2021 Gold Coast Cycling Retreat
What is the trip about?
Who is the trip for?
Why is this a trip of a lifetime?
Gold Coast, Australia
Book Your Retreat NowAT A GLANCE
- 4 Days
- Intermediate to Experienced
- 2 Dinners
- Resort Style
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- Paddle Boarding
- Hust Distillery
- Fully Supported
Trips Details and Pricing
Dates: March 18, 2021 to March 21, 2021
Start: Gold Coast, Australia
Finish: Gold Coast, Australia
Group Size: 8 guests – 2 staff
Price: AUD $1,650
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.
- Explore the amazing Gold Coast Hinterland
- 3 nights accommodation on the famous Gold Coast
- Accommodation a short walk to the beach
- Stand-up Paddle Board Experience
- Ink Gin Distillery visit
- Fully guided and supported rides
Planned rides are between 3 and 4 hours in length, with undulating terrain. Guests should have the ability for maintaining an average of at least 25 kph on a flat ride, for more than 2 hours. This trip is designed for intermediate and advanced cyclists.
Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:
Accommodation and Transport
- Transport throughout, custom van
- Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
- 3 nights accommodation 3 star hotel
- Stand up Paddle Board excursion
- Hust Distillery Visit
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 2 course evening meals on 2 nights
- Wine on welcome and farewell dinners
Professional Ride Support
- Hosted by our experienced tour guides and coaches
- Mechanical assistance with your bike
- Ride support vehicle when you need it most
- Navigation assistance on all guided rides
- Sports powders, water and bars during your ride
LIKE IT? CREATE AN EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy an exclusive experience with your mates by making this a private trip. We can create an exclusive trip for 4 to 20 guests.
Group requests may be eligible for discounts or special offers.
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 Cycling Retreat Itinerary
Welcome to the Sunshine State
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 ride this afternoon heads into the Gold Coast Hinterland on one of our favourite climbs, Springbrook. Situated on the Qld/NSW border ranges it has luscious vegetation with many brooks and waterfalls. The winding road is comparable to what you'd find in Europe on the foothills of the Pyrenees. However, you are not mistaken by the dominant Eucalypt to remind you that you are in Australia.
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. We'll also be supporting a local tourist operator recover.
Murwillumbah and Ink Gin
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.
Beach to Beach
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.