East Coast Explorer – Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania is the smallest and only island state in Australia. It is wonderful biking country with fabulous beaches and magnificent mountains. You will enjoy a close encounter with unique Australian wildlife, experience early colonial history and stay at the very best lodges in the State.

DAY 1 HOBART. Hobart is attractively located beneath Mt Wellington and straddles the Derwent River. There are many fine Georgian buildings in the city.

DAY 2 TRIABUNNA. A boat trip out to Maria Island, where a wide variety of native animals and birds are to be found, is well worthwhile.

DAY 3+4 FREYCINET. A beautiful coastal ride with a ferry trip across to Freycinet Peninsula and two nights in magnificent Freycinet Lodge.

DAY 5 ST HELENS. A very scenic coastal road with no major hills.

DAY 6 SCOTTSDALE. Passing through impressive stands of eucalyptus and giant ferns, we stay at a comfortable B & B.

DAY 7+8 LAUNCESTON. A rest day brings an opportunity to visit some local vineyards in the Tamar Valley.