Franklin River

I was particularly impressed by the level of knowledge and professionalism exhibited by the river guides, Shaun and Anna. Whether it be tackling a difficult rapid, describing the fauna, flora and history of the area, preparing the campsite, producing amazing meals or subtly directing and supporting me in potentially dangerous situations, I always felt completely safe and comfortable.

 

East Coast & Port Arthur Self Guided Cycle

Tasmania's East Coast offers access to some of the best experiences on offer on the island state and there are few better ways to take in all the highlights than by travelling by bike at your own pace on this comprehensive self guided cycling trip. After a thorough briefing from our guides in Launceston, you may choose to begin this self guided trip with a ride along a section of the Trail of the Tin Dragon driving route, which delves into the regions tin mining history and the arrival of the local Chinese population. Out of the saddle, stop to taste cheese in Pyengana and take an optional walk to Tasmania's highest waterfall, St Columbus Falls, before getting back on the bike for a spectacular coastal ride via the sleepy villages of St Helens and Bicheno to Coles Bay, gateway to the Freycinet National Park. In Freycinet there is time to explore this special part of the east coast on foot or by or kayak. The trip rolls on to Maria Island, where you can discover remnants of Tasmania's convict past and the island's extraordinary beauty on foot or a 22km circuit ride, before returning to the mainland and continuing your two wheeled journey towards the Tasman Peninsula for even more only-in-Tasmania coastal views as well as the chance to delve into the island's penal history at the historic settlement of Port Arthur.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Morning briefing in Launceston, cycle to Weldborough along the Rail Trail or Tasman Highway (45km)
DAY 2 Optional walk to St Columbus Falls, cycle to St Helens (44km)
DAY 3 Cycle along the coast to Bicheno (77km)
DAY 4 Cycle to Coles Bay, explore Freycinet National Park (38km)
DAY 5 Cycle to Swansea (57km)
DAY 6 Cycle to Triabunna, transfer to Maria Island (51km)
DAY 7 Maria Island, walk or cycle options
DAY 8 Return to mainland, cycle to Dodges Ferry
DAY 9 Cycle towards Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur
DAY 10 Transfer to Hobart, optional excursions, trip concludes

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Duration:  10 days
Activities:  Cycling Self Guided
AU $1,490.00
Per Person

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