Our rental bikes
We do offer a range of different bicycles suitable for our tours. Mountainbikes or pure roadbikes are not among them. You can choose the type you like most from our range, they all cost the same. Should your favourite model not be available in your size we will let you know and make suggestions.
Being cyclists by ourselves we know how important a trouble free bike is. To ensure this all our bikes are fitted with puncture proof tyres and are serviced intensively by an experienced technician before each rental , even when they were out for just a few days. Brake downs are extremely rare. For your peace of mind our bikes are covered by "RACT roadside assist". That means if you have a serious problem, cannot fix it and we cannot come you can call the Tasmanian automobilclub for free to help you. Despite all these benefits our prices are low in comparison.
Each rental comes with a taste neutral waterbottle for each cage, a comprehensive toolbox incl. spare tube, a good pump and one lock for every 2 bikes.
Helmets are available on request at no extra charge (wearing a helmet is compulsary).
Please note: Our bikes are NOT suitable for off road rides or rough gravel roads. On self guided tours longer than 10 days you should do a small service after a week for your own safety, like lubricating the chain, re-adjusting brakes etc.
IMPORTANT: Please do not forget our price does include the expensive delivery and pick up if you have booked a tour with us!
These SHOGUN Hybrids were the first bikes in our fleet. They are not so shiny anymore but are still running fine thanks many new parts. Our customers are always pleased with them. They feature a mountain bike style frame and 27 speed (24 speed ladies) with a very low first gear (24 / 32 teeth). Seatpost suspension and realively wide tyres are making them the most comfortable bikes in our fleet. All bikes are fitted with a small detachable handlebar bag. Weight: around 14.5 kg
These European style GIANT bikes feature a very sturdy frame (where you can add a lot of luggage), a more upright seating position and mudguards. They are basic with only 21 speed but are extremely reliable! Seat post suspension and realively wide tyres make them very comfortable. As a bonus a big detachable handlebar bag with generous waterproof map compartment (not pictured!) is fitted. Weight: around 16.5 kg
Our new TOURERS have been designed and pre-assembled in Germany to our specifications with a lot attention to detail. They may look ordinary, but they are perfect a touring-bike, containing some road bike DNA, extremely agile and easy to move, but also very stable, even with heavy luggage!
That is made possible by a frame from double butted Chromoly steel tubes (very rare these days!). This does not add weight but gives a comfortable ride while more pedalling energy is ending up on the road! Only high quality components are fitted including high precision wheels, low friction cabeling, a rock-solid rack, metal-mudguards and sealed cardridge ball bearings within the fork, pedals and bottom bracket.
The first gear is as extremely low as on our Shogun Hybrids but the 24 gears system is much more precise and reliable. We can offer these hi-end bikes for our normal rental price as their maintainance cost is much lower.
Please note: In order not to spoil the sporty feel no handlebar bag has been fitted. However, a medium size detachable handlebar bag (see picture) can be hired for $ 10 per tour. Weight: around 14 kg, but hey react like a much lighter bike!
Our lightest and fastest bikes are our "RUNNERS" from MERIDA, the "Speeder T 2". This cross between a road bike and a touring bike is the right choice for guests who usually ride a road bike. They feature a road bike aluminium frame but have a triple crankset (27 speed), a straight handlebar, slightly wider tyres (30 mm) and V-brakes. They are fast and can climb hills better than a typical road bike. Weight: 12 kg. However, there are some downsides:
- the first gear is not as low as on our other bikes (makes hill-climbing harder)
- the ride is much rougher than on our other bikes
- there is no lady frame available
- no mud guards, no rack (panniers can not be fitted)
- not all bikes have puncture proof tyres installed yet
- strictly for use on paved roads only!
Please note: Should your prefered bike beeing unavailable we will substitute it with one of similar size and type. We aim to inform you as soon as possible.
BIKE HIRE WITHOUT TOUR-BOOKING IS AVAILABLE. Please download prices and conditions here.