HUNTER VALLEY 6 DAY

WINE REGION

DURATION

6 Days 5 Nights

MIN AGE

16

DEPART

Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

MAX PEOPLE

12

TOTAL DISTANCE

590 km / 367 miles

TOTAL CLIMBING

5,750m / 18,864 feet

TOUR TYPE

Intermediate / Advanced

AVAILABILITY

20 - 25 Feb, 2021


The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best known wine regions. Located north of Sydney in New South Wales, the region has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century. Hunter Valley Semillon is widely considered the iconic wine of the region but the Hunter produces wine from a variety of grapes including Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho. It is home to numerous wineries, including world-renowned brands and family-run boutique operations.

Join us in the Hunter Valley and experience riding through this stunning part of Australia, with our ride guides showing you some of the most amazing roads in the region.


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TOUR DETAILS

Sat 20 - Thur 25 Feb, 2021


This is a cycling experience designed for cyclists by cyclists and will take in some of the most magical roads in the Hunter Valley.


But, with so many wineries in the area the cycling is only part of the experience. You will have the opportunity to visit numerous wineries to taste their beautiful wines, dine in some of the most picturesque settings available and immerse yourself in the amazing Hunter Valley Gardens.

Plus, you have the option to arrange your own accommodation or leave this all up to us and we can arrange this for you, providing you with a room in 4/5 star accommodation right in the heart of the Hunter.

This tour is limited to a maximum of 12 people so don’t miss out and secure your spot today!

A minimum of 4 people required to run this tour.

*Minimum of 6 people required to include support vehicle otherwise we will provide all support from the bike
as we ride with you.


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With the restrictions on travel as a result of COVID-19 we have expanded our list of Cycling Tours within Australia. Plus, if you book a tour and can’t travel due to COVID-19 travel restrictions we will provide you with a full refund.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

$1,199

Guided Rides Only With Support Car*


Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by one of our experienced guides.


Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride.*

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$1,999

Full Tour Package Excluding Accommodation


Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by one of our experienced ride guides.


Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride.*


Transport

All ground transportation during the tour, excluding airport transfers.


Meals

All lunch and dinner during the tour.

– 1 lunch and 1 dinner at some of the best wineries in the region.

– Lunch and entry into the Hunter Valley Gardens.


Activities

Private winery tour. Wine tasting at cellar doors.

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$2,999

Full Tour Package


Guided Rides

You will be joined on the bike by one of our experienced ride guides.


Support

Support vehicle and mechanical breakdown support on each ride.*


Transport

All ground transportation during the tour, including transfer to Newcastle Airport at the end of the tour.


Meals

All lunch and dinner during the tour.

– 1 lunch and 1 dinner at some of the best wineries in the region.

– Lunch and entry into the Hunter Valley Gardens.


Activities

Private winery tour. Wine tasting at cellar doors.


Accommodation

Twin share accommodation in a 4-5 star hotel right in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Newcastle to the Hunter Valley

Saturday

Today’s ride : 10 am departure | 117km / 72.7 miles – 1,200m / 3,937 feet

We will greet you in Newcastle at 9am and help you put your bikes together before we depart for day 1 of the tour, a 117km ride out to the Hunter Valley. The roads will be a little busier in Newcastle, the largest coal exporting harbour in the world. But it won’t be long until we are on the outer edges of the city, heading into the stunning Hunter Valley.

Our accommodation will be a welcome sight as we roll into the valley after climbing 1,200mtrs on our first day. Dinner will be at our accommodation tonight as we expect to get into town late in the afternoon.



DAY 2 - Pokolbin Loop

Sunday

Today’s ride : 8am departure | 102km / 63.4 miles – 870m / 2,854 feet

After a busy traffic start to the day yesterday, today will be the exact opposite. We are taking in some of the quietest and picturesque roads in the region. The rolling hills will take us past many of the local wineries as we make our way through the lush bushland.

We plan to have you back at your accommodation in time to have a shower before we head out for lunch at the Hunter Valley Gardens. This are a ‘must see’ for anyone who visits the Hunter Valley! You’ll have plenty of time after lunch to go exploring through these amazing gardens. Make sure you wear comfy shoes for walking.

You’ll then have the rest of the afternoon to relax before enjoying dinner at one of the many beautiful restaurants in the valley.



DAY 3 - Singleton Loop

Monday

Today’s ride : 8am departure | 115km / 71.4 miles – 950m / 3,116 feet

Today we head west from our accommodation, before we make a right turn and head north towards Singleton, which is located on the banks of the Hunter River. The Hunter River weaves its way through the Hunter Valley, rising from the Liverpool Range and ending up in the Tasman Sea at Newcastle.

More quiet roads lay ahead as we ride on many roads only used by the local farmers and wineries. Once again, we will be passing many wineries on our ride today. It’s a shame we can’t stop at all of them!

Tonight we head out to a beautiful winery for a private wine tasting and dinner. This will be a real treat.



DAY 4 - Lake Macquarie and return

Tuesday

Today’s ride : 8am departure | 129km / 80 miles – 1,330m / 4,363 feet

Following a wonderful few days in the Hunter Valley, today we head south-east towards the coast. We’ll stop on the banks of Lake Macquarie to enjoy a well earned lunch before the second half of the ride back to the valley.

Lake Macquarie is Australia’s largest coastal salt water lake and covers an area of 110 square kilometres (42.5 sq mi). It is twice as large as Sydney Harbour and is one of the largest salt water lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere. Definitely worth the ride to have a look!

The legs might be feeling a little tired after four days on the bike so we’ll enjoy a nice relaxing dinner in another amazing restaurant.



DAY 5 - Northern Loop

Wednesday

Today’s Ride : 8.00am departure | 127km / 78.9 miles – 1,400m / 4,593 feet

Our final day on the bike will be another challenging day in the hills with 1,400mtrs of climbing ahead. We will head to our furtherest point north today as we reach Gresford, before turning for home. Once again, many of these roads will not have been seen by many, other than the farmers who work the lands. A truly unique opportunity to explore a part of Australia that people rarely get the chance to see.

We will spend our final night in the Hunter Valley at a magical winery, enjoying another spectacular meal, celebrating an awesome time together.



DAY 6 - Check-out

Thursday

It’s time to say farewell and head to the airport or perhaps get a few cheeky kilometers in the legs for those that are keen for an early spin before checking out. We can arrange your transfer back to Newcastle Airport.

We are more than happy to help you with any further travel plans.

You’ll head home with amazing memories of your time cycling around this beautiful region.


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ACCOMMODATION


Twin Share – 4/5 star accommodation in the heart of the Hunter Valley

A single supplement is available – $800

Or arrange your own accommodation


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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Price Excludes


Alcohol: You are responsible for the cost of any alcohol consumed on tour, unless outlined in the itinerary (wine tastings).

Flights: Airfares to and from the tour location.

Single Supplement: A single supplement is available – $800

Accommodation before & after: Any accommodation before or after the tour

Activities: Activities that are not organised and scheduled by Connect Sport.

Bikes & accessories: Bikes, helmets, shoes, pedals, drink bidons and other cycling equipment.

Travel Insurance: Make sure you have adequate Travel Insurance for yourself and your bike.

Cleaning and Laundry Services: Laundry services are available at the hotels.

Sydney Airport Transfers: We can arrange for Sydney Airport transfers if required at cost.


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