The West Coast is very scenic, hilly, sparsely populated and has wonderfully quiet roads. From Launceston we head inland to Cradle Mountain where we overnight at a wilderness lodge. From here it is a long downhill to Strahan on the coast where we have a rest day, and then over King William Pass to Lake St Clair. We finish with a long downhill to our farm stay and back it is back to the attractive city of Hobart, Tasmania’s capital.
We visit two National Parks where we will enjoy a close encounter with unique Australian wildlife. You will experience early colonial history and stay at some of the very best lodges in the State. A reasonable level of fitness is required.
DAY 1 LAUNCESTON.
We meet at the hotel late afternoon where our guides will assist you with unpacking your bike or fitting you to your rental bike.
DAY 2 SHEFFIELD.
We cycle on quiet roads to our farm stay hosts.
DAY 3 CRADLE MOUNTAIN.
Take a short walk around Dove Lake through magnificent mountain scenery.
DAY 4 +5 STRAHAN.
Through the rugged and isolated mountains of the West Coast t via Tullah to the attractive coastal village of Strahan. The Gordon River cruise is well worthwhile.
DAY 6 LAKE ST CLAIR.
Our lodge is in Lake St Clair National Park, where you are most likely to see wallabies and much native bird life.
DAY 7 HAMILTON.
We descend past several lakes and mountain ranges to open farming country, and stay in quaint stone cottages in the village of Hamilton.
DAY 8 + 9 HOBART.
We take a quiet back road through several attractive villages to New Norfolk where there is the option of cycling or taking the van for the last few miles.
Accommodation: 3 and 4*. Includes The Lenna in Hobart and luxury wilderness lodge