. Thank you for the tour - we had a great time.
Nic D, selfguided East caoast tour
Thanks for the help, bike and panniers, as they exceeded my
expectations. The bike did 1,200km in 21 riding days, no punctures, plenty of headwinds
and only one night camping in the bush (near Waratah). I am thankful for your attention to detail.
Mick W, Australia, bike hire only
We are still glowing in the wonderful memories of our trip up the east coast and the great bikes we had too. I hope all is well with you on the island.Regards,
Now that I'm back in the UK, this is a brief note to thank you once again for the wonderful, but all-too-short, bike tour: I have fallen completely in love with Tasmania and am plotting my return already - maybe as a way to celebrate my next 'big' birthday (i.e. ending in a 0), although I'm not sure I can wait that long. In contrast to rural Tasmania and the relatively open skies of Hobart, Sydney came across as large, brash and noisy, so I had a rather different great time. But I still preferred Tasmania. I wish you a successful season, and do hope that I will one day return to complete the East Coast tour - and add the West Coast to it as well. Liz, UK
We left Tasmania yesterday after a dazzling last day in the Peninsula, and we want to thank you for the excellence of your organisation. Everything has been perfect, the places you took us to are just wonderful, we will sure come back one of these days to take in more of this splendour. We have been particularly impressed by the high quality of the accommodations. Everywhere we felt spoilt, except in Strahan where the hosts were strangely absent.Otherwise, all the other hosts and all the people we met in Tasmania were absolutely wonderful. So, be sure to send me your link so I can give my comments, and also whatever information you have about your Ireland tours. Michele, & Michael, New Caledonia
On behalf of my team, I would like to thank you for all the help that you have given us during our
stay in Tasmania. We really enjoyed the trip and all the beautiful scenery will stay in our memories forever.
Without your help our trip would not have been a success! Take care and wishing you all the best!
Yean, Singapore (customized guided Westcoast tour)
Wanted to say thank-you and how much we enjoyed the bike trip, and the post bike trip in Tasmania. You picked a great route and wonderful
accomodations. We just love the Cradle Vista and Jim and Jeannette. I would recommend to anyone.
Thanks, Liris and Luke, Canada
A brief email to let you know the cycling is fantastic around St Helens.
- Had 2 lovely days exploring Binnalong Bay and then exploring the south part- St Helens point. Saw echidnas at St Helens.
- Loved the coffee shop at Binnalong Bay view is fantastic and was out of the wind.
- Enjoyed the ride to Bicheno and can recommend the Brewery as a stop. Great views people and tastings.
- I loved the coast so did not venture into the mountains and had ridden there previously.
- Accommodation at both places was good and enjoyed the view over the harbour.
- Bicycle was the right size and collection went well.
- Really enjoyed the Freycinet walking tours. Beautiful stretch of coastline and great sights.
All in all a great holiday. Thank you for organisation!
Rebecca D, AUS
We are almost back to reality after our wonderful tour of Tasmania and wish to thank you for organizing our tour up the east coast. We enjoyed the ride although New's Eve Day was far to hot to be comfortable. The accommodation you booked for us was great with very helpful hosts. The bikes were very good as well as the other equipment.
After the cycle trip we drove from Launceston to Hobart via Cradle Mtn., Strahan and Port Arthur and were very thankful that we didn't cycle the western route! We thought the mountains of New Zealand were big! I think we would have been in the support vehicle most of the time! Tasmania is certainly a hidden gem of the world. Lots to do and see. Hope we can go back for another look sometime.
Thank you again, Norma & Cliff, USA
Thanks Manfred for organising everything for us. We had a great trip.
Michael & Tracey, AU
Thanks for all the extra things you did and trying so hard to help us enjoy our trip.
Ian and Raylene, AU
thanks for your assistance in organising a suitable itinerary for us within our time frame. We mentioned that we would send through our thoughts about the cycle trip we did in October:
A highlight in our very enjoyable two weeks in Tasmania, was a five-day self-guided cycle ride down the East Coast organised through Green Island Cycle Tours. Our experience in planning and booking the ride was very positive with prompt responses received to our enquiries and considerable flexibility shown by Manfred to accommodate our requirements.
The ride itself, which covered some 300kms, was well organised with: good bikes, thorough route notes, comfortable accommodation, and a carry forward service for our luggage. We would highly commend this part of Tasmania for an enjoyable cycle tour and would have no hesitation in booking through Green Island Cycle Tours if we were to do something similar again.
Allison and Bruce M, New Zealand
Thanks for the wonderful time you gifted us with in Tasmania. We can't stop talking about how much fun we had. We loved the sites as well as the cycling. We look forward to the next trip. Your travel guide is great; much more informative and detailed than any other cycling trip information that we have ever received before.
Donna & Robb, USA
We are safely home, but thinking fondly of our cycling adventure in Tasmania. We really enjoyed the trip very much, and were very pleased with the information and support you provided. The rental bike worked out well for Rose, too. Thanks again for the excellent tour. We will definitely recommend Tasmania, and your company, to other riders.
Ilse & Bruce P, USA
We had a wonderful trip and the boys really enjoyed it too, even with the long uphill haul." Jennifer H.
Courtney and I want to thank you for organising our tour. We had a lot of fun riding around Tasmania and discovering how beautiful it is. We have never done anything like a cycling tour before so it was challenging at times but very rewarding. We're keen to do more cycling soon!
Once again, thank you so much for organising all our accomodation and the route and for providing us with maps, booklets, travel information AND our surprise bottle of wine."
Take care and we wish you success with Green Island Tours and a happy new year.
Courtney B, and Andrew K., selfguided east coast tour
We are back to work after a great trip with you. Thanks to you, we will keep very good memories of Tasmania. The landscapes are beautiful, but the way you organised the tour gave us the best opportunities to discover those beauties. Of course, more enjoying participants would have been even better, but that is not your fault. The cycling was very good, even better on the last days. As I told you, we didn't like having to stop every 5km or at the top of the hills...
The crayfish on the picknick table remains a beautiful memory ! ! !
We confirm that tasmanian honey is absolutely delicious. We brought one bottle back to Tahiti, but we wish we would have brought more!!
We are very happy and absolutely thinking of coming back for another tour....
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"
Eva and Thierry, group tour
We really enjoyed our bike ride and everything went well. The bikes were in excellent condition which made riding a pleasure. The accommodation was very good and we found nice places for dinner in each town. Kind regards Judy K., selfguided east coast trip
earlier Comments (translated from German)
"Our Tasmanian cycle tour in January 2006 was a total success. The local support was excellent. We particularly enjoyed some things outside of the cycling. The tour guide was very flexible regarding weather conditions and fitness of the cyclists. The individual stages were well suited to cyclists with average fitness, they were easy to manage. All our impressions were overlaid by the unique fauna and flora. We recommended this cycle tour to everybody."
Reiner M., group tour"
"Very many thanks for the terrific tour in Tasmania! Yes, we have travelled repeatedly with Green Island Tours, and are used to a good route-description, but this time you have proven that even perfect things can be improved!"
Oliver und Sabine C., self-guided tour
"Thank you so much for the great organisation and execution of this very personal and pleasant journey. We experienced countless impressions of this outstanding part of Australia. We are happy and satisfied to have spent our entire annual leave on this one amazing trip. The "personal" style of the tour company was a particularly charming and special experience".
Barbara S. & Rudolf T.,group tour
"For me it was quite a terrific journey. Everything came together to form a very interesting overall picture. The stages of each day were well selected and rich in variety. The tour guide was very competent and very flexible to the groups' needs. The accommodation was also carefully chosen, although each was very different in it's style. Altogether a journey to be recommended in a fascinating country".
Hans A.,group tour
"I was (and am still) absolutely delighted. It was the best trip of my life, I enjoyed every minute!
The brochure didn't overdo it. Tasmania is just like a dream! I have already recommended Green Island Tours to some friends and will continue to do so to others." Angelica H
"Never before have 3 weeks passed so fast as they did on this vacation. In fact, I had the best time of my life
here. I felt very sorry to leave, but it wont be my last visit to Tasmania. Thank you for everything."
"Of all bike trips I have undertaken, this was by far the best. The rental bike was better than my one at home."
"I would never have found so many nice routes on my own. There were always highlights and surprises."
"The beaches were absolutely stunning, but unfortunately “overcrowed”. Sometimes we met the next human within half a mile!!!"