Snowy River Cycling offers this self guided day ride, allowing you to explore the farmlands and forest that surround the Snowy River as it nears the sea.
All the ride routes start and finish in Orbost in Far East Gippsland.
The tour includes a helmet, bike equipped with rack and bag, basic tools, drink bottle holder, route maps and information.
Choose a ride to suit you: from a flat leisurely pedal beside the river, to an energetic 45 km loop that includes river, farmland and a section of the East Gippsland Rail Trail.
Most of the routes are along quiet, sealed country roads with very little traffic.
The bike fleet includes adults bikes in a range of sizes, ladies style bikes, children's bikes, child seats and 'tag along' bike which attaches to an adults bike.
If you would like to ride out along the Rail Trail, without having to ride back, they can offer a pick up service along the trail to bring you back to Orbost.
Please call ahead if possibly to ensure they have bikes available on the day you wish to ride.
Price & booking
Tour pricing information (GST included)
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Small childs bike (20 or 24 inch wheel) or tagalong
Full sized mountain bike, includes rack and day pannier.
Cancellation and booking policy
Payment for Snowy Discovery Rides (self guided day rides) is due on the day of your ride. Payment for multi day, self guided rail trail cycle tours is due one month prior to tour, or at time of booking if booking less than one month prior to your tour. If you cancel your trip more than one month prior to departure, your tour fee less non refundable 20 per cent deposit will be refunded. Less than one month but more than one week 50 per cent of your tour fee will be refunded. No refund if cancelled within one week of tour start date.
Days of operation
Available daily all year, please call to book.
Departure details: 08/05/14 - 30/06/15
Tour starting location
Snowy River Cycling is waiting to share with you one of the best kept cycle touring secrets in Australia: the crumpled green bottom right hand corner of Australia that is East Gippsland.
The diverse region ranges from high alpine meadows studded by snow gums, deep river gorges, rainforest, wild rivers to a coastline populated by more seals than people.
The East Gippsland Rail Trail traverses the region, offering superb cycling following a former railway line through forests and farmland for nearly 100 kilometres from Bairnsdale to Orbost, linking the Gippsland Lakes with the Snowy River.
Snowy River Cycling Self Guided Rail Trail tours allow you to explore the area at your own time and pace. Snowy River Cycling will tailor a journey for you of two to four days or more, providing you with a bike, helmet and day bag, book your accommodation, transfer your luggage and arrange your return transport, as well as providing maps and information to make your journey more enjoyable.
If you just want a short bike, for half a day or just a couple of hours, the 'Snowy River Day Rides' allow you to explore the rich farmland and stunning views from mountains to sea around the Snowy River at its journeys end, near Orbost in East Gippsland. All gear is supplied: bicycle, helmet, maps and advice to ensure a superb days cycling, whether you just want a gentle pedal, or a longer more challenging ride.
Guided tours take you through the more remote places in the region, on tours of up to six days that may explore from high Alpine meadows to a wild coastline, or follow quiet back roads along peaceful rivers.
Over peak holiday times guided one day rides are offered to rarely visited gems of the Far East Gippsland landscape.
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Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land