Sunshine Coast Weekend Cycling Getaway

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    VéloRoo

    VéloRoo offers several exclusive, exceptional, personalised, fully-supported cycling adventures each year, coupled with quality, authentic accommodation, gastronomic dining and local cultural events. We bring you a dynamically balanced French experience, containing both cycling fun and sightseeing!

    • 4 Days
    • Group or Private Tour
    • Australia

    Our Sunshine Coast Weekend Getaway Cycling Tour is designed to give you the ultimate snapshot of the Sunshine Coast cycling experience. So if you are short on time this is for you!

    Tour Highlights

    VéloRoo’s guided cycling holidays of the Sunshine Coast offer a smooth blend of structure and spontaneity. We are Sunny Coast locals and are excited to share our insider knowledge with the discerning cyclist to get the best for your special cycling getaway.

    We are passionate and experienced cycling tour guides and will make certain you soak up all the goodness the Sunshine Coast region has to offer – and challenge yourself in the process!

    Combining pristine ocean views, mountain vistas, exotic rainforest and true-blue Aussie bushland, VeloRoo’s guided cycling holidays of the Sunshine Coast showcase some of Queensland’s best and most beloved features. Our cycling routes avoid tourist hot-spots and your hosts’ local knowledge of Australia – this is our backyard, after all – will make you fall in love with our island home all over again.

    Price Includes

    This 3 Day Cycling Getaway example is based on flying into the Sunshine Coast Maroochydore Airport
    • Pick up Friday – before lunchtime from the Sunshine Coast Airport (flights not included)
    • 3 stunning guided rides (Friday afternoon / Saturday / Sunday)
    • Transfers to and from our ride start locations where required
    • Vehicle support on all 3 rides
    • Ride snacks to keep you going
    • 3 delicious lunches at hand-picked locations
    • 3 nights accommodation in a self contained ocean view apartment at Coolum Beach
    • Transfers Monday morning to the Sunshine Coast Airport (flight not included)
    • Non-cyclists are welcome – there is a range of bike-less activities on offer including day trips and wellness days
    • A fantastic cycling holiday experience!

    Good to Know

    • $1150 per person – based on 8 people sharing two self-contained ocean view apartments (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms)
    • For a quote on other groups sizes just get in touch
    • Driving up from Brisbane – get in touch for a package price without the transfers
    • Additional cycling days are available on request; as are days off, featuring non-cycling activities. Simply contact us for all the details

    Risk Free Cancellation Terms

    We recognise the increased uncertainty that the current COVID situation may be causing in planning your future trips. To help you book with confidence, we are offering a modified cancellation policy on our Australian Tours: until the situation has stabilised, we will be offering a totally flexible approach to cancellations. If you are unable to travel due to new government restrictions at the time of your tour we will reschedule dates or provide a full refund with no penalty. We are here to help plan your future dates when you can travel again safely.

    Itinerary

    Day 1The Sunshine Coast Classique

    Friday – 70km Distance Ride – 533m Accumulated Elevation

    Ready, steady, go! This VéloRoo Sunshine Coast Cycling Getaway is off to a flying start: whether we collect you from Sunshine Coast Airport or meet you at our Coolum accommodation, you will be getting into your cycling kit and your bike road-ready by lunchtime. After a quick lunch, we will whisk you away on your first exploratory ride of Queensland’s best-kept cycling secret.

    Soaking up the deeply chillax mood of Australian holiday makers in paradise – that’s what this leg is all about. We won’t get so relaxed that we forget to challenge you with the day’s route; after all, even a flat day in the Sunshine Coast is bound to be bumpy. Today’s ride, a round trip from our base in Coolum through the luxurious vacation mecca of Noosa, we guarantee an unforgettable afternoon of cycling.

    The Classique is the sort of ride our French friends would refer to as bonne pour les yeux – good for the eyes – although you feel the burn, the scenery will inspire you to ride on.

    We have a couple of sneaky detours planned to make sure you get the very best views, and by the time we ride home along the Sunshine Coast coastline, all your senses will be sated. What a way to start your weekend cycling getaway!

    Highlights

    • Breathtaking ocean views as we depart in the morning,
    • Gyndier Drive – car-free and yours for the taking,
    • Cruising along Hastings Street, a Noosa icon.

    Included meals: lunch

    Day 2More Qld Than a Maroon Pineapple!

    Saturday – 65km Distance Ride – 1150m Accumulated Elevation

    This route is designed to show off some local roads with distinctive character – some might even call them character building. Get into the spirit of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland as we take you through some of the most charming and lesser-known nooks and crannies of the region.

    Our morning climb – starting at Woombye, home of The Big Pineapple – is strangely reminiscent of our favourite local French climbs. It has a homely vibe and the Australian bushland provides pleasant shady cover as we cycle ever-upwards. The roads seem as though they’ve simply been slapped down amongst glorious surroundings; diamonds in the rough, making for a unique cycling experience.

    Once we reach the top of the range, the going gets lumpy – but the views are sublime. There are a range of little distractions and detours to take as we explore the heights of the Hinterland to ensure you get to appreciate the scenery to its full potential before we start our descent.

    And you are in for a great, great descent, blending sweeping hairpins with long, fast straights that will make you want to hoot with glee, and all of it on roads bordered by wild, natural beauty on the long, long, long way down. This cycling tour gives local flavour at its finest and features truly epic scenery.

    Highlights

    • Cycling the Sunshine Coast Hinterland ridge line with sublime 360-degree views,
    • Meandering valley roads,
    • Mountain top vistas,
    • The aromas as we ride through plantations and farmlands.

    Included meals: lunch

    Day 3The Heritage Tour

    Sunday – 80km Distance Ride – 729m Accumulated Elevation

    Today’s riding stage is a classic voyage of discovery as we cycle our way through history on picturesque roads winding through small mountain-side farms. Our cycling route feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Sunny Coast towns.

    This round trip, starting at our home base in Coolum, will take you into the most ancient landscapes of the area. Skirting volcanic plugs, up sneaky gradients rewarding you with stunning views; there are some truly ancient treasures in store.

    This supported ride highlights the Sunshine Coast’s natural history and gives you a glimpse of some of the oldest farm and timber establishments of the region – including sprawling cane fields and pineapple farms – if you want to buy a pineapple, today’s your day!

    To break it up, we stop for a leisurely coffee in Yandina, a beautiful little local secret nestled on the bank of the South Maroochy River. Our favourite café serves a rich brew made from their signature in-house roast; the perfect pick-me-up before we roll back into Coolum, full of the joy of cycling.

    Highlights

    • Striking, ancient landscapes,
    • Cycling through some of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland’s oldest settlements,
    • Technical descents,
    • The emerging coastline as we return to Coolum.

    Included meals: lunch

    Day 4See You Later, Alligator...

    Monday 

    It’s back to reality as we see you off at the Sunshine Coast Airport, and sad though this may be, you know this is not goodbye; VéloRoo will be ready to welcome you back any time for new adventures with open arms and wide open roads.

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