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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Mid Week Deal Cycling Package Itinerary

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.

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Sunshine Coast Mid Week Cycling Holiday

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.

First I have to apologize for talking so long to write my review, especially since my wife and I had an amazing time. Steve, Julia and Neal are awesome. If you ride with VeloRoo you will have a fantastic experience period! I quickly told my cycling buddies back at home. In fact, one of my buddies rode the Pyrenees in Autumn of 2019 (see Dale's review) and said it was trip of a lifetime.

My wife and I did the July Pyreness/South of France tour. From a cycling standpoint, we are at completely different levels. I ride close to 6000 miles a year and love climbing. My wife is new to cycling and was just starting to use clip in pedals about 5 months before our trip. That said, Veloroo is able to accommodate the ride for everyone. They make the rides flexible for the riders. For example, instead of riding the entire Col de Tourmalet, Veloroo drove my wife and several riders up halfway and they were able to ride the rest to the summit. On any given day, you can ride as much as you want or at any time take a nice break.

We were very fortunate to ride with a group of riders primarily from Australia. And close friendships were quickly made during the trip and remain afterward.

A couple of shoutouts....

Julie, thank you for making things run so smoothly. I know it requires a lot of preparation and attention to detail. You did a marvelous job and are awesome. Steve is a lucky guy to have you.

Steve, your positive attitude, sense of humor, and passion really made our trip. I appreciate all of the help you did with my wife. She really appreciated it as well and is even more motivated to get more climbing under her belt.

Neal, we really appreciated all of your help and tips. We love all of your great stories and insight. Most of all you are one of the nicest guys you could meet.

VeloRoo really does treat you like family and you become part of their extended family after you ride with them.

Cycling to me is a passion and is potentially something that my wife and I can share doing together. After this trip, my wife has gotten the cycling bug and has already started planning for local rides that we can do together. I consider that a success.

Thank you VeloRoo!Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in July 2019
For us, the tour was a perfect balance of challenging cycling in spectacular scenery and enjoying the local sights, delicious food and wine. Steve and Julia went 'above-and -beyond' to tailor the tour to the needs and interests of our group which included spending an extra day before the tour to ride around their home village of St Genies de Fontedit. Steve was a friendly, hospitable and enthusiastic cycling guide and Julia was superbly reliable and organised - always in the right place at the right time in the support van with refreshments, extra jackets (or a lift home).
We would highly recommend VeloRoo for a cycling holiday!Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in June 2017