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We only run 10-15 tours per year. This makes each tour very special to us as we are not repeating the same rides over and over again. Every tour is meticulously planned and we are as excited to be there as you are – there is no bulk production-line here!

Want to know what people think about our tours? Have a look at our ‘Testimonials‘ page. If you want to talk to people who have participated in the ride or a similar ride that you are considering we will give you the names and telephone numbers of people who are happy to tell you what it’s like being a client of AllTrails.

Why is an AllTrails ride so good?

  • Experts: No short-cuts! Our extensive preparation and organisation creates the best tours for our clients.
  • Service: Our owners are usually on tour with you. AllTrails is renowned for good old fashioned service.
  • Quality: From great accom & meals, to the quality ingredients in our famous home-made muffins and biscuits.
  • Support: Our support vehicle is never far away if you need a pick-up or mechanical assistance. Our crew are the best.
  • Camaraderie: AllTrails cyclists are famous for fun, positivity and support. We are proud of the AllTrails community.

A Typical Day on an AllTrails Tour

Imagine waking up in the early daylight and looking around a comfortable room and wondering where you are. Is it Thredbo in the Victorian Alps, on the Great Ocean Road, a one-horse town in the Australian Outback or some beautiful little Italian or French village?

Either way you want to get up and start another day riding on your AllTrails tour, getting looked after by the best tour guides in the industry and cycling through some of the most beautiful parts of Australia and the globe. But not just the spots where the tourists go – you get to see the hidden gems off the tourist highway as you cycle from city to city, across a state, or through an entire country…

After a quick shower it’s down to the breakfast area where your morning meal is presented beautifully and tastes even better. Other cyclists are around the tables greeting each other and talking excitedly about today’s ride. Some bring their maps with them showing the day’s profile and route covering world renowned country-side, hills up and down, the vastness of a desert, or the ports and harbours at the seaside.

The big breaky of muesli, yogurt, scrambled eggs on toast, fruit juice, raisin bread, fresh fruit and coffee gets you fuelled up for the road ahead. You leave your bags at reception and once again mount your faithful bicycle and head off early with new-found friends from the previous day’s ride.

A steady flow of cyclists chatting away to each other, see the directional signs by the roadside and know they are on the right track to the morning tea break. You notice big yellow signs on the vehicles, CAUTION CYCLISTS AHEAD, and it makes you feel safer and proud to be part of a big organised bike ride. You know you are amongst friends, all with the same aim and similar interests, and you know that the AllTrails team have every base covered in the organisation of the ride. All you need to do is concentrate on the hard work of many kms along the flat, or of climbing and the exhilaration of descending. It is all part of the package. A very satisfying and rewarding package.

The quiet road winds its way through magnificent scenery that slowly passes you by. You are all riding at your own comfortable pace, checking out the many magnificent viewing points of country and coast. Before long you see the AllTrails support vehicle, stacked with luggage, and set up is the welcome morning tea and muffins. Everyone exchanges stories about what they saw, how fast they rode and how good they feel. It’s time to leave the jacket in the truck and be off on the second leg of the day that takes you through dramatic landscapes and exhilarating cycling routes.

The food breaks, morning tea, lunch and afternoon snack are at set times enabling all riders to plan their day and the amount of time required to enjoy the sights and attractions along the way. Lunch is a great time to relax, refuel your body and chat to your friends, be it in a famous bakery, a country pub, or by a mountain stream. Cyclists move off in their own time and ride at their own pace, knowing the distance and terrain ahead and aiming to arrive at the overnight destination around mid afternoon.

Your accommodation is excellent and cycle friendly, the best available for our needs. You check in, have a cuppa and snack and shower or perhaps a soak in the bath. On many tours we also have a massage therapist either as part of the tour inclusions, or we may arrange a local masseur to be available for those who would like to enjoy a massage. The AllTrails organisation is famous and for good reason – you know that you will be looked after and cared-for every day. Explore the local surroundings, go for a walk, share a cool drink with friends or simply relax.

A briefing for all cyclists at 6pm is always interesting, finding out what happened that day, and a run down on the sights and special attractions to look out for the next day. Lots of laughs and stories are shared before we either settle down to a good healthy group meal and a few drinks, or you head out to enjoy the local offerings. Bedtime is not far away, where you put your head down in salubrious surroundings, curled up like a bear in hibernation, remembering the day and dreaming of tomorrow.

The camaraderie developed on a bike ride like this lasts a lifetime.