Great Vic Bike Ride 2015 AllTrails Luxury Package

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Great Vic Bike Ride 2015 AllTrails Luxury Package

Rediscover the Goldfields

Saturday 28 November, 2015 to Sunday 06 December, 2015

2016 package now released – click here to view.

What is the AllTrails Luxury Package all about? We are there to support your personal challenge and endeavour on the ride. We make it as easy for you as possible with…

  • Accom & Breakfast: Quality accommodation to help you rest easy after your day’s ride.
  • Great Vic Made Easy: For those who prefer not to camp with the crowds or brave the weather for 8 days.
  • Luggage Transfer: Directly between motels each day. Carefully handled in of our vehicles. No extra charge.
  • Massage: Trained massage therapists are available at no charge after each day’s ride to work on those tired legs to get you ready for the next day.
  • Private Bike Mechanic: Not just for repairs! Tune-ups, bike-fittings, hints and tips about your cycling and your bicycle. No charge for general servicing.
  • Small Group Intimacy: All the benefits of the big event, but still part of an intimate group. Many of our riders have made friends for life on these rides.
  • Good Old Fashioned Service: Phil, Susan and the crew really do look after you! That’s why 75% of places each year are taken by past clients.
Great Vic Bike Ride 2015 AllTrails Luxury Package
Victorian Goldfields
Dates:
28 Nov 2014 – 6 Dec 2015
Duration:
8 days, 7 nights.
7 actual ride days. 1 rest day.
Distance:
540 km
Ave. Daily:
77 km
Bike Type:
Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid
Group Size:
70
Accom.:
Good quality motels, resorts or BnBs
Meals:
Daily cyclist-sized breakfasts and afternoon tea
(lunch/dinner incl. in event fee)
Price:
tour has passed
Deposit:
$400

Highlights

  • The Victorian Goldfields region
  • Ballarat’s architecture and thriving heritage
  • Traditions and culture of life in the 1850’s gold rush days
  • Lake Wendouree and botanical gardens
  • Avoca and its over 30 wineries
  • Bush walking through the Pyrenees Ranges
  • Ironbark forests, olive groves and kurrajongs trees
  • Cafes, art galleries, century-old gardens and antique stores
  • World famous Heathcote Shiraz
  • Gourmet regional produce

Combined with our full accom package with luggage transfer, massage, friendship and comfy beds, you will enjoy your week even more!

About the AllTrails Luxury Package: Our package has been operating successfully with the Great Vic Bike Ride since 2005. The ‘Great Vic’ is a legendary cycling holiday with three to five thousand riders who camp every night during the ride. For those who love the event but prefer not to camp and would like to be part of a more intimate group, we organise a luxury package for around 50-100 cyclists which really becomes a ‘ride within a ride’. Such is the enjoyment that the cyclists get from being a part of the package that up to 75% of our places each year are taken by past clients.

Book now: If this sounds like you, then check out the Bicycle Network website here and, of course, if you don’t feel like pitching a tent at the end of the day and you feel that you may need to recover in a nice comfy bed each night, then that is where we step in… we have sourced some great accommodation in and around the tour towns to stay each night and our massage therapist and bike mechanic will be there to help get you over the line each day. So book now for the AllTrails Luxury Package, then book your ride on the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride on the Bicycle Network site.

Motels, Massage & Luggage Transfer

Wake up every morning in a nice comfortable bed, enjoy breakfast in your motel before heading out on the day’s ride. Phil, Susan and the AllTrails crew will transfer your luggage directly from your motel to your next motel or BnB. After you have completed your day’s challenge on the RACV Great Vic Bike Ride, relax upon arrival at your motel, enjoy afternoon tea and the services of our massage therapist then perhaps have our bike mechanic look over your bike for a few tips or minor adjustments that you could make to improve your ride.

All of these services are part of this luxury support package, not to mention the social interaction and camaraderie that is always a highlight for those on our packages. In the evening our bus will take you to and from the nightly dinner and entertainment at the event campsite, or we may organise a group dinner, or you may wish to lash out in style and have a meal at the motel or a local restaurant with new friends. Off to bed for a great night sleep before doing it all again tomorrow.

Meal and accom inclusions noted as B, L, D, A (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accom)

Ballarat -- Sat 28 Nov 2015
Today is the main arrival day. The AllTrails coach will depart Melbourne approx 10am heading to Ballarat. On arrival, we will have a briefing, registration, and have our bike mechanic on hand to assist in unpacking your bikes and tuning them up so they are ready to run smoothly for the week. Take your bike for a spin then head out to enjoy the town. Ballarat is an iconic Gold Rush town, where riders get the chance to experience the rich architecture and thriving heritage as well as the beautiful Lake Wendouree and botanical gardens. Soak up the atmosphere and revel in the excitement and anticipation of your week in another world. Tonight you may enjoy an optional social dinner at the motel, meeting new and old friends and kicking off the week in style.
Ballarat to Avoca -- 78km -- Sun 29 Nov 2015 -- A
Your bike riding journey begins with a 78km ride to Avoca. This quaint town boasts over 30 wineries and is an ideal destination for bush walking. Upon arrival into Avoca, you will have the chance to venture out and discover the Pyrenees Ranges and all that it has to offer. We will transfer luggage to all motels, cabins & cottages (Avoca is a small town with no big motels so there are a number of different accommodation locations tonight) . When you get to your motel, relax and enjoy afternoon tea and perhaps a massage (most cyclists will get 3-4 massages for the week). Our bus will be taking transfers back to the event campsite from all motels for those who wish to have dinner there, or you may wish to source your own dinner at a local restaurant with some of the other AllTrails group.
Avoca to Dunolly -- 68km -- Mon 30 Nov 2015 -- B A
Leave your luggage at reception and head out on the second day’s ride of the week. Today’s riding will transcend you into another world. The relatively flat terrain allows you to observe the sights and sounds of the countryside and natural beauty of the region. Don’t miss the ironbark forests, olive groves and the visitor centre at the Rural Transaction Centre. Dunolly is a very small town with not enough accommodation to hold our entire group so we will be taking bus transfers for some cyclists to the closest major town. Our massage therapists and bike mechanic will be working to help you enjoy the afternoon and our bus will be taking transfers for those who wish to have dinner at the campsite, or you may wish to source your own dinner at a local restaurant with some of the other AllTrails group.
Dunolly to Inglewood -- 103km -- Tue 1 Dec 2015 -- B A
Not only is the ride to Inglewood a picturesque one, but after you arrive, there are many activities to look forward to. Inglewood has a strong reputation of producing high quality eucalyptus oil. Take a wander down to the iconic Jones’s distillery or newly developed Eucalyptus Distillery Museum to gain a real insight to the town and its origins. Today is the week’s longest ride so our massage therapists and bike mechanic will be working to help you recover and prepare for tomorrow and our bus will be taking transfers for those who wish to have dinner at the campsite, or you may wish to source your own dinner at a local restaurant with some of the other AllTrails group.
Inglewood to Bendigo -- 73km -- Wed 2 Dec 2015 -- B A
With 73km of riding today, you should arrive in Bendigo in no time. Nestled in central Victoria, Bendigo offers a flurry of activity with sidewalk cafes, art galleries, century-old gardens and antique stores. Here you’ll have the chance to have a well-deserved rest at one of two lovely motels that we have set aside for the rest day stop.
Bendigo rest day -- NA -- Thu 3 Dec 2015 -- B A
The rest day is your chance to see everything that Bendigo has to offer. You are able to explore the city on foot or you can ride on the talking tram to sightsee places such as the impressive former post office and the ornate Shamrock Hotel. Unless there is a particular reason to do so, AllTrails generally do not organise any group activity for your rest day but you are welcome to team up with other riders to explore the local area. We will also have massage available for a few hours in the morning. There are also usually lots of activities and things to do at the event campsite to fill in your day.
Bendigo to Heathcote -- 87km -- Fri 4 Dec 2015 -- B A
After welcoming the 3-day riders it is time to get on your bikes – we’re off again. Today’s ride provides variety and a few hurdles before arriving at Heathcote. This is another small town with limited accom so we will be taking some cyclists by bus to the closest major town. Afternoon tea, massage and mechanic will be available as usual at the end of the day and our bus will take transfers back to the campsite for those who wish to eat there, or eat at our accom, or in town. The regional produce and wineries in this area is what captures the heart and minds of anyone who ventures to Heathcote, especially their world famous Shiraz! Also explore the mini gorges and visit the Pink Cliffs Reserve on the outskirts of town if you have time.
Heathcote to Castlemaine -- 68km -- Sat 5 Dec 2015 -- B A
Leave your bags at reception and head off again. This ride distance seems very unassuming however the hill climb is not any ordinary one. This is your chance to pedal hard, work up a sweat, take the challenge and succeed. You have the full support of the RACV Great Vic team behind you every step of the way. In return and for your accomplishment the city of Castlemaine which prides itself on its art and cultural heritage awaits you. We have some great motels in town tonight where afternoon tea, massage and mechanic services are available as usual at the end of the day and our bus will take transfers back to the campsite for those who wish to eat there, or take the opportunity to sample some of the culinary delights of the town as this town has flourished in reputation as a fine food destination.
Castlemaine to Bendigo -- 56km -- Sun 6 Dec 2015 -- B
The final riding day has arrived and the journey is coming to the end. The final leg of this journey is a downhill ride to Bendigo and then it is time to celebrate with friends and family at the finish line. After riding 540kms in a week you will pass through the finish with new friends, unforgettable memories and more confidence in yourself. Congratulations! We will meet you at the end and help you pack away your bikes ready for transport whether you are coming on our bus back to Melbourne or heading elsewhere. Thanks for joining us.

Included

  • Great accommodation
  • Daily cyclist-sized breakfasts
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Afternoon teas
  • Bus transfers to/ from motel to Great Vic campsite where required
  • Massage therapists (10 minute massages 3-4 times during the week)
  • Bike mechanic

Note that your RACV Great Vic Bike Ride event entry fee is NOT included and is required. You can book with us today then book in with Bicycle Network.

We really look after you as much as we can to make your cycling holiday that much more enjoyable. It is also great for our riders to be part of a ‘ride within a ride’ where even though you are part of a large-participation bicycle tour, you are also part of the smaller AllTrails family and get the chance to really get to know a great group of like-minded people. These packages are popular for good reason.

Package Options:

  • Our 7 night package give you accommodation every night of the ride. This does not include pre tour accom on the first Sat night. You need to book Sat night as an optional extra if you need it. 
  • The 4 night package is for those who are on the shorter ride option with Bicycle Network (RACV Great Vic Adventure), or those who wish to have a break from camping and ‘upgrade’ the first half of their ride.
  • The 3 night package is for those who are on the shorter ride option with Bicycle Network (RACV Great Vic Getaway), or those who wish to have a break from camping and ‘upgrade’ the second half of their ride.

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit on booking ($400)
  • Progress Payment due 30 days after booking (adding up to 40% of package cost)
  • Balance 28 Sept 2015 (2 months before the ride)

Cancel fees:

  • 90+ days = $400 cancel fee
  • 89-60 days = 25% cancel fee
  • 59-30 days = 50% cancel fee
  • within 29 days = 100% cancel fee

Change fees: Change from full 8 night package to 4 or 3 night package (or similar down-grade of package):

  • 60+ days = no charge
  • 59-30 days = 50% of the nights no longer used
  • within 29 days = no refund on the nights no longer used

Optional Extras change fees:

  • 60+ days = no charge
  • 59-30 days = $50pp for each change
  • Within 30 days = no refund.

Click the ‘Terms & Conditions’ tab for full details on cancel & change fees.

Early bookers travelling on their own can book a twin share package and we will try to partner you up with somebody else of the same gender travelling on their own. This twin share offer closes 2 months before tour departure (28 Sep). After this date contact us to see if we can match you, if not you will need to book a single room.

Optional Extras

The ride starts on Sun 29 Nov however we will be travelling up to Ballarat on Sat 28 Nov. Our coach departs from the Hilton South Wharf Melbourne at 10am on Saturday morning. Pre tour accom is available in Ballarat on Sat night. Most of the cyclists on our package travel up in our coach and book the pre tour accom in Ballarat, however this is optional.
Pre tour (Ballarat) accom & bfast. Sat 28 Nov.
TWIN SHARE PER PERSON (double bed or two beds)
$135 pp
Pre tour (Ballarat) accom & bfast. Sat 28 Nov.
SINGLE SUPP (one person with own room)
$235
AllTrails Coach Transfer Melbourne to start of ride – cyclist and bike.
Sat 28 Nov only. Depart approx 10am
$65
AllTrails Coach Transfer from end of ride back to Melbourne – cyclist and bike.
Sun 6 Dec. Depart approx 12-1pm.
$80
Premium Package Option (per person cost)
Upgraded accom where poss (extremely limited, early bookers only)
$700
AllTrails t-shirt. Good quality – subsidised significantly by AllTrails.
$20
Famous Orange AllTrails Cycling Jersey – subsidised significantly by AllTrails.
FREE!
Soft foldable bike bag carriage $3/day
$24
Hard case & unfoldable bike box carriage $10/day
$80
Early bookers travelling on their own can book a twin share pre tour accom room on Sat night in Ballarat and we will try to partner you up with somebody else of the same gender travelling on their own. This twin share offer closes 2 months before tour departure (28 Sep). After this date contact us to see if we can match you, if not you will need to book a single room.

What people said about previous years:

Dear Susan, Phil, Ben, JB and Midge, Thank you all so much for AllTrails adding such value to my 2014 GVBRide. It was good to meet you and finally taste the AllTrails experience after all these years. As a ‘senior citizen’ I was delighted to be able to access the AllTrails Luxury package…the package you put together was varied and most enjoyable. Having my own bedroom, toilet and shower (without queuing) was sublime . And where a bath was available it was truly luxurious. Each arvo I would crank up the aircon and, having washed my cycling kit, leave it to dry in my snug nest..I don’t believe that I could do that in a tent….So thank you for your fine blend of administrative and organisational skills combined with plain old hard work and cycling smarts. It gave me a seamless worry free tour knowing that all the details would be taken care of by All Trails, whether it be the bus pick ups from the end of the ride to my motel and vice versa, the AllTrails bike corral, the afternoon teas, massages…and friendly personal support. I have already booked my place on the AllTrails Luxury package for the 2014 GVBR so that is a fine endorsement…a returning client who received service beyond expectations! Jeremy T
Hi Phil, Susan, Ben and Midge, Frank and I enjoyed the GVBR and really appreciated the support you provided to us. I thought we had booked an accommodation package but it was much more. The fact this was not the case gave me the confidence I could complete the ride as I had only started cycling this year and this was the first time I had participated on any cycling event. From day 1 at Mount Gambier it was great to know that we were going to be well supported by massages, good healthy food, Phil and Ben’s cycling expertise and Susan’s organisational skills. JB’s skilful care of our bicycles was an added bonus. Thank-you again. Jane B
Congratulations to all the AllTrails staff for handling such a big contingent of riders so well and still giving us individual attention: as usual we had a really enjoyable tour. Jumping into a dry bus and heading for a warm room surely beats camping after a cold, wet day in the saddle. Thought Ben and JB did a super job with the bikes. Robyn & John
Hi All, Thanks for the Great Alltrails experience. You all make our ride a pleasure…! [and] run the warmest and friendliest and comfort-ablest! package and make the ride a real treat for us. Count us in for next year. — Mike and Wendy
Dear Susan and Phil, Thank you so much for the wonderful support you provided for the Great Vic Bike Ride. I love doing the ride and there is no way I could manage the camping option – so the motel option is terrific. But better than that is knowing your support and the support of your team is there whenever we need it. I really appreciated it. Many thanks to you both and also to JB and the other members of the team. I would like to put my name down for the next Great Vic Bike Ride. — Joan C
Phil, Susan & the team at AllTrails, Thank you for another great experience with the GVBR, and the excellent professional services you provide. It makes the whole thing so much more enjoyable and painless. Everything went smoothly, which is a credit to yourselves, your planning and active involvement. — Bruce R
Hi Susan and Phil, Thank you so much for making our bike experience so wonderful. As you are aware, I enjoyed every minute of it and was so relieved to be with you and not under canvas. The motels were good, the breakfasts made life so easy and to have the mechanic and the massages each day were the icing on the cake. — Pat T
Phil and Susan, thanks for another fabulous ride this year and thanks to your team as well Midge,JB and Richard and Mark. I hope you have booked us for the next tour!!! — Michael R
Dear Susan & Phil. I want to thank you both and your team very much for taking great care of me and aiding me in completing this year’s Great Vic Bike Ride. I was very pleased when I learnt you also support MS Australia and saw the logo on your trailer, made me feel good and thank you for your support! — Peter J
Hi Phil, Susan, Midge and all, Thank you so much for your fantastic work on the tour. Your approach was professional, friendly and clearly illustrated a love for bike riding in all its many forms. Yes please can I sign up for next year — Mary-Anne C
Dear Phil and Susan, Please book me in for next year. Thank you for this year’s ride it was your usual impeccable organization I really enjoyed the ride and look forward to next year with you all — Joan G
Susan and Phil, had a great time on the ride, and will be booking in advance for the package for the Great Vic Bike Ride next year. — Peter H
Please put me down for next year — Richard M
We are happy to answer any other questions you may have

Feel free to contact us at any time through our website ‘Contact Us’ page, phone or email. We love what we do and want to get you on the best bike ride for you. Speak to us about what’s on your mind and we’ll help you make your decision.

Insurance – IMPORTANT

Obtaining appropriate insurance is your (very important) responsibility – even if you live in Australia.
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Lost deposits: We very strongly recommend you take out travel insurance for your trip – even if you live in Australia. This should include cover for cancellation fees, lost deposits, and stolen or lost luggage. We cannot emphasise enough how important this is. There are many unforeseen reasons why cyclists may need to withdraw from a ride – injury, health or other. Cancellation fees can be a major financial loss to you and as a small business we need to adhere to our cancellation policies. Please go to the ride page on our website for your ride and click the ‘Terms & Conditions’ button to see the ride’s cancel policy (note that most travel insurance policies will not include your bike as luggage so that may need to be covered under your home contents insurance or under a specialist bike insurance).
Travel Insurance: Domestic travel insurance cover tends to be significantly cheaper than international cover (approx $50 for one week). Above are two websites that offer both international and domestic travel insurance that you can look at. You can also speak to your local travel agent, or often airline booking websites will offer travel insurance as an optional extra as you book your flight.
*** Cyclist insurance for accidents & medical ***
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This is also very strongly recommended. We cannot emphasise enough how important this is. Cycling can be a dangerous activity and you must be prepared for the worst. You may have an accident in training for the ride, on the ride itself, or cycling down to the corner store. If you are a cyclist coming on our tour you should be 100% prepared for the unexpected.
Cyclist insurance can be bought separately, or it comes with cycling memberships such as Bicycle Network or Bicycle Queensland. If you are involved in a crash or collision they will support you with personal injury costs, loss of income, third party liability insurance, assistance in completing your claim paper work & free legal consultation.

Sharing rooms – how does it work?

On the online entry form you can nominate any travelling companions that you would like to share a room with and/or be accommodated close to so that couples or friends can be grouped together. This can be in a double bed or in twin beds. If you are travelling alone like many of our riders, Single Supplement is available for those who would like their own room for the whole trip. On some tours you can also choose to ‘twin share’ where single riders are paired with other riders of the same gender and changed at each accommodation to create interest in sharing rooms. On other tours you may need to put your name down on a Twin Share Request List and we will try to match you up. If you are a snorer or have other habits that may affect your fellow room-mates we suggest booking your own room. If you are coming on your own and have booked in as twin share, this usually means that you will share a room with one other single twin share traveller, however in some cases we may have larger rooms (eg. two bedroom apartment or a B&B/house with multiple bathrooms) where we may have 3 or 4 single twin share travellers together.

Travelling alone?

Not a problem! You’ll find other like-minded cycling companions taking part in our rides. If you’re a solo traveller we can pair you with other solo travellers of the same gender in twin share accom (early bookers only) or you can opt for Single Supplement (additional cost) to receive a room of your own.

Snorers can enjoy their own room

If you are a chronic snorer or have other habits that may affect your fellow room-mates we suggest booking your own room (single supplement cost). This is not just a courtesy to your fellow travelling companions, but will also give you the space & privacy you need to enjoy your sleep after a long day on the bike.

Speak to a past client

We will be happy to give you the names and telephone numbers of people who have participated in the ride or a similar ride to the one which you are considering. Where possible we will provide you with the details of someone within your city or state.
Another good place to look is our ‘Testimonials’ page.

Group info session

Contact us if you would like to find out about booking an info session for your group of friends, or if you would like to find out about a travel talk happening near you in the future. Be inspired, hear from the experts, learn more about a destination and even book your tour on the night.

Changing or cancelling a tour

We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for all our Australian rides at the time of deposit and ensure that it includes coverage for cancellation fees if for some reason you are not able to travel. For our international tours we require all participants to have Travel Insurance to assist you in the event of a medical emergency, lost baggage, personal liability, cancelled tour or any other trip related issues.
Should you wish to change your booking with AllTrails to a different tour, there will be a very reasonable service charge. We try to keep this figure as low as possible to allow flexibility where we can as we want to make sure that you get on the right tour for you. For cancellation and refund policies for your tour click the ‘T&Cs’ tab on the relevant tour page of our website.

What sorts of people join our rides?

People from all parts of Australia and overseas.  Ages generally range from 30 – 70 with the average age about 50 years old. Adventurous cyclists usually about 40% women & 60% men with a mix of singles, friends and couples.

Packing tips

We recommend you bring a soft bag or backpack. We advise against bringing a suitcase as they are bulky, difficult to stow on board vehicles or trailers and heavy. You may be required to lift or carry your own luggage from time to time, e.g. into accommodation. We expect your bag to be no heavier than 15kg, making it easy to manage for you and the staff. Any excess luggage may need to be stored or forwarded on to your final destination at your own expense. Information about what to pack is included as part of your Pre-Departure information. Generally we advise that you pack as light as possible.

Bike type – which is best?

A comfortable racing bike, road bike or touring bike with a good seat and road tyres with slick or near-slick tread. A hybrid or mountain bike is also possible if you are comfortable riding the daily distances and average speed of the tour, however these bikes can be around 20% slower than a road bike. Ask us for the ‘Training Tips’ document for this ride to get an idea of distances and speeds you need to train for.

Accommodation on the support package

We try to obtain the best accommodation in the best location for you to rest your weary head (and legs) in each town whether it be a motel, hotel, resort, B and B, cabins or similar. We choose the best and most welcoming motel for cyclists and our tour group needs, usually 3½ – 4 star, or perhaps 3 star on occasions when we travel through some very small towns and villages where accommodation is extremely limited. Accommodation is in same town as the main ride campsite, otherwise in the nearest town where accommodation is available. If for whatever reason, such as limited options, the accommodation one night is below normal standard, we strive to improve this with an extra good room the next night or nights following.
If you are coming on your own and have booked in as twin share, this usually means that you will share with one other single twin share traveller, however in some cases we may have larger rooms (eg. two bedroom apartment or B&B with multiple bathrooms) where we may have 3 or 4 single twin share travellers together.

Luggage transfer and day packs

We suggest you carry your own personal goods, like camera, wallet, perhaps rain gear if it’s threatening. We carry your main luggage to your accommodation each morning once you have departed. Our vehicles are not allowed on the event cycle route so you will not have access to your luggage during the day so you will need to take everything that you need for the day with you in the morning. Your luggage will be available to you once you check into your accommodation or shortly after.

Bike Hire

We do not have a fleet of our own hire bikes however we can usually help you out with organising bike hire through our local contacts near our office in Melbourne, or closer to a ride departure location. When you make your booking just let us know that you would also like to hire a bike and we will get the ball rolling for you and put you in touch with the right people where possible. You can also bring your own seat and/or pedals to give you that little bit of ‘home comfort’.

Getting to your motel after the day’s ride

Cyclists will be given specific maps, detailing where their overnight motel is situated and how best to ride there from the finish. In the case that your accommodation is not nearby the finish you have the option to leave your bike in our AllTrails compound near front gate of the campsite. We will take you to motel, bring you back for dinner at the campsite if you wish and return you to motel then bring you back to collect your bike the next morning.

Bike Security

If your accommodation isn’t near the day’s ride finish point, AllTrails will set up a compound with a storage rack at the main entrance gate to the camping area. Although security guards are present all night, we suggest you carry a lock as your bike is your responsibility. From the compound we will transfer you to your motel and back.

Luggage delivery

After breakfast, your luggage will be collected from your motel and delivered to your next allocated motel.  It will be left in the foyer or safe storage area and this is usually where you will leave it again in the morning for collection. Day Sheets will have collection times stated for each day.

Massage therapist on the AllTrails package

The massage therapist is complimentary and will be available most afternoons. To be fair to everyone, we have limited the massage time to ten minutes for each person which allows most people a massage on most days – it is not designed to provide a massage every day to every person. We ask that riders be fair and share this luxury around, allowing the late arrivals to get their fair share of massage time. In some towns where we are using three or four motels, the massage therapist will usually be at the motel where the most cyclists are accommodated – massage locations will be listed in your Day Sheets. Bookings can only be made on the day after your arrival at the motel by writing your name in an available 10-minute time slot. We try to allow everyone 4-5 massages during the week, sometimes more. Names will be ticked off, but please speak up if you are somehow missing out.

Training for the bike ride

The great thing about going on a mass ride such as this one is that there are many cyclists with a wide range of abilities and fitness levels. You can pretty much go at your own pace and enjoy the ride at your own speed. More details on training and preparation are on the ride event website.

Evening meals at the main ride campsite

You can choose to have your evening meal at the main ride campsite/HQ, your motel, a local restaurant, hotel or wherever. If you wish, our bus will pick up motel cyclists around 5-6pm to take them to the campsite for dinner and return to motels usually at 8pm. Special times will be arranged for motels that may be further out – your Day Sheets will have specific information for each individual day.

Why book with us?

We only run approximately 10 tours per year. This makes every tour as special to us as it is to you because we are not repeating the same rides over and over again week-in week-out. Every tour is meticulously planned and we are just as excited to be there as you – there is no bulk production-line here! On most occasions the owner-operators of the business will be on tour with you looking after everyone on the ride.  The safety and confidence that comes with that is one of many great reasons to book your cycling holiday with us.
AllTrails is a proud Australian owned company with a great reputation in the bicycle tour industry. We have earned that reputation through hard work and dedication and we sincerely care about every person on every tour. Our large community of loyal AllTrails riders that keep coming back year after year are testament to the high standard of tours that we provide. We consider ourselves the best in the business and we always make sure that our tours represent great value at a fair price.

Full terms and conditions for each ride are available via our booking system (directions to find them are below). These terms and conditions will also be sent to you with your confirmation email after booking.

To find the terms & conditions of this ride:

  • Click any ‘Book This Ride’ button on this webpage such as the one below (right click ‘open in new tab’)
  • Under the calendar click ‘Confirm availability’ (don’t worry about what package is selected)
  • Click ‘book now’ under the date of the ride start (highlighted orange)
  • Click the ‘Skip’ button at the bottom of the optional extras page
  • Scroll to the bottom of the questions page and click ‘terms and conditions’ hyperlink

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