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Granite Belt Gourmet Gravel Adventure - Food, Wine & Cycling!
I’m relatively fit and comfortable on the bike and happiest on mild gradients or the flat.
I regularly ride for fitness, dry days I ride to work, and weekend fun with friends. I enjoy an active healthy lifestyle and occasional physical challenges.
Fitness and health is my life. I ride regularly on a weekly basis with mates and am comfortable with rides of around 4 hours at a relatively strong pace.
I ride on average 250 + k’s a week and enjoy a 100k rides on the weekends. I love to train, improve, and sometimes challenge amongst my friends.
Riding is my life! I’m not interested in racing, I don’t need to prove anything to anyone. I love the challenge and the idea of where my legs and bike can take me. My friends and I are always looking for the next cycling adventure.
Live one magical moment at a time on this 3 day Granite Belt experience, centred around Stanthorpe in winter glory.
Live, Laugh, Ride …
Discover spectacular countryside, while riding at a comfortable pace, to chat and laugh with a great group of people, or simply breath as you let your mind wander and refresh. Treat your tastebuds at funky locales with menus created to exploit the best of seasonal local produce, coupled with delicious Granite Belt wines.
Recharge overnight in stunning accommodation nestled amongst the vines of Ridegemill Estate, ready for another day of fitness, food and fun, handpicked for your enjoyment.
The finale to your 3 days of living , laughing and riding with us is a vine & dine hosted tour, learning about growing fine wine in the high country before savouring 5 dishes prepared & presented by the chef and sommelier at Heritage Estate Wines.
Live, Laugh, Relax … Partners welcome
The Granite Belt VeloRoo experience has an abundance of alternative activities to cycling. It’s a great get away for couples to enjoy awesome cycling, or mix it up with a cooking class, pamper package, jewellery making workshop, hiking trails or just relax and put your feet up with a good book at your cabin amidst the grape vines..
You will be spoilt for choice as you live, laugh, ride and relax immersed in the best of the Granite Belt. Contact us to discuss options.
Routes, itinerary, meals & accommodation are all hand picked for your enjoyment
- 3 guided rides on our hand picked routes
- 2 nights twin share in a luxury studio cabin, set amongst the vineyard
- Truffle tasting
- Wine Makers Tasting experience
- 2 breakfast hampers including cereal, milk, Stanthorpe apple juice, local fresh bread, condiments, fresh local fruit, free range eggs and gourmet tea & coffee pods.
- 3 lunches, including a 5 course wine degustation lunch at the end of the tour
- 2 relaxing dinners at the vineyard
- ride snacks
- Vehicle support on your rides – no need to weigh yourself down like a pack horse
- Complimentary return transfers from Brisbane (or Toowoomba) to Stanthorpe for you and your bike – no need to drive
Travelling solo? Single supplement is an additional $190 to have your own cabin or, gather some friends, there is a 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom house available – contact us for details.
All the planning and logistics are taken care of – just enjoy the rides!
We recognise the increased uncertainty that the current COVID situation may be causing in planning your future trips. To help you book with confidence, we are offering a modified cancellation policy : until the situation has stabilised , we will be offering 100% refund on bookings if you need to cancel due to COVID related restrictions up to 4 days prior to your tour start date. Cancellations made after that date – due to COVID Restrictions – you will receive a refund for the tour less the deposit, or transfer to a future date with no penalty.
Need other dates or want a longer trip? Contact Us for a quote
Granite Belt Food, Wine, Cycling Adventure Tour – Day by Day
Routes, itineraries, meals & accommodation are all hand picked by us for your enjoyment.
Day 1: Welcome to the Granite Belt
17km – 217m Elevation Gain
After our transfers from Brisbane we arrive and unpack at your luxury cabin set amongst the vineyards of Ridgemill Estate. Following our picturesque introductory ride to the area get to know your fellow VeloRoovians during our exclusive “behind the scenes” experience with the winemaker. Taste unreleased vintages, barrel samples and premium wines and learn about Strangebird alternatives. Complimented by local cheeses and gourmet treats.
Day 2: The Big Day
85km – 1100m Elevation Gain (shortcut option 66km – 800m Elevation Gain)
We love this ride. You’ll feel a million miles away from city life. The big numbers we aim for are “Smiles per hour”. It’s a 50/50 mix of lightly trafficked bitumen roads and quiet gravel back roads, riding through timbered grazing country, agricultural patchwork and past impressive Granite boulders.
Day 3: Truffles & a wine lunch - oh and a ride
40km – 376m Elevation Gain
On the first part of our ride we will unearth all that is truffles with a talk and tasting of some amazing truffle products. We ride through many acres of produce including the famous Stanthorpe apple and along part of the Qld Rabbit Proof fence.
What better way to finish off your gourmet getaway than a Vine & Dine lunch. Meet the chef, sommelier and viticulturist with a guided vineyard walk & talk followed by a 5 course paired wine lunch.
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If you don’t have your own bike that’s suitable for the gravel riding, don’t worry!
We have gravel bikes for hire, just contact us for more details.
We can also arrange for e-bike hire.
What sort of cycling experience do I need?
VéloRoo Adventures are not about setting the fastest time, but having the best time!
Smiles per hour is what we chase 🙂
If you are comfortable and have some experience riding in a group, you’ll be fine. Our adventure peloton sizes range from around 8 – 12 people. If you’re not sure about your level, just give us call and Steve can have a chat to you and even organise a local Brisbane ride together before hand.
You need to be comfortable riding 50 – 70 km in a day.
There’s no mountain biking rocks and jumps, but by their nature, unpaved roads can offer soft or loose gravelly sections or areas that may have some slight erosion after seasonal weather.
What sort of bike do I need?
You will need something that can handle dirt and gravel roads: a Gravel Bike, Mountain Bike or Electric Mountain Bike. Give us a call to discuss the suitability of your bike if you are unsure.
Need a Bike? – Bike Hire – can be arranged at an additional charge including an e-bike option
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Granite Belt Food, Wine, Cycling Adventure Tour
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Acknowledgement of Country
In the spirit of reconciliation VeloRoo acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.