2021 Gold Coast Cycling Retreat Olympic Edition
Escape to the sunny Gold Coast for 4 days of cycling in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland.
Your winter escape with a perfect mix of riding, activities and relaxation.
Watch the Men's and Womens's Olympic Road Races.
Gold Coast, Australia
Book Your Retreat NowAT A GLANCE
- 4 Days
- Social to Experienced
- Daily Breakfast, 2 Dinners
- Resort Style
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- Support Vehicle
- Mechanical Assistance
- Navigational Guidance
Gold Coast, Australia, July 2021
Group Size: 8 guests – 2 staff
Rides: Our rides are designed to explore the spectacular and beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland with a long and short ride option each day.
Challenge Rating: Some hills
Accommodation: Newly refurbished resort in the heart of the Gold Coast, optional single supplement when booking
Cyclists and Non-cyclists: Our trip is primarily designed for the cyclists
- Buffet breakfast every day
- 2 Dinners
- Distillery Tour
- Nibbles during Men’s and Women’s Road Races
- Accommodation at Race HQ
- Professional and experienced cycling guides
- Travel in air-conditioned vehicles
- Transfers to and from Gold Coast airport
- All meals (as listed on itineraries)
- Mechanical assistance with your bike
- Ride nutrition (including drinking water, sport powders and bars / muffins and fruit)
- Bikestyle Tours Supporter Pack
- Ride files and detailed tour itinerary
- Entry fees (as listed on itineraries)
Why we Love this Tour
- Travelling in a small group of cyclists on carefully designed ride routes that maximise your safety, enjoyment and challenge
- Choose from the challenging ride option or the easier ride option each day
- Off-bike activities include distillery tour and standup paddle boarding
- Fully guided and supported rides
- Watch the Olympic Road Race’s with like-minded cyclists
Price: AUD $1,650 (twin share)
Single Supplement: AUD $270
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.
Watch the Olympic Road Races from a Gold Coast Cycling Retreat
Most of us have cabin fever, especially for those who often travel, be it for work or leisure. Some of us will have worked harder, or been busier than before, while some will have filled their time cooking, gardening, watching television series, riding indoor-trainers or anything else to avoid the home-schooling challenge.
What better way to escape than to head to the sunny Gold Coast for 4 days of cycling in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland. Your winter escape with a perfect mix of riding, activities and relaxation. Each day we will enjoy a ride along the amazing coastline and beautiful hinterland of the Gold Coast. Our afternoons will be spent enjoying the local activities and sights and most importantly supporting local businesses.
Gold Coast 'Olympic' Cycling Retreat Itinerary
Welcome to the Gold Coast
Our trip starts with staff meeting you at Gold Coast airport at 11 am. It is only a short drive to our hotel in the heart of the Gold Coast and a short walk from the beach. Alternately you are free to meet us at the hotel at 12 noon. For those arriving a day or two earlier, Bikestyle Tours can arrange pre-trip accommodation on the Gold Coast.
Our first climb to Tamborine is a solid climb with gradients reaching 18% in some sections. We will stop at the famous Mt Tamborine bakery before descending off the mountain to start our next climb up to Beechmont. Beechmont offers amazing views across Hinse Dam and to the Gold Coast coastline. We have a shorter ride option available which tackles the easier side of Beechmont. We can meet up with those on the long ride at the summit of the Beechmont, where paragliders launch into the thermal air current heading for the best views of the Border Ranges and the Gold Coast. From the summit of Beechmont, we will enjoy a great descent back to our hotel where we will stop for a short break and lunch. After lunch, we do one of the favourite activities on the Gold Coast Broadwater, stand up paddleboarding. By the time we have finished paddleboarding, it will be the perfect time to catch the last hours of the Olympic men's road race on TV. We will sit back and enjoy the action together.
Ink Gin and Murwillumbah
On leaving our hotel this morning, our ride heads south along the golden beaches before turning inland and across the NSW border into Murwillumbah. We will take a tour of the popular Husk Gin Distillery (maybe purchase a few samples for after the ride!) and continue our ride. We have a short gravel section to reach Murwillumbah where we can fuel up for our stunning climb over Tomewin, our toughest challenge. We will pause at the lookout at the summit and carefully descend into the Currumbin Valley and back along the coastline to our hotel. For those looking for a shorter option today, we have a more direct route home from the distillery, skipping the steeper hills. After returning from our ride with will have time to relax before meeting up to catch the Olympic Women's Road Race live.
Beach to Beach and Home
Snapper Point is probably the most picturesque beach on the Gold Coast. We'll ride along many of them today, so it's up to you to decide which is your favourite. We'll make a stop for a coffee along the way. Once we return to the hotel your staff will be on hand to assist with packing your bike in preparation for your trip home. We will provide a single transfer back to Gold Coast airport at 2 pm.
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.
Bookings are risk-free and guarantee you a spot!
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.
Are Trips Guaranteed Departures?
We make every effort to guarantee departures to give you peace of mind that once you’ve booked your trip – you’re going! We do not cancel trips due to insufficient numbers leaving you stranded.