• Cycling tours

Bass Coast and Beyond Cycle Tour Philip Island

The Jetty Triangle, Cowes, Victoria, 3922

This amazing six day, five night cycle tour takes you on a journey along the wild coastal scenery of the Bunurong Cliffs Coastal Park and via back roads to the Great Southern Rail Trails. On the way enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Bass Coast and rural Gippsland.

Travel by bike on Rail Trails, quiet roads and cycle paths to some of the most beautiful places on the scenic Bass Coast. Pedal through the lush green rolling foothills of the Gippsland Strzelecki Ranges to the historic old towns where nothing much has changed except they are now centers for art galleries, craft stores and local produce markets.

You have six days cycling, averaging around 45 kilometers each day. So that leaves you plenty of time to swim at the beaches, visit wineries, stop in cafes, love Art Galleries, sample local produce, wander through museums, or simply relax. Every day is different, you will love it.

You can look forward to fabulous accommodation each night. There is specially chosen the accommodation to suit each location – from luxurious hotels to quirky bed and breakfasts, so you can be assured a warm welcome and a great sleep each night.

Days of operation:
  • Starts every day of the year. Best months are February to May and October to December. Book early for school holiday periods.

Tour highlights:
  • Cycle the Bunurong Cliffs
    Known to the locals as 'the other Great Ocean Road' this section of coast is just spectacular and so very quiet. It is a well kept secret and perfect for cycling. Take time to explore Cape Paterson, The Oaks, Caves Beach, Twin Reefs and Eagles Nest home to the dinosaur dig and the first dinosaur fossil found in Australia.
  • The Old Time, Arty, Crafty Country Towns
    Cycling the Great Southern Rail Trails takes you on a trip back through time. Some say that the towns are 'surprisingly arty' and they are so right. Explore Fish Creek with its many galleries and wonderful cafes, Meeniyan with its crafty atmosphere and Foster which has something for everyone. Love the animals you see along the Great Southern rail Trail. Most of our cyclists see koalas, wombats, echidnas, parrots, rosellas and kookaburras along the way. Learn the fantastic history of the 'Lady of the Swamp' world socialite reduced to wading many kilometers through waist deep water from her crumbling home to do the shopping.
  • Agnes Falls
    Ride up the valleys to the expansive views across to Wilsons Prom and corner inlet. Enjoy Agnes Falls the biggest single drop falls in Victoria. They are set into a gorge and are well worth a visit.

Australian Cycling Holidays specialises in self-guided, fully supported, cycling holidays close by Melbourne in the beautiful Bass Coast and Gippsland.

Cycle at your pace. Start and stop when you like. Accommodation, luggage transfers, Trek Bicycles, roadside assist included. Enjoy fabulous country scenery and quiet roads and paths. Cyclewayz app and maps for Navigation.

Australian Cycling Holidays offer cycling journeys, suitable for families, single cyclists, couples or groups, including:

Bass Coast and Beyond is a popular tour with a mix of coastal and country scenery, towns and tastes.

During the Great Southern Getaway, pedal the Great Southern Rail Trail or explore the hills. Weekend markets abound. Family friendly.

The Wild Coast Rolling Country is a great mix of hills, valleys, trails and roads.

South Gippsland Rail Trails, enjoy the scenic journey through little old country towns with great cafes, all on cycle paths and rail trails.

At Melbourne Breakout, start in Melbourne and pedal to the rolling hills of Gippsland. Past distilleries, breweries and markets.

The Grand Gippsland starts in Melbourne and travels through Gippsland to Marlo where the Snowy River meets the sea.

The Jetty Triangle, Cowes, Victoria, 3922

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