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Bushranger Bikes Tours:
 

Adventure Cycling For Adventurous People

Full details of my 2014 tour program:

Southeast Queensland 'Whale Trail'      Victorian Tours          Sydney 'Short Breaks'  

 New Zealand Tours          Southeast Queensland 'Short Break' Tours

 

Grab your bike, pack your gear and let's hit the trails!  Bushranger Bikes organises cycling and adventure holidays with you in mind - real adventures for real people.

My Backcountry tours are designed to provide an action-packed and fun cycling holiday which caters for the novice to the experienced rider.

I organise a range of fully supported tour packages to magic locations such as the Tweed, Gold and Sunshine Coasts - Southeast Queensland, Victorian High Country in South Eastern Australia and the best cycling location in the world – New Zealand. Our specialty is back country and off-road cycling, including whale, rail and wine trails, that take in awesome scenery and locations, regional history and a chance to meet the locals and sample great wine and food.

My tours are something special - small group size (6 to 8 riders), backcountry exploration, fantastic accommodation and food, fully organised, cater for all levels of cycling ability and offer all the benefits that come from my detailed knowledge of urban and remote Australia and New Zealand – something you can’t get from a guidebook.


  Special Tour Launch

Bushranger Bikes Southeast Queensland  'Whale Trail'TM

Cycle The Humpback - Exclusive to Bushranger Bikes

Fantastic Tour - 2015 dates currently being firmed.

 

 

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Other dates and custom group tours are available, including Southeast Queensland and New Zealand mountain bike tours - please contact Bushranger - info@bushrangerbikes.com.au for more information or to discuss options.


Southeast Queensland Tours

Tweed Coast to the Sunshine Coast - The Whale Trail TM

Tour.......

This exclusive Bushranger Bikes 7 days/6 nights tour itinerary has been designed to take full advantage of arguably some of the best coastal cycling, scenery and beaches in Australia with iconic locations such as Fingal, the Gold Coast, Mooloolabah, and Noosa Heads.  Predominantly the riding will be on fantastic coastal bikeways with some short road sections and in this regions perfect cycling seasons - Autumn/Winter/Spring - expect magic cycling looking out over the coast with the added attraction of some whale spotting.  The ride over the Brisbane River via the Gateway Bridge will be one of the many highlights.

The gradient is mainly flat, the ride distances each day aren’t massive but from experience I know that groups will want plenty of time to stop and take in the awesome coastal scenery, snap those special photos and enjoy the cafes and food along the way, so each day will be a full day.

There are also fantastic 'off the bike' adventures like Noosa Heads National Park, the Glasshouse Mountains, Montville, Noosa shops & cafes, and Brisbane's CBD, Southbank and gardens so this will be one very memorable experience - make sure you are on board!

Category is bike path/road. The tour is a Grade 2 - easy to intermediate.  Rekindle your dreams.......

Read on for all the details and an overview of the itinerary.

E-mail info@bushrangerbikes.com.au or 

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2015 Whale Trail Tour: -

Tweed Coast, Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast - Ride the Whale Trail -  Winter 2015

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New Zealand Tours

New Zealand Back Country Cycling and Wine Tours -

Back Country cycling in New Zealand is pure magic and my speciality.  I have been organising cycling and adventure holidays in New Zealand since 1995 and have a wealth of local experience, knowledge and contacts - plus I'm a Kiwi! The scenery, trails and cycling experience cannot be matched by any other location in the world and touring in New Zealand is great value.

My tours integrate quiet back roads, rail trails, wine trails, and some more remote adventure tracks to provide the perfect cycling holiday.  So with breathtaking scenery, awesome trails & tracks, friendly locals, fabulous food and a wealth of wine regions and award winning wines on offer the only limitation is time.

All Bushranger Bikes New Zealand tours are 11 to 13 days and offer plenty of off the bike activities and attractions, as well as fantastic cycling, giving you the opportunity to experience it all.  To find out more about our North Island Volcanic Madness and Wine tours or South Island Southern Lakes, Mountains and Rail Trails tour. Please enquire about our next tours -

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2015 NZ Tours: -

- South Island Southern Lakes, Mountains and Rail Trails -  all future New Zealand tours are under consideration.

Enquiries Being Taken Now!

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Victorian High Country Tours

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Tours + more....

This is Victoria's best rail trail, and arguably the best in Australia.  Join Bushranger Bikes on 8 and 9 day all inclusive tours to this fantastic region of Australia and enjoy the delights of the North Eastern Victoria 'High Country', including fantastic historic Beechworth, beautiful Bright, gourmet Milawa and epicurean Rutherglen.  This region is famous for its Bushranger history, but is also a land of vineyards, tobacco, wine and hops and an abundance of local produce is waiting to be sampled.

In Victoria you will experience the unique Australian High Country with it's eucalypts and rugged granite outcrops, beautiful rural open spaces, fantastic historical towns, award winning wines and the colours of the seasons - particularly beautiful in autumn and spring when we visit - all shaped by a history of gold mining and the escapades of the Kelly Gang. 

Depending on the tour option, my 2014 Victorian tours also include rides on either the High Country Rail Trail (Lake Hume), the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail (now The Great Victorian Rail Trail) or dropping into Melbourne to experience a totally contrasting cycling encounter following the Yarra River Trail which highlights a different history and the vibrancy of cosmopolitan Melbourne.

Accommodation will be in unique, good quality, boutique establishments with an emphasis on something different or historic, and the food is fantastic - a trade mark of Bushranger Bikes tours. 

These tours are Grade 2 (easy to intermediate)   Category is bike path/road - possibly some gravel. 

Please enquire about our next tours:

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2014 Vic Tours: -

The 3 Rail Trails Tour - High Country Rail Trail, Murray to Mountains & The Great Victorian Rail Trail - Victoria - 23 October - 31 October 2014.  Confirmed Start.

2015 Vic Tours: -

The 3 Rail Trails Tour - High Country Rail Trail, Murray to Mountains & The Great Victorian Rail Trail - Victoria - Awesome Autumn - Mid May.

Enquiries & Bookings Being Taken Now!

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NSW - Sydney & Wollongong Tours

Walking and Cycling Sydney & Wollongong – A Bushranger 'Short Break' please enquire about our next Sydney & Wollongong 'Short Break" E-mail info@bushrangerbikes.com.au                                                                                                                                              Click For Tour Detail

Dust off the hiking boots, grab the hydration pack and the Nordic poles, lube the bike and lets hit the tracks - Sydney and Wollongong here we come!

This trip is great with amazing locations, scenery, walking and cycling all built around Australia’s biggest, busiest and most vibrant city – Sydney!

Tour Details:

Join Bushranger Bikes for some adventure magic - walking the North Shore of Sydney Harbour and then riding the bike south from Botany Bay to Wollongong. 

This tour is all about the ocean – Sydney Harbour, secluded bays, coastal headlands, inlets and quiet waterways, big boats, beautiful sandy beaches, remote Royal National Park, breathtaking scenery from the bluffs above Stanwell Park, the awesome Sea Cliff Bridge, quiet seaside hamlets, Wollongong and the Illawarra Escarpment.

You can expect crisp clear skies, clean fresh air, unbelievable seascapes, views and scenery unmatched anywhere else in Australia, all to be enjoyed by foot and from your bike. 

The tour is a Grade 2 – 2+
(easy to intermediate), Category is bike path/road.  It runs over four easily paced days commencing in Sydney (Manly).  It finishes with a transfer back from Wollongong and drop at Sydney Airport. We can assist with other specific pickup and drop arrangements on request.

E-mail info@bushrangerbikes.com.au or 

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2014 NSW Tours:

- please enquire about this tour for 2015

Walking and Cycling Sydney & Wollongong - being run again in 2015

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Southeast Queensland 'Short Break' Tours

Cycling Tours in South East Queensland - I offer a wide range of off-road cycling tour options in the beautiful South East Queensland region where Bushranger Bikes is based and hold the appropriate permits and insurance to run activities in all the main forest parks.  The emphasis of these trips is a fantastic mix of hinterland and coast - something unique to Queensland.

My 'Short Break' tours include half day, one day and overnight options in locations such as Mt Glorious, Samford Valley, the Brisbane River and City, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, the Lockyer Valley and Bicentennial Trail, the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland, and local forest parks.

The riding includes the fantastic Brisbane bikeway network, local fire trails, rail trails, back country pony trails, and purpose built mountain bike single track. Please enquire about our next tour - E-mail info@bushrangerbikes.com.au or

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Bushranger Bikes 'Tag Along' Adventure Road Trips - Something New From Bushranger Bikes: *Please Note - Winter 2014 - first week of August 2014 - http://www.bushrangerbikes.com.au/tagtours.htm  Updates will be provided in the Bushranger Bikes newsletters - want to subscribe?

This trip is a confirmed start & fully booked.  Names can be added to the waiting list - E-mail info@bushrangerbikes.com.au

* Bushies Burnett Bash - Winter 2014

Carnarvon Gorge has been on my 'to do' list for over twenty years and I finally made it.  Wow - it was fantastic!  The landscape, scenery, colours, Aboriginal art and walks were all absolutely awesome – it was breathtaking. 

Travelling through the Burnett Region with ‘big country’ vistas and visiting the rural towns was fun and I was also given great weather which just helped to top of an amazing trip.

So as always - this got me thinking of how I could share this with others and organise a fun trip away.  I know a number of our regular riders have caravans etc. so what’s developed? A Bushranger Bikes ‘Short Break’ with a difference – an Outback Road trip - a Tag Along Tour!

Winter through to Spring is the ideal time for outback touring so bring it on!

Bushies Burnett Bash – Winter/Spring - a eight day/seven night outback adventure road trip of Central Queensland’s South Burnett and Burnett Regions with caravans, camper trailers, motor homes or your car and tent.  We will visit the Bunya Tourist Drive, Cania Gorge, Carnarvon Gorge and Bjelke-Petersen Dam at Moffatdale.  The timing is perfect for some road tripping and bushwalking as the weather is usually great, temperatures are pleasant and it’s wild flower season – brilliant - hitch em up!

Please enquire about our next tour - E-mail info@bushrangerbikes.com.au or

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Other Planned Tag Along Tours:

 - Tweed Valley, Mt Warning, Nimbin, Bald Rock NP, Queen Mary Falls -
e-mail for more details!

 - Gibraltar Range NP, Narrabri, Warrumbungle NP/Lightning Ridge -
e-mail for more details!

E-mail info@bushrangerbikes.com.au for information.


Bushranger Bikes provides all the assistance and direction that you need to make your tour safe and relaxing, and our small group size ensures that your adventure tour is as personal as possible.  I can also arrange bike and equipment hire or kit you out with your own new shiny equipment if required.

For more information on our tours including availability, price and inclusions contact Bushranger Bikes now!   info@bushrangerbikes.com.au



Tour Gradings:

Bushranger Bikes cycling tours are designed as adventure rides and holidays for adventurous people, of all ages.  I specialise in what I call 'Back Country' tours and Bushranger Bikes predominantly promotes rides that utilise bike paths, cycling paths, wilderness trails, rail trails, farm tracks, fire roads, back roads, and some of the easier adventure tracks in mountain bike parks.  Most of the trails we specifically aim to ride as part of the tour itineraries can be gravel or dirt surfaces, linked by some bitumen road sections that we might ride or travel as connecting vehicle transfer stages.

The aim of all bushranger Bikes tours is on experiencing 'adventure' (this comes in many forms and means different things to different people - it doesn't mean extreme) so I try and ride or walk the scenic, fun and breathtaking stuff, and drive the links and sections that might still be scenic and beautiful, but maybe not as much fun to ride.

They routes can be quiet backroads (bitumen & gravel), well graded and developed adventure trails, sometimes in ancient forests where the tracks are covered by a magical soft layer of beech leaves, sometimes on narrow trails used by anglers or hunters beside fiords or raging streams and rivers, sometimes on rocky or rooted surfaces that will challenge your balance and courage (remember there is always the option to jump off the bike and walk a section of trail), but all will take you to the most amazing locations and scenery available.  And sometimes my trail rides are connected by short sections of riding on the bitumen.

I use a grading scale between Grade 1 (easiest) and Grade 5 (hardest).  I offer tours that are between a grade 2 and grade 4 and my tour gradings are developed with the regular recreational cyclist in mind, not the complete novice, nor the hardcore mountain biker.

So.........

If you are a recreational cyclist, with a sense of adventure and reasonable endurance on the bike, and some, but not much off-road cycling experience then you would probably be more comfortable on a tour at the Grade 2 level.  Most of my wine and rail trail tours are a Grade 2.

If you are an experienced cyclist with good endurance on the bike and plenty of off-road cycling experience then you may be looking for a tour at the Grade 4 end of the scale.  These tend to be my mountain bike park or adventure trail tours.

I can provide skills and endurance training pre tour for those located in the Southeast Queensland region and this is reinforced with activities throughout each tour.

So if you want a great cycling holiday, where the focus is on adventure with a mix of a little challenge and indulgence, like to experience local culture, stay in great accommodation and sleep in a comfortable bed, eat fantastic food, taste great wines and local produce - then you should consider letting Bushranger organise one of my fantastic cycling tour packages for you.

Summary:

My tours are not hardcore bike races across the country side where the scenery is just a blur.  They are adventure rides for adventurous people, of all ages with something for riders of all skills and fitness levels.  You actually get to experience the places you travel through, take in the magic, breathtaking scenery of New Zealand, Victoria, New South Wales and Southeast Queensland, and enjoy the cycling experience with friends.  Go on – put one of my tours on your to do list, put a tick beside it and contact Bushranger today for more information – info@bushrangerbikes.com.au

Please Note: Bushranger Bikes reserves the right to cancel the tour or change tour content and trails ridden without prior notice depending upon participant numbers, weather conditions and other variables to ensure the safety and fun factor of our tours.

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