East Coast Tour
This is our GROUP-TOUR along the breathtaking and sunny East coast of Tasmania.
You will cycle on more or less flat roads and will experience endless empty white beaches in a mild climate. You will also visit Freycinet Nationalpark and Port Arthur. Fitness level is not an issue because you can use our support vehicle whenever you like.
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Prices, Terms & Itinerary
Comfort: Comfortable feel-well properties, all rooms with shower/toilet (few exceptions).
What we include
> Extensive preparatory material (a fully comprehensive, pre-travel guide including road book)
What we do NOT include
Flight, evening meals and drinks, additional excursions and trips not mentioned in the itinerary and personal spending.
Day 1, Arrival
You need to make your own way to St. Helens There are buses from Launceston transit centre: Mon-Fr at 12.30 pm (during school terms only) and 4.00 pm, Saturday 4.00 am (during school terms only) and Sunday 7.30 pm. Costs are $31.50 p.p., duration 2 1/2 hours. Please allow 90 minutes from touchdown at Launceston airport to the bus departure.
Day 2, St. Helens - Bicheno (B/L):
Today you cycle down the beautiful and mostly flat east coast, passing spectacular beaches along the way. One option is to go via St Marys and the Elephant Pass in order to visit the famous Pancake Barn. Just before our destination Bicheno we visit the award-winning “Nature World Animal Park”, where you can at 3.30 pm watch the feeding of Tasmanian devils and maybe even pet one. Cycling: 60 km + Bus 17 / 33 km
Day 3, Bicheno - Swansea (B/L)
After an initial cycle we drive you to the friendly beaches lookout and continue to the renowned Freycinet National Park, where we walk to the famous Wineglass Bay Lookout (the beach is rated as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world). After lunch we have to go around the Moulting Lagoon. Several wineries are en route and can be visited. Cycling: 51 km (32 m), + Bus 57 km (36 m)
Day 4, Swansea - Eaglehawk Neck (B/L)
The ride on this coast road is an absolute pleasure. After about 30 km the road turns away from the coast. In Orford we are having our lunch at the lovely spring beach, where you can have a walk afterwards. Than we pack up for a 2 hours bus transfer. If time allows we can make a small detour to the historic town of Richmond where we´ll have a short break. Cycling: 62 km (39 m) + Bus 107 km (67 m)
Day 5, day off (B/L)
In the morning you have the choice of either visiting the historic penal settlement of Port Arthur, now world heritage status, or to do a cruise on a boat along one of Australia´s most beautiful coastlines (both extras). For the afternoon we offer a round tour by bus were you will see the impressive natural wonders like the Remarkable Cave, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. You may also have a stroll on beautiful White Beach. Bus 93 km (56 m).
Day 6 Eaglehawk Neck - Hobart (B/L)
First we will bring you up a big hill, than you are cycle out of this peninsula. From Dunally our routes continues along the coast with beautiful views, but also some hilly sections. A short part, about 2 km, is still gravel road (usually in good condition). In Dodges Ferry you will have a last beach walk before we drive you to the nearby lunch point. From there we bring you straight into
Hobart via the famous Tasman Bridge Cycling: 38 km (23 m), + Bus 31 km (19 m).
Day 7, departure or day off (B)
If you leave us here we will arrange your transfer to the airport.
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