MORNINGTON PENINSULA 4 DAY CYCLING TOUR

EXPLORE MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA

DURATION

4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

MIN AGE

16

DEPART

St Kilda, VIC, Australia

MAX PEOPLE

12

TOTAL DISTANCE

324 km / 201 miles

TOTAL CLIMBING

2,774m / 9,101 feet

TOUR TYPE

Intermediate / Advanced

AVAILABILITY

Sat 13 - Tue 16 March, 2021


We will commence the tour in St Kilda, Melbourne, with a ride down Beach Road, one of the most popular cycling routes in Australia. You will have views across the water as we ride down to the Mornington Peninsula, arriving in the small seaside village of Portsea at the end of day one.

The next two days will showcase everything this region is famous for including wineries, busy bayside villages, rolling hills and stunning coastline. But, the highlight will be on day three when we visit the world famous Peninsula Hot Springs; winner at the World Luxury Spa Awards in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Here you will be able to soak in the beautiful hot springs and our accommodation for the night will be on-site.

We will then arrange transport for you back to Melbourne or Melbourne Airport.


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TOUR DETAILS

Sat 13 - Tue 16 March, 2021


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


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.

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

A minimum of 6 people required to run this tour.


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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

$799

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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$1,299

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 Melbourne Airport transfers.


Meals

All lunch and dinners during the tour.


Activities

Peninsula Hot Springs bathing. Winery lunch

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$1,999

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 Melbourne Airport transfers.


Meals

All breakfast, lunch and dinners during the tour.


Activities

Peninsula Hot Springs bathing. Winery lunch


Accommodation

Twin share 4-5 star accommodation in Portsea and Peninsula Hot Springs.

BOOK NOW $1,999


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ITINERARY

DAY 1 - St Kilda to Portsea

Saturday

Today’s ride : 10 am departure | 95.6km / 59.4 miles – 522m / 1,713 feet

We will greet you in St Kilda at 9am and help you put your bikes together before we depart for day 1 of the tour, a 95.6km ride down to the Mornington Peninsula. The course will take us down Beach Road, one of the most popular cycling routes in Australia, as we hug the coastline down to our lunch stop in Mornington where you’ll have views of the city across the bay.

There are a few more rolling hills after lunch, before we reach Safety Beach where the road flattens. As we ride through Dromana, Rosebud, Rye, Blairgowrie and Sorrento you will see why these areas are so popular with Melburnians during summer, with campgrounds right on the waters edge, white sandy beaches and calm waters.

A few rolling hills from Sorrento will take us to our final destination for the day, the small seaside village of Portsea. Following check-in you will have some time to relax by the pool, go for a walk along the beach or enjoy a few well earned drinks at the bar. Dinner tonight will be in the Portsea Hotel, overlooking the water.



DAY 2 - Mornington Peninsula Loop

Sunday

Today’s ride : Today’s ride : 9am departure | 126km / 78.3 miles – 1,043m / 3,422 feet

Today we will explore much of the Mornington Peninsula as we ride from one side of the peninsula to the other. There are some more challenging climbs ahead as we ride through the many hills in the area. The landscape is forever changing as we ride through thick forests, open paddocks, past wineries and so much more.

It would be a shame to ride past all these wineries without stopping at one for lunch. So, we’ll take some time off the bike to enjoy a beautiful lunch at a winery and taste some of their award winning wines. There will be a few climbs after lunch before we drop down to the coast again, before making our way back to Portsea.

Dinner tonight will be a short drive away in Sorrento where we will enjoy another tasty meal together.



DAY 3 - Portsea to Peninsula Hot Springs

Monday

Today’s ride : 8am departure | 104km / 64.9 miles – 1,221m / 4,006 feet

The day we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! We finish today’s ride at the Peninsula Hot Springs.

The start to the day will be another highlight as we ride to Point Nepean, the most westerly point of the Mornington Peninsula. Point Nepean is rich in history with evidence of Australian Aboriginal settlement of the area dating back 40,000 years. Plus, it played an important role in shaping the early settlement and defence of Australia. Gun batteries were first installed at Fort Nepean in 1886 and remained in place to defend Australia until the end of World War II. A wonderful insight into early Australia.

We will then head back along the coast with our major climb of the day getting bigger and bigger as we get closer. Arthur’s Seat is a challenging 3km climb with an average gradient of 8%, but the views from the top are absolutely worth it.

Following a hot coffee and cake at Eagle on the Hill cafe we commence our descent down to the other side of the Mornington Peninsula to Point Leo for a quick photo opportunity. More hills lay ahead as we make our way towards our final destination.

We will arrive at the Peninsula Hot Springs in time to enjoy an amazing lunch before spending the rest of the afternoon bathing in the hot springs and getting an optional massage. Now this is the way all rides should finish!

We will spend tonight in the newly opened Peninsula Hot Springs accommodation and enjoy our last dinner together and celebrate an awesome few days of cycling.



DAY 4 - Check-out

Tuesday

It’s time to say farewell and we are more than happy to help you with any further travel plans or we’ll arrange for a transfer back to Melbourne or Melbourne Airport.

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 Portsea and Peninsula Hot Springs

A single supplement is available – $450

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.

Flights: Airfares to and from Cairns

Single Supplement: A single supplement is available: $450

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 hotel


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