Cycle, Kayak and Walk Tasmania

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Cycle, Kayak and Walk Tasmania information and booking

from
$1890
  • Duration
    6 days
    Days
  • Group size
    4-12
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Introductory - Moderate
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 6 day trip
  • 2 days walking
  • 1 days kayaking
  • 3 days cycling
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 nights camping
Equipment Required
Tasmanian Expeditions has a specialist gear list available that details what clothing and equipment is required for each of our Tasmanian adventures. The gear list is specific to the type of tour you will be joining us on and it provides a clear description of what is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you. Brand recommendations and the individual weight of the gear provided is also included.

Highlights

  • Being able to cycle as much or as little as you would like with constant vehicle support provided.
  • Cycling through villages and rural settings, rainforests and along Tasmania's spectacular eastern coastline.
  • Exploring the world famous Wineglass Bay & Maria Island - incl. an optional sea-kayak!
  • A thrilling descent of Hobart's Mt Wellington.
  • Featured in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime" for 2014

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazines '50 Tours of a Lifetime', this complete active adventure on the East Coast of Tasmania traverses all the great spots from Launceston to Hobart. Over six days you will make the most of this adventure playground with a combination of cycling, walking & paddling. You begin by cycling through quaint villages and rural settings, breathe in the scents of rainforests overhead and be awed by the beauty of the eastern coastline - in particular Wineglass Bay & Maria Island. We enjoy great kayaking near Freycinet and move on to stunning walks at Maria Island. An exhilarating cycle descent of Mount Wellington in to Hobart is the fitting conclusion to this fun filled trip. This tour will cater to a wide range of experience and fitness levels and the constant presence and support of professional guides provides you with the option of completing as many or as few kilometres as you please. Join us on this active & thoroughly rewarding tour of Tasmania.

What's included

  • Professional cycling / walking / kayaking guides
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 2 nights camping (from time to time we use the penitentiary on the island which is roomed)
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Maria island ferry transfers
  • Half day sea-kayaking activity
  • National park fees
  • Cycle helmet
  • Tents, sleeping bag, inner sheet & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Bicycle hire

Itinerary

Day 1 Cycle the East Coast to Bicheno
Today you will be picked up from your accommodation between 8-8.30am and transferred to a pre-departure briefing. Your guides will present a general overview of the trip, conduct a gear check and provide the opportunity to hire/borrow any equipment/clothing that you may need. After loading the bus and setting up our bikes we enjoy wonderful cycling opportunities up the Fingal Valley & through the Eucalypt forests of the North East. The highlight is an exhilarating ride down St Mary’s Pass to the east coast with its dazzling aqua blue water and pure white sandy beaches. An alternative could also be the Elephants Pass. We spend the afternoon cycling south along the coastline to the seaside fishing town of Bicheno. Distance up to maximum 60Km Time approx 6hrs cycling
Day 2 Bicheno to Freycinet National Park sea kayaking and walking
Today’s destination is the Freycinet Peninsular National Park. We will drive approximately 20 mins into the busy tourist hub of Coles Bay, a fast growing seaside town in a spectacular setting. Here we will commence our half day sea-kayaking activity with Freycinet Adventures. After lunch, with our walking shoes on we will walk to the Wineglass Bay Lookout where we will be spoilt with amazing views of the beach below and the pink granite rocks of The Hazards Mountain Range nearby. Continuing on down to the beach is optional for the group – perhaps a great opportunity for a refreshing swim! At the end of our day in the National Park we will return by vehicle (or bike) to Bicheno. Distance up to maximum 38Km (plus Wineglass Bay walk) Time approx 8hrs activity
Day 3 Cycle south from Bicheno to Triabunna
This morning we continue our ride south enjoying the spectacular scenery of Tasmania’s coastline and our first glimpse of Maria Island National Park. We will enjoy morning tea and some free time to explore at Swansea before cycling to Mayfield Beach for lunch. We finish today’s ride at our accommodation in Triabunna a small port town and also our gateway to tomorrow’s destination – Maria Island. Distance up to maximum 70Km Time 8hrs
Day 4 Walking on Maria Island National Park
Today we catch a ferry to secluded Maria Island National Park. Over the next two days we spend our time exploring Maria Island, taking in its vast history and the natural wonders scattered all over the island on foot. We will see the unusual sandstone formations of the painted cliffs and visit Aboriginal middens. In the south of the island we will see the beautiful pristine beaches of Chinaman’s Bay and the isthmus. You will also have the option of climbing either Bishop and Clerk Mountain or the amazing Mount Maria, the tallest mountain on the island which has a mini alpine area of vegetation right at its summit-this is extremely rare in coastal regions. The fascinating history of the island is as diverse and substantial as its wildlife. This industrial history includes everything from vineyards to cement works but the most interesting is the convict history. There are many ruins from penal days including cell blocks, commandant’s cottages and windmill sites. Walking times per day 6-8 hours
Day 5 Walking on Maria Island National Park
Another full day of exploratory walks await us today. Your guides will present numerous options from challenging to relaxing! Walking times per day 6-8 hours
Day 6 Maria Island to Hobart & a descent of Mt Wellington
Today we leave Maria Island on the morning ferry. We rejoin our vehicle and head to Hobart. On arrival, we will drive to the 1270 metre summit of Mt Wellington where you will be provided with fantastic views of the lower Derwent River system, Hobart and its surrounds. Distant ports such as the Tasman Peninsula, far away Precipitous Bluff and many peaks of the wonderful South West are also visible in clear weather. After lunch we enjoy an exhilarating ride down the mountain into Hobart where your trip will conclude at the Old Cascade Brewery - the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia. Your guides will drop you off at your accommodation (arranged by you) in Hobart at approximately 4pm Distance - 25Km max