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Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour provided by Australian Cycling Holidays

Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour

Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Cycle beautiful Gippsland. 2N 2D self-guided, fully supported cycle along the iconic Great Southern Rail Trail. Love the quirky towns. Fresh food, amazing wines, art galleries and panoramic views. Choose your Getaway: Relax or Challenge Unwind: 34k Leongatha to Fish Creek. Cycle the emerald Gippsland countryside. Love the forests, art galleries, cafes & native animals. Entire: 72k Leongatha to Port Welshpool. Cycle the whole Great Southern Rail Trail. Enjoy sweeping vistas of Wilsons Prom with plenty of time to love the food, wines and friendly locals.   Grand: 160k Leongatha to Foster via the Grand Ridge. Step off the Rail Trail and up the hills to the temperate rainforests of the Grand Ridge Road. Cruise downhill with huge views. Coast home along the flat country. Board your booked Vline coach at Melbourne Southern Cross Station. Arrive Leongatha. We will welcome you.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • The Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour, fully supported, self-guided, starts every day! Board your VLine coach at Southern Cross Station Melbourne for a direct trip to Leongatha. Enjoy the tour via dairy farms and small towns. We meet your coach and transfer you to your BnB. There we fit your bikes, supply equipment and answer all your questions. Walk into historic Leongatha for a tasty dinner. Next day begin your cycle whenever suits you! We are always just a phone call away. Tour includes:   • all transfers return from Melbourne • accommodation • breakfast • luggage transfers • cycling equipment • maps • roadside assist Great Southern Getaway Unwind: Leongatha to Fish Creek 34k. Day 1 16k Descend gently to Koonwarra through wide-open dairy farming country. Give way to free range chooks crossing the trail! Koonwarra is home to the slow food movement with great food and wines. After lunch enjoy the scenic Black Spur with its historic trestle bridges. Stop in Meeniyan, a picturesque country town with classy restaurants, art galleries, wine bar and crafts. Day 2 18k cycle lowland forests where grey kangaroos, wallabies and native birds abound. Take a snack with you and finish for lunch at the unusually arty Fish Creek with its Art Deco Pub, galleries and cafes. Great Southern Getaway Entire: Leongatha to Port Welshpool 72k. Day 1 34k Enjoy the itinerary for the Unwind option and stay in the quirky Fish Creek. Day 2 38k the Rail Trail climbs the Hoddle Range. Descend the hills with spectacular views of Corner Inlet, Strzelecki Range and Wilsons Promontory. Foster & Toora are both historic towns with a great range of cafes and historic buildings to explore. Then it's the flat country with windmills looming overhead. Finish in Port Welshpool and views of Snake Island. Great Southern Getaway Grand Leongatha to Foster via the Grand Ridge Road. 160k. This is a remote, hilly ride on sealed and unsealed surfaces. For experienced cyclists only. Day 1 62k Cycle the Rail Trail to Fish Creek then head up the valleys to the amazing views of Ameys track. Enjoy the downhill to Foster at days end. Day 2 97k Start the day with a heart pumping climb to the amazing Grand Ridge Road. Ride through the temperate rain forests with views to the coast, valleys and the Great Divide. Take food and water. The terrain can be rough. Drop into Agnes Falls. Then cruise downhill with great views to Welshpool where you will find a well deserved lunch! Love the flat country as you cycle along the rail trail to Foster.   Your return trip t Melbourne is booked and we will collect you and your bikes in time for your return journey.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The Great Southern Getaway Cycle Tour, fully supported, self-guided, starts every day! Board your VLine coach at Southern Cross Station Melbourne for a direct trip to Leongatha. Enjoy the tour via dairy farms and small towns. We meet your coach and transfer you to your BnB. There we fit your bikes, supply equipment and answer all your questions. Walk into historic Leongatha for a tasty dinner. Next day begin your cycle whenever suits you! We are always just a phone call away. Tour includes:   • all transfers return from Melbourne • accommodation • breakfast • luggage transfers • cycling equipment • maps • roadside assist Great Southern Getaway Unwind: Leongatha to Fish Creek 34k. Day 1 16k Descend gently to Koonwarra through wide-open dairy farming country. Give way to free range chooks crossing the trail! Koonwarra is home to the slow food movement with great food and wines. After lunch enjoy the scenic Black Spur with its historic trestle bridges. Stop in Meeniyan, a picturesque country town with classy restaurants, art galleries, wine bar and crafts. Day 2 18k cycle lowland forests where grey kangaroos, wallabies and native birds abound. Take a snack with you and finish for lunch at the unusually arty Fish Creek with its Art Deco Pub, galleries and cafes. Great Southern Getaway Entire: Leongatha to Port Welshpool 72k. Day 1 34k Enjoy the itinerary for the Unwind option and stay in the quirky Fish Creek. Day 2 38k the Rail Trail climbs the Hoddle Range. Descend the hills with spectacular views of Corner Inlet, Strzelecki Range and Wilsons Promontory. Foster & Toora are both historic towns with a great range of cafes and historic buildings to explore. Then it's the flat country with windmills looming overhead. Finish in Port Welshpool and views of Snake Island. Great Southern Getaway Grand Leongatha to Foster via the Grand Ridge Road. 160k. This is a remote, hilly ride on sealed and unsealed surfaces. For experienced cyclists only. Day 1 62k Cycle the Rail Trail to Fish Creek then head up the valleys to the amazing views of Ameys track. Enjoy the downhill to Foster at days end. Day 2 97k Start the day with a heart pumping climb to the amazing Grand Ridge Road. Ride through the temperate rain forests with views to the coast, valleys and the Great Divide. Take food and water. The terrain can be rough. Drop into Agnes Falls. Then cruise downhill with great views to Welshpool where you will find a well deserved lunch! Love the flat country as you cycle along the rail trail to Foster.   Your return trip t Melbourne is booked and we will collect you and your bikes in time for your return journey.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57598P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Maps
  • Transfers as specified
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Roadside assist
  • Transport by VLine air-conditioned coach from and return to Melbourne Southern Cross Station
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Southern Cross, Spencer St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia We will meet you in Leongatha when you step off the coach from Melbourne Southern Cross Station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet
  • Maps
  • Transfers as specified
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Roadside assist
  • Transport by VLine air-conditioned coach from and return to Melbourne Southern Cross Station
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
Departure details
  • Southern Cross, Spencer St, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia We will meet you in Leongatha when you step off the coach from Melbourne Southern Cross Station
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Popular mentions

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Pres D
Sydney134 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
We did a seven night bike ride that started at Cowes on Phillip Island and ended at Port Welshpool, then followed by a day trip to Wilson’s Promontory and another morning at Tarra Bulga National Park.
ACH picked us up from Melbourne Airport and from that point, to bring dropped off back at the airport, we were completely looked after snd made to feel relaxed and comfortable. ACH arranged great accommodation and breakfasts. The bikes were well maintained and easy to ride. The back up service was tested when we had a minor collision with a random teenager on a bike and a puncture. ACH really looked after us.
The maps were accurate and the directions easy to follow.
The cycle route was completely on dedicated cycle paths. The country side was spectacular and varied between Sandy beaches, windswept cliffs with spectacular ocean views, tall forests, dairy farms, and scrub. No steep hills. Well maintained cycle paths.
ACH was very flexible and adapted the usual itinerary to allow us more time for sightseeing and a more relaxed trip.
It was so good to cycle each morning, relax in the afternoon, and enjoy wonderful dinners in the many restaurants serving local fresh produce.
I thoroughly recommend ACH.
Written May 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
angelaG7183TW
Hi Pres D, thank you so much for your kind review. We are very happy that you all enjoyed your cycle and walk tour with us! Such a friendly and smiling group. We enjoyed meeting you all too Angela
Written June 15, 2021
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ralphjohns50
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Family
Our family really enjoyed our cycling holiday for these reasons:
1. Angela is a fantastic host - passionate, amusing and caring.
2. The Leongatha house was really great.
3. The bikes were well chosen for us, and very well maintained.
4. The route choices worked really well for our family - 2 chilled on the rail trail while 2 took the hilly challenging routes.
We'll hopefully do this again, and ride further next time.
Written October 18, 2019
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Thank you so much for your lovely review. it was fun to meet you and your family. I am glad that you all had a lovely cycling holiday and that you could all have the ride you enjoyed. We hope to see you all again. Safe cycling!
Written November 10, 2019
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Jude M
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
Had a great time cycling with Australian Cycle Tours. The bikes were of a great standard , our company representative was kind,caring and efficient. The company delivered what they promised. I can recommend them without hesitation
Written October 15, 2019
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Hi Jude thank you for your review. We loved having you all along for the Coastal Escape cycle. I am glad you enjoyed it! Angela
Written October 17, 2019
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Jennifer L
Leongatha, Australia32 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Very scenic ride.
Pass a lot of small towns on the way from Leongatha to Welshpool.
One of the safest trail you can be on.
Enjoy.
Written June 4, 2019
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THank you very much for your review. We love the little towns and safe riding too.
Written November 12, 2019
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Kim&Steve
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Family
Angela and Rob were great tour operators. Prior to the cycle Angela worked with us to find the cycle that would work best with our needs as a family travelling with young children. The accommodation always had plenty of space for all us and was away from busy roads. The directions were clear, easy to understand and Angela was always easy to reach for help. This trip was a enjoyable for our whole family and we would love to return one day to explore another region. Thanks Angela and Rob
Written May 7, 2019
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Max L
2 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I absolutely loved doing this trip for so many reasons.
Lovely and communicative hosts who are very easy to talk to
Beautiful accommodation - luxury linen and towels which was a dream after cycling for hours.
Great showers too!!
Little thoughtful touches which made the trip that much more relaxing and sweet
GORGEOUS rail trail with hardly any people!! Great variance in scenery and interesting stops along the way
I really felt that the company went above and beyond to ensure I had a fantastic trip.
Thank you!!
Written April 30, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind review. We absolutely loved meeting you and well done for cycling the whole Great Southern Rail Trail on your weekend away!! I am glad you liked our accommodations which we have purpose built for our cyclists. We will welcome you at any time! Angela
Written November 10, 2019
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Paradise32833065319
Anchorage, AK1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Couples
My partner Laura and I were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet robert and Angela with Australian Cycling Holidays. There is not enough room here to truly describe just how memorable, every bit of it, in truly the most fantastic ways. All the maps were easy to read and follow, the customer service and friendliness of Robert and Angela was second to one. I misplaced my speakers and they went out of their way to check the hotels and local police departments for me! That is just an example of how wonderful the hosts are. The various nuances of the bike tour will forever be looked upon very favorably. If you are planning a trip to Australia or if you already live there, I urge to seriously get ahold of Robert and Angela and you will then know what I mean. The equipment is extremely well maintained and a joy to use, state of the art bikes, handy and easy to use panniers, water bottles and snacks, etc. Just get on the bikes and prepare to be impressed with the country side, the wildlife, the breathtaking views and not to mention the incredible Australian people who want nothing more to talk to you and wish you well mate! We spent nearly a month in Australia and are back in Alaska now, but our 5 days biking and spending time with Robert and Angela will always be cherished and never forgotten. A definite highlight of our time down under. Please look book an adventure with Australian Cycling Holidays. I promise you, you will be very glad you did! Brett and Laura
Written January 22, 2019
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It was an absolute pleasure to host you and Laura. We enjoyed your happy cycling very much. I am glad you enjoyed our locals who would be quite amazed to meet a pair of cyclists from Alaska in January! THank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again someday. Angela
Written November 10, 2019
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P&C
Geelong & Bellarine, Australia3 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
My partner and I completed the Great Southern Rail Trail over 2 days. The GSRT is approximately 80 ks. The trail itself is wonderfully maintained, well signposted, not particularly difficult and passes through a number of small towns. Australian Cycling Holidays provided us with excellent accommodation at the starting point of Leongatha and also at the mid point at Fish Creek. Both places were immaculate and particularly well locàted. At Fish Creek we had a terrific meal at the pub (make sure you book). At the end of the ride (Port Welshpool) we were picked up by Australian Cycling Holidays and transported back to Leongatha. Thank you Angela and Rob of ACH for making the logistics of this ride effortless, for your overall efficiency, for your suggestions ( The nearby and short Mirboo North rail trail was an unexpected bonus) and for your pleasantness. Highly recommended. P and C.
Written January 16, 2019
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I am really glad that you both enjoyed your ride. The rail trails in Gippsland are really fun and we are happy you agree. Thank you very much for your kind review Angela!
Written November 10, 2019
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Compass65986487106
Brisbane Region, Australia1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Friends
We were a group of 11 friends cycling along the Bass Coast and we all found it very enjoyable. The organisation of the 6 days tour was done by Australian Cycling Holidays, with accommodation and breakfast included. The maps provided were excellent with lots of information and riding options.
Written December 3, 2018
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Hi Compass, Thank you for your kind review. We loved having you all along for the ride and I am so glad you enjoyed it! I was impressed that you had some riders who enjoyed the cycle paths and others who took on the hills. Enjoy your next trip. Angela
Written December 5, 2018
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dgJ1888CO
1 contribution
Sep 2018 • Family
We did the 6-day "Coastal Escape" tour which starts at Waterfall station, south of Sydney and ends at Jervis Bay. The chosen route was beautiful with great country and coastal scenery, beautiful beaches. Logistics were also great: hotels and baggage transfer worked a dream. Highly recommended.
Written September 29, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fantastic ride. Fantastic Support.
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Cycling Break in Australia
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Fabulous Fun
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NZ group
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Fantastic time in South Gippsland on bikes
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Incredible service, great experience, beautiful trip
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Just amazing
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Cowes to Port Welshpool via railway trail and offshoots!
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Fantastic Trip
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Wow, wow, wow, what a n outstanding experience.... a must do.
What an experience, right from start with a pleasant coach ride through the Gippsland countryside to the first stop
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