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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


  • Your chance to experience a slice of Australia’s cycling mecca.
  • Discover the roads less travelled as Tour Guide and professional cycling photographer, Beardy McBeard shows you his favourite rides around Hobart.
  • Your opportunity to cycle gravel roads undulating through majestic forestation and tuscan like landscapes. A rare opportunity indeed on road bikes.
  • Climb the Iconic Mount Wellington - 17.68km / Avg 7% / Elevation 1,271m / Category HC.
  • Visit local towns of Cygnet with its folk culture, and New Norfolk with its interesting past and historic buildings.
  • Explore historic Hobart town including Salamanca place and Constitution dock.
  • Ride the beautiful undulating coastal roads following the D‘Entrecasteaux Channel with views across to Bruny Island.
  • Escape the city on picturesque serene country roads of the Huon Valley.
  • Embrace the Après Vélo lifestyle once the wheels stop spinning, and immerse yourself in the wonderful sights and activities that Hobart has to offer.
  • Eating and drinking will be amongst the many sensory highlights we will experience in Tasmania.
  • The optional hydration stop, post ride at the famous Hobart Brewing Company.

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    REASONS TO JOIN US


    • All rides depart from the Hobart waterfront, thereby catering for a hassle free cycling holiday and "civilised" roll out times.
    • Fully supported rides with guides, mechanics, tools and support vehicle.
    • Daily bag drop for all rides, enabling easy access to your bag during each ride.
    • Experience cycling across some gravel sections which can be ridden on standard road bikes. (We recommend no less than 28mm tyres)
    • Receive a gallery of lifelong memories from images taken by Beardy McBeard on tour (refer gallery of images from our March 2021 tour)
    • Whilst rides are planned for each day, you will always have the option for day(s) off to explore the treasures of Hobart.
    • Immerse yourself in cultural tours (including the world famous Mona Gallery), wine & whisky tasting, shopping and a whole lot more.
    • Support local businesses.
    • Live the ride with your mates and/or meet new riders.
    • 3 Levels of accommodation very close to each other,  to suit different budgets - MACq 01 OR The Grand Chancellor OR The Macquarie Manor.
    • See FAQ's for full details.


    THE APRÈS VÉLO TOUR DE TASMANIA IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE BIKE. IT'S ABOUT THE APRÈS VÉLO LIFESTYLE AND CREATING FOND MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST FOREVER.

     

    🚲 RIDE

    You will experience why Tasmania is amongst the greatest destinations in Australia.

    🍴 EAT

    Eating and drinking will be amongst the many sensory highlights we will experience in Tassie, including wine tasting and lunch at a renowned vineyard.

    🛏 REST

    We understand the importance of down time, comfort and peace. All rides depart from the Hobart waterfront, so you will spend 5 nights on tour in the same bed.

    REPEAT

    Our daily rides through Hobart will ensure you get to experience all of the beautiful landscapes this Australian cycling mecca has to offer.

     

    JOIN US FOR THE TOUR DE TASMANIA

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    ITINERARY


    Monday

    3:00pm roll out.
    35km( 720m) cruisy ride in the afternoon to get the legs moving and ensure your bike set up is good to go.
    Welcome drinks & dinner provided by Après Vélo.

     

    Tuesday   

    150km ride with 2800m of climbing. A shorter 125km option will be available as well. We head out South of Hobart, with a lunch stop in Cygnet.
    13.5km gravel
    Dinner on your own.

     

    Wednesday  

    88km ride over the foothills of Mt Wellington (1800m), with 16km gravel. We will cycle through the historic pipeline track meandering beneath the canopy of ancient trees and ferns, before a picnic coffee stop with fresh baked goods, near Kingston Beach.
    Afternoon - great opportunity to catch the ferry and visit the Mona Gallery.
    Dinner on your own
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    Thursday  

    80km ride with 1800m elevation and 14km gravel. We head out North of Hobart with panoramic views across the Derwent valley and the western wilderness.
    Caffeine stop in New Norfolk. The last 8km of this ride pays homage to Strada Bianchi with sweeping gravel roads through Tuscan like meadows and wine farms which hug the Derwent River. Truly memorable!
    Our ride will finish at one of Hobarts finest vineyards for wine tasting, with a wander through the vineyard with the owner who will chat to us about viticulture and the wine business. Thereafter a long lunch at the vineyard, shouted by Après Vélo.
    Dinner on your own.

     

    Friday  

    50km (1313m). Mt Wellington Loop which includes 17.68km of climbing at an average gradient of 7%.
    Afternoon – free to do as you please.
    Farewell Dinner provided by Après Vélo.

     

    Saturday  

    Adios to Tasmania. Unfortunately your riding adventure through Tasmania's finest has come to an end.
    Hotel check out and bike transfers to Hobart Airport at designated time, UNLESS you choose to spend the weekend in Hobart ...what a great opportunity.

     

    The Après Vélo itinerary may be subject to slight route changes, and other modifications subject to circumstances.

     

       



      PRICES & DATES

      We are offering three levels of accommodation to suit peoples needs. Refer below under ACCOMMODATION for more details.

       



      INCLUSIONS



      ACCOMMODATION

    1. 5 nights accommodation in the heart of Hobart.
    2. We are offering three levels of accommodation to suit peoples needs.

    3. 1. MACq 01 Hotel

      Nestled in the heart of the historic Hobart waterfront, MACq 01 is a luxurious hotel that combines premium accommodations with unforgettable storytelling.

       

      18 Hunter Street
      Hobart TAS 7000

       

      2. Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart

      Luxury hotel accomodation and situated right on Hobart’s picturesque waterfront. Complimentary gym, heated swimming pool and sauna. The perfect mix of style, comfort and convenience.

      1 Davey Street
      Hobart TAS 7000


      3. The Macquarie Manor Hotel

      Located only 5 minutes’ walk from Hobart's waterfront, this beautifully restored hotel is situated in a heritage 1875 building.

      172 Macquarie Street,
      Hobart TAS 7000

        MEALS

        • Daily breakfasts in your respective hotels.
        • 2 premium dinners with 1st round of drinks included.
        • Wine tasting followed by a long lunch at one of Hobarts finest vineyards.

        SUPPORT

        • Ride support with safety focus paramount. Our resident ride guides will ensure that your rides are truly local and take in many of the roads less traveled. We recognise that no rider is the same and we ensure that no-one is left behind whilst Living the Ride with us in Tassie.
        • Support van providing mechanical assistance if required.
        • On road nutrition & hydration support, including billycan coffee stops off the beaten track.

        TRANSFERS

        • Transfers (with bike) from and to the airport at the designated pick up time.
        • Transfers (with bike) from mid week Winery lunch, back to our Hobart accommodation.

        PHOTOGRAPHY

        • Receive a gallery of lifelong memories from incredible images taken by Beardy McBeard on tour.


        GEAR

        • Complimentary Après Vélo souvenir t-shirt & cycling cap.



          NOT INCLUDED

              • Airfare.
              • Travel insurance.
              • Meals outside of those listed under INCLUSIONS
              • Bike hire (if required).
              • Café stops.
              • In-room hotel charges.

           



          NON-RIDING PARTNERS



          APRÈS VÉLO ENCOURAGES AND WELCOMES NON RIDING PARTNERS TO ATTEND OUR TOUR DE TASMANIA.

          Riders and non-riding partners share all breakfasts, dinners and our vineyard long lunch experience, making it an inclusive and shared experience for all.

          COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE

          With prior arrangement, non riding partners will also have the opportunity of experiencing the beauty and uniqueness of each area we visit on bike, but in the comfort of our support vehicle. Please pre-book your spot in the vehicle by contacting us at cyclingnuts@apresvelo.com, as spots are limited.
          Non Riding partners will receive a 10% discount off the quoted prices.

           



          POST RIDE ACTIVITIES

          Hobart offers a contrasting blend of heritage, scenery and culture, with world class activities and attractions nearby. Nestled amongst the foothills of Kunanyi / Mt Wellington, Hobart combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle in a setting of exceptional beauty. It's no wonder Lonely Planet has called Hobart one of the top ten spots to visit in the world right now.

          With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone. Things to see and do are plentiful. Here are but a few recommendations once the wheels stop spinning.

          • Salamanca Place & Salamanca Market
          • Port Arthur Day Trip
          • MONA: Museum of Old and New Art
          • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
          • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
          • Bruny Island Day Trip
          • Stroll along the Battery Point Sculpture Trail
          • Whisky Distillery Tour
          • Wine Tasting

           

           



          COVID-19

          The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests is of paramount importance whilst we continue to assess the Global COVID-19 Crisis.

          We remain positive and will keep all our guests up to date with regular updates.

          If we have to postpone the tour, all money paid will be refunded in full.

          We will also give you priority for our rescheduled tour date.


           



          HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

          See our FAQs page for answers to common questions or contact us via email.

           

           



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