12 Trips to Do in 2024
January - Tasmania
Start the year off with a trip down the stunning East Coast of Tasmania. January is the ideal time for sunny skies and ocean swims. Our small groups ensure we get to see and experience the best of the outdoors and all that Tasmania has to offer.
Starting in Launceston, this trip visits St Columba Falls, rides the North East Tasmania Rail Trail, follows the coast from St Helens to beachside Bicheno (where we spot penguins at sunset), visits famous Wineglass Bay on a guided walk in Freycinet National Park and visits some of the island's best wineries and food outlets.
What a way to start the year!
February - Ride the Great Taste Trail NZ
As the names suggest, the Great Taste Trail is a journey through one of New Zealand's more fertile gourmet regions.
On this small group trip, we cover the full trail loop on this seaside region, and include a must visit to the impressive Abel Tasman National Park.
The cycling is just brilliant. Whilst the trail is perhaps lesser known that its' Otago or Alps to Ocean trail cousins, it is equally as impressive. Being surrounded by wineries, food and produce only adds to the charm and February is the ideal time to visit this South Island region.
March - Whilst in NZ
Whilst in NZ, it would be a travesty to not also visit the beautiful Hawkes Bay region. Famous for wines, and gourmet food, but Hawkes Bay also has an extensive network of cycling trails and paths that make it a fantastic destination to explore on a bike.
Hawkes Bay is on the north east corner of the North Island, and enjoys favourable weather as a result. A sunny seaside region, with world class cellar doors, make for a sumptuous getaway.
April - Head for the Autumn Colours
As the Southern Hemisphere autumn approaches, if there is one place in Australia to visit, it is the North East Victoria region. A show of autumn colour make this an Instagrammers dream, and even if not on the social media apps, it's an incredible show of nature at her finest.
Add to the colour how the region has possibly the best cycling trail in Australia, being the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Now over 150kms of paved cycling path, from Yackandandah to popular Bright and on to Harrietville, it's a joy to ride.
Our precisely time tour departs in April to capture the autumn show, and is an all inclusive trip.
May - Ride a Europe Classic
With all the thousands of kilometers (or miles) of cycling trails across Europe, the Danube Trail is still considered one of the classics. And for good reason. For this reason the surrounding accommodations, wineries and eateries, can get very busy in summer.
The month of May is therefore one of the best times to ride the Danube cycling trail. It's not too hot for cycling, the sun is appearing for long languid days, and the crowds haven't yet arrived.
Our Danube Cycling Tour takes you from classic Vienna to old world Budapest with a taste of Eastern Europe in between. Ride with a local guide to learn all about the incredible history, monuments & culture of this diverse region.
June - Summer in Tuscany
Having completed the Danube, and being so close, it would be remiss to not head a little south to Italy and join this exclusive cycling tour in Tuscany.
Perhaps only after France, Italy is the spiritual home of cycling in Europe, and it really is the best way to experience the heartbeat of this beguiling country. Cycling in small groups, with a local guide, enables exploration on a deeper, more granular level. Riding on cobbled laneways through an ancient Tuscan villages is where the heart of Italy is discovered.
Tour de Vines' cycling tours aim to get you close to the culture, the food, wine and the people of Italy. Using only local guides and adding inclusions such as cooking classes, gallery visits, art interpretation tours means these trips are about much more than the cycling.
Join us and create memories you will cherish.
July - Bike & Boat Croatia
Croatians are some of the great ship builders of the world. Ocean craft was a source of survival, but today serves as one of the main tourism drawcards.
It was only a matter of time before cycling and sailing came together, and oh what a brilliant combination it is.
Discover the myriad of stunning islands, some of which feel almost stuck in time, whilst enjoying the convenience of staying aboard a well appointed ship.
Morning swims, daily bike rides (yes e-bikes too), on board prepared local cuisine, and scenery that feels like it will never end. It's a heady cocktail that has many coming back every year.
August - Sunny Skies of Queensland
It's the winter months in the summer hemisphere, but in the hot northern states of Australia it is the best time for outdoor activities. Cool nights, warm sunny days.
This unique small group trip combines South East Queenslands' Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and South Burnett Rail Trail with a finishing visit to luxurious Noosa Heads.
Sweeping rural views, rivers, bridges and culverts along gravel trails are all part of the adventure. Add charming country towns that claim to have the Worlds Best Pie, atmospheric local pubs with deep histories and even the odd winery, it all makes for a quintessential Queensland outback experience. Add some luxury in Noosa for the perfect getaway.
September - The Vineyards of Mudgee
Mudgee is located in the central western region of New South Wales Australia, and is fast becoming one of that states most popular getaways.
Having won the coveted Best Tourist Town Award at the Australian Tourism Industry Awards for 2 years in a row, Mudgee is well and truly on the 'must visit' map for many in the know.
Tour de Vines has a cheeky 2 night getaway, that includes central accommodation, breakfasts and a day of cycling through the many vineyards and cellar doors clustered around the main town, complete with a vineyard lunch and wine tastings, all whilst enjoying the ease of an E-bike.
October - Join the New South Australia Tour
A new year, a new tour.
This new cycling tour itinerary in South Australia covers all the main cycling trails of this bike friendly state in Australia. Ride the Barossa Trail, the Clare Valley Trail, the Amy Gillet Trail and the McLaren Vale Shiraz Trail all in the one venture.
Fully guided and transported (there is a bit of distance between the trails) all you need to do is arrive, ride and yes, sample some of the world famous wines and food in each of the regions we explore.
South Australia can get very hot, so beat the heat and jump on a Spring trip for great weather.
November - Ride the Great Victorian Rail Trail
Time to strike out on our own and try your hand at a self guided cycling tour. Fear not, support is never far away, as you ride the full length of the Great Victorian Rail Trail from Mansfield to Tallarook in north east Victoria, Australia.
A series of new and locally inspired art installations along the Great Vic trail has only served to make this trip that much more interesting.
And if you're a 'The Castle' movie fan, you're in the right place as you ride dedicated bike bridge over Lake Eildon to Bonnie Doon (and yes the house is still there, complete with jousting sticks in the window!)
Get your Australiana fix and some great riding in whilst on this fun and memorable cycling tour.
December - Find Your Spirit in Asia
Cycling in Asia is an incredible experience. The sights, the sounds, the busy daily life of many Asian towns and cities, and the rural villages with adoring children giving you high fives as you ride past, are just a few of the highlights.
Our cycling tours focus more on experiencing the local way of life, getting off the beaten track to discover real food and cultural experiences. These itineraries will include cooking classes, or private guiding in tourism sites such our amazing locally guided cycling tour of the vast UNESCO listed Angkor Wat complex in Siam Reap.
Rediscover your spiritual side on these tours in Vietnam and Cambodia as the perfect way to see in another year.