Multiple Ride Options
Ride Holidays cycle tours are achievable for anyone who rides a road bike, not just the serious cyclist. Generally – there are three rides to choose from – the less challenging ‘cappuccino’ (60km), ‘latte’ (80km) and the espresso – for those keen on 100km or more.
Ride Holidays encourage non-riding partners (Team Macchiato) to join their tours. To ensure they enjoy themselves equally, they tailor events and activities throughout the tour for them. They won’t just be sitting in the back of a van watching cyclists.
10 Week Training Program & Local Staff
Their guides are ego free. Their rides are not races. But neither is it a baguette and basket type tour either. You will be challenged which is why they provide a 10 week training program for the majority of their trips. They use a combination of local and Australasian staff.
Local and Worldwide Destinations
You can still book for the likes of France, Italy, Canada, USA etc. however they won’t take deposits. Their 2021, 2022 local calendar will continually evolve. They can’t wait to explore the likes of Northland, Queenstown Southern Lakes, the West Coast of both NZ and Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, the Victorian Highlands. Amongst others. On the majority of their NZ, Oz trips they are operating a zero deposit policy.
Service TypesSports Tours Walking and Biking Tours
The heritage-listed Great Ocean Road stretches 243 kilometres along the south-eastern coast of Australia. Tick off some of the most picturesque towns along this majestic coastline – Apollo Bay, Wye River, Lorne, Anglesea, Torquay just to name but a few.
For each tour, Ride Holidays like to have some sort of event focus. On this tour, you will participate in the UCI world series event – Amy’s Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo. This amazing Fondo began in 2011, in support of The Amy Gillett Foundation. The AGF was established in 2005 in memory of Amy Gillett after the Australian Women’s Cycling Team were involved in a tragic accident while training in Germany. The Fondo caters to cyclists of all abilities and held on fully closed roads. What better way to explore one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet.
Additionally, you get to enjoy the sights of the Mornington Peninsula including Red Hill, historic Fort Nepean and the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs. Normal Ride Holidays standards apply – the perfect mix of cycling, sightseeing, cafés, wineries and restaurants.
Peaks Challenge Falls Creek is one of the greatest riding experiences of your life. You’ll tackle the ascents of Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and finally, the beast that is the back of Falls Creek. It will hit you like a tonne of bricks.
Last year, 2,000 riders faced the peaks but only those who crossed the finish line within the 13-hour deadline earn the right to proudly call themselves Peaks Challenge finishers. One of the greatest riding experiences of your life is within reach – you ride, Ride Holidays will do the rest.