Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the region
Enjoy the quiet and scenic cycling of the rail trail
Explore the charming settlements along the way
Breathe in the fresh air of the countryside
Pedal the route enjoying the far-reaching views
Choose whether to experience a leisurely tour or a more challenging ride

Great Southern Getaway

3 days
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$393 USD

Enjoy a 3-day self-guided cycle of a distance of your choosing along the Great Southern Rail Trail. This 3-day tour is the perfect weekend or midweek getaway. Explore all, or part of, the historic 72 km (45 mi) long Great Southern Rail Trail. The towns are easily accessible and offer many options for the length you may prefer to cycle. This route is all on cycle paths unless you choose the challenging rides on quiet roads. The Rail Trail only options of this tour are well suited to families. The tour includes return coach fares to/from Melbourne.

  • Category
    For Families
  • Type
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    46.6 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    20.5 miles
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This cycle tour can be adapted to your preference with 3 different options to choose from including:

Unwind Option: 16 km/day (100% Cycle Paths/Rail Trail) - Suitable for families.

Complete Option: 35 to 45 km/day (100% Cycle Paths/Rail Trail) - Also suitable for families.

Grand Ridge Option: 75km per day (mix of Road and Paths).

Each option's route and detail can be seen on the itinerary page.

Start and end the tour in Melbourne with a coach ride to your accommodation in Leongatha for your first night of relaxation. Learn some of the very interesting history and local stories of the Gippsland region as you discover the panoramic vistas of Wilsons Prom and Quiet Corner. Journey through history along the old Railway easements which have been converted to a rail trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Visit Fish Creek described as 'Unusually Arty' and enjoy the delightful cafes of the region. Cruise over the century-old Trestle bridge and taste the fantastic wines and local produce that Gippsland is famous for. See the arts and crafts of the region as you cycle tour Gippsland. Take time to see the galleries and explore the town of Koonwarra, home to the slow food movement. Fall in love with the old country towns, pubs and buildings of yesteryear. Get up close to the dairy cows and look out for wallabies, wombats or lyre bird as you bike the natural surrounds of this special corner of Australia.

Note that a 15% surcharge is applied for Christmas and Easter dates.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Water bottle
  • Helmet
  • Locks, handlebar panniers, extra rear pannier if required
  • Luggage transfer
  • Support and roadside assist if needed
  • Maps, local tips and Cyclewayz App Electronic Navigation
  • Coach to/from Melbourne
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Meals where not specified in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance

Tour options and upgrades:

5 equipment options available