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Perth to Broome

Ride 1, 2 or 3 Stages

Friday 18 May, 2018 to Sunday 17 June, 2018

ebike cycle tourMuch more than just an epic Australian outback ride to ‘tick off the list’. This ride (featured on Bicycling Australia) offers the opportunity to journey through the beautiful Karijini National Park, visit the Ningaloo Marine Park Sanctuary at Coral Bay, enjoy a rest day excursion to the dolphins at Monkey Mia, cycle over the eerie moonscape of the Pinnacles Desert, take part in an indigenous didgeridoo outback experience, and explore the spectacular Coral Coast on your way to the ever-impressive Broome.

This is one of the few tours where we offer a camping option, so if you love your tent we have you covered. For those choosing accommodation, you will have a wide variety of lodgings over the 4 weeks. From luxury resorts to remote outback roadhouses, from city hotels to small town motels, from luxury eco-tents to family-run station stays. There are also two remote nights where the entire group will ‘bush-camp’ which is a fun, interactive evening full of camaraderie and enjoyment around the campfire, under the stars.

  • Stage 1: Perth to Geraldton, Average km 110/day, 18 May – 23 May
  • Stage 2: Geraldton to Coral Bay, Average km 126/day, 23 May – 2 Jun
  • Stage 3: Coral Bay to Broome, Average km 125/day, 2 Jun – 16 Jun

Why AllTrails?

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.

The tour at a glance:

Date :

18 May – 17 June 2018

Duration :

5+10+15 = 30 days total

Distance :

438+1006+1691 = 3135 km total

Ave. Daily :

125 km/day

Bike Type :

Road bike

Terrain :

Bitumen roads. Undulating terrain.

Group Size :

15-25 accom approx, plus campers

Accom  :

Extremely varied! See FAQs for more detail. Full camping options also available.

Meals  :

All meals included (except rest day lunches)

Difficulty Grading :

8/10

Deposit :

$ 400

Price :

See pricing tab for single & multi stage costs

As featured in Bicycling Australia

Highlights

Stage 1: Indian Ocean Ride

What a way to start this ride! Get a great taste of the beautiful Turquoise Coast just north of Perth where we stay in picturesque fishing villages, ride through National Parks and take in lovely coastal scenery. The accommodation is great, the food is good (especially the locally caught seafood), and a real highlight will be the chance to cycle the eerie moon-scape of The Pinnacles Desert National Park. This is a great ride for those with a bit less time who want a ride with some challenging distances, nice accommodation and fascinating scenery.

Stage 2: Coral Coast Ride

This stage takes us further north and further into the wide open spaces of Western Australia. It is a great balance of remote outback locations, paired with some beautiful towns and bays along the Coral Coast. Your highlights list will be sure to include the rest day activities at Nanga Bay, including the dolphins at Monkey Mia and our indigenous didgeridoo campfire evening. You will also get a taste of real outback camping on our ‘bush camp’ night for all, on both the camping and accommodation packages, always a fun experience where friendships and bonds are strengthened (not to mention the impossibly starry night sky that will blow your mind on a clear night). Finish the stage in Coral Bay with its white sands and the world-renowned Ningaloo Reef only metres off the beach.

Stage 3: The Pilbara Explorer

Our last stage begins at the ‘Outback Coast’ where the desert meets the ocean and detours inland to one of the most remarkable places on the planet – Karijini National Park. It’s the place where those classic, spectacularly beautiful photos of Australian outback gorges, sunken gardens, deep fern-fringed pools, and turquoise waterholes are taken. And you will be right there amongst it. Our accommodation on this stage ranges from the magnificent luxury eco-tents at Karijini to some extremely remote outback roadhouses. They are not upmarket but they are uniquely Australian and you’ll often meet many an interesting character there too! One more bush camp for all cyclists before rolling on the home stretch to Broome where you can meet your friends & family to stay a few relaxing days after we celebrate a truly wonderful journey.

START Foundation

Adding another layer of interest to this ride is our involvement with START foundation. Founding Director Kerryn Harvey explains:

“START Foundation is a not-for-profit registered charity that empowers amputees in life through sport. I am also an upper limb amputee, having lost my arm and shoulder (and almost my life), to a flesh eating bacteria in 2013. I will be riding from Perth to Broome on the back of a tandem, along with a team of supporting cyclists, raising funds for START Foundation. Monies raised will help START Foundation support amputees with the purchase of a new limb or limb modification to enable them to achieve their sporting dreams. I encourage all cyclists to join us in the optional fundraising and help have a positive impact on an amputees life.”

AllTrails has known Kerryn, Renee and others in the START team for many years and we look forward to sharing time with them again on this wonderful ride. More info at www.startfoundation.org.au.

START foundation cycling

Day to Day

Imagine waking up in the early daylight and looking around and wondering where you are. You may have just spent the night under an impossibly starry sky in the great Australian outback, a beachside resort by a marine sanctuary, or a donga room in a remote outback roadhouse. Either way, you want to get up and get on your bike again ready for another day on this legendary AllTrails long-haul cycle tour from Perth to Broome.

After a hearty breakfast you head on your way as the AllTrails team load your luggage and head up the road to set up your morning tea. The food breaks are at set times enabling all riders to plan their day and the amount of time required to enjoy the sights along the way before arriving at the next food break.

You depart morning tea with a clear focus and understanding of the next leg of the day to lunch which is arranged and/or prepared by our crew. Lunch is a great time to relax, refuel your body and chat to your friends, be it in a bakery, a country pub, the rest area of a remote highway, overlooking the ocean, or deep in a National Park.

Our safety and support vehicles are never far away, one trailing the group as a warning to motorists of the cycling group ahead, and at least one other vehicle travelling among and ahead of the group preparing the food stops, arranging directional signage where required and being on-call for cyclists with mechanical failures or other requirements.

We have 2-way radio communications with trucks and other large vehicles on the road to further increase safety for our cyclists as well as first-aid qualified, and bike mechanic qualified staff. Safety is our number one priority and we strive to make each day as safe as possible – another great advantage of cycling on a tour with AllTrails.

After reaching your overnight destination, usually mid-afternoon, you check in and enjoy a cuppa and snack, shower, or soak in the bath. Often there is a pool for you to lounge around and cool off in, or you may decide to explore the surroundings, go for a walk, share a cold drink with friends or simply relax. It is your life, it’s your ride, enjoy it.

A briefing for all cyclists at 6pm before the evening meal 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 settle down to a good healthy meal and a few drinks. The famous camaraderie developed on an AllTrails bike ride lasts a lifetime.

Bedtime is not far away, where you put your head down remembering the day and dreaming of tomorrow…

A typical day on the ride:

  • Breakfast 7am, Depart 8am
  • Ride 25-30km to morning tea around 9-10am, half hour stop, usually on the side of the road. Coffee/tea with home-made biscuits, slice, 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 35-45km to our overnight accommodation, usually arriving around 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 motel restaurant.
  • Off to bed!

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

Arrive Perth -- NA -- Fri 18 May 2018 -- - - D A

PRE TOUR: Make your way to Perth anytime today. It’s a great city so if you have time, make sure you head out and explore. This afternoon we will have a registration and briefing at our tour hotel followed by a group welcome dinner and ‘meet the crew’. Dinner and accommodation tonight is included in the tour cost for both campers and accommodated cyclists.

Perth to Lancelin -- 133km -- Sat 19 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 1. STAGE ONE – INDIAN OCEAN RIDE. We depart the world’s most remote city via a great bike path that will allow us to dodge the city traffic before hitting the outskirts of town and entering some beautiful Nature Reserves, National Parks and State Forest areas as the Indian Ocean Drive leads us out of the city and into a huge adventure over the next four weeks. Whether you are with us for the entire journey or just this first stage, thanks for joining us – you are in for a treat. There will be no need to ask why this section from Perth to Geraldton is called the Turquoise Coast once you have seen the colour of the ocean in the many secluded bays along the route. As you near our hotel right on the beach at Lancelin, you will hear the waves of the Indian Ocean getting louder and louder. Step out of our hotel door and walk straight over the dunes and take it all in. For some of you it may be your first ocean sunset, which doesn’t happen on the east coast. Nestled between a large bay and sand dunes, Lancelin is known for its crayfish (rock lobster) port and judging by the size of some of the houses around here, catching lobsters is pretty lucrative. We have our first day briefing and dinner, then it’s off to bed for a good sleep.

Lancelin to Jurien Bay -- 117km -- Sun 20 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 2. Waking to the sound of the crayfish boats heading out at dawn it would be easy to forget that yesterday we were in a city of one and a half million people. After breakfast, you will head out on a road which was merely a sandy track tackled only by the most experienced or fool-hardy 4WDers until the middle of 2011 when a new fully bituminised road was completed. The track on which many a bogged 4WD had come to a watery end was not easy to tame and had its moments; Five unexploded bombs found on land next to the Defence Department site had to be detonated, and an 8km moving sand dune needed to be diverted – all the more reason to enjoy the 65 kms of smooth road and wide shoulder that you will spin over this morning. One of the highlights of this stage is the Pinnacles, encapsulated by Nambung National Park. The detour off the main highway is 7km each way but is well worth the effort to see this series of limestone pillars that have evaded complete erosion, leaving behind yellow sentinels up to 5 metres high in a sea of sand. Surrounded by thick vegetation, Dutch explorers passing in their ships believed this unique landscape to be the remnants of an ancient city. We will have lunch here at this eerie moon-scape before heading back to the main road and on to our overnight stop at Jurien Bay, a vibrant fishing town of 1200 people.

Jurien Bay to Dongara -- 132km -- Mon 21 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 3. Today we push the pedals further up the winding coastal road where the traffic is sparse and the road passes through small fishing villages, National Parks and lovely coastal scenery. Beekeepers Nature Reserve joins onto Leseur National Park, one of the richest flora reserves in Australia. Here 200 of the 900 plants recorded are either rare or significant. The road leaves the coast for a short time at the end of today’s route before heading back west into the twin towns of Dongara and Port Denison – jewels of Western Australia’s stunning Coral Coast, offering true coastal village charm and the ideal holiday setting. This place is popular for good reason.

Dongara to Geraldton -- 65km -- Tue 22 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 4. Today is our last day on this stage of the tour and provides excellent coastal scenery, great riding and lots of beaches. It’s the shortest day on this stage, so kick back and take it all in as you cruise past the low coastal vegetation, which provides unobstructed views. Throughout this area you will see leaning gum trees and at first appearances perhaps consider yourself lucky that you are not tackling the same winds that bent over the tress. However, while it is a windy area, it is the salt in the wind that prunes them into the interesting shapes that you see. We arrive in the friendly town of Geraldton and head to our hotel conveniently located in the heart of the city. Congratulations on completing Stage 1 with us! Tonight, we will have a celebratory dinner before our rest day tomorrow.

Geraldton (Rest Day) -- NA -- Wed 23 May 2018 -- B - D A

Day 5. If you are leaving the tour today we can take you to the airport this morning, or you can catch a taxi (12km). For those enjoying a rest day here there is plenty to see. It began in the 1850’s as an outpost for convicts who built many of the beautiful historic buildings. It has since grown to a major port and service centre for the region. A few not to be missed highlights are the HMAS Sydney Memorial, a moving tribute to the sailors who died in Australia’s greatest maritime disaster and built on top of a hill with breath-taking views. Every day at 10:30 am there is a free tour where volunteers explain its significance. For those who love their history, or even a good story, the museum is a must. The region has an enthralling maritime history with a great display of the Batavia, a Dutch ship that ran aground in 1629. The survivors made it to land only to face a slow and bloody mutiny where over 100 were killed. The story is depicted with fascinating displays and includes the stone portico that was found on the ship. If you are just arriving today, we will have a ‘welcome’ registration and dinner together tonight.

Geraldton to Kalbarri -- 157km -- Thu 24 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 6. STAGE TWO – CORAL COAST RIDE. Out of Geraldton the gradual climb becomes steadily steeper as the road leaves the coast and heads inland to Northampton. With a myriad of buildings dating back to the 1850’s it is one of Western Australia’s oldest settlements. Here we leave the North West Coastal Highway and point ourselves back to the coast and enjoy some nice long downhills back to sea-level. Hutt Lagoon (near Port Gregory) is a lake of many colours, most commonly seen as a bright pink lake, then as the sun sets it becomes a dark purple. The colour is caused by algae trapped in the salt which is farmed for Beta Carotene vitamin. We finish off the day with one last climb and a lovely winding downhill cycling past some spectacular coastal scenery and gorges with evocative names like Red Bluff, Pot Alley, Eagle Gorge and Natural Bridge. The best way to view the coastline, where the cliffs rise up to 100 metres above the ocean, is to ride out to the designated lookouts. While enjoying the views keep an eye out for the tell-tale spray of water that signifies the migration of the humpback whales. It’s a long first day on the bike but it’s all worth it as you park up at Kalbarri in our resort-style accommodation with a pool and lovely landscaped gardens. Kalbarri itself is a lovely little holiday town, tucked between the picturesque lagoon and the scenic beaches. Head up to the cliffs to try to spot some whales and enjoy spectacular views of the coastline.

Kalbarri to Murchison River (Bush Camp) -- 81km -- Fri 25 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 7. Today begins and ends with the Murchison River. Kalbarri is the point at which the river hits the ocean and you can wave good-bye as you head out of town this morning. It’s a flat ride through town then a long gradual uphill as we head inland and up onto the plateau on which lies Kalbarri National Park. Here the coastal heath consists of a diverse array of plants including banksias, grevilleas, wattles, native Hibiscus, Kurrajongs and amazing colourful wild flowers. The region has over 800 species and likely still more to be discovered. We hit the NW Coastal Highway again before the last 15km to our camp for tonight which is on the banks of the Murchison River. Tonight is a bush camp for all cyclists as we are too remote for any accommodation. If camping isn’t usually your ‘thing’, don’t worry as it’s always a fun experience where friendships and bonds are strengthened – not to mention the impossibly starry night sky that will blow your mind on a clear night (which they usually are). The Murchison River is the second longest river in Western Australia and a great place to cool off. It flows for about 780 km from central Western Australia near Meekatharra to the Indian Ocean at Kalbarri where it has created a picturesque tributary popular with anglers. It is an ancient river, unchanged in its path, carving a massive gorge over millions of years through what is now Kalbarri National Park.

Murchison River to Billabong -- 119km -- Sat 26 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 8. Changing landscapes is the theme of the day today as you make your way from the riverside and its colours to tree-lined roadsides, to wheat fields, into some rolling hills and the lovely smell of the gum trees, followed by increasingly arid heath land. Billabong pretty much marks the end of any trees near the highway – for the coming days it will be tough to spot any on the main road until Coral Bay with the exception of a few creek lines, Carnarvon township and when we veer off the main road towards to ocean. Billabong is in the middle of nowhere but our accommodation is famous for its hospitality, offering basic but clean accommodation, good healthy food, good coffee and always a smile. You’re sure to meet a character or two in the pub as well.

Billabong to Nanga Bay -- 126km -- Sun 27 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 9. Start the day with a 50km venture into the increasingly arid landscape as we head further north into a more inhospitable climate for vegetation. You will notice the difference as we turn onto Shark Bay Road and in particular the patch of green ‘lawn’ in the playground area of the Nanga Bay Resort will come as a surprising contrast to the browns that your eyes have been used to today. The resort itself has a pool, supplies store, bottle shop and most anything else that you would need from an outback accommodation. Dirk Hartog Island is not far from here, where Dirk Hartog, Captain of a Dutch trading ship was the first white man recorded to set foot on Australian soil in 1616. It was not for another 200 years that white people begun to think about settling in the country after viewing the arid landscape. Even the local aboriginal population of the Nganda and Malgana lived predominately from the bountiful ocean. Still today, not far from the town of Denham on the Peron Peninsula two rows of rocks that were used by aboriginal people to trap fish can be seen at low tide.

Monkey Mia / Indigenous Experience (Rest Day) -- NA -- Mon 28 May 2018 -- B - D A

Day 10. Another great thing about our resort is that it is only a short drive (1 hr) to Monkey Mia – one of Western Australia’s most famous (and remote) coastal attractions. The stars of the show are the bottlenose dolphins that have been coming close to shore for more than fifty years. Rangers from the Department of Parks and Wildlife supervise the experience where a few lucky visitors can feed the dolphins. It is best to arrive early as dolphin experiences may finish well before noon so we will head out there early this morning. Apart from dolphins you may see dugongs, sharks, rays, turtles and a variety of fish in the water. Beside the water you are likely to meet pelicans and emus. Thick-billed grasswrens are often seen near the carpark. While at Monkey Mia, step away from the water to explore the area’s natural and cultural history along the Wulyibidi Yaninyina trail, a 1.5 km loop walk over dunes and along the beach. After visiting here we will head to the lovely town of Denham on the way back to Nanga Bay. Tonight is a very special event as we learn more about the local indigenous culture, traditions and the beautiful land as part of our Didgeridoo Campfire BBQ evening. This insight into the deep spiritual connection between the local people and this amazing saltwater country will provide another layer of intrigue to this tour and give you a reference point for many things that you will see, experience and learn on this trip where the land and the aboriginal culture is an ever-present backdrop to each day’s experiences and interactions.

Nanga Bay to Wooramel River Retreat -- 154km -- Tue 29 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 11. From Nanga Bay we head back out to the main highway and continue the journey north. While the country may in parts be flat and arid, hidden-life abounds, and on a bike, you might just see it. You may notice as you ride along a small, brown-streaked bird that flies on ahead as you approach, flashing the two white bands in its tail. This is the Australasian Pipit, a common roadside visitor. You are likely to hear the loud ‘squeaky gate’ or ‘did-you-get-drunk’ call from the Chiming Wedgebird. The ringneck parrot, more commonly known as the ‘Twenty Eight Parrot’ after the sound they make can often be heard in the mornings. Zebra Finches, Rainbow Bee-eaters and flocks of Budgerigars are among the more colourful birds that can be seen. Pulling up to our overnight homestead accommodation tonight is a treat as it sits quietly under the majestic gum trees on the bank of the Wooramel River. One of the highlights will be the naturally heated therapeutic artesian bore baths. Waters travel from a depth 240m below the ground to the surface under its own pressure and is then piped into free-flowing pools for you to sit down and relax. The water is approximately 33 degrees with a high mineral content that is reputed to have soothing effects on tired muscles – perfect for a cyclist coming off a 150km+ ride!

Wooramel Retreat to Carnarvon -- 126km -- Wed 30 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 12. The road is flat with slight undulations, which you are surely getting used to. The vegetation is light; however, scattered patches of wildflowers make for a pleasant colourful distraction. As we hit the outskirts of Carnarvon we turn left onto HMAS Sydney II Memorial Drive that has 645 plaques and palm trees representing the sailors that died when their ship sank in 1941 after a battle with the German raider, HSK Kormoran, which also sunk. It is a long road of remembrance, especially on a bike as you travel slowly past each tree, recognising another young life lost. The plaques list the names of men predominantly between the ages of 17 and 21. Our Motel in Carnarvon is a sign that we are in a more populated location with accommodation, function room, bar, restaurant, swimming pool and, more noticeably, an actual town right next to it! Highlights include the One Mile Jetty walk (and the Coffee Pot tram that takes those not wanting to walk it), and the trail that leads to the heritage precinct across the mangroves where mullet can be seen jumping from the water on the incoming tide.

Carnarvon to Minilya Roadhouse -- 142km -- Thu 31 May 2018 -- B L D A

Day 13. As you head out of town, a landmark impossible to miss is the ‘Big Dish’. The OTC satellite dish played an integral part in the 1969 moon landing. After tracking Halley’s Comet in 1987 it was decommissioned. You will also notice the Gascoyne River, fed by rivers and creeks which flow underground to create the largest of Western Australia’s Rivers. This river and its hidden flowing stream is the source of the oasis of fruit orchards and vegetable gardens surrounding the town of Carnarvon. These plantations with their pumps running under the sand extend for 16 kms along the banks of the river producing mangoes, paw paws, bananas, pineapples, melons, tomatoes and beans. While the river continues east, we head north through undulating red sand dunes and flowering shrubs as well as surprisingly green roadside grasses to Minilya Roadhouse. Another friendly place in the middle of nowhere providing welcoming shelter and food for our overnight stop tonight.

Minilya to Coral Bay -- 101km -- Fri 1 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 14. An exciting day today as we push through on our last day of this stage and The Tropic of Capricorn serves as a good halfway marker for the day’s ride. This is a great example of how the west coast is vastly different from the east coast. To get an idea, look about then compare what you see with the green paddocks of Rockhampton in Queensland which the Tropic of Capricorn crosses 5,000 kms on the other side of Australia. Reflecting on this stage of the tour you can see why this whole area is known as the ‘Outback Coast’, so named because it is here that the desert meets the ocean. The warm Leeuwin current runs down the continent creating coral growth as far down as Perth and sustaining a startling array of marine life, which stands in stark contrast to the coastline. The landscape consists of red sand dunes, grass plains and giant termite dirt mounds that appear as remnants from some other ancient time. Coral Bay is as idyllic as the name suggests. With a sweeping bay of white sand and the world-renowned Ningaloo Reef only steps off the beach. It is perfect place to relax or if you are feeling more adventurous, hop aboard a catamaran to see the humpback whales, dugongs, manta rays and turtles.

Coral Bay (Rest Day) -- NA -- Sat 2 Jun 2018 -- B - D A

Day 15. Today is a changeover point on the ride so some cyclists may be leaving us here after Stage 2 and some may be joining us for Stage 3. To get to Coral Bay to join the ride, you are likely to fly into Learmonth airport which is 120km north towards Exmouth. Local airport transfers can be arranged, or we may drive up to the airport for arriving and departing cyclists, depending on the final number of people coming and going – please register your interest on the booking form and we will finalise details closer to the date. For those continuing on to Stage 3, relax around the resort or take the opportunity to swim with a Whale Shark (optional extra on the booking form). Our accommodation also has a tour desk and ticket hut right next to reception which will give you all of the options to make the most of your free day here. Hire a snorkel and head for the beach or jump on a tour to explore more of Ningaloo Reef.

Coral Bay to Giralia Station -- 106km -- Sun 3 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 16. STAGE THREE – THE PILBARA EXPLORER. We hope that you enjoyed your time at the beach in Coral Bay as we head inland through the Pilbara region for the next ten days to discover some genuine outback experiences and a wonder of nature in Karijini National Park. First stop is Giralia Station, which was run as a working station until 2005, then sold to the Department Conservation and Land Management and now operates as an outback stopover for visitors from all over the World. The great-grandson of the original owner still resides on the property and welcomes guests to the former sheep station. With a variety of accommodation and known for their good dinners, it will be the perfect place to enjoy our first night of outback tranquillity after leaving the coast. Giralia has even featured on TV programmes such as Holiday (UK), Getaway (Aus), Postcards (Aus), Vox Tours (Germany) and Good Morning Britain (UK).

Giralia Station to Nanutarra Roadhouse -- 153km -- Mon 4 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 17. The landscape to Nanutarra, while arid and open, is colourful with red sand dunes and flowering shrubs. There is a series of quite unusual dunes that are perfectly placed apart, like giant speed humps and make you feel ant-size travelling through them. The roadhouse is adjacent to where the Ashburton river is crossed by the North West Coastal Highway and also just short of the turn off for route 136 to Paraburdoo, Tom Price and Karijini which we will take tomorrow. The coming of the roadhouse changed the face of travel through these parts. Where men once trundled down dusty outback pathways eating salted meat and damper, travellers could now fuel up their vehicles and buy ice-creams and cool drinks to ease their thirst. So spare a thought for these early pioneers – the hardy men and women who opened up the land while battling the elements in this once lonely outpost.

Nanutarra to Cheela Plains -- 182km -- Tue 5 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 18. After our overnight we head for a short distance north before leaving the NW Coastal Highway which has been a constant companion since Perth and turn inland. This long stretch of road provides an unusual visual phenomenon that can also be seen in the Queensland Gulf country; painted grids on the road instead of real cattle grids. It seems that the cattle are easily fooled in these parts too – and it’s certainly better for cyclists! It’s a long day in the saddle (the longest day of the tour) and we have made good in-roads into the journey inland by the time we hit Cheela Plains – our overnight stop. The place is a family owned and managed cattle station located in the semi-arid, pastoral rangelands of the Pilbara in Western Australia. Along with the grazing enterprise, the owners run the station stay accommodation to offer a real outback experience in the heart of the Pilbara.

Cheela Plains to Paraburdoo -- 94km -- Wed 6 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 19. After yesterday’s long day you’ll be ready for a shorter day today which it is, but you’ll still need to put in the effort as it’s nearly 100km and the first half of the day is on a gentle but constant incline. Paraburdoo is a ‘company town’. Large mining companies built these towns for the workers and as supply and administrative bases for mining projects further afield. Paraburdoo was built in 1970 and takes its name from the local Aboriginal language ‘Piru-pardu’ meaning ‘Meat Feathers’ because of the town’s proliferation of white Corellas. It is renowned for its beautiful scenery, wildlife diversity and interesting short history – including UFO sightings, the discovery of 200-year-old bones, royal visits and the reported birth-place of ‘Red Dog’ – the dog made famous in the film of the same name. Paraburdoo’s highest recorded maximum temperature is 48.9C and the lowest recorded temperature is 1.5C.

Paraburdoo to Tom Price -- 78km -- Thu 7 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 20. Today is another short ride but again, don’t slack off. It is the day on the tour with the most elevation metres to be climbed as we head into Tom Price, Western Australia’s highest town at 747 metres above sea-level. It’s not exactly Alpe d’Huez but it will get the blood pumping with approximately 600m to be climbed alongside 250m of downhill for the 78km day. Tom Price is a friendly, shady, mining and tourist town of 6,500 people. The town’s most prominent feature is Mt Nameless, at 1128 metres above sea level. Not surprisingly the Aboriginal people who have inhabited the area for at least 28,000 years were a little more inventive and had a name for the mountain; Jarndrumunhna, meaning ‘place of the rock wallaby’. The 2-hour return walk to the top provides magnificent views of the surrounding ranges and the Tom Price township and iron ore mine site.

Tom Price to Karijini Eco Retreat -- 81km -- Fri 8 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 21. Departing Tom Price we head back to the main road which becomes Karijini Drive, and it is not long after joining this road that we hit our highest point of the tour at approximately 865m above sea-level. Take it all in but don’t waste too much time as we are about to begin three days in Karijini National Park – the jewel in this stage’s crown. The scenery is spectacular as we near the eco-retreat where we will be staying for two nights – an environmentally friendly retreat and campground nestled in the pristine bushland at Joffre Gorge – in the heart of the world class National Park. Our campers will enjoy the great location in the multi-award winning retreat, while the accommodated cyclists will have the full ‘glamping’ experience with a touch of luxury and a taste of fine outback hospitality. Designed with the environment in mind, the semi-permanent deluxe eco tents, cabins, campground and facilities incorporate eco-friendly practices which ensure environmentally sustainable management of the natural and cultural values of one of the most ancient landscapes on earth. We will have a group dinner tonight to celebrate the half-way point of the stage and plan our rest day activities tomorrow.

Karijini National Park (Rest Day) -- NA -- Sat 9 Jun 2018 -- B - D A

Day 22. Karijini National Park is an iconic, unspoiled nature-based destination offering a unique and diverse landscape and an unforgettable West Australian outback experience. Karijini is famous for its dramatic creeks, spectacular gorges, towering sheer sided chasms up to 100 metres deep, tranquil sunken gardens, deep fern fringed pools, permanently cascading waterfalls and turquoise waterholes. Rest Day Activity: Looking for something to do on your rest day? Why not join the AllTrails staff on their visit to Dales Gorge. We will be exploring the Gorge Rim, Fortescue Falls, Fern Pool, and the Circular Pool. This walk should take approximately 4 hours and will take in some of the best highlights of Karijini.

Karijini to Auski -- 132km -- Sun 10 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 23. Most of today’s ride is spent in the National Park and cycling through here is an experience that few people in the world get to enjoy so soak up the last of this magical location as we head towards the Great Northern Highway and turn north to our overnight accommodation at the Auski Tourist Village. As we head north we also begin our descent  out of the higher elevations of Karijini and you will enjoy a beautiful long downhill at the end of the day’s ride.

Auski to Yule River (Bush Camp) -- 97km -- Mon 11 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 24. We begin today with a flat ride out of Auski to the Fortescue floodplain before a gradual climb as we get further from the centre of the Hamersley Range of which the Karijini National Park sits in the middle of. As you look back during the ride, you will pick up beautiful views of the range from various vantage points. The road from here has easy to moderate undulations with further short steep sections as you approach and leave waterways. Tonight we all camp at Yule River as we are too remote for any accommodation. Enjoy the cool desert night amongst the Spinifex plains, and don’t worry if camping isn’t usually ‘your thing’ as it’s always a fun experience where friendships and bonds are strengthened – not to mention the impossibly starry night sky that will blow your mind on a clear night (which they usually are).

Yule River (Bush Camp) to Port Hedland -- 163km -- Tue 12 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 25. We pack up after our outback camping experience and head to the coast. It is our last day ‘inland’ and you’ll have plenty of memories of your time in this special part of Australia where ancient creeks cut deep gorges into the red stone and steep escarpments rise from the desert plains. The terrain today is pretty much all a gentle downhill across long sections of bitumen through the desert. After rain, wildflowers decorate the roadside and wildlife thrives so keep an eye out. Port Hedland today is a town built through mining and has a population of 16,000. The town boasts the world’s largest bulk tonnage export port, exporting 372.3 million tonnes per annum – to see some of the action head out to Nelson point for views of the BHP crushing and shipping area. Port Hedland is also a melting pot of over an estimated 72 nationalities and cultures, many employed in mining and related industries.

Port Hedland to Pardoo -- 146km -- Wed 13 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 26. As you depart Port Hedland there are a few railway crossings so be careful. You may also need to wait a while for one to pass – the trains here can be over 3 km long (the longest ever was 7.3 km). The scenery for the first part of today is still showing significant signs of life with creeks, rocky out crops, mountains and desert plains, however around half way we reach De Grey River after which we truly head into the harsh outback environment. From here the water is scarce and life is much harder to sustain. After a long stint on the dry and open roads, our roadhouse accommodation is certainly a refreshing stop where you can shower, relax, and enjoy the hospitality, unique wildlife and glorious sunsets. Pardoo Roadhouse is famous for its homemade sausage rolls and the swimming pool is a refreshing crocodile free attraction.

Pardoo to Sandfire Roadhouse -- 139km -- Thu 14 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 27. Off again today on your journey through one of the harshest environments in Australia. The road we travel never actually reaches the coast line until Broome, although you will get within 9 kilometres and perhaps you will smell the sea breeze blowing across the sand dunes. One reason for the roads construction so far inland is the wet season cyclones that can cause havoc at the coast. By putting roads further inland, the cyclones usually lose their destructive power by the time they reach the road. As we near Sandfire Roadhouse you leave the shire of East Pilbara, apparently the largest Shire in the world. Sandfire Roadhouse is a welcome sight, situated in the Great Sandy Desert, being almost 200 km from the nearest ice-cream. The roadhouse burnt down several years ago and has since been rebuilt next to a grove of shady mango trees.

Sandfire Roadhouse to Port Smith Lagoon -- 176km -- Fri 15 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 28. For the first 50 km of todays ride you pedal across the vast Sandfire Plains, catching regular sights of the Great Sandy Desert dunes. The road continues through open plains and scrub that provide little shade. It can be quite a surprise to see healthy Brahman Cattle that graze in this region. Every now and again you may see a Willy Willy also called a Dust Devil (a miniature whirlwind that carries sand and small debris) – interesting to watch as they slowly zig-zag over the plains, but not very pleasant if one runs into you! Many unsupported cyclists fear the next section of the Highway as it is the longest stretch around Australia without water, 290km. With possible westerlies coming from the ocean or hot easterlies from the desert, it can be a daunting challenge. Lucky for you to have the full support and comfort of AllTrails to help you through. Today and tomorrow are very much desert rides, through low vegetation without even a creek line. On previous tours here we have had another compulsory bush camp tonight, however this time we will cycle to within 150km of Broome where a long driveway extends out to the Great Northern Highway from the coast. We will ferry our bikes down the 23km dirt road driveway to one of the Kimberley region’s best kept secrets, Port Smith Lagoon and Caravan Park, for our final evening together. Take a stroll along the beach and look at the shells or try to spot whales a few kilometres off the coast from the cliffs. Try your hand at the nine-hole bush style golf course – just two dollars including club hire! Port Smith also operates a rehabilitation and release area for injured or orphaned kangaroos and wallabies. A great place to spend our final evening.

Port Smith Lagoon to Broome -- 144km -- Sat 16 Jun 2018 -- B L D A

Day 29. On this two week ride you have really got a taste for the remoteness of Australia. You have cycled on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert, through the blood red sands of the Pilbara to one of Australia’s best kept secrets in Karijini National Park; and explored the interesting layers that make up the Coral Coast. What an epic ride and filled with some of the best scenery outback Australia has to offer. But it’s not over yet – we have approximately 100km across the Sandfire plains, and a 14km stretch through an ancient river delta without trees. Ludwig Leichhardt who named the plains didn’t have the luxury of picking his time of the year to travel here and found the sand as hot as fire. After coming off the plains we hit the Roebuck roadhouse and we turn left, saying goodbye to the Great Northern Highway and travelling along Broome Road for 35km into Broome itself and our final, well-deserved, destination. Congratulations – what a ride and what an effort. Tonight’s accommodation is included for all cyclists and we will have one final celebratory dinner together to reflect on your huge achievements and an amazing experience.

Broome -- NA -- Sun 17 Jun 2018 -- - - - -

Day 30. Have a sleep in – you deserve it! There are plenty of places around town or at the hotel to grab some breakfast or brunch. Do it in your own time – there is no schedule for today…Broome is well worth spending a few days if you have the time, as there is plenty to see. Why not bring the family up to meet you after your big ride? Broome highlights: Relax down on beautiful Cable Beach – famous for its pristine white sand and sunset camel rides, Art galleries specialising in local and indigenous art, The Historical Society Museum – one of the best regional museums in Australia, Dinosaur footprints laid down over 120 million years old can be seen on very low tides, The Japanese Cemetery – final resting place for over 900 Japanese pearl divers, Sun Pictures Outdoor Theatre – opening in 1916 and believed to be the oldest operating picture garden in the world, Willie Creek Pearl Farm – demonstrations of the intricate process of cultured pearling and live oyster seeding. And if you’re really lucky, you might even get a glimpse of the stairway to heaven!

Pricing

Includes:

  • Accommodation or Camping option
  • Merchandise pack: jersey, cap, bottle, day bag
  • National Park entry fees
  • Indigenous cultural experience
  • All meals (except rest day lunches)
  • Daily morning & afternoon teas on the road
  • Tour guides & support/safety vehicles
  • Maps & Ride Guide
  • Bike mechanical assistance

Plus the famous AllTrails:

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

Pricing Schedule

Deposit: ($400)
Progress Payment: 30 days after deposit (40% of your package cost, less deposit paid)
Balance: 19 Mar 2018

For bookings made after 19 Mar, full balance is due upon booking.

Individual stage pricing
Stage 1: Per-Ger
5 nights
Stage 2: Ger-C.B.
10 nights
Stage 3: C.B.-Brm
15 nights
Camping option price: $1853  $3436  $5160
Accom* option price: $2142  $4313  $6916
Single room supplement** $564  $664  $1328
Multi-tour discount: Book Stages 1&2: $250 discount | Stages 2&3: $450 discount | Stages 1,2,3: $500 discount.

Accommodation notes: * Accom option includes a varied range of lodgings over the 4 weeks and also includes 2 ‘bush camps’ (tent & inflatable mattress provided) – see our FAQ tab for more details. ** The limited amount of accom in the remote areas of Stages 2 & 3 means that Single Room Supplement is subject to availability and not available every night of those tours – see our FAQ tab for more details.

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 (subject to availability).

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Swim with Whale Sharks ($350) and other snorkelling/dive tours on Coral Bay Rest Day. Click link here to explore all tour options that we can book for you.

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

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

Transfer of bike from Melbourne to Perth / from Broome to Melbourne). $75 each way

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

AllTrails t-shirt. Good quality tee. Not included in merchandise kit (above). $20.

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. 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 but are not 100% sure if you will be up to it on the toughest day(s), 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. 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.

Training for a long distance tour

You really need to be a reasonably keen cyclist, however not necessarily fast, but consistent. If you can sit on an average speed of 20-25 km/hr on the flat, and build your kilometre total distance in training to gradually attain about 100km + a day for 2 days straight, that will usually put you in a good position to be ready for most of our long distance tours. 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.

Insurance – IMPORTANT

Obtaining appropriate insurance is your (very important) responsibility – even if you live in Australia.
*** Travel Insurance for lost deposits and cancellations ***
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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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bq.org.au/join-us/member-benefits/
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.

Meals and food on remote tours

Food is always a big part of any cycling holiday! Our emphasis is always on fresh food and a balanced diet with plenty of carbohydrates, proteins, fruit and vegies catering for a cycling holiday, however on some of our longer tours we do find there are often limitations in the remote locations we ride through. We will often supplement local available foods with fruit that we bring with us on tour or stock up at the larger towns. Either way you can always be assured that we are planning ahead and doing our best to look after your health when it comes to fueling your body. We can usually successfully cater for most dietary requirements, even with the challenges of remote locations, 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.

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.

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 if it’s threatening, on your bike with you. We transport your luggage, day packs, food & extra water. A detailed list of what is required and provided will be sent to you in your pre-tour info pack.

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 as keen on the bike as they are themselves – we are happy to accommodate those non-riding partners and part-time riders who want to only 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.

Safety

We have a great safety record, but accidents can happen. We have comprehensive First-Aid Kits with trained 1st aiders as tour guides and drivers, mobiles and a satellite phone for emergency calls and the locality of hospitals in the areas that we travel through. We also have vehicles that can take anyone injured or sick for further treatment. You can also help by immediately stopping or slowing on-coming traffic if a fellow cyclist does have a fall. 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 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.

Weather

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 www.bom.gov.au or for our international tours visit www.worldweather.org

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.

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’.

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.

Accommodation and camping details (Perth to Broome)

The accommodation option gives you twin share lodging on all nights except 2 bush camps (1 night on each of Stages 2 and 3). A tent and inflatable mattress will be provided for you on the bush camp evenings. BYO sleeping bag. Accommodation is very scarce on many stretches of this trip and you will be put up in a variety of lodgings including luxury eco tents, roadhouse dongas, quality city motels and outback resorts. The majority of our accommodation will have ensuites, although on some occasions bathroom facilities will be shared. If you are travelling on your own we will try to match you with another cyclist of the same gender each night (subject to availability).

A Single Supplement option may be offered to early bookers who want their own room, only if accommodation remains after the pre-sale. This will give you your own room on most nights however there are some nights where no single supplement is available. Stage 1: Single Supplement will be available every night. Stage 2: Single Supp ensuite possible on 6 nts, 1 bush camp, 3 nts shared facilities, two of which may be twin share. Stage 3: Single Supp ensuite possible on 10 nts, 1 bush camp, 4 nts shared facilities, two of which may be twin share.

Camping option cyclists will be booked into campgrounds each night of the tour except Perth (Stage 1) and Broome (Stage 3) where you will be housed in our accommodation (twin share). In most townships you will be in a caravan park or similar. In remote areas it may be in the camping ground area of a roadhouse property. Campgrounds include ablution blocks and are very close to our accommodation wherever possible. There are also 2 bush camps for all cyclists.

Pre and post stage accom/camping (Perth to Broome)

Stage 1. The entry price includes one night of ‘pre stage’ accom and dinner in Perth on Fri 18 May for both campers and accommodated cyclists. If you also wish to book any additional nights prior to that date contact us and we can give you the hotel details for you to book direct. The entry price also includes a night of ‘post stage’ accom or camping in Geraldton on Tue May 22. No need to book extra nights unless you are staying longer.

Stage 2. The entry price includes one night ‘pre stage’ accom/camping in Geraldton on Wed May 23.  No need to book extra nights unless you are arriving earlier. The entry price also includes one night ‘post stage’ accom/camping in Coral Bay on Fri 1 Jun. No need to book extra nights unless you are staying longer.

Stage 3. The entry price includes one night of ‘pre stage’ accom/camping in Coral Bay on Sat 2 Jun. No need to book extra nights unless you are arriving earlier. The entry price also includes one night ‘post stage’ accom for both campers and accommodated cyclists in Broome on Sat 16 Jun. No need to book extra nights unless you are staying longer (which we think is a good idea!).

Contact us if you need any details about our pre and post stage hotels.

 

Start and end of ride transport (Perth to Broome)

Perth: Fly to Perth Airport. Hotel is in the city centre 15km from the airport. 

Geraldton: The Airport is 10km from our accom – an easy taxi ride. You can also catch a bus from Perth (approx 7 hrs).

Coral Bay: Fly into Learmonth airport which is 120km from Coral Bay near Exmouth. Local airport transfers can be arranged, or we may drive our vehicles to the airport for arriving and departing cyclists, depending on the final number of people coming and going – please let us know your plans on the booking form and we will finalise details closer to the date.

Broome: Airport is just 1.5km from our accom – a very easy taxi ride.

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

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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.

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