Arrive at the blissful east coast and enjoy the coastal views
Grab the opportunity to visit the iconic Tasmanian Devil on day 5
On day 4 you have the opportunity to visit the National Park
Soak up the lovely landscapes of eastern Tasmania
Spend the first night in the historic town of Richmond and visit the oldest bridge in Australia
Make time to visit Wineglass Bay on day 4

Tasmania's East Coast (Rapid)

6 days
Site savings
$372 USD

Spend six blissful days cycling along the east coast of Tasmania. You will cycle the 'classic' tourist route along Tasmania´s breathtaking east coast, passing many outstanding empty white beaches in a mild, and mostly dry and sunny climate. This route is near-identical to the longer east coast tour, but with the night in Hobart and the "day off" in Bicheno taken out to make it more compact for those short on time. You will not see the capital of Hobart but can still visit the famous Freycinet National Park if you wish, enjoying the abundant birdlife, isolated coves and stunning natural vistas.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    3 - Intermediate
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    147.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    37 miles
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Tasmania is a state of Australia and lies 240 km (149 mi) south of the mainland. It's as big as Ireland with only 1/10 of the population. It is the cycling destination of your dreams. It has everything you could want: vast places of natural beauty, untamed wilderness, lively modern cities and areas of great historic interest. All of this in a mild, temperate climate with a local population of the friendliest people you could hope to meet. It is simply an ideal place for cycling and related activities. There is little traffic on the beautiful country roads; the changeable landscape provides endlessly interesting scenery; the light is perfect for taking photos. Not to mention empty beaches on 3,200 km (1,988 mi) of coastline, and the cleanest air in the world (in the northwest). There are 17 National Parks on the island and more than 20% of the total land area is listed as World Heritage. The Overland Track is situated here and is considered one of the top walking tracks in the world.

This lovely compact tour of the east coast starts in Richmond, just outside of Hobart, and ends further north at St Helens. The tour has four full days of riding with optional activities available along the way, such as visiting Tasmanian devils, local wineries, stunning national parks and a penguin colony. With regards to the riding, there are some hills between Richmond and Orford, the rest is undulating. Experienced cyclists will find this tour easy to manage, however it does depend a lot on the wind direction on that day. If you have slightly more time perhaps consider the eight-day tour, covering all that is in this tour and a bit more, found here.

* Please note that a 7.5% high season supplement applies for all nights between Dec 20th and Jan 15th.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

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

  • Extensive preparatory material (fully comprehensive, pre-travel guide)
  • Comprehensive route description
  • Accommodation
  • Emergency telephone support 24/7
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance and national park fees
  • Excursions
  • Personal expenses (i.e. laundry, internet, alcohol etc)
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Tour options and upgrades:

4 equipment options available
8 tour add-ons available