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East Coast Explorer, Tasmania
Electric Bicycle Tour [e-bike]

Our Electric Bicycle tour includes your very own guide and travels along the beautiful Eastern coastline of Tasmania. Riding an electric bike means you can complete this remarkable journey with relative ease.

On our e-bike Tour, the joys of cycle touring are now within easy reach of people with varying fitness and experience levels.

Couples of differing ability can now ride and enjoy the experience together on this memorable journey.

What is an Electric Bike?

An electric bike is a conventional looking bike with gears (10 speed) similar to road and mountain bikes. You pedal as you would a normal bicycle or you can use the electrical assistance of the bikes motor.

The e-bike has pedal assistance, which means, with the motor engaged, as you peddle the motor engages and gives you a boost making your peddling easier or alternatively you can simply use the throttle control and not peddle at all.

Tour Overview

The East Coast of Tasmania consists of stunning beaches, intriguing offshore islands, fishing villages and seaside resorts.

On this tour the riding is flat, to easy undulating and boasts amazing scenic landscapes.

You will peddle gently along the flats and power up the hills effortlessly with the assistance of your e-bikes electric motor.

The tour is over 7 days and starts in Hobart then travels north to the finish in Launceston with overnight stops on Maria Island, at Swansea, Coles Bay, Scamander and Binalong Bay.

For your safety we ride with a maximum of 7 riders, which includes your guide and the tour runs with a minimum of 4 guests and is suitable for ages 16+

The tour price includes your very own e-bike, helmet, gloves, safety vests, accommodation, transfers, food, National Park Passes and we ensure that you will have lots of fun.

The style of accommodation is in cabins but with 1 nights camping at a beautiful beach location.
The total distance covered in the tour is 516km. There is 266km of riding on your e-bike and 250km is bike / client portage in our minibus.

You have your own e-bike pannier bag to store your personal items that you may need for each day and our support crew will transfer your main luggage.

Tour Price

$2350.00 per person

Departure Dates from Hobart

2014

10th November
1st & 15th December

2015

5th & 26th January
16th February
2nd March
13th April

Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Fitness Level

Medium

What’s Included

Accommodation on the tour, Food, Hire of an Electric Bike, Tour Guide,
National Park Passes, Waterproof Pannier Bags, Helmet, gloves and a safety vest.

The Itinerary

Day 1 – 7.1km Ride + 78km Bus Transfer

Your tour starts in Hobart, Tasmania.

We pick you up from your accommodation @ 09:00am and travel to one of Hobart’s beautiful parks where you will meet other guests and your guide.

We begin with a familiarization of your e-bike, how it works, explain the local road rules and explain how your tour will flow.

Following the tour brief it’s time for a gentle bike tour of Hobart along it’s many bikeways.

After a picnic lunch we drive to Orford, on Tasmania’s East Coast where the adventure begins.

From Orford you will ride only 7.2km to Triabunna, the gateway to Maria Island where we catch the ferry across the Mercury Passage to Darlington, Maria Island.

Darlington is a World Heritage Listed Convict Penitentiary that was established in 1825.

Day 2 – 25km Ride

Today we explore Maria Island on our e-bikes and visit the Painted Cliffs, Fossil Cliffs, Oast House, French’s Farm and picnic on a beach of pristine sand and clear aqua waters. You’ll have time to explore the convict settlement of Darlington, take a swim and just relax a bit.

Day 3 – 51km Ride

We catch an early ferry back to Triabunna then mount our e-bikes for the 51km to Swansea.

Riding along the coast, we pass many amazing beaches and if you’re feeling hot from the riding you can stop along the way for a refreshing swim.

7.5km short of Swansea we stop at the “Spiky Bridge” which was built by convicts in 1843. The jagged rocks used to ornament the bridge provided the bridge's name.
3km from Swansea we visit Kate’s Berry Farm, home of the Just Deserts Café for mouth watering menu of time honoured favourites.

Day 4 – 58km Ride

We ride to Coles Bay today, famous for the stunning Wineglass Bay and “The Hazards” The Hazards are a small mountain range made of granite with traces of pink feldspar, which give the mountains their famous pink tint.

The afternoon gives us time to do a short walk to Wineglass Bay, stroll along the beaches and relax before dinner.

Day 5 – 95km Ride

Today is the longest day in distance, so it’s an early start. Our 1st stop after 38km is the seaside town of Bicheno for morning tea. Bicheno is primarily a fishing port and a beach resort.

After a brief stroll around the town’s centre we head off to our days destination, Scamander. We pass by more stunning beaches and the mountain range to our left known as Douglas Aspley National Park.

Scamander is a popular holiday destination because of its wide sandy beaches
and views of the ocean.

Day 6 – 30km Ride

This morning we ride to Binalong Bay via St Helens, which is famous for its fine white hourglass sands and the Bay of Fires which is a region of white beaches, blue water and orange-hued granite (the color of which is actually produced by a lichen).

We arrive a little before lunch so you can enjoy the rest of the day at Binalong Bay relaxing and enjoying the surroundings because you have deserved it!

Day 7 – 172km Bus Transfer

It’s time to sit back today, and enjoy a scenic bus tour back to Launceston.

Our journey travels through picturesque National Parks and State Forests where we have a short rainforest walk en-route to Scottsdale for lunch then on to Launceston.