Cycling in Tasmania

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Supported Group tours

This is the right tour for groups or couples who prefer the safety of a support vehicle and a tour guide and /or the company of other guests.

support vehicle of Green Island Tours with its purpose build trailer at a lunchbreak in Zeehan This type of bicycle-tour can be enjoyed by guests of all ages and fitness levels. Our Support vehicle and our purpose-built, quick loading trailer are always close by and can be used anytime. That makes it possible to have different finess levels within one group. Whoever wants to cycle energetic can do this while others take it easy.
Please note: our supported tours do not have curtain departure dates. We depart whenever you want and go where ever you want us to go. The price per person depends on the number of participants. We can conduct the tour exclusive for your group or can try to get other participants on board to lower the price per person.

What we do

* We do include bike- and luggage transport, national park fees and other admissions, and accommodation during the tour and also for the arrival- and the destination town.
* We will pick you up from the local airport or local hotel (time limits may apply).
* We provide accommodation, breakfasts, picnic styles lunches and ALL drinks from the support vehicle on the riding days.
* Our guide will look after you all day, and will make suggestions for excursions, prepares lunch, loads your bike and answers any question you may have.
* We will take you to places you will properly not see on a selfguided tour! * We can supply quality, well-maintained rental bikes for an additional charge.

Fitness level required

No specific fitness level is required. Wherever or whenever you don't want to cycle anymore you can swap over to our support vehicle. You can continue cycling anytime thanks to our fast loading / unloading trailer.
However, if you want to cycle most of the route, a reasonable level of fitness is recommended. If you are very fit and want to cycle more, you may also cycle those parts where other guests use our support vehicle.

Journey overview

For independent information about the regions click on the maps.

east coast route  of the bicycle tours of Green island Tours in Tasmania
west coast route  of the bicycle tours of Green island Tours in Tasmania

North east / East coast Tour
Bay of Fires on the north east coast of Tasmania

North east: an astonishing contrast of rolling, green hills, temperate rain forests and many hidden treasures.
We will pick you up at Launceston Airport and take you to the nearby quiet, historic village of Evandale. The next day we´ll start with a downhill ride. Later you can enjoy the rather flat Tasman Highway, which carries little traffic. After lunch you can enjoy t a long but not steep ascent through thick rainforest. After a night in Scottsdale you may decide to use the "North east trail", a converted railway line, for the first 26 km. Then we will visit the astonishing woodcarvings in Legerwood. After a bit of climbing on a narrow winding road through dense rainforest there is a unique 10 km long downhill ride. Our accommodation is in the little farming community of Pyengana, where we´ll visit the 90 m high St. Columba Falls the next morning. It’s just a half day ride to the east coast capital of St. Helens (pop. 4500).
East Coast: The east coast is well known for its mild and sunny climate and many empty, white beaches and of course the tourist magnet Freycinet Nationalpark.
If you have joined us on the Northeast tour you had 2 nights in St. Helens, what enabled you to explore the stunning surroundings, including the famous Bay of Fires or Peron Sand Dunes. The tour goes down the beautiful coast road towards Bicheno. The following day we will visit famous Freycinet National Park and do the walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout. In the afternoon we have to go around the Moulting Lagoon. En route are several wineries, wehre we can taste some of their produce. From Swansea we will continue along the coast road. After our lunch at the beautiful Spring beach we pack up and drive you to the lovely Tasman Peninsula. This takes about 2 hours, but if time allows we can make a short detour to the historic village of Richmond.
The next morning you could either visit the historic penal settlement of Port Arthur or do a cruise on a boat along one of Australia´s most beautiful coastlines (both extras). If required we can do a roundtour by bus on the afternoon to the many natural wonders of the Peninsula.
The last cycling day is short but beautifull, along the coast (one short section is still gravel road). After a last beach walk and our lunch we will drive you into Hobart. With it's cosmopolitan feel and special flair, it´s unlike most big cities. If you intend to continue on our west coast trip you will have an extra day in Hobart to soak up the fantastic atmosphere of Tasmania´s capital.

Starting-point: Launceston
End-point: Hobart
Duration: 11 days
details of guided north east / east coast bike tour of Green Island Tours Tasmania

Starting-point: St. Helens
End-point: Hobart
Duration: 7 days
details of guided east coast bike tour of Green Island Tours Tasmania

West Coast Tour
Lake Dove close to Queenstown on the West coast of Tasmania

The Westcoast has been classified by "Lonely planet" as the second best cycling-region in the world! Our route will take you through very dramatic scenery, lots of it in World Heritage listed areas and alpine regions. Everything is different here more hills, more rain, a much smaller population density and longer distances between settlements.
The terrain is mostly hilly with some long ascents and long daily distances and it can be isolated in places. There is a good chance of bad weather, especially rain.

If you do this tour only the first day is the arrival day. If you have just finished our East coast tour then you'll have this day to explore Tasmania´s capital Hobart.
On the first tour day we´ll drive you out of Hobart with our support vehicle to New Norfolk. After some cycling on country roads we´ll visit Mount Field National Park with it´s famous Russell Falls and many significant tall trees. The "Wild Way" takes us up into the Highlands where we will stay in a very remote location. The next day will becycling/driving through the isolated World Heritage Area to Queenstown (which looks like a lunar landscape). You could have a short hike in Lake St. Clair National Park and undertake some other short but extremely nice walks at various other locations. The next stop is the 'tourist-magnet' of Strahan where we will stay for 2 nights. From there you can take a half-day Gordon river cruise into the spectacular wilderness or have a rest day.
We continue via the old mining towns of Zeehan and Roseberry before making our way back up into the high country. After one night in the previous Hydro village of Tullah we will enter famous Cradle Mountain National Park where you can walk around romantic Dove Lake or do even longer walks. We will also spend the night there. On the next day, after some steep up and downs, we will have lunch in the small lovely country town of Sheffield with its many murals. Than its goes more downhill than uphill to the laid-back village of Mole Creek. If time allows we could walk to the Alum cliffs lookout and visit the Honey Farm in Cuddleigh. Depending on accommodation availbility we either stay in Mole Creek or in Evandale, which we reach after an approx. 75 min drive on the old highway. Next morning we will bring you to Launceston city or Launceston airport.

Starting-point: Hobart
End-point: Launceston
Duration: 9 days
details of guided west coast bike tour of Green Island Tours Tasmania

G R E E NI S L A N DT O U R ST A S M A N I A3 Simeon Place, St. Helens, 7216 Tasmania, AustraliaTel + Fax: (+61) 03- 6376 3080E-mail: git_tas@tassie.net.au