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Sunshine Coast Hinterland Weekend Getaway Cycling Tour Itinerary

An example of a 3 day weekend getaway. Our rides are modular so we can easily add more days.

1: The Sunshine Coast Classique

Day 1Friday
70km Distance ride
533m Accumulated elevation

Ready, steady, go! This VéloRoo Sunshine Coast Cycling Getaway is off to a flying start: whether we collect you from Sunshine Coast Airport or meet you at our Coolum accommodation, you will be getting into your cycling kit and your bike road-ready by lunchtime. After a quick lunch, we will whisk you away on your first exploratory ride of Queensland’s best-kept cycling secret.

Soaking up the deeply chillax mood of Australian holiday makers in paradise – that’s what this leg is all about. We won’t get so relaxed that we forget to challenge you with the day’s route; after all, even a flat day in the Sunshine Coast is bound to be bumpy. Today’s ride, a round trip from our base in Coolum through the luxurious vacation mecca of Noosa, we guarantee an unforgettable afternoon of cycling.

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

We have a couple of sneaky detours planned to make sure you get the very best views, and by the time we ride home along the Sunshine Coast coastline, all your senses will be sated. What a way to start your weekend cycling getaway!

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.

Included meals: lunch

2: More QLD than a Maroon Pineapple!

Day 2Saturday
65km Distance ride
1150m Accumulated elevation

This route is designed to show off some local roads with distinctive character – some might even call them character building. 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 the region.

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 and the Australian bushland provides pleasant shady cover as we cycle ever-upwards. The roads seem as though they’ve simply been slapped down amongst glorious surroundings; diamonds in the rough, making for a unique cycling experience.

Once we reach the top of the range, the going gets lumpy – but the views are sublime. There are a range of little distractions and detours to take as we explore the heights of the Hinterland to ensure you get to appreciate the scenery to its full potential before we start our descent.

And you are in for a great, great descent, blending sweeping hairpins with long, fast straights that will make you want to hoot with glee, and all of it on roads bordered by wild, natural beauty on the long, long, long way down. This cycling tour gives local flavour at its finest and features truly epic scenery.

Highlights:

  • Cycling the Sunshine Coast Hinterland ridge line with sublime 360-degree views,
  • Meandering valley roads,
  • Mountain top vistas,
  • The aromas as we ride through plantations and farmlands.

Included meals: lunch

3: The Heritage Tour

Day 3Sunday
80km Distance ride
729m Accumulated elevation

Today’s riding stage is a classic voyage of discovery as we cycle our way through history on picturesque roads winding through small mountain-side farms. Our cycling route feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Sunny Coast towns.

This round trip, starting at our home base in Coolum, will take you into the most ancient landscapes of the area. Skirting volcanic plugs, up sneaky gradients rewarding you with stunning views; there are some truly ancient treasures in store.

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

Highlights:

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

Included meals: lunch

4: See you later, alligator ...

Day 4Monday

It’s back to reality as we see you off at the Sunshine Coast Airport, and sad though this may be, you know this is not goodbye; VéloRoo will be ready to welcome you back any time for new adventures with open arms and wide open roads.

SNAPSHOT OF THE 3 DAY GETAWAY

Our Sunshine Coast Weekend Getaway Cycling Tours are designed to give you the ultimate Sunshine Coast cycling experience.

This 3 Day Cycling Getaway example, based on current flight schedules from Sydney with Virgin Australia landing at 11am at the Sunshine Coast on a Friday and departing on a Monday at 11:45am, includes the following –

  • Pick up Friday – 11am from the Sunshine Coast Airport (flights not included),
  • 3 stunning guided rides (Friday afternoon / Saturday / Sunday),
  • transfers to and from our ride start locations where required,
  • vehicle support on all 3 rides,
  • ride snacks to keep you going,
  • 3 delicious lunches at hand-picked locations,
  • 3 nights accommodation in a self contained ocean view apartment at Coolum Beach,
  • Transfers Monday morning to the Sunshine Coast Airport (flight not included).

$1150 per person – based on 8 people sharing two self-contained ocean view apartments (2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms). 

For a quote on other groups sizes just get in touch.

Driving up from Brisbane – get in touch for a package price without the transfers.

Additional cycling days are available on request; as are days off, featuring non-cycling activities. Simply contact us for all the details.

Ready to ride? VeloRoo can make your dream escape a reality

AUD $1150

per person twin share

Sunshine Coast Weekend Cycling Getaway

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.

Exceptional - great service, great bikes, great ride. Steve and Julia were fantastic. Did two days of riding and couldn't fault the experience. Steve is obsessed with quality kit....bikes were superb. Will be back next year for more.Took Guided Day Rides in France in Aug 2017
Awesome experience.... opportunity to climb the iconic TDF mountains! Outstanding...The guides, the SAG support and even capturing the experience with photos and videos of the day put together nicely with music provided daily by VELOROO! The tour is operated and run by Steve and Julia (husband and wife) and assisted by Neil Martin, retired professional bicyclist. They are there the entire time to cater to your needs. It was a great opportunity to ride besides Neil and ask / interview him about his vast experiences. All you have to do is show up! They provide the bike, kit ( they laundry your kit every day!). Will definitely sign up for their Italy Tour. Thank you Steve, Julia and Neil!Took Pyrénées Iconic Climbs Challenge in Oct 2019