A DEVIL OF A TOUR!

A DEVIL OF A TOUR!

Tasmania

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AUSTRALIA

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14 - 23 Mar 2021

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Moderate

START LOCATION

Hobart

END LOCATION

Launceston

DAYS

10

AV. DAILY DISTANCE

75KM | 47MI

AV. DAILY ELEVATION

900M | 2950FT

Fantastic riding in Tasmania, with all the classic features of a Punto Tour. One of our usual devilish groups is back, to ride the beautiful roads around Hobart and Launceston.

Naturally, we offer only the best in accommodation, pristine local produce in delicious dishes and awesome wineries - goes without saying.

Join us on a brilliant home grown tour.



CANCELLATION CONDITION
The following condition overrides our standard cancellation policy on this tour only. Full payment is still due 45 days prior to the start of the tour.
On this tour you will be refunded all moneys paid (less $1000) up to, but no less than, 35 days prior to the start of the tour.


NOTE
At this time we unfortunately are unable to provide cycling kit, hire bikes or GPS loan units.


CONFIRMED DEPARTURE | 1 PLACES REMAINING!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION (TWIN SHARE) | BREAKFASTS | LUNCHES | DINNERS | GUIDES | MECHANIC | VEHICLE SUPPORT | ALL IN-TOUR TRANSFERS | ON-ROAD FOOD | WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

OVERVIEW

DAY ONE SUN 14 MAR | WELCOME DAY TWO MON 15 MAR | TINDERBOX LOOP DAY THREE TUE 16 MAR | MOUNT WELLINGTON! DAY FOUR WED 17 MAR | RICHMOND LOOP DAY FIVE THU 18 MAR | HOBART TO LAUNCESTON DAY SIX FRI 19 MAR | LAUNCESTON TAMAR RIVER RIDE DAY SEVEN SAT 20 MAR | WESTBURY LOOP DAY EIGHT SUN 21 MAR | WOOLMERS ESTATE LOOP DAY NINE MON 22 MAR | PROVENCE, OOPS! - BRIDESTOW LOOP DAY TEN TUE 23 MAR | GOODBYE

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

ARRIVAL HOBART DEPARTURE HOBART

FULL ITINERARY

DAY ONE SUN 14 MAR | WELCOME

Arrival into our excellent hotel in Hobart. We'll assist with setting up your bikes ready for tomorrow. This will be followed by a delicious, Welcome dinner and tour briefing. Some great riding coming up - how good is this?!!

DAY TWO MON 15 MAR | TINDERBOX LOOP

Your introductory ride is a beauty! Undulating terrain close to the River Derwent, to picturesque Tinderbox. This will have you warmed up for the climb from Sandfly to Ferntree through quiet, wooded roads. Then downhill all the way home.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1450M | 4750FT

DAY THREE TUE 16 MAR | MOUNT WELLINGTON!

Really, an obligatory route for all cyclists to Hobart. Today we ascend Mount Wellington. It's a gorgeous ride, and we'll replenish your body with lunch at the Cascade Brewery, the oldest brewery in Australia. It's only a short ride, so the afternoon holds a ferry ride to and from the famed Mona Museum of Art.
DISTANCE | 45KM | 28MI
ELEVATION | 1200M | 3900FT

DAY FOUR WED 17 MAR | RICHMOND LOOP

A leisurely loop after two solid days, to Richmond and Pitt Water Nature Reserve. Two or three little spikes to keep you honest, so sit back and enjoy.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 800M | 2600FT

DAY FIVE THU 18 MAR | HOBART TO LAUNCESTON

Transfer and Rest Day. Today is a day off the bike as we transfer from Hobart to Launceston. We take the scenic route, heading to Freycinet National Park with a civilised stop-over in Coles Bay for lunch.

DAY SIX FRI 19 MAR | LAUNCESTON TAMAR RIVER RIDE

A treat! Undulating ride along the Tamar River. The views are so pleasant it's an out and back to Batman Bridge, not a round Robin(!), with lunch possibly at Velo Wines. The owner is Michael Wilson, ex Pro Rider who won a stage at the Giro and Vuelta.
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 700M | 2300FT

DAY SEVEN SAT 20 MAR | WESTBURY LOOP

Delightful day in the saddle as we ride to Westbury, with the option of a wander through the Westbury Maze. If you make it back out, the scenic, undulating, high country road continues on with wide open vistas before descending back to Launceston.
DISTANCE | 90KM | 56MI
ELEVATION | 900M | 2950FT
SHORT OPTION | 85KM | 780M

DAY EIGHT SUN 21 MAR | WOOLMERS ESTATE LOOP

A return to the high country in a slightly more southerly direction for another great ride. We head through Longford and stop at the stunning Woolmers Estate for coffee. The day's wonders don't stop there, as lunch is planned at magnificent Josef Chromy Wines.
DISTANCE | 70KM | 43MI
ELEVATION | 600M | 2000FT

DAY NINE MON 22 MAR | PROVENCE, OOPS! - BRIDESTOW LOOP

Were it Spring time you could be forgiven for thinking we'd whisked you off to France. Today is a hilly ride up through Lilydale, and onto the fields of Bridestow Lavendar Estate. From there only 25KM to go, to your well deserved lunch at the phenomenal Jansz Winery. We'll spoil you with a van transfer back to the hotel, so 'bon apetit'!
DISTANCE | 75KM | 47MI
ELEVATION | 1100M | 3600FT
SHORT OPTION | 50KM | 850M

DAY TEN TUE 23 MAR | GOODBYE

Morning transfer from Launceston to Hobart, for return flights home.
Time to say farewell, until next time!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

FLIGHTS | INSURANCE | BIKE HIRE | ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES | PERSONAL HOTEL EXPENSES | PRE- OR POST-TOUR ACCOMMODATION

CAN I HIRE A BIKE?

You can!  Check out the details of hiring one of our high-end Cipollini road bikes.

WHAT KIND OF TRIP INFORMATION DO YOU PROVIDE?

Our website provides an overview and daily itinerary summary.  When you book a tour with us, you become a Punto!  Your Member login will give you access to your tour booking, detailed information for your tour and helpful info to ensure you are ready for your cycling holiday.

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