Cycling Tour in Tasmania – Launceston to Hobart

Cycling Tour in Tasmania – Launceston to Hobart




Discover the incredible unspoilt beauty of this pristine region on this fully guided gourmet cycling tour in Tasmania.  Explore the scenic east coast from Launceston to Hobart with a special stop at Freycinet National Park.  Visit wineries, oyster farms, wildlife sanctuaries and stunning Wineglass Bay on this memorable adventure.

Tasmania is rightly regarded as one of world’s most pristine environments. Raw, unspoilt natural beauty and incredible fresh food, wine and culinary experiences. Lonely Planet named Tasmania in the Top 10 Places to Visit and the accolades haven’t stopped since. New York Times has Tasmania as one of the Places to Go in 2024.  This tour is the ultimate combination of fun, stress free cycling, beautiful scenery and gourmet food and wine experiences.

The Cycling - “Is it Hilly”?
Yes there are some hills on this itinerary, so we have graded this tour as intermediate to challenging.  But, with our support van always nearby, this trip can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be.  There are 6 days of cycling.  The first day of cycling is on the relatively new North East Tasmania Rail Trail and is graded as easy.  It's a great way to start and warm up the legs.  The following days the cycling is on roads.  Each day is structured so that those keen to ride a bit more can set out from the start, and those wishing to do less,  can transfer to a start point and enjoy the cycling from there.  The support vehicle is always close by and follows the group throughout.  These shortened start points are normally at the top of a main rise so you avoid any serious hills. Having said all that, it is recommended that participants have done some cycling before arrival to maximise enjoyment.

It is also worth noting

  1. Using an E-bike would make this cycling tour in Tasmania very enjoyable and achievable for almost anyone. These are available to hire or you can BYO.
  2. There is a rest from cycling on Day 6 (after 4 days cycling) where we stay 2 nights in the stunning Freycinet National Park.

Freycinet National Park
This is an iconic National Park not only for Tasmania but internationally. The park includes famous Wineglass Bay, and we explore this stunning region on foot on a fully guided day hike (approx 12kms). We get to savour this beautiful part of Tasmania with 2 nights in the luxurious Freycinet Lodge in the heart of this pristine environment.

In 2025 we are running an exclusive trip that includes 2 nights in Hobart as well as entry to MONA, the fascinating Hobart museum.  This exclusive tour will include a guided ride from Hobart to MONA along the gorgeous Hobart Cycleway (and return), entry tickets to MONA, support vehicle as always although it's an easy 12km ride each way.  It's the perfect way to explore Hobart and visit this iconic venue.

We will conclude this final day with our legendary celebratory dinner.

What We Love on This Cycling Tour of Tasmania:

  • Incredible scenery of the stunning east coast of Tasmania
  • The amazing Tasmanian food and wine offerings including some special wine tastings and restaurants
  • Cycling the North East Rail Trail and the back roads of Tasmania
  • 2 nights at luxury Freycinet Lodge with National Park Guided walk to Wineglass Bay. 
  • Our guides & the small group, fun and social atmosphere on Tour de Vines' tours

Cycling Tour in Tasmania - What's Included

This tour is great value when you consider what's included*

  • 8 nights accommodation in quality 4 star or equivalent properties (private rooms, ensuite)
  • Tour includes 2 nights accommodation at the renowned Freycinet Lodge
  • 8 x breakfasts, 3 x lunches and 5 x dinners
  • Hike in Freycinet National Park with gourmet lunch, local guide (return water taxi s.t operational conditions)
  • Wine tastings at some of Tasmania’s best vineyards
  • Experienced, qualified ride with guide throughout
  • Support vehicle and driver following at all times
  • Arrival and departure transfers (start and end dates of tour only)
  • Transport to MONA on last day (optional if required)
  • Souvenir lightweight t-shirt, environmentally friendly water bottle, luggage tags

Bike Options

  • BYO bikes at no extra cost
  • Hire quality Trek FX hybrid bikes with pannier bags, water bottles for $250
  • Hire quality Trek or similar E-Bike with pannier bags, water bottles for $500

*The trip departing 1st Feb 2025 there is 1 extra night in Hobart (total 2 nights) plus an extra guided day of cycling to MONA and return, including museum entry tickets. 

Cycling Tour in Tasmania Tour Dates

Season 2024/25 Dates are below, with each tour being 8 nights, starting as follows (please refer calendar section below for up to date dates, prices & availability):

2024 Departures          

  • Saturday, 6 April 2024
  • Saturday 23rd November 2024

2025 Departures*

  • Saturday 1st February 2025*
  • Saturday 22nd February 2025 (near capacity)
  • Saturday 15th March 2025
  • Saturday 5th April 2025

Extras (can be booked online below)

  • Trek FX Hyrbrid $250
  • E-bikes $500
  • Pre/Post tour accomm $250* (variations may occur subject to availability)

*This special departure has 1 x extra night in Hobart (total 2 nights) plus an extra guided day of cycling to MONA and return, including museum entry tickets. 

The group size on this tour is strictly limited to 10 riders, plus guide & driver.
This tour is 8 nights/9 days, with 6 days of guided cycling + 1 guided day hike.

Private tours are available for specific dates and groups subject to availability. 

Why Travel with Tour de Vines?

Tour de Vines has been awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and recently 2023, so you can be assured of great service and wonderful tour inclusions and value.

Tour de Vines is a member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators, the Victorian Tourism Industry Council and the Australian Tourism Export Council, as well as being a Quality Tourism Accredited business. 


"This biking tour was much more than the itinerary suggested. Scenery was made up of many hidden gems, rolling farmland, vineries, blue waters, forrests, red rocks, sunsets/sunrises, native birds and animals etc. The accommodation was boutique...Food and drink was fresh and local with many wine, beer, cheese,fruit, and ice cream tastings along the way. Meals ranged from fresh fish and chips eaten sitting looking over the fishing boats out to sea, to white tablecloth service, (always with a glass of local wine). The cycling ,I found challenging, but the support vehicle was alway on hand to help you out. The equipment was in excellent condition and was maintained and adapted to suit your needs by a professional. The Guides treat us like family members. Thank you for a wonderful holiday."

Sue, B, Trip Advisor, January 2020

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Itinerary at a Glance

Arrive Launceston. Transfers included. Meet your guide and fellow travellers. Group dinner (always fun) overnight in 4 star property in Launceston. 

Cycling tour of Tasmania

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