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Discover the Granite Belt

Granite Belt Wine Country Gravel Bike Tour

Food, Wine & Cycling

Cycling Tour Overview

3 nights
6 - 13
155 km total

1 Roo: I’m relatively fit and comfortable on the bike and happiest on mild gradients or the flat.

2 Roo’s: Fitness and health is my life. I ride regularly on a weekly basis with friends and on weekends I’m not daunted by rides of up to 5 hours for a few days back to back.  

3 Roo’s: 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. Want to know more about the VéloRoo Roo levels?

AUD $1750
pp twin share
15% Group discount - SAVE $263 pp!
for direct bookings of 4 or more

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  • Live one magical moment at a time on this 4 day Granite Belt Wine Country Gravel Bike tour, only 3hrs from Brisbane.

    Live, Laugh, Ride …

    Explore the spectacular countryside of Australia’s Highest Wine Region during 4 wonderful rides, with just the right mix of fun and challenge.

    Our pace is set at comfortable, for you share chatter and laughter with a small group of like minded people… or simply breath the crisp air as you let your mind wander and refresh.

    Watch the kangaroos graze in the vineyard at sunset.

    Treat your tastebuds with menus created to exploit the best of seasonal local produce, coupled with delicious Granite Belt wines. Recharge each night in stunning accommodation nestled amongst the vines of Ridegemill Estate, ready for another day of fitness, food and fun, handpicked for your enjoyment.

  • Routes, itinerary, meals & accommodation are all hand picked for your enjoyment

    • Return transfers from Brisbane (or Toowoomba) to Stanthorpe – no need to drive
    • 4 Guided Rides on our hand picked routes
    • Vehicle support on your rides – no need to weigh yourself down like a pack horse
    • 3 nights accommodation twin share in a luxury studio cabin, set amongst the vineyards
    • Grape to Glass Wine Makers experience
    • Breakfast hamper including cereal, milk, Stanthorpe apple juice, local fresh bread, condiments, fresh local fruit and tea & coffee pods.
    • 4 lunches – including 2 Winery lunches
    • 1 dinner
    • ride snacks

    Need a bike – Gravel Bike / Mountain Bike / e-Mountain Bike Hire is available – Contact us

    Premium Titanium Gravel Bike hire available for $395

    Travelling solo? Single supplement is an additional $300 to have your own cabin

    All the planning and logistics are taken care of – just enjoy the rides!

    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. Itinerary is subject to modification to suit the road & weather conditions.

    • Day 1: Welcome to the Granite Belt

      approx 10km Ride

      Your gravel bike tour starts when we collect you from Brisbane at approx 10am and head inland (collection also available from Toowoomba) We have a mid transit lunch stop in a little cafe in Warwick’s historic main street full of country charm.

      After settling in to your Ridgemill Estate luxury cabin, set amongst the vineyards, we take an introductory ride through the surrounding countryside, with a bit of up a bit of down a bit of tarmac a bit of gravel and lots of scenery, to fine tune your bike set up.

      Continue to get to know your fellow VeloRoovians over a glass of local wine as you watch the sunset over the vineyard before heading to town for dinner. What a start!

      Included meals : lunch 

    • Day 2 : Ballandean

      approx 35km ride

      After breakfast, step off your balcony and onto your bike as we head on todays adventure. We ride to Ballandean via quiet eucalypt lined backroads, past open fields and sprawling vineyards.

      Ballandean has a rich wine history dating back to the 1930’s, so of course is a must do on our tour. Our destination is our lunch stop – The Barrelroom at Ballandean Estate, a 5th generation wine making family and Queensland’s oldest operating winery, for a gourmet grazing platter and of course some wine tasting, surrounded by 160 year old barrels. Soak up the atmosphere!

      Some time to chill back at your luxury cabin in the afternoon before we take a Grape to Glass Master Class complete with a vineyard tour and wine tastings, right on your doorstep at Ridgemill Estate. And to round out the day – a good ol’ country pub dinner.

      Included meals : breakfast / lunch 

    • Day 3: The Big Day

      approx 70km Ride 

      We love the variety of this ride. With a 50/50 mix of lightly trafficked bitumen, quiet gravel back roads, timbered grazing country, agricultural patchwork, impressive Granite boulders and the charming main street of Stanthorpe, you’ll feel a million miles away from city life.

      It’s 70km of “Smiles per hour”. We stop for a picnic lunch enroute under the inquisitive gaze of the local cows. Relax and enjoy the ride knowing that vehicle support is with you all the way.

      Back at your cabins by mid afternoon you’ll feel the satisfaction of a great days ride.

      Kick back and watch the sunset over the vines with a glass of local wine, local cheese and gourmet pizzas for dinner. Appreciate the stunning night sky in all its twinkling glory. What a way to end the day!

      Included meals : breakfast / lunch / dinner

    • Day 4: Where Bushrangers Roamed

      approx 40km Ride

      After breakfast, we pack up and take a short drive to the start of our final ride. Today we are heading into bushranger country.  We ride through acres of the famous Stanthorpe apples and past more iconic granite boulders. We stop for a short excursion to walk between, around and over Donnelly’s Castle, an impressive granite formation and the hideout for “Captain Thunderbolt”. Also a great lookout!

      The last part of our gravel ride takes us alongside the Qld Rabbit Proof fence, over a 100 years old and still in service today.

      Our ride will loop us back to our final gourmet food and wine indulgence, lunch at Heritage Estate Winery. We will have you back in Brisbane by approx 5pm

      Included meals : breakfast / lunch 

  • To make this a true holiday experience we have chosen to stay in luxury cabins at Ridgemill Estate nestled amongst the vines on a stunning 40 acre working property in the heart of the famous Granite Belt wine region.

    As one of only a select number of guests, awake to your own private view of the sun rising over the estate’s vineyard. Not only will you be able to sample so many of the local wines but we will also dine on delicious local produce.

  • 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 generally range from around 6 – 13 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?

    Gravel or mountain bike – and if you don’t have one, get in touch and we can arrange hire. There is also the option to upgrade to an e-mountain bike.

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Granite Belt Wine Country Gravel Bike Tour

Granite Belt Wine Country Gravel Adventure

Discover the back roads of the Granite Belt Wine Country on a tour that’s all about Smiles per Hour.

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AUD $1750
DEAL - 15% Group discount - SAVE $263 pp! for direct bookings of 4 or more

pp twin share

Granite Belt Wine Country Gravel Bike Tour

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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.