Northeast / East Coast Tour
This is our SUPPORTED GROUP-TOUR through the green north-east and along the breathtaking sunny east coast.
The North east with its temperate rainforests is a "hidden treasure" with only few tourists but many places to discover.
Prices, Terms & Itinerary
Hostel: You share your bedroom with others, usually dorm, shared facilities.
Above itinerary is just a suggestion. We can adjust it to your wishes and to match your flights.
Displayed prices are valid for a group of 6 participants. If there are less participants, the price per person will be less; if there are more, the price per person will be higher . To increase the number of participants we can try to fill up with participants outside your group.
What we include
> Road book containing all details of the tour
What we do NOT include
Flight, evening meals and drinks, additional excursions and trips not mentioned in the itinerary and personal spending.
Day 1, Arrival
We will pick you up from Launceston airport or your accommodation in Launceston city between 12 noon and 4 pm and will bring you to your accommodation in the nearby historic quite village of Evandale. After check in we´ll met for a briefing, bike adjustment and a quick test-drive of rental bikes. Later we can have dinner together (not included).
Day 2, Evandale - Scottsdale
You cycle through the outskirts of Launceston to meet up with the lonely and beautiful Tasman Highway, which winds it´s way up through a picturesque, hilly countryside. After our lunch at the romantic Myrthle recreation ground there is a long but not so steep climb on a narrow windy road through dense rainforest. Only a few of our guests prefer to use our support vehicle. The reward for the climb is a breathtaking view from the “Sideling” lookout. After a steep descent and a last hilly section we finally arrive in the district town of
Scottsdale. Cycling: 56 km (35 m) + Bus 26 km (16 m)
Day 3, Scottsdale - Pyengana
An adventure packed day: The first 19 hilly km are quite hilly. If you use a bike with wider tyres you could use the 26 km long "North east trail" (a converted railway line). Our first destination are the astonishing Legerwood carvings, which were done by chainsaw, followed by a beautifull cycling through farmland. We can bypass the small town of Derby on a lovely back road. After lunch in Pioneer you will wind your way up on a narrow and winding road through dense forest to the settlement of Weldborough. It becomes steeper from there. The highlight of the day is a spectacular 10 km downhill ride!! A beer-drinking pig await´s us at the basic accommodation; the “Pub in the Paddock” in a spectacular location. Cycling: 54 km (33 m), + Bus 19 km (12 m).
Day 4, Pyengana - St. Helens
At first short bus excursions to famous St. Columba Falls (Tasmania´s second highest), followed by cheese tasting in the local cheese factory. Back on the bike it´s more downhill than uphill to St Helens, the “capital of the east coast” (4,500 inhabitants). Cycling: 30 km (20 m), + Bus 18 km (11 m). On the afternoon you have plenty of time to visit the nearby Bay of Fires or to explore the town.
Day 5, day off
Today you can relax and do your personal shoppings. Shops, banks and public internet connection are available. You also also visit the local "History room", when you want to know more about the area. And / or you can explore the beautiful surroundings. On one side of the Georges Bay there is the beautiful Bay of Fires, on the other the "St. Helens Light" from where you have a spectacular 360 degree view, and the Peron Dunes with its endless beaches. The tourguide has a day off, lunch is on you today.
Day 6, St. Helens - Bicheno
Today you will cycle down the beautiful and mostly flat east coast, passing spectacular sea views and breathtaking beaches along the way. We will drive you out of town by support vehicle as the road is very narrow. At Scamander we will visit the Eureka Farm with its award winning ice cream. Just before our destination Bicheno you can visit the award-winning “Nature World Animal Park”, where you can at 3.30 pm watch the feeding of Tasmanian devils and maybe even pet one. Entrance fee is included in tour price! Cycling: 60 km + Bus 17 / 33 km
Day 7, Bicheno - Swansea
Most guests prefer to cycle the entire 37 km to Coles Bay, but in case you get tired, you can of course use our support vehicle. From Coles Bay you will cycle the last 3 km into the Freycinet National Park to the beginning of the walking treks. You can walk to the famous Wineglass Bay Lookout (the beach is rated as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world). After your return we will have lunch in Coles Bay beside the beach. When you cannot cross the Moulting Lagoon by boat we have to go around it - over the Cherry tree hill. Several wineries are located along route and can be visited. You do not have to cycle the entire distance, we can drop you off at the summit! Cycling: 61 km (38 m), + Bus 47 km (30 m)
Day 8, Swansea - Eaglehawk Neck
The ride on this coast road is an absolute pleasure, not uncommon that guests are screaming for fun. After about 30 km the road turns away from the coast. We may do a short detour to Tribunna to see the cute harbour. Just after Orford we are having our lunch at the lovely Spring beach, where you can have a walk afterwards. Than we pack up for a 2 hours long bus transfer. If time allows we can make a small detour to Richmond where we´ll give you some time to explore this lovely historic small town. Cycling: 62 km (39 m) + Bus 107 km (67 m)
Day 9, day off
In the morning you have the choice of either visiting the historic penal settlement of Port Arthur, now world heritage status, or to do a cruise on a boat along one of Australia´s most beautiful coastlines (both extras). On the afternoon we offer a round tour by bus were you will see the impressive natural wonders like the Remarkable Cave, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen and the Blowhole. You may also have a stroll on beautiful White Beach. Bus 93 km (56 m).
Day 10, Eaglehawk Neck - Hobart
At first we will bring you up a big hill, then you can cycle out of this peninsula. From Dunally our route run on a back road along the coast with beautiful views. It is very nice but contains some hilly sections and a short part, about 2 km, is still gravel road (usually in good condition). In Dodges Ferry you can have a last beach walk before we drive you to the nearby lunch point. From there we bring you straight into
Hobart via the famous Tasman Bridge Cycling: 38 km (23 m), + Bus 31 km (19 m).
Day 11, Departure or day off
For those who leave us we can arrange the airport transfer.
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