Discover the magic of Australia’s countryside by taking your adventure off two feet and onto two wheels.
There’s something special about exploring some of Australia’s most beloved landscapes from the seat of a bike. The rush of fresh air as it cools your skin, the peaceful quiet only punctuated by bird calls and spinning tyres, the extraordinary scenery rolling past as you pedal at an enjoyable pace – it’s an outdoor adventurist’s paradise. From winding through some of South Australia’s best wine regions and rolling your way along Queensland’s captivating coasts to uncovering the beauty and charm of Victoria’s High Country, our Australia cycling tours are sure to show you a different side of this remarkable land.
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Trips on or before 31 December 2022
If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
Our Australia cycling tours aren't set at a race speed, but rather at a pace that you can enjoy while taking in the spectacular scenery. While there are some long cycling days on our itineraries, there are also plenty of stops along the way so it won't ever feel too strenuous. As long as you can comfortably ride a bike then you're fit enough!
Along with the things you'd usually pack for a trip away (camera, reusable bottle, backpack, weather-appropriate clothing etc), there are also some cycling-specific things you should pack as well. These things include:
- A helmet (if you don't want to hire one at your destination)
- Closed and comfortable shoes
- Cycling shorts
- A sunhat/cap
- Quick-dry socks
- Lightweight waterproof/windproof jacket
Yes, Australian law dictates that any person (regardless of age) needs to be wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle in a public setting. All Australian states adhere to this law and do uphold the same safety standards as each other. This means you'll need to either bring a helmet with you or hire one at your destination to join a cycling tour in Australia with Intrepid.
Australia is a large and beautiful country presenting various landscapes that are perfect for bike riding. Here are some of our favourite bike trails so you can get your cycle on:
- Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Victoria
- Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, Queensland
- Goulburn to Crookwell, New South Whales
- Denmark to Nornalup Rail Trail, Western Australia
- Southern Flinders Rail Trail, South Australia
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.