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Grand Gippsland Cycle Tour starts Melbourne

Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 3207

Your Grand Gippsland Cycle Tour (19 days, 18 nights) 760km starts in the heart of Melbourne and takes you through the stunning scenery of Gippsland to the beautiful remote hamlet of Marlo where the Snowy River meets the sea.

Cycle out of Melbourne along iconic Beach Road and enjoy the Brighton beach bathing boxes and bayside views. This ride gives you an extraordinary mix of wonderful country. Every day is different.

You will cycle the farmlands, over the mangroves and along the surf beaches with a visit to the world famous Fairy penguins. Your bike will take you to the stunning Bunurong cliffs, with little coves and beaches to explore, the Southern Strzelecki Ranges through wonderful arty crafty country towns, and up the emerald green rolling hills and temperate rainforests that Gippsland is famous for.

After the forests you come to the fantastic mix of open plains, country towns each with its own historical flavour, museums, art and big rivers. Finally you will cycle the East Gippsland Rail Trail with its immense trestle bridges.

At the end of your self guided tour you will stay the night at relaxing Marlo where the Snowy River meets the sea.

Cost
Type Indicative Prices
Adult

Prices are per person twin share for this 19 days, 18 nights cycle tour. The $4190 per person for group of four. The $5500 per person in a couple.

$4,910.00 - $5,500.00

Inclusions

Bicycles, helmets, hi vis, front panniers, rear panniers, water bottles, snack, accommodation, luggage transfers, maps, Cyclewayz app, some dinners and lunches, all breakfasts, roadside assist.

Days of operation:
  • The Grand Gippsland Cycle Tour starts every day of the year. We do have set start date tours if you wish to share the costs of support and luggage transfers with others. The tour will still be self guided fully supported. Ask us about this option. The tour can also be cycled as an express version if you wish to do the entire route in fewer days.

Tour highlights:
  • Cycling the iconic Beach Road cycle paths
    Start your Grand Gippsland cycle tour along iconic Beach Road, the premier cycle route in Australia. Enjoy the Brighton beach bathing boxes, the views across the bay, the art and the wonderful European inlet of Mordialloc where all the small wooden boats are moored.
  • Cycling the Southernmost Mangroves in the world
    Then its off through the Mornington peninsula, past the RAMSAR listed wetlands, through the farmlands and over the southernmost mangroves in the world. Our customers say they are amazed by how quiet and scenic it is cycling on all of the paths and over the mangroves on the board way.
  • Cycling Bass Coast
    Cycle through Phillip Island and enjoy the beaches and bush of one of Melbourne’s favorite surfing locations. In the afternoon you will join the Bass Coast Rail Trail and stay the night right on the cliff tops. Next day is your rest day. you can either just relax in this peaceful paradise or explore the magnificent, wild, George Bass Coastal Walk. From Kilcunda you cycle the stunning Bunurong cliffs with all of the little coves and beaches to explore. Then its off to the Southern Strzelecki Ranges through wonderful arty crafty country towns and the Great Southern Rail Trail. You finish this sector with great coastal views to Wilsons promontory.
  • Cyclin g through the green rolling hills and upto the temperate Rainforests
    This sector is the most challenging with a few, optional, hill climbs. You will love this green rolling ride through the emerald green countryside that Gippsland is famous for. Stay the night in Yarram a town that is tucked away and has kept all of it’s old buildings. Then its time to climb upto the Grand Ridge. Along the way you will have time to explore the Tarra-Bulga National Park, hidden within the Strzelecki Ranges, featuring lush fern-filled gullies, giant Mountain Ash and ancient Myrtle Beech. Stay the night high on the ridge at the Tarra Bulga Guest house, dinner provided. Next morning cruise down to Rosedale enjoying the views.
  • Gippsland Plains
    After Rosedale you will have a fantastic mix of open plains, country towns each with its own historical flavour, museums, art and big rivers. We will meet you at Meerlieu for lunch at the MCG, Meerlieu Cricket Ground. Hopefully we will spot one of the Roulettes, the Australian Airforce Acrobatic aircraft, which train in this area. You will finish this sector in beautiful Bairnsdale where you can visit the historic mural church painted during the 1930’s depression.
  • East Gippsland Rail Trail and Lakes Entrance
    In the morning you will be collected by Snowy River Cycling for a guided tour of Raymond Island, home to a wild koala population. Your next 4 days will see you cycle the East Gippsland Rail Trail with its immense trestle bridges and Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail that takes you into the heart of Lakes Entrance right on the beach. At the end of your self guided tour you will stay the night at relaxing Marlo where the Snowy River meets the sea. What a place to celebrate and reflect on your achievement!

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.

Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne, Victoria, 3207

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