2021 Backroads of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Hinterland
Challenge yourself on a unique cycling experience.
Coastal rides, climbing mountains, gravel expeditions
Make tracks and cycle the twists and turns on a backroads adventure.
PopularAT A GLANCE
- 5 Days
- Intermediate to Experienced
- 2 Dinners, 1 Lunch
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- Support Vehicle
- Mechanical Assistance
- Navigational Guidance
Noosa, Queensland, June 4, 2021
Noosa, Queensland, June 8, 2021
Group Size: 15 guests – 3 staff
Rides: Mostly road with a good mix of gravel
Challenge Rating: Adventure /Backroads
Accommodation: 4 star hotels, twin share, optional single supplement when booking
The trip contains a mix of road and gravel sections and riders are required to have intermediate high level of bike skills. We highly recommend that guests ride their gravel or CX bike on our backroad adventures. For more experienced riders, it is possible to ride your road bike fitted with at least 28mm tyres.
Buffet breakfast every day, 2 dinners and 1 picnic lunch
- Professional and experienced cycling guides
- 4 nights accommodation in the stunning Noosa
- Travel in air-conditioned vehicles
- Transfers from designated collection and drop-off locations
- All meals (as listed on itineraries)
- Mechanical assistance with your bike
- Ride nutrition (including drinking water, sport powders and bars / muffins and fruit)
- Ride files and detailed tour itinerary
Why we Love this Tour
- 4 nights accommodation Noosa
- Travelling in a small group of cyclists on carefully designed ride routes that maximise your safety, enjoyment and challenge
- Mechanical and vehicle support for peace of mind
- Fully guided and supported rides
- Explore the amazing roads of the Sunshine Coast
- Amazing National Parks, hiking, water sports the list goes on.
- Ultimate getaway
Price: AUD $2100 (twin share)
Single Supplement: AUD $500
Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.
Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.
Discover the Sunshine Coast where behind the most picturesque beaches you’ll find.
Discover the Sunshine Coast where behind the most picturesque beaches you’ll find relaxing bars, trendy cafes and boutique shopping outlets. However, this is where many travellers will jostle for position on a weekend as it can easily become crowded. The best way to discover the Sunshine Coast is on a bicycle! Meet for a morning coffee before the crowds arrive and fuel up for your daily cycling adventure. Finish the day relaxing by the beaches.
We’ve plotted some unique cycling routes containing some popular cycling segments but also backroads that make for the most memorable days that you’ll ever have on the bike. Our rides finish early afternoon to give you time to relax and take in the atmosphere of the popular and hidden establishments. Take a surfboard out for the afternoon for an ideal way to recover from your ride. Walk through the Noosa National Park headland and spot a koala, turtle or dolphin. Enjoy an evening stroll to grab that post dinner ice cream before retiring for the night with the sounds and smells of waves lapping the shoreline.
Our Sunshine Coast adventure is fully supported by our professional team of ride guides, 100% vehicle support and vast local knowledge. Take the hassle out of travelling with a bike.
- A mechanic to help you with any issues
- Navigational assistance all the way and
- Guides always keep the fun in cycling.
Our guides have coaching and racing experience and can give you tips along the way to improve your cycling, such as how to generate more power, how to recover faster, how to ride further, how to climb better, how to descend better, improving your nutrition on and off the bike. If you’re not after the tips, then they’re also willing to cruise or put the hammer down! It is your choice, and our guides will help you to gain the most enjoyment from riding a bike.
Our Sunshine Coast bike tour is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their cycling or anyone who is interested in exploring new roads to ride. The most important thing in all of our trips is understanding that it is a holiday, and we must all have fun and be reinvigorated. Join our Sunshine Coast backroads adventure now.
Backroads of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Hinterland – Daily Itinerary
Welcome to the Sunshine Coast
Our trip starts with the staff meeting you at Brisbane domestic airport at 9.30 am. From Brisbane it is a short drive along the highway to Noosa, arriving before lunch. Alternatively, fly into Sunshine Coast airport this morning and we have a second collection at 1 pm.
Once in Noosa, you can wander the popular strip and grab some lunch, while we assist with your check-in and assembly of your bike should you need. Your caring guides will be there to assist. This afternoon, we will head out for a warm-up ride along the coastline to Coolum for a coffee and discuss the plan for the next few days.
Tonight we will have a welcome dinner so you can meet your fellow guests and guides.
- Welcome Dinner
- Noosa Beach
Our warm-up ride hugs the popular Sunshine Coast beaches and national parks. Leaving Noosa we head south along the rolling dunes past Mount Coolum, it is a popular ride with the locals. We’ll keep a leisurely pace to ensure your bike and your body are in working order. We’ll also grab a coffee before returning to Noosa, and offer a little gallop on the way home.
Kin Kin and gravel roads
We have a great day ahead on the bike. After a relaxing breakfast, we will take a quick stop on Hasting Street for coffee before starting our ride and challenging ourselves on gravel sectors, channel your inner Strada Bianchi. Our ride takes us through the hinterland towns of Cooroy and Kin Kin, both are small towns and hubs for local craft, produce and day-trips.
We will return in time to enjoy the afternoon at the beach, and a sunset drink at the Noosa Hotel.
Tonight you are free to try one of the main restaurants in Noosa.
- Lake McDonald
- Noosa gravel roads
- Noosa Hotel
Our ride leaves Noosa and makes its way to Lake McDonald where we will follow a number of sections on gravel. Each gravel section is well maintained giving access to a number of state forests and national parks. There is nothing too technical. Once we reach Cooroy, we head north to Kin Kin where we can stop for lunch and full up for the flat return ride to Noosa via Boreen Point, on the shores of Lake Cootharaba.
Eumundi and Beaches
We can have a later start this morning and we will again roll into Hastings Street for a coffee before starting our ride. Today we will ride to Eumundi and home via Coolum Beach. Eumundi is home to the famous Eumundi Brewery, one of the original “craft beers”. It is a historic small town and while only a short distance away is a step back in time compared to Noosa. We have a perfect spot to stop for lunch at Coolum Beach, there are plenty of cafes along the beachfront for us to choose.
After we return to Noosa we suggest taking the hike through the Noosa National park. From Hastings Street, it is an 11km return trip but you can turn around anytime. It is a fantastic walk with plenty of spectacular views and walkers often spot koalas in the forest or turtles and dolphins in the ocean.
- Coolum Beach
- Noosa Hill Climb
- Noosa National park
Today we stay on the sealed road heading up “Noosa Hill” made famous from the Noosa Triathlon and the Noosa Hill Climb. In cycling terms, it is not difficult but we’re obliged to ride it whenever in Noosa. From the top of the climb, we will head follow the escarpment and descend into Eumundi for a short coffee stop. We will continue south passing Yandina before heading back to the coast for the final stretch via Coolum Beach, Sunshine Beach back to Noosa.
Black Mount and Gravel
We have something for everyone on today’s ride, there are a few adventurous elements that we will ensure a memorable day is had. After breakfast and our now compulsory coffee stop in Hasting Street, we set out to explore the quiet roads and backroads of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. There will be a few stops along the way but today is mostly about the bike and the amazing ride route that we have in store.
After an adventurous day on the bike, you will have time to check out Noosa Beach and maybe a swim!
- Sunshine Coast Hinterland ride
- Black Mountain
- Noosa Gravel Roads
We will follow the Noosa triathlon course for a little and turn off at the top Noosa Hill to tackle our first section of gravel for the day as we take the back road into Cooroy. From Cooroy, we continue onto Pomona before reaching our main gravel adventure. Leaving Pomona we will enter the National Park before crossing the Bruce Highway. We then climb the steep, but short pinch to Black Mountain where we will have great views of the coastline plus the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We then enjoy a more gentle descent back into Cooroy.
Leaving Cooroy we will head along the Eumundi range with more spectacular views and descend down into Noosa after another great day on the bike.
Bye Bye Noosa
Sadly our trip comes to an end today, not before sharing a fantastic week of riding, sightseeing and socialising together.
If you are an early bird you will have time to take a walk along Noosa Beach and Little Cover before breakfast. It will be a great way to start the day. After breakfast, we will depart for Brisbane Airport. It is a 3hr drive so we will make a stop along the way. We expect to arrive at Brisbane Airport at around 2.00 pm. Please organise your return flights after 3.30 pm just to be safe. For those leaving from Coolum Airport, we expect to have you at the airport by 11.30 am.
- Great memories from 4 days of riding
Why Book with Bikestyle Tours?
A COVID-Safe plan
- All staff and guests must complete a pre-travel questionnaire prior to the start of the trip
- Bikestyle Tours complies with the QLD COVID Safe Industry Plan (Tourism and Accommodation, Bike Tours); such as controls for social distancing, cleaning and hygiene, vehicle transport.
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Our covid-19 period booking system is a risk-free way to reserve your place. That means during the declared pandemic you are eligible to reschedule your trip or receive a full refund if due to travel restrictions enforced by Australian government jurisdictions you are unable to arrive at the designated start location on the date specified.
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