RIDE FROM LAUNCESTON TO HOBART AND ADMIRE TASMANIA’S EAST COAST.

 

We are pleased to introduce to you our SFIDA Tasmania East Coast trip, we hope this can fulfil your needs.

This is an epic ride, and who better than SFIDA Cycling to give you the support and advice to conquer this incredibly scenic part of Tasmania, definitely one of Australia’s wilderness destinations.

Starting in Launceston and after a short ride on the shores of the Tamar river, we will head East towards  Bridport, St.Helens, Swansea, Richmond…combining interesting climbs with amazing coastal rides.

To end our trip, what better than a challenging climb up Mount Wellington, Hobart’s mighty mountain.

Join us on another epic SFIDA Cycling trip, we are here to help you!

Dates:

1 March 2021 to 9 March 2021

Distance: 627km         daily average: 90km
Climbing: 8,550m        daily average: 1,220m

 

Prices in Australian dollars.

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  • Duration:8 days
  • DATES : Mar 09 - Mar 17
    • HOTELS:2-4 Stars
    • MEALS:All meals included
    • ARRIVAL:Launceston (LST)
    • DEPARTURE:Hobart (HBA)
    • NON RIDER:N/A
  • PRICE :

    $4,850.00

DAY 1

Welcome to Tasmania.

Meet the SFIDA Cycling team at our hotel in Hobart.

We will proceed to build up our bikes and later on transfer to Launceston.

If we have time, we will have a short ride along the Tamar River during the late afternoon.

Launceston is a city with some interesting Victorian buildings and a vibrant centre, we will have dinner in town.

HOTEL: Best Western Hotel Launceston

DAY 2

Ride along the Piper River wine region into Bridport.

Our ride today will take us to the seaport town of Bridport, on the way we will pass through Lilydale and the wine region of Piper River.

On our way to Bridport we will have time to stop at the Jansz Tasmania winery.

RIDE INFO: Day 2
84km / 1,100m

HOTEL: Barnbougle – Lost Farm resort

DAY 3

Bridport to St.Helens via Weldborough pass.

A fantastic route today! great riding to Derby, a small town that has become a mecca for mountain bikers. There are also a couple of great bike cafes to stop by.

We keep our ride and our next stop will be at the top of Weldborough pass, from there is a very scenic ride to St.Helens, a quiet seaside town.

RIDE INFO: Day 3
128km / 1,870m
HOTEL: Panorama St.Helens

DAY 4

Ride to Bay of Fires and Binalong Bay.

We will enjoy the second night in St.Helens.

We will ride to the Bay of Fires, at a leisure pace we will stop along the coast to admire some of the most scenic coastal areas this part of Tasmania.

On our way back we will stop at Binalong Bay, where the main beach with white sands is located, weather permitting it is possible to swim…

RIDE INFO: Day 4
48km / 550m
HOTEL: Panorama St.Helens

DAY 5

St.Helens to Bicheno via St.Marys and Elephant passes.

We leave St.Helens following the coastal road, but of course, on due time we will turn right and continue our ride via St.Marys and Elephant passes.

After our descent back to sea level, we will continue to Bicheno, our final destination for today.

RIDE INFO: Day 5
79km / 1,040m.

HOTEL: Wintersun Gardens Motel

DAY 6

Bicheno to Swansea with a detour to Wineglass Bay.

The first part of our ride goes along the coast before reaching the Freycinet National Part.

Here we will put our walking shoes and walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout, this is one of the most famous views in Tasmania, definitely one to remember.

After our short walk, we will continue riding until we reach Swansea.

RIDE INFO: Day 6
99km / 775m
HOTEL: Swansea Motor Inn

DAY 7

Swansea to Richmond, Tasmania’s picture-perfect town.

The first part of our ride to Buckland is mostly undulating, the second part is hilly…

Today’s end of the ride is in Richmond, one of the historic towns that are very well preserved in Tasmania.

We will transfer by van to Hobart, time to enjoy a Cascade beer…or two!

RIDE INFO: Day 7
120km / 1,530m
HOTEL: Hotel Grand Chancellor

DAY 8

Mount Wellington and coastal Hobart roads to end this epic trip.

Before we enjoy some time in Hobart, we can’t miss the opportunity to take you for a challenging ride up to Mount Wellington.

Easy to see, Mount Wellington stands as one of the most scenic climbs in Tasmania and in my opinion, Australia.

From the top, there are stunning views of Hobart, Derwent River and the Ocean.

The 11kms climb and later on some ride coastal roads back to Hobart is definitely a very nice way to end our trip in Tasmania.

RIDE INFO: Day 8
67km / 1,680m
HOTEL: Hotel Grand Chancellor

DAY 9

Thanks for joining our Tasmania East Coast adventure!

After breakfast, end of our trip. Time to enjoy Hobart or return back home.

MORE INFORMATION

PRICE:

Twin room:  $4,850 AUD
Single Supplement:  $1,050 AUD

PAYMENT TERMS:
$1000 AUD deposit 45 days before the trip start. Balance to be paid 30 days before the trip starts.

No spot can be guaranteed until the deposit is received, check with us before booking your flights.

WHAT´S INCLUDED:
8 nights accommodation between 2 – 4 Stars

Note that some hotels can vary depending on availability.

ALL MEALS:

8 breakfasts.
8 lunches, picnic-style during long rides.
8 dinners.

NOT INCLUDED:

Transfer to and from Launceston and Hobart hotels.

Travel insurance.
Hotel extras: mini-bar, spa, massage.
Tips for the staff.

Alcohol, given the high cost of alcohol in Australia we do not include it on this trip. This will be at your own cost.

SUPPORT:
We will have ride leaders and at least one mechanic on our trip.
Our passenger van comes fully equipped with all necessary to give the best support during the rides.
We carry gels, energy bars, powder mix, water, fruit, riding food, tools, pumps, spare tubes and tyres to make sure our first class support helps you through the trip.
Professional first aid kit.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Adapting to our current COVID-19 pandemic, and incoordination, with most of the hotel’s terms and conditions, we are adjusting our cancellation policy accordingly:

If there’s a travel ban on your state to visit Tasmania, you will receive a full refund on any payments you have done.

For any other reasons not related to COVID-19, this will apply:

30 days before the trip starts – the return of the deposit.
15 days before the trip starts – the return of the full amount of the trip less $500 AUD cancellation fee, plus any amount that we can’t recover from our hotel and other costs that we have already incurred in the trip preparation.
Less than 14 days before the trip starts – no amount will be refunded. We will, however, try to credit as much as possible towards a future trip. This depends on the amount that we can get back from the hotels and other costs that we have already incurred in the trip preparation.

We understand that it is difficult to commit too much in advance given the situation we are all living in, for this reason, we won’t be holding any spots until the full deposit has been paid, hotels are very strict now with how many rooms they are willing to have on hold until deposit payments are done.

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