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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cycling Package – Mid Week Deal

Only a short drive from Brisbane, ride with us and discover another world tucked away on the Sunshine Coast!

So:
  • get your cycling buddies together,
  • get away from the everyday bustle,
  • dodge the weekend crowds and traffic jams,
  • take advantage of a great mid-week deal and a great week of cycling, and,
  • Live, Laugh, Ride …

1: Welcome!

Day 1Sunday

Arrive at your ocean-view apartment at The Point at Coolum Beach. Settle into the vibe of the Sunshine Coast, and get ready for your week of cycling!

2: The Sunny Coast Classique

Day 2Monday
110km Distance ride
1070m Accumulated elevation

Sit back and relax, soak up the chill atmosphere of an Australian holiday – with a bonus challenge – today’s route! Even a flat day in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland region is going to be bumpy. Today’s ride, a round trip from our base in Coolum through the luxurious vacation mecca of Noosa and on into the picturesque Noosa hinterland, is the longest day ride in our current repertoire. A dubious honour, making for an unforgettable day of cycling.

The Classique is a ride our French friends would refer to as bonne pour les yeux – good for the eyes – although you feel the burn, the epic scenery will inspire you to pull through.

We have a couple of sneaky detours planned to make sure you get only the very best views and impressions; by the time we roll back home along the Sunny coast all your senses will be well and truly sated.

Highlights:

  • Breathtaking ocean views as we depart in the morning,
  • Gyndier Drive – car-free and yours for the taking,
  • Cruising along Hastings Street, a Noosa icon,
  • Cycling through historic Australian towns – especially the time bending main street of Cooroy.

Included meals: lunch

3: 27 Million Years in the Making!

Day 3Tuesday
87km Distance ride
1275m Accumulated elevation

Today, your VéloRoo cycling holiday stage will take you into the wild and untamed heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to discover hidden vistas that will take your breath away. This is a relatively hilly stage with a flat finish, full of Sunshine Coast charm. Heading out from Landsborough, we will ride for the hills until we hit the stunning scenery of the Blackall Ranges.

Macadamia and pineapple plantations, as well as custard apple farms, line the route towards the Blackall Ranges, one of the best kept secrets when it comes to cycling highlights in the South-East Queensland. At VéloRoo we like to take the road-less-travelled and this quiet, rambling route is one of our all-time riding favourites, especially the broad panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, translucent and mysterious in the winter sun.

Everything about this ride is picturesque, from the tiny villages dotting the countryside, to the roadside fruit stalls with their honesty boxes. Even the odd 10% climb this route throws our way is too gorgeous to be a serious struggle.

And the descents – you will be giggling like a bunch of school children on excursion!

Highlights:

  • The Glasshouse Mountain views,
  • Spectacular scenery throughout,
  • The call of the whip birds,
  • Wide open skies and plenty of sunshine,
  • The descents.

Included meals: lunch

4: The Heritage Tour

Day 4Wednesday
80km Distance ride
729m Accumulated elevation

Today’s stage is a classic voyage of discovery as we take a ride through history via picturesque roads winding about small mountainside farms. Our chosen route feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy seaside towns.

This round trip, starting at our base in Coolum, will take you into some of the most ancient landscapes in Australia. Skirting volcanic plugs, we’ll work our way up the sneaky hill gradients to be rewarded with stunning views and truly ancient treasures.

This supported ride highlights the Sunshine Coast’s natural history and gives you a glimpse of some of the oldest farm and timber establishments of the region – including sprawling cane fields and pineapple farms – if you want to buy a pineapple, today’s your day!

To break it up, we allow for a leisurely coffee stop in Yandina, a beautiful local secret nestled on the bank of the South Maroochy River. Our favourite café serves a rich coffee brew made from their signature in-house roast; the perfect pick-me-up before we cycle back into Coolum.

Highlights:

  • Striking, ancient Australian landscapes,
  • Cycling through some of the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands oldest settlements,
  • Technical descents,
  • The emerging coastline as we return to Coolum.

Included meals: lunch

5: More Maroon than a QLD Pineapple!

Day 5Thursday
65km Distance ride
1150m Accumulated elevation

Today’s cycling journey is designed to show off local roads with distinctive character – some might call them character building. VéloRoo invites you to get into the spirit of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland as we take you through some of the most charming and lesser-known nooks and crannies of South-East Queensland.

Our morning climb – starting at Woombye, home of The Big Pineapple – is strangely reminiscent of our favourite local French climbs. It has a homely vibe to it and the Australian bushland provides a pleasant shady cover as we work our way up. The roads truly are diamonds in the rough, making for a unique riding experience.

Once we reach the top of the range the going gets bumpy – but the views are worth it. Julia and Steve have put together a range of distractions and detours to explore the heights of the range to ensure you don’t miss a thing, before we start our descent.

You are in for a great, great descent, with sweeping hairpins and long, fast straights that will make you want to hoot with glee. The cycling route for this descent is bordered by wild, natural beauty the entire long, long, long way down.

Highlights:

  • Riding the ridge line with sublime 360-degree views,
  • The meandering valley roads,
  • Mountain top vistas,
  • The aromas as we ride through plantations and farmlands.

Included meals: lunch

6: Departure Day

Day 6Friday

So this cycling adventure has come to a close – but we’ll be ready and waiting to take you on your next VeloRoo Cycling Adventure.

Live, Laugh, Ride …

 

Mid Week Deal Inclusions & Price
  • 5 nights accommodation in a self-contained premium terraced villa at The Point in Coolum Beach with ocean views,
  • 4 fully guided rides with vehicle support on each ride,
  • 4 lunches,
  • For a group of 8 people sharing two premium 2 bedroom 2 bathroom terraced Villas with ocean views $1490 per person.

Please note – 

We are fully flexible – For other group sizes – Get in touch with your group numbers and we can work out a package price.

Different apartment configurations are possible.

Other accommodation locations available on request.

Start day / end day is flexible but price will be subject to change

Custom dates available, just contact us!

Local recommendations for cafes and other activities.

We’re all in this current situation together – so our flexible cancellation policy is there to help you book with confidence.

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Australian Sunshine Coast Hinterland Cycling Tour

A word from our clients

Don’t take our word for it - discover why our cycling adventurists have fallen in love with the Occitanie Region of Southern France and the VeloRoo way.

Had a great cycling experience around St Genies de Fontedit with Steve and Julia, the vendange tour I can recommend to any rider from any where. They are great hosts with plenty of local knowledge and knowledge of food and wine. The arranged accommodation was fantastic. The bikes are excellent to ride and would recommend for hiring if desired. The riding kit provided by Veloroo was excellent and all required to bring was riding shoes and pedals. For me this vendange tour was a 6 out of 5. The group dynamics (7 people)was great and made 8 new friends including Steve and Julia.Took South of France Cycling Tour in Sept 2018
A sixth (or seventh, you stop counting once you feel like adopted 'family') return to VeloRoo. Previous hirer of bike and the odd riding session - this time a first experience of their residential tours of the Pyrenees.

Completely wonderful experience and exactly as Steve and Julia had been describing for years: sold as seen! Both experienced in doing the grafting - and making it look effortless. Super little group of matched riders, all local knowledge deployed, kit washing and venue stops perfect. Great kit supplied and nil expenditure once on the road.

What particularly impressed me is that my fellow riders came from the US and Aus for this - I flew 90mins from 'down the road' (UK) - that's how special something of this scale and personality level is.

Refreshes the parts other big-name tours can't reach: a secret gem with a characterful, friendly VeloRoo family experience.Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019