The Melbourne Breakout Cycle Tour is an eight day, seven night tour which starts in Melbourne at the iconic Princes Pier. You cycle out along the Beach Road cycle paths, a local Melbourne cycling favorite.
Your cycle will take you across the Mornington Peninsula, over the bay on the ferry and right into the heart of Phillip Island at Cowes. Then cycle through Gippsland, along the wild coasts, through the farming country, the old country towns and the fabulous back country, sealed roads that are perfect for cycling. The old township of Loch features a whisky distillery and craft brewery, amongst the old buildings.
A day on the rail trail will be a journey through history with beaut little villages, each with their own distinct flavor. Watch out for the Koalas, echidnas, wombats and birds that are easy to spot along the way.
Then its off to the hamlet of Inverloch on little back roads and past a historic cemetery and a true Aussie country sports field. Inverloch is set right on the beach with lots of spots to watch the sunset. Your final day will take you along the Bunurong cliffs with many bays and coves to explore.
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You can start this tour any day of the year. The best time to cycle is December through to May. February can be hot so avoid if you have the heat!
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.
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