Murray River: Stage 2 Albury to Mildura

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Murray River: Stage 2 Albury to Mildura

The Holiday Towns Tour

Monday 26 February, 2018 to Thursday 08 March, 2018

ebike cycle tourThis page is for Stage Two of our 3-stage tour along the Murray River – from Source to Sea.

To see the full tour, click here. To find out more about Stage Two, read on…

Stage 1: The Alpine Adventure. Thredbo to Albury, 4 days, average 84km/day, 23 Feb – 26 Feb
Stage 2: The Holiday Towns Tour. Albury to Mildura, 11 days, average 87km/day, 26 Feb – 8 Mar
Stage 3: Experience the Riverland. Mildura to Victor Harbor, 10 days, average 86km/day, 8 Mar – 17 Mar

Female Twin Share place available for Stage One or Two. Contact us on to enquire.

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The tour at a glance

Date :

26 Feb – 8 Mar

Duration :

10 nights

Distance :

695 km

Ave. Daily :

87 km/day

Bike Type :

Road or hybrid bike

Terrain :

Undulating riverside cycling. No major climbs.

Group Size :


Accom  :

Holiday town motels and resorts, quality regional city motels.

Meals  :

All meals included (except rest days)

Difficulty Grading :

6.5 / 10

Price :

See ‘Pricing’ tab for options

Deposit :

$ 400


Stage 2 Highlights

  • Gorgeous Murray River holiday towns accommodation
  • ‘Classic Australia’ ride through the River Red Gums (Eucalyptus) region
  • Follow the Mighty Murray River through many VIC/NSW border twin-towns
  • Rest Day at Echuca, the Paddle Steamer Capital with rich colonial history
  • Finish in Mildura, an oasis in the desert and the fruit bowl of Australia

As featured in Bicycling Australia

Female Twin Share place available for Stage One or Two. Contact us on to enquire.

The Holiday Towns Tour

Albury is a great place to begin this stage as we have nine days of zig-zagging back and forth into and out of VIC and NSW, taking in both sides of the Murray and staying at some great accommodation in all of the most well-loved and often-visited riverside holiday towns.

In this one ride you can tick off many of those places that you’ve always wanted to go to and also discover some new hidden gems that you never knew existed; Yarrrawonga-Mulwala, Cobram-Barooga, Echuca-Moama (rest day), Barham-Koondrook, Swan Hill, Tooleybuc, Robinvale-Euston and Mildura.

Experience a bygone colonial era with paddle-steamers and horse & carriage rides alongside modern cafes, restaurants and good food and wine, set to a backdrop of watersports, fishing and other activity on the river. The final stop on this stage is Mildura; the last major Victorian outpost – it’s no wonder this place is referred to as the ‘Oasis in the Desert’. Mildura’s big blue skies, sun soaked days and welcoming locals will cast a long and lasting impression.

Accommodation highlights include Club Mulwala Resort, Comfort Resort Echuca and Mildura Grand Hotel.

Murray River Cycling Tour

Day to Day

A typical day on the ride:

Full breakfast 7am, Depart 8am

Ride 25-30km to morning tea around 9-10am, half hour stop, usually on the side of the road. Coffee or tea with home-made biscuits, slice, and fresh fruits, served up, of course, with some entertaining banter and fun.

Ride 35-45km to lunch around 12-1pm. Half hour to an hour, often in a bakery or cafe.

Ride 20-40km to our overnight accommodation, usually arriving around 2-3pm. Check-in, make a cup of tea or have a drink by the pool, or a soak in the bath. Explore the town or visit the local attractions.

Evening briefing at 6pm with lots of laughs and stories about today’s ride and safety tips for tomorrow, followed by dinner – usually at the hotel restaurant.

Off to bed!

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

Arrive Albury -- NA -- Mon 26 Feb 2018 -- - - D A

If you are starting your ride on Stage 2, catch a flight to Albury anytime today and head to our hotel – just 10 minutes from the airport. The AllTrails staff and cyclists on Stage 1 will be arriving into Albury by mid-late afternoon after today’s riding. Tonight we will have a group dinner to welcome to new cyclists and brief you on the days ahead. Dinner and accommodation is included tonight for all Stage 2 participants.

Albury to Yarrawonga -- 99km -- Tue 27 Feb 2018 -- B L D A

THE HOLIDAY TOWNS TOUR: You are in for a treat over the next 9 days as we wind our way alongside the Murray River, staying at some great riverside accommodations in some favourite holiday towns. Many of the towns along this stage of the tour are ‘twin-towns’ with the southern part of town located in VIC and the northern part of town located in NSW, which is why you will notice many double-barrelled names. Today provides some good examples as we depart Albury-Wodonga, destined for Yarrawonga-Mulwala. The ride itself is a lovely cruise through the rural pastoral lands on the north (NSW) side of the river, punctuated by the larger settlements of Howlong and Corowa enroute to our destination at Yarrawonga and our first class accommodation positioned perfectly overlooking majestic Lake Mulwala.

Yarrawonga to Barooga -- 54km -- Wed 28 Feb 2018 -- B L D A

Yarrawonga-Mulwala is an ‘Inland Aquatic Paradise’ with plenty to see and do from a leisurely round of golf, to exploring the river beaches and walking tracks or sampling some local wines and produce. You’ll have a bit of time to check out more of the town this morning as we only have a short ride today so you don’t need to head off at the crack of dawn. Lake Mulwala is an unforgettable sight, lying between the twin towns, with its majestic and ghostly river red gums that are a constant presence around this part of the Murray. They also emanate ‘Australiana’ with their unmistakable eucalyptus leaves and peeling bark. Take it all in as you head further west today on a route that will take us temporarily away from the river on the NSW side before bringing us back to the twin towns of CobramBarooga, famous for its sandy river beaches. Arriving into Barooga we continue across the river to lunch at Thompsons Beach Cobram, then head back to Barooga to check in to your accommodation. Make sure you head down to the riverside beaches, perhaps for a swim, or just for a nice walk.

Barooga to Echuca -- 107km -- Thu 1 Mar 2018 -- B L D A

We have more exciting things on the horizon today as you depart Barooga (NSW), and enjoy a scenic 2.5km cycle though the forested Cobram Regional Park before crossing over the river into sister-city Cobram (VIC). After getting through town and heading south for a short stint, we turn west onto a long stretch of quiet road that continues straight for around 50km. It’s a great chance to get into your rhythm on the bike and absorb the wide open skies and open farmland that you are pushing yourself through. As you hit the Murray again and cross the border for the second time today it’s not far to our destination – one of the most popular spots on the Murray, the historic Echuca-Moama. This place is a true gem and a wonderful location for our rest day tomorrow. During your time in Echuca, a Paddlesteamer experience is a must-do so tonight we have arranged a group dinner on one of the Paddlesteamer restaurants – a great way to unwind before taking the day off tomorrow.

Echuca REST DAY -- NA -- Fri 2 Mar 2018 -- B - - A
Echuca-Moama represents not only a bygone era with its Paddlesteamers and horse & carriage rides but also showcases all the conveniences of the modern era including the very best for those who appreciate good food and wine. There is a broad range of exciting activities to indulge in during your day off here including historic attractions, watersports, and unique river experiences. The wharf is recognised as one of Australia’s finest heritage icons and is home to the largest Paddlsteamer fleet in the world. Head down and check it all out, or kick back and take it easy at our great resort accommodation complete with gym, sauna, 2 x pools and a tennis court – all set on 4 landscaped acres backing onto the rivergum bushland on the banks of the mighty Murray.

Echuca to Barham -- 91km -- Sat 3 Mar 2018 -- B L D A

Today’s ride continues along the Murray Valley Highway through Gunbower and Kohuna, with Gunbower National Park on the right between you and the Murray. The area’s wetlands and billabongs are internationally recognised and is popular for camping, fishing and relaxing on the bends of the Murray River. When water flows along Little Gunbower Creek, the area is known for its spectacular birdlife. It’s also on today’s ride that you may notice that the path of the Murray turns noticeably and follows a north-westerly direction rather than the consistent westerly direction that we have been following up until now. Though you’ll be well rested after yesterday’s day off to take on the challenge of the day, our support vehicles are never far away if anyone needs a lift. Our destination of Barham was once known as an important trading stop on the river-boat journeys and also developed sawmills which provided red gum sleepers for the Victorian Railways. Now it is best known for its citrus groves, fishing, and relaxing at the man-made lakes on the river’s edge. The twin towns of Barham-Koondrook service the extensive pastoral and horticultural regions of the surrounding areas, but they are also adapting to the increasing demands of tourists. A track through the caravan park leads to a boat ramp and sand bar which form a safe swimming hole if you’re keen for a dip this afternoon after checking into our accommodation, a smaller motel with a big reputation for great service and wonderful welcoming hosts.

Barham to Swan Hill -- 73km -- Sun 4 Mar 2018 -- B L D A

Today we can stick pretty close to the river as we cycle many of the backroads on the way to Swan Hill. A stop in the small river town of Murrabit for morning tea will show you the location of the locally-renowned Country Market before we make our way away from the river for a short time and meeting the main road at Lake Tutchewop Wildlife Reserve and continuing on to our lunch stop at Lake Boga which is fast becoming a destination in its own right. During World War II the location was transformed into a flying boat repair depot housing 1,500 servicemen and women. The township is known as the aquatic playground of Northern Victoria and you will witness any number of water activities happening here on a nice summer’s day. But we must push on through the final 20km to the historic town of Swan Hill. In 1853 Francis Cadell in his Paddle Steamer Lady Augusta navigated the Murray from its mouth in South Australia reaching Swan Hill, his farthest point upstream. The boat was welcomed by the whole of the town’s population – 12 people. The town grew up around the punt crossing, as it was the only crossing of the Murray within 100 km. Burke and Wills crossed the Murray here in 1860. The punt operated until 1896 until it was superseded by a bridge. Make sure you look around this interesting town and take in some of its history which is well documented and plays an important part in Australia’s colonial past.

Swan Hill to Tooleybuc -- 48km -- Mon 5 Mar 2018 -- B L D A

It’s a shorter day on the bike today as we cut through the fertile lands around Tyntynder South and Beverford and on past small settlements, caravan parks on the banks of the Murray, farming pastures and the odd winery. Our destination of Tooleybuc s a small town, set amid irrigated farms growing citrus fruit and vines, has a lot of the community involvement based around the local sporting club, which provides a range of modern facilities such as tennis, golf and bowls, and a country pub. The word is to ‘Try your luck in Tooleybuc’. In another great use of Tooleybuc rhyming words, you may see quite a few stubby coolers for sale around town saying ‘Where the f#!? is Tooleybuc’ – perhaps a perfect souvenir for your stay here…

Tooleybuc to Euston -- 99km -- Tue 6 Mar 2018 -- B L D A

You will notice the agricultural and farming visible from the road as the locals make use of this vital water-source flowing through an otherwise dry part of the country. Robinvale (VIC) and Euston (NSW) are nestled on opposite banks of one of the most user-friendly stretches of the Murray River. Here you will find strong horticultural and multicultural traditions both in the town itself and the surrounding areas and national parks. Interestingly, Robinvale-Euston is sister town with Villers-Bretonneux in France. Robinvale’s proud link with France extends back to World War I, when the son of Robinvale’s founding family (Herbert and Margaret Cuttle) was killed in air combat over Caix, near the village of Villers-Bretonneux. In memory of their airman son (Lieutenant George Robin Cuttle) the family renamed their new settlement on the Murray ‘Robinvale’ (valley of Robin). The town centre pays further tribute, named ‘Caix Square’. Our accommodation tonight is again of a great standard which you will enjoy in this very small town.

Euston to Mildura -- 80km -- Wed 7 Mar 2018 -- B L D A

Today we swap sides to the NSW side of the river for our ride to Mildura and this will be the last time on tour that we will be in NSW. Today truly takes you into the ‘wide brown land’ made famous by the Dorothea Mackellar poem as you can feel the remoteness that continues for thousands of kilometres north-west into the centre of Australia, into the great deserts, and into the ‘Red Centre’. Mildura feels like the last major outpost before heading into another world. It’s no wonder this place is referred to as the ‘Oasis in the Desert’ as you come in from the lonely highway to a rural city that enjoys abundant fresh local produce and award-winning wines, exciting natural wonders, warm and consistently sunny Mediterranean weather, and prolific agricultural districts bursting with grapes, citrus fruits, almonds, olives, and countless varieties of vegetables. The Murray River is responsible for yet another wonderful town that all Australians need to tick off their ‘must-see’ list. Mildura’s big blue skies, sun soaked days and welcoming locals will cast a long and lasting impression, leaving treasured memories of your time here – we hope you enjoy yourself.

Mildura -- NA -- Thu 8 Mar 2018 -- B - - -

Today’s rest day in Mildura is based out of our tour hotel, the Mildura Grand Hotel, an historic landmark building with character and charm, yet with all of the modern amenities and comforts that you would expect. The hotel was originally the Mildura Coffee Palace, dating back to the earliest days of the irrigation settlement. Mildura was a planned temperance colony, part of the Chaffey brothers’ vision for Mildura as a place without an ingrained drinking culture to distract working men from their duties. In 1889 tenders were called for the building of the Coffee Palace. On the ground floor, plans revealed a billiard room, dining room, offices, smoking room, kitchen, storeroom, servants’ quarters and large underground cellars. On the first floor 21 bedrooms were to be constructed. Skeptics described the Coffee Palace as a ‘gross over-development’, however the Coffee Palace prospered and extensive additions were planned only two months after its doors opened to the public. Two sisters, Mrs Annie Yule and Miss May Williams, ran the premises from 1904 until 1915. In 1915, as the temperance movement was failing, Miss Williams applied to the Licensing Court for a Wine Licence but the application attracted great opposition from prohibitionists. Eventually a Wine License was granted and was followed by a full licence in 1919. From 1924 to 1963 the hotel continued being rebuilt and modernised and by the end of 1966 most of the rooms had private facilities, making the Mildura Grand Hotel one of the most modern in the state. A wonderful base for your rest day in Mildura, which is a stand-out among so many other great towns along the river. Set on the banks of the magnificent Murray River, Australia’s most important waterway, Mildura provides an irresistible array of water-based, nature-based, local produce and cultural holiday experiences. Enjoy. If you are departing the tour today there are plenty of flights leaving from the airport which is 15 mins from our hotel. Most flights go to Melbourne with connections to other cities but there is one flight direct to both Sydney and Adelaide with Rex Airlines. Thanks for joining us!



  • All accommodation
  • All meals (except some rest day meals)
  • Daily morning & afternoon teas on the road
  • Tour guides & support/safety vehicles
  • Bike mechanical assistance
  • Merchandise / kit (cycling jersey, cap, bottle, day bag)
  • Maps & Ride Guide

Plus the famous AllTrails:

  • Camaraderie
  • Organisation
  • Tour leaders
  • Good old fashioned service

Pricing Schedule

Deposit: $400 upon booking
Progress Payment: 30 days after deposit (40% of your package cost, less deposit paid)
Balance: due 18 Dec 2017

For bookings made after 18 Dec, full balance is due upon booking.


Packages (all in AUD)
18 Dec
Stage One, 4 day/3 nt, Thredbo to Albury $1890
Stage 1 Single room supplement $320
Stage Two, 11 day/10 nt, Albury to Mildura $4050
Stage 2 Single room supplement $700
Stage Three, 10 day/9 nt, Mildura to Victor Harbor $4050
Stage 3 Single room supplement $700

Female Twin Share place available for Stage One or Two. Contact us on to enquire.

Multi-tour discount: Book more than one stage: $50 off Stage 1, $200 off Stage 2, $200 off Stage 3.

Group discount: Bring a group of 3 or more cyclists and save 5% each.

Travelling on your own? Early bookers can book a twin share package and we will partner you up with somebody else of the same gender travelling on their own. This offer closes on 18 Dec – after this date contact us to see if we can match you, if not the single room price will apply.


Pre and post tour accom:

Stage 2. The entry price includes one night ‘pre tour’ accom in Albury on Mon 26 Feb. The entry price also includes one night ‘post tour’ accom in Mildura on Wed 7 Mar.

Start and End of Stages Transport:

Albury: The airport is just a 10 minute drive from our motel – an easy taxi ride or book the local airport shuttle. If you are arriving for stage 2, catch a flight to Albury anytime on Mon 26 Feb and head to our tour hotel – just 10 minutes drive from the airport. Albury is also on the train line between Sydney and Melbourne.

Mildura: Airport is just 15 mins from our accom – an easy taxi ride or we will do a shuttle run in our bus on the rest day (Thu 8 Mar). There are lots of flights out – most flights go to Melbourne with connections to other cities but there is one flight direct to both Sydney and Adelaide with Rex Airlines. 

Contact us about your travel plans and we will help you with your options.


AllTrails t-shirt. Good quality tee. Subsidised significantly by AllTrails. $20.

Bike freight/transfer from Melbourne to Albury. To save you carrying your bike to the start of Stage Two. $70.

Transfer of hard case bike box from start to finish in our vehicle (only if space available). $10/day, pay for your longest stage only

Transfer of soft FOLDABLE bike bag from start to finish in our vehicle. $3/day, pay for your longest stage only

A ‘Merchandise Kit’ is included in the cost of this tour, including an AllTrails cycling jersey, cycling cap, drink bottle and day bag. Check the merchandise PDF link for jersey colour options and sizing: Link to AllTrails merchandise PDF

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.

Support bus availability

Our support bus is there to support the tour and also pick up riders who need to jump in for any reason. The bus is also sometimes used for part-time riders who only ride certain sections of each day – these are often partners of someone else on the ride. This vehicle can be quite popular on some days – especially long days or days with big hills! There is no shame in riding in this bus so if you are considering a tour and are ‘in the ball-park’ in terms of your fitness and preparedness, but not 100% sure if you will be up to it on the toughest days, just go for it – our vehicle and staff will be there to help out. It’s better to give it a try than to miss out all together. If you feel that you are extremely far off the fitness level required and cannot commit to enough training that will get you fit in time then you may be better off booking a later ride or a different type of tour – just give us a call or email to discuss.

Insurance – IMPORTANT

Obtaining appropriate insurance is your (very important) responsibility

IMPORTANT: Travel Insurance – even for trips within Australia

  • When you consider the cost of cancelling your tour if something goes wrong before or during your travel, insurance is good protection.
  • Domestic travel insurance is usually considerably cheaper than international.
  • Purchase your travel insurance as soon as you have booked your tour and your travel – don’t wait until just before you go.
  • Some credit card travel insurances do not apply to domestic Australian travel – check with your provider.
  • There are lots of travel insurance providers – cyclists should do their own research to ensure they are covered adequately.
  • Here are two options as an example:
  • International travellers should always have a comprehensive travel insurance.

IMPORTANT: Cyclist insurance for accidents & medical:

Cyclist Insurance is different to Travel Insurance and is often included as part of cycling memberships such as Bicycle Network or Bicycle Queensland or can be bought separately. Cycling can be a dangerous activity and you should be prepared for the worst. If you have an accident in training for the tour or on the tour itself cyclist insurance can help with medical, income protection and third party coverage. Check out the benefits here:


Getting to and from the Murray River Tours

Canberra/Thredbo: We will have a bus leaving Canberra Airport on Fri 23 Feb to Thredbo approx 9:30 am. Cost: $110 pp includes person, luggage and bike transport. Book the optional extra on the online form. There are flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane that arrive around or before 8:30am. Alternatively you can fly to Canberra anytime on Thu 22 Feb and stay overnight (we suggest the Vibe Canberra Airport Hotel). The bus trip is approx 2.5 hrs and will get the group into Thredbo by lunchtime. 

Albury: The airport is just a 10 minute drive from our motel – an easy taxi ride or book the local airport shuttle. There are flights out of Albury on Mon 26 Feb to Melbourne and Sydney with connections to Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and others, or stay an extra night and fly home at your leisure on Tue 27 Feb. If you are arriving for stage 2, catch a flight to Albury anytime on Mon 26 Feb and head to our tour hotel – just 10 minutes drive from the airport. Albury is also on the train line between Sydney and Melbourne.

Mildura: Airport is just 15 mins from our accom – an easy taxi ride or we will do a shuttle run in our bus on the rest day (Thu 8 Mar). There are lots of flights out – most flights go to Melbourne with connections to other cities but there is one flight direct to both Sydney and Adelaide with Rex Airlines. If you are arriving for stage 3, fly in any time on Thu 8 Mar and head to the hotel where we will meet you. We may even be able to pick you up from the airport.

Victor Harbor/Adelaide: We will arrange a shuttle transfer on Sat 17 Mar to Adelaide Airport. Cost: $66 pp includes person, luggage and bike. Adelaide Airport is approximately 1 hr 15 mins drive from our hotel. We are planning a 9:30am departure from the hotel so we suggest booking flights home after 12 noon.

Contact us about your travel plans and we will help you with your options.

Bike mechanical assistance provided

A staff member with good bike mechanical knowledge will be part of our crew and will have a stand pump for different valves. The mechanic will often be able to help you with a safety check, general tips and advice about your bike and its upkeep, as well as fixing mechanical problems. We will have limited parts available for replacement which will be charged at shop prices. Labour is free for the first fifteen minutes, there after costs may be incurred at the mechanic’s discretion.  Cyclists with rare or different bikes are asked to contact us at AllTrails as parts can often be very difficult to obtain.

Sharing rooms – how does it work?

On the online entry form you can nominate any travelling companions who 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 twin beds. If you are travelling alone like many of our riders, a Single Supplement price 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 (often changed during the tour to allow solo travellers to meet other solo travellers). 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 ask that you book your own room at the Single Supplement price. 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 cyclist or crew member, 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 more 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.

Accommodation on our rides

We always try to obtain great accommodation in the best location for you to rest your weary head (and legs) in each town whether it be a motel, hotel, cabins or similar, usually 3, 3½, 4 star. We choose the best and most welcoming motel for cyclists and our tour group needs. On occasion we travel through some very small towns where accommodation is extremely limited. 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.

Carrying personal items on the bike

We suggest you carry a spare tube, a full water bottle and your own personal goods such as camera, wallet and rain gear, on your bike with you. We transport your luggage, drawstring day bags, food & extra water. A more detailed list of things to bring and not bring is on our ‘Tour Preparation Guide’ which is sent out to you before the ride.

Meals and food

Always a big part of any cycling holiday! Check tour details for meal inclusions on your ride. Our emphasis is on fresh food and balanced diet with plenty of carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and vegies catering for a cycling holiday. We successfully cater to most dietary requirements, however feel free to contact us with any questions. Most meals are included as part of our tours, however you may be required to purchase some meals. See the ‘Day to Day’ tab for more details, or click the ‘Download Itinerary’ button.

Non-riding partners and part-time cyclists

We realise that often our riders want to spend their holidays with loved ones who may not be a keen cyclist as they are – we are happy to accommodate non-riding partners and part-timers who only want to ride part of each day, or only certain days. We will generally try to allocate pickup points along the route every day. The entry price will be the same for non-riders and part-time riders.


We have a great safety record, but accidents can happen. We have trained First Aiders as crew, comprehensive First-Aid Kits, a list of hospitals in the areas that we travel through, as well as mobile phones and a satellite phone for emergency calls when we are out of cellular range. Safety discussions are held throughout the tour as part of the daily briefings.

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 discounts

Bring your friends and save some money! Many of our tours have group discounts for 3 or more entrants. Check out the ‘pricing’ tab on each ride page to see if group discounts apply to that tour. This generally excludes any optional extras such pre and post tour accom, cycling jersey, t-shirt etc. Contact our office for more details and information.

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.


Our tours have been specifically scheduled to take into consideration the best time of year to travel to that destination. This takes into account the temperate range, possible rainfall and the prevailing winds. Of course, we can’t ever control the weather however this only adds to the adventure and excitement of your travel experience!
For more specific weather and climate information visit or for our international tours visit

Changing or cancelling a tour

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.

If you need to cancel your tour, a travel insurance policy will cover cancellation fees due to most unforeseen events. This is why we provide links to travel insurance options and highly recommend that you investigate and purchase travel insurance for all our rides (including Australian domestic tours) at the time of deposit and ensure that it includes coverage for cancellation fees if for some reason you are not able to travel (see Travel Insurance FAQ). 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 other trip related issues.

What sorts of people join our rides?

People from all parts of Australia and also some overseas guests. Ages generally range from 35 – 75 with the average age about 50-60 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. 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.

Training for AllTrails tours

You really need to be a reasonably keen cyclist – not necessarily fast, but consistent.  Try to sit on an average speed of at least 20-25 km/hr on the flat, and build your kilometre total distance in training to be out on the bike for a number of hours for two days straight. Aim to ride close to the average daily distance of your chosen tour on each of the days if you can. This will usually put you in a good position to be ready for your tour. We have a training schedule specific to each ride which we send to you after you place your deposit, however we are more than happy to send this to you earlier when you are considering the tour – just ask us for a copy and we will get it out to you straight away.

Bike Hire

If you want to hire a bike for one of our tours just let us know on your online booking form and we will get the ball rolling for you. You can also bring your own seat and/or pedals to give you that little bit of ‘home comfort’.

Buying a new bike – what to consider

If you are purchasing a new bike for this ride or wanting to make some upgrades here a few points to consider:

Bike set up: Unless you are accustomed to riding long distances or are very flexible set your bike up for comfort rather than optimum aerodynamics. A more comfortable upright position is most easily achieved by raising the handle bar and moving the seat forward.

Wheels: Do not go too light. High-end road bikes often allow you to choose different wheel sets or if you are considering upgrading, the lightest wheels might be the fastest, but they are not always the strongest. The heavier you are the more important this is. Cheaper wheels are heavier and generally have more spokes, but are also quite robust and easy to repair, so if this is your price bracket then there is not too much to worry about. If you looking at getting some fast wheels and you are over 90kg ask your bike shop for advice and even do some research online or within your bike community.

Tyres: Durability is the most important feature for long distance rides. When choosing your tyres look for features like anti-puncture and Kevlar lining. A harder rubber also allows you to get more kilometres out of each tyre. A popular choice amongst our cyclists are the Continental Ultra Gatorskins in either the 23mm or 25mm width.

Gearing: As a rule; the more gears you have the easier it is to climb hills. The standard configuration of gears found on road bikes does not suit everyone. If you find yourself running out of gears while climbing, needing to get out of the saddle to get over a hill or ride with a high cadence it might be worth considering one or both of these options. Replace the cassette with a larger one (more teeth) and/or get a compact crank. A compact crack tries to do what the triple chain ring crank does in just two chain rings. If you already have a triple, this is not for you. The compact crank slightly reduces your big chain ring size and significantly reduces your small chain ring size making it much easier to climb hills and spin your legs faster rather than harder.

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.

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Conditions of contract : Please read carefully

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’)
  • Enter at least 1 participant on any package, then scroll down and click ‘BOOK NOW’
  • Click the ‘SKIP’ button
  • Scroll to the bottom of the questions page and click ‘terms and conditions’ hyperlink