I absolutely loved my biking vacation here in Tasmania. The terrain was tough, but the views were well worth all the climbs. Brett did an excellent job as our guide, pushing us when he needed to and encouraging us all the way. Thank you so much!
Tasmania: The Island State
- Tasmania is the smallest and only island state in Australia. It is wonderful biking country with fabulous beaches and magnificent mountains. Our 16 day tour circumnavigates the island with rest days at Freycinet National Park, Launceston and Strahan on the West Coast. We closely follow the east coast until close to Launceston and then turn inland to Cradle Mountain where we overnight at a wilderness lodge. From here it is a long downhill to Strahan on the coast and then over King William Pass to Lake St Clair. We finish with a long downhill to our farm stay and back it is back to Hobart.
We visit three National Parks where we will enjoy a close encounter with unique Australian wildlife. You will experience early colonial history and stay at some of the very best lodges in the State. The roads are very quiet, hilly and very scenic. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
Acommodation includes luxury wilderness lodges, historic cottages and hotels, a farmstay and lakeside lodges.
The Tasmania 16 day tour can be done in two shorter sections,
DAY 1 HOBART.
Hobart is attractively located beneath Mt Wellington and straddles the Derwent River. There are many fine Georgian buildings in the city.
DAY 2 TRIABUNNA.
A boat trip out to Maria Island, where a wide variety of native animals and birds are to be found, is well worthwhile.
DAY 3+4 FREYCINET.
A beautiful coastal ride with a ferry trip across to Freycinet Peninsula and two nights in magnificent Freycinet Lodge.
DAY 5 ST HELENS.
A very scenic coastal road with no major hills.
DAY 6 SCOTTSDALE.
Passing through impressive stands of eucalyptus and giant ferns, we stay at a comfortable B & B.
DAY 7+8 LAUNCESTON.
A rest day brings an opportunity to visit some local vineyards in the Tamar Valley.
DAY 9 SHEFFIELD.
We cycle on quiet roads to our farm stay hosts.
DAY 10 CRADLE MOUNTAIN.
Take a short walk around Dove Lake through magnificent mountain scenery.
DAY 11 + 12 STRAHAN.
Through the rugged and isolated mountains of the West Coast via Tullah to the attractive coastal village of Strahan. The Gordon River cruise is well worthwhile.
DAY 13 LAKE ST CLAIR.
Our lodge is in Lake St Clair National Park, where you are most likely to see wallabies and much native bird life.
DAY 14 HAMILTON.
We descend past several lakes and mountain ranges to open farming country, and stay in quaint stone cottages in the village of Hamilton.
DAY 15+16 HOBART.
We take a quiet back road through several attractive villages to New Norfolk where there is the option of cycling or taking the van for the last few miles.
Day Date Location Accommodation Phone1 4 Feb 19 Hobart Lenna of Hobart 6232 39002 5 “ Triabunna Tandara Hotel Motel 6257-33333 6 “ Freycinet Freycinet Lodge 6257 01014 7 “ Freycinet Freycinet Lodge 6257 01015 8 “ St Helens Tidal Waters 6376 19996 9 “ Scottsdale Annabel's 6352 37237 10 “ Launceston City Park Grand 6331 76338 11 “ Launceston City Park Grand 6331 76339 12 “ Sheffield Silver Ridge 6491-172710 13 “ Cradle Mountain Cradle Mtn Lodge 6492 130311 14 “ Strahan Strahan Village 6471 420012 15 “ Strahan Strahan Village 6471 420013 16 “ St ClairLake St. Clair Chalets 6289 113714 17 “ Hamilton Curringa Farm 6286 333315 18 “ Hobart Lenna of Hobart 6232 3900
After breakfast, Hobart
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We have really enjoyed our Pedaltours adventures! All accommodations were more than satisfactory. We liked the diverse and interesting nature of our Tasmanian hotels. Lots of good and tasty food. Good wine and beer available. Brett was friendly, available, helpful and generally outstanding (and fun!).Tom and Muffin, USA