If your tour is to the more rugged Flinders Ranges, accommodation will be converted sheep shearer's quarters. We'll ride out through picturesque gorges, past ancient folded mountains that were once higher than the Himalayas and then were part of the seabed. We'll have a picnic lunch by a water hole where, if it's warm, you can immerse yourself in the clear water. We'll continue riding, finishing up with a traditional Aussie Bbq and hospitality.
Breakfasts will be a choice of continental (cereal, juice, toast, coffee/tea) or traditional. Energy bars, fruit and spring water wil be available during the day. Lunch is often a picnic at locations that will have bathroom facilities and, where possible, small shops. The evening meal will be either prepared by your guide or at hand-picked restaurants. In either case, fresh local cuisine is served wherever possible. This is complemented by your choice of wine (see below).
South Australia produces over 60% of Australian wines and they are becoming renown for quality, value-for-money drinking. We leave the ultimate decision to you as to your drinking preference although Rolling On... guides may suggest wines that are either unique (only available at the cellar door) or particularly good value for money (end of vintage specials, for example).
A typical group will be professionals, perhaps 30% from Australia and the rest from other parts of the Western world. Cycling is an activity where you'll meet like-minded people and, by the end of the trip, you may find it hard to farewell them !
Meals range from delicious Bar-b-ques to stylish, yet good value restaurants. South Australia is fast becoming the gourmet state of Australia.
AUS$855 (includes 10% GST (Goods and services Tax) and bike hire)
Mawson Trail Meander
Oct 20-26 2001
Nov 10-16 2001
AUS$895 (includes 10% GST (Goods and services Tax) and bike hire)
Wine and Wildlife Tour
Dec 1st - Dec 14th 2001
Week one AUS$1290 per person (includes 10% GST (Goods and services Tax)
Week two AUS$1150 per person (includes GST)
Whole trip AUS$2390 per person (includes GST)
Hire of 24 speed TREK mountain bike (front suspension) AUS$100 extra.
Single supplement of AUS$120 per week.
accommodation, pick-up and drop-off within 15 km radius of city
centre. Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged in other locations;
friendly, experienced and accredited guides;
state of the art 24 - speed mountain bikes with front suspension
and approved helmet;
air-conditioned back-up bus following close behind;
healthy and delicious lunch, snacks, fresh spring water, juices, tea
Also included for extended rides:
all meals from lunch on day one to lunch on the final day *;
cabin and farmstay accommodation where possible;
all entry fees.
* On the Wine and Wildlife Tour six evenings (three in each week)
involve visiting some great local restaurants where meals are
"pay as you go"