Tasmania West 2017

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Tasmania West 2017

Hobart to Devonport

Sunday 26 February, 2017 to Sunday 05 March, 2017

Everybody loves Tasmania. The history of the early settlers, grand old buildings, beautifully painted weatherboard houses, picturesque stone cottages and of course the wonderful winding roads that pass through quaint townships and magnificent countryside. It’s all here – all you have to do is bring your bicycle and ride.

After our hugely successful RACV Resorts Ride in Victoria in 2016, we have decided to do it all over again, this time in Tasmania. In February 2017 we are riding both Tasmania East (16-24 Feb) and West (26Feb-5Mar), stopping at 3 world class RACT Destinations to spend a total of 5 nights at these top class accommodation properties. Join us on one stage or do the double.

On the second leg of this trip (West Coast) you have the opportunity to visit the world-renowned MONA Gallery the day before departure, and stay at our beautiful pre tour accommodation overlooking the harbour. Beginning the tour we cycle west from Hobart to explore some of the most breathtaking and stunning countryside in the world. Voted as number 2 on Lonely Planet’s ‘World’s Best Cycling Routes‘, this Western Tasmania ride is the pick of the bunch on the world stage, yet it is right on our doorstep, and it won’t take you long to see why it is rated so highly. The rivers, bridges, hills, forests, lakes, and wildlife will give you plenty to look at while enjoying the quaint townships and interesting characters that you will come across along the way. Enjoy top class accommodation (including 3 nights at RACT Destinations Accommodation), whether it be on the waters edge or cradled deep in the veins of spectacular mountain ranges, you will love it all as you make your way on two wheels around this wonderful island state.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to join a famous AllTrails Tassie Tour – come on your own or get together with friends or cycling club – it really is a beautiful place to ride your bike. Come on, let’s go! 

BONUSMates Rates Group Discounts. Group discounts for 3 or more cyclists.

Quicklink to Tassie East (Launceston to Hobart) here.

Tasmania West Coast
RACT Resorts Ride 2017
Dates:
Sun 26 Feb – Sun 5 Mar 2017
Duration:
8 days, 7 nights
7 actual ride days. 1 rest day
Distance:
532 km
Ave. Daily:
76 km / day
Bike Type:
Road Bike pref
or Hybrid, Mountain Bike
Group Size:
20 approx
Accom.:
Exclusive RACT accom
+ quality motels & BnBs
Meals:
Most meals
some morn & afternoon teas
Price:
This ride has passed
Deposit:
$400 
  • Fully accommodated and supported ride
  • Small group environment with great camaraderie
  • Spectacular scenery as your roadside companion
  • Great climbs and thrilling downhills through Tasmania’s wilderness
  • The best bicycle tour company in the industry (have a read through our testimonials page)
  • Top 10 Cities List: Hobart voted #7
  • Pre tour accommodation (Hobart) overlooking the harbour
  • The short boardwalk to the beautiful Franklin River
  • Lake St Claire walk
  • Queenstown, a historic copper town set in a moon landscape
  • Queenstown’s infamous ‘Gravel’ Football Oval
  • Rest Day at RACT Strahan Village
  • Strahan & Macquarie Harbour and the surrounding World Heritage Area
  • The Round Earth Company play at the Strahan Ampitheatre
  • Chalet at Tullah overlooking Lake Rosebery
  • See Cradle Mountain & Dove Lake walk (2.5hrs)
  • The much admired Sheffield murals
  • OPTIONAL: Gordon River Cruises
  • OPTIONAL: West Coast Wilderness Railway day trip
  • OPTIONAL: World famous MONA Gallery, one of Australia’s most talked about attractions
  • OPTIONAL: Derwent Bridge’s “Wall in the Wilderness”
  • OPTIONAL: Day ride to the top of Mt Wellington (Hobart)
We pride ourselves on our organisation. Not only do we take you to some of the most interesting and scenic destinations in Australia and give you the opportunity to explore those places on your bike (the best way to do it), but we make sure that you don’t need to worry about anything other than cycling, meeting like-minded new people, watching the stunning scenery pass by and just enjoying yourself and your personal challenge. We arrange everything that you will need for the duration of the tour – accommodation, meals, bike mechanic, support & safety vehicles, maps, luggage transfer, sightseeing recommendations – it’s all done for you so that you can pedal away each morning with the knowledge that you are truly being cared for.

Ride to morning tea, have a chat and a snack. Ride to lunch, talk about the route and scenery and meet some more people. Ride to a great motel and enjoy afternoon tea and a hot shower. Relax in the afternoon before an entertaining evening briefing and dinner & drinks. Hit the bed and recharge for another exciting day tomorrow.

Riders who participate in these ‘point to point’ tours enjoy great camaraderie, sharing laughs and a sense of achievement with their fellow cyclists, knowing that the AllTrails expert preparation of the tour allows them to sit back and relax and enjoy every part of this cycling holiday.

This Tassie West ride has an average distance of 76km/day which is quite achievable for most keen cyclists, however do expect a few hills – Tasmania is not flat! You do not need to be a particularly fast rider – just consistent, averaging 20-25km on a flat road. We will have a support vehicle for any cyclist who may need help getting up some of the hills or for any other reason. We will also be nominating a few drop-off points on the toughest days where cyclists can miss a few of the big climbs if they wish, and will have a few longer routes for riders who may want to go a bit faster, further or higher.

If you have any questions or concerns about the distance please study the map which also shows the elevation profile and contact us. We also have a general training plan which we send to all cyclists coming on the ride. Also check out our Tassie East ride.

Here are just a few testimonials from the last time we ran these Tassie tours. More testimonial scan be found on our testimonials page. “I would just like to pass on my thanks for making the East Coast of Tassie bike tour a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The crew were friendly, organized, looked after everyone and nothing was too much trouble for them. I met some nice people on the ride and shared some laughs amidst some great cycling. I look forward to tackling the West Coast next year.” Sophie “What a great ride and time on the East Coast Tasmania Tour 2013!! Its my 3rd time riding the beautiful coastlines and forested climbs of the East Coast with a group and certainly the standout. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and each other’s company immensely , and like myself felt individually catered for. Whether you were a faster rider or a weary tail-ender on day 6 who might want to start at the top of the first inevitable significant climb for the day, you felt well taken care of.” Graham “I had a fantastic time on the East Coast Tassie ride. A big thank you for looking after us. It was exhausting but definitely worth it.” Penny “Great ride, nice company in such a small group with lots of ride challenges (if only roads were smooth all the way and slightly downhill with tail winds and no rain). The crew looked after us so well and we were always greeted with well done and nice smiles.” David “I had a great time, I was not prepared for all the up up and more ups but it was a challenge for which I am proud of my achievement, to finish the ride. The service that you guys provide was fantastic I can not say anything bad. The accommodation was very good, food was great and I can not speak highly enough about the staff… knowing they were there to back us up if needed. I hope to return one day for another Alltrails ride.” Leah