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Tasmania's East Coast (Rapid)
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.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance147.9 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance37 miles
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.