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What to expect


Our bicycle tours are not designed for racing or offroad mountanbiking. They combine moderate sporting activities with different aspects of sight síght seeing, like short walks or visist to rourist attractions. We are using sealed roads only. It helps if you have some touring experience.The daily distances are planned in a way to give you the time for short walks, excursions or visits to tourist attractions. We want you to see this magical island and just from the bike saddle and will guide you to well-known tourist attractions as well as little-known places.
However, if you prefer a more energetic ride, we can arrange this too. Just ask and we will put a tour together to cover your needs.
Because we are based along the bike route we know the island inside out - not just from a city-office desk. We are cyclists by ourselves and know how it feels to be on a bike. To make sure our guests do feel well we have tested countless hotels of all categories over the years. We only book those for our guests were we would stay by ourselves (and most likely already have).
We pride ourselves on attention to detail and fair prices. Just enquire for an obligation-free quote!
Our speciality are Self Guided Tours . We can customised the tour free of charge according to your individual requirements. In the place of a guide, we will give you a comprehensive and personalized door-to-door route-description.
On our Guided Group Tours almost everything is included, even all drinks during the day. You just have to pay for your evening meals and any optional coffeshop visits . The guide will look after your. You can use our support vehicle (see below) whenever you like.
We own a fleet of quality rental bicycles which are regularly serviced to a very high standard. We also operate our own support vehicle with a special quick loading custom-build trailer.

Accommodation

We have chosen a cross-section of accommodation styles that reflect what’s generally available in Tasmania. In general, we prefer small, privately owned places and not big sterile hotels.
Considering that guests have different comfort needs and available funds we offer the choice of up to 5 accommodation categories. Not all are available ion all tours. Apart from the accommodation the tours are identical. Please note, accommodation for the arrival day and the last night at the endpoint are already included in our tour packages !

Executive category: Usually the best possible accommodation available in the given area. Always with shower / toilet.
Comfort category: Our most booked option with "feel good" places, many of them 4-stars. Always with shower / toilet.
Economy category: For guests who are satisfied with simple accommodation, like basic 3-star motels. Usually with shower / toilet.
Budget category: For guests who insist on a room for themselfs but don´t mind to have it extremely basic. Quite often shared facilities.
Hostel category: For backpackers and those who don't mind sharing a room with others. Always shared facilities.



Bike hire

Our rental bike - gents model.For an extra charge you can hire one of our very well maintained bikes. There are several types available which are explained in detail here.
On request we supply a helmet free of charge (wearing a helmet is compulsory). Guests of our self-guided trips also receive a good pump, lock, an extensive repair kit (including a spare tube) and instructions.
You are most welcome to bring your own bike, although our insurance requires it has been checked by a professional prior to the tour.
Brake down: Thanks to our intensive servicing bike problems are very rare and usually minor (can be fixed over the phone). However, to give our guest this additional "peace of mind" our bikes are now covered by "RACT roadside assist". That means in the rare case of a failure you may call the Tasmanian automobileclub for help.



Support vehicle
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Our Minibus with our custom made trailer.On our Guided Group Tours we use our own support vehicle and custom build trailer. Its design enables very quick loading and unloading of any bike. Bus and trailer are usually close to the guests, meaning if you don´t want to cycle anymore you can take a break and continue cycling later.


Value for money
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Compared to other operators we are less expensive. Be assured: there are no catches or shortcuts or compromises of service. We just don´t spend money on a fancy website or expensive colour brochures. Being a small company we also have less overhead costs. All the savings are passed on to our customers, resulting in fair prices and good value for money.

NOTE: If you are planning to do a bike tour by yourself in Tasmania, there are some things worth bearing in mind: Certain areas are much more hilly, in reality, than it appears on maps; you can travel quite some distance without ever coming across shops; suitable accommodation is not a certainty in all places. A more enjoyable and hassle-free option is to let us to arrange a self-guided tour for you, where you can travel independently but without the organisational difficulties. Better still, you could enjoy the fun and ease of a guided group tour. Either way, our trips have proven to be a very successful way to see the 'Holiday Isle'.










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