Bicycles may change, but cycling is timeless ~ Zapata Espinoza

 

We remember our first bicycle rides.  Venturing beyond the end of the block, further than our little legs could walk us.  The excitement of riding with friends, barefoot with the rhythmic hum of tyres silencing the world around us.  Off in search of adventure.  Freedom!

 

Whilst we may be a bit older now, some things never change.  With the world on our doorstep, we occasionally like to escape a little farther from reality.  Join us.  The world is better by bike!

New Zealand
Rotorua & Motu Trails

MTB Rotorua: 18 - 27 January 2016

 

New Zealand is bursting with activities for the outdoor enthusiast.  For mountain bikers, there are few locations around the world that receive as much praise than Rotorua's Whakarewarewa Forest (The Redwoods) - a 55,000ha playground set amongst towering natives and exotic trees.  

 

Join us for eight unforgettable days of singletrack shennanigans.  Save your energy and take advantage of the daily bike shuttles available.

 

This adventure includes a three-day side-trip to explore the incredible Pakihi Track (part of the North Island's famous Motu Trails).  

 

Cost: AUD1,295 (contact us for more info)

 

Mt Buller 
Alpine Region, Victoria

Mt Buller MTB : 7 - 11March 2016 

 

Mt Buller offers a multitude of cycling experiences immersed in breathtaking alpine scenery.

 

Home to the Southern Hemisphere's only IMBA-rated "Epic" Trail - a 40km cross-country trail descending from Mt Buller to Mirimbah (cafe), via Mt Stirling.  Once re-fuelled at the bottom you can load your bikes on the shuttle and drive back to the summit to do it all again. 

 

No trip to Mt Buller would be complete without a visit to Craig's Hut.  Perched atop Mt Sterling, this iconic hut was built as a set for The Man From Snowy River film, and is now one of the most photographed landmarks in the region.    

 

Let us handle the logistics so you can focus on the rides!

 

Cost: from $990pp (contact us for more info)

 

* Includes 4 nights shared accommodation, transfers from Melbourne Airport, breakfasts & lunches.

 

*** Why not stay on for Bike Buller: 12-14 March *** 

Cairns 
Atherton & Mareeba

FN MTB : 30 May - 3 June 2016 

 

A five-day off-road extravaganza on world-class trails!

 

This tour coincides with Australia's oldest point-to-point mountain bike event, the RRR (Rural, Rainforest and Reef) - the Far North's most iconic off-road ride starts at a cattle station, descends through the rainforest, and finishes along Port Douglas' stunning Four Mile Beach.

 

Smithfield World Cup Course - Enjoy a roll through the rainforest and  experience the trails the pro's and locals ride.  

 

Little Transfield - Stretch your legs through scenic singletrack, before cooling your heels in Davies Creek.  

 

Atherton Forest MTB Park - Sample what the rest of Australia is raving about - the sweetest singletrack in the Southern Hemisphere!  After your sweaty ride, plunge into a refreshing volcanic crater lake guaranteed to take your breath away!

 

Cost: from $1,095pp (contact us for more info)

 

* Includes 5 nights shared accommodation and trail transfers.

 

Looking for a little more excitement off-the-bike?  Kayak and hiking tours also available with Tableland Adventure Guides.

 

Goldfields Track
Ballarat - Bendigo, Victoria

Cities of Gold : 15 - 19 February 2016 

 

Linking the great Gold Rush cities of Ballarat and Bendigo, the 210km Goldfields Track takes mountain bikers through some of Central Victoria's most historic towns and beautiful forests.

 

From Melbourne we drive across to Ballarat, where we sample the local trails before embarking on our three-day exploration of the Goldfields Track; Wallaby Track (73km), Dry Diggings Track (60km) and Leanganook Track (58km).  

 

For those wanting more, there's time to enjoy the local trails of Bendigo prior to our return trip to Melbourne.  

 

Still not enough?  Why not stay an extra few days and join us in Forrest for fast and fun flowing singletrack. 

 

Cost: from AUD990* (download info here

 

* Includes: 4nights shared accommodation,  breakfast & lunch daily, transfers to/from Melbourne Airport and luggage transfers during the tour.

  

 

 

Cairns 
MTB World Cup - Rnd #2

World Cup Warm-Up : 18 - 22 April 2016 

 

A five-day off-road extravaganza on world-class trails!

 

This tour coincides with Round #2 of the UCI MTB World Cup in Cairns on 23/24 April 2016.

 

Smithfield World Cup Course - Enjoy a roll through the rainforest and  experience the trails the pro's and locals ride.  

 

Little Transfield - Stretch your legs through scenic singletrack, before cooling your heels in Davies Creek.  

 

Atherton Forest MTB Park - Sample what the rest of Australia is raving about, the sweetest singletrack in the Southern Hemisphere!  After your sweaty ride, plunge into a refreshing volcanic crater lake guaranteed to take your breath away!

 

Cost: from $1,095pp (contact us for more info)

 

* Includes 5 nights shared accommodation, breakfasts and trail transfers.

 

Looking for a little more excitement off-the-bike?  Kayak and hiking tours also available with Tableland Adventure Guides.

Spain
Spanish Pyrenees
 

Live Life Cycling: 16 Aug - 1 Sep 2016

 

The Pyrenees (Europe's second-largest mountain range) provide the background for a fantastic off-road adventure.  Well-known to local riders, this off-road heaven has been kept a secret ... until now.

 

Featuring some of the world's best all-mountain and enduro-style riding, this spectacular 17-day epic is yet another tasty offering from Live Life Cycling.  

 

Looking for an action-packed and adrenaline-fuelled outing on two-wheels?  Look no further!

 

Cost: from $4,890pp

 

* Includes 16 nights accommodation with breakfast and lunch.  

* This is a fully-supported ride (guide, mechanic, transfers, etc.).

 

*** Visit Live Life Cycling for full details and to register ***

 

Japan
Minakami - Mt Fuji
900km - 19,000m - 7stages

Alps Route: 9 - 16 September 2016 

 

A "must do" challenge for the bravest road cyclists!

 

Have you ever wondered what Grand Tour riders feel day after day, climbing massive mountains?  It is a special suffering indeed, and one that sits in the heart of all who ride.

 

Alps Route is a tribute to the mountains of Japan; from Gunma, through Nagano, up Fuji, then into downtown Tokyo.

 

Embark on a seven day bicycle journey that will leave you lost for words.

 

Alps Route is guaranteed to test your limit on a bike.

 

Cost: from $2,999pp

 

* Includes 7 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner.  

* This is a fully-supported ride (guide, mechanic, masseur, etc.).

 

*** Visit Alps Route Japan for full details and to register ***

 

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