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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS


  • Base yourself in spectacular Noosa, the Sunshine Coast's golden child, where you will spend 5 nights on tour in the same bed.
  • Your chance to experience the ultimate winter cycling escape in a dream like location spanning coast to country.
  • Discover the roads less travelled with Tour Guide and professional cycling photographer, Beardy McBeard.
  • Capture incredible memories on tour, through a gallery of professional photography taken by Beardy McBeard, which will be provided to all participants on completion of the tour.
  • Your opportunity to cycle some of the Sunshine Coasts best roads featuring sublime views from coast to hinterland.
  • Option to climb the notorious Obi Obi - 2.91km, Max gradient: 31.3%, Av gradient: 9.5%, Elevation: 348m
  • Immerse yourself in the wonderful sights and activities that the Sunshine Coast has to offer, including the beautiful town of Noosa and its hinterland region.
  • Discover why Noosa is amongst the most popular beachside destinations in Australia and fashionable resort towns.
  • Eating and drinking will be amongst the many sensory highlights we will experience.

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    REASONS TO JOIN US


    • Receive a gallery of lifelong memories from incredible images taken by Beardy McBeard on tour. The perfect opportunity to create your own coffee table book.
    • All rides depart from our Noosa accomodation, thereby catering for a hassle free cycling holiday and "civilised" roll out times.
    • Fully supported rides with guides, mechanics, tools and support vehicle.
    • Daily bag drop for all rides, enabling easy access to your bag during each ride.
    • Receive a gallery of lifelong memories from images taken by Beardy McBeard on tour.
    • Whilst rides are planned for each day, you will always have the option for day(s) off to just chill on the beach or explore the Sunshine Coast and its hinterland.
    • Support local businesses.
    • Live the ride with your mates and meet new riders.
    • Hear what our previous tour guests have to say. Click here.
    • See FAQ's for full details.


    THE APRÈS VÉLO TOUR DE SUNSHINE COAST IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE BIKE. IT'S ABOUT THE APRÈS VÉLO LIFESTYLE AND CREATING FOND MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST FOREVER.

     

    🚲 RIDE

    You will experience why the Sunshine Coast is amongst the the most attractive cycling destinations and cosmopolitan lifestyles in Australia, particularly during the winter months.

    🍴 EAT

    Eating and drinking will be amongst the many sensory highlights we will experience on the Sunshine Coast.

    🛏 REST

    We understand the importance of down time, comfort and peace. All rides depart from our Noosa accommodation, so you will spend 5 nights on tour in the same bed.

    REPEAT

    Our daily rides from coast to hinterland will ensure you get to experience the beautiful landscapes this Australian cycling mecca has to offer.

     

    JOIN US FOR THE TOUR DE SUNSHINE COAST

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    ITINERARY

    The itinerary below is subject to change based upon circumstances prevailing at the time. Our Tour de Sunshine Coast is not a smash-fest. We are here to Live the Ride safely and take in the beauty that the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Rides will be in bunches and we will offer a faster and slower group. No rider will ever be left behind, as that is not the Après Vélo way.


    Monday

    3:00pm roll out.
    38km; 570m


    Cruisy ride around Noosa beach’s to get the legs moving and ensure your bike set up is good to go.
    We will climb Noosa Hill for a picturesque view of the river and hinterland.

    Welcome drinks & dinner provided by Après Vélo.

     

    Tuesday   

    138km; 2000m


    The Queen Stage starts with Noosa’s Hill Climb on closed road. Next we head to the quaint town of Eumundi before heading towards Kenilworth to visit the famous bakery. After refueling on caffeine and great pastries, we ride towards Obi Obi and the infamous short but double digit gradient climb. Our support vehicle is always on hand to provide hydration and nutrition or just a cosy place to rest up in case of that dreaded bonk. After a lunch stop in Mapleton, we enjoy a fast flowing descent to the Dulong lookout with panoramic views of the coast. A gravel road though a lush Mapleton conservation of enormous eucalyptus takes us past the Wappa dam. The road less travelled links back to Eumundi, descending Noosa hill back into town.

    Free to make your own dinner arrangements.

     

    Wednesday  

    52km; 460m

    A Tour de Beaches recovery spin down the coast exploring Sunrise, Marcus, Peregian and Coolum beaches along the way.
    At Twin waters we head inland to a very special long lunch experience at The Spirit House, shouted by Après Vélo. Guests and bikes will be shuttled back to hotel for a siesta, unless you prefer not to indulge in some fine wine and ride back….just saying!

    Free to make your own dinner arrangements
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    Thursday  

    120km; 1200m

    Today we head northward to the town of Boreen Point on lake Cootharaba. We visit the historic Apollonian Hotel built in the 1860’s which is a unique example of nineteenth century Queensland architecture. The road then heads for the hills though lush rainforest towards Kin Kin for a coffee stop at the General Store that specialises in locally sourced ingredients. Good time to carbo load as we have a few hills to climb before enjoying some gravel sectors.
    Lunch is scheduled at the Hinterland brewery in Cooran located in a historic timber warehouse. If it’s a little early for a beer, the support vehicle can collect some souvenirs for later. After lunch it's back to Noosa via the Ringtail Forest.

    Free to make your own dinner arrangements.

     

    Friday  

     

    100km; 1400m

    Inspired by the Strada Bianche ride, expect your bike to get a little dusty today. The roads are in great condition and perfectly rideable on a normal road bike. There’s a bonus climb too with amazing views. Lunch is in the hinterland town of Pomona where will stop at the famous distillery. Then back to Noosa via the spectacular Ringtail Forest.

    Farewell Dinner provided by Après Vélo.

     

    Saturday  

    Adios to the Sunshine Coast.

    Hotel check out and bike transfers to Maroochydore Airport at designated time, UNLESS you choose to spend the weekend on the Sunshine Coast or ride the Noosa Classic ...what a great opportunity.

     

    The Après Vélo itinerary may be subject to route changes, and other modifications subject to circumstances prevailing at the time.

     

       



      PRICES & DATES

      We are offering two different room types to suit peoples needs.

       



      INCLUSIONS



      ACCOMMODATION - THE RISE LUXURY APARTMENTS NOOSA

    1. 5 nights accommodation in the heart of Noosa Heads.
    2. The Rise Noosa is a tropical oasis with water falls, ponds, tropical gardens and stunning natural stone.  Chill out in your stunning air-conditioned apartment, enjoy a drink on your balcony or relax by the heated pool & spa.

    3. 37 Noosa Drive,
      Noosa Heads QLD

       

        MEALS

        • Welcome dinner (Monday) & farewell dinner (Friday).
        • Long lunch at one of the Sunshine Coasts finest restaurants (Thursday).
        • Soft drinks included with above meals.

        SUPPORT

        • Ride support with safety focus paramount. Our ride guides will ensure that your rides are truly local and take in many of the roads less traveled. We recognise that no rider is the same and we ensure that no-one is left behind whilst Living the Ride with us.
        • Support van providing mechanical assistance if required.
        • On road nutrition & hydration support, including billycan coffee stops off the beaten track.

        TRANSFERS

        • Transfers (with bike) from and to the airport at the designated pick up time.
        • Transfers (with bike) from mid week long lunch, back to our Noosa accommodation.

        PHOTOGRAPHY

        • Receive a gallery of lifelong memories from incredible images taken by Beardy McBeard on tour.

        GEAR

        • Complimentary Après Vélo tour t-shirt.



          NOT INCLUDED

              • Airfare.
              • Travel insurance.
              • Meals outside of those listed under INCLUSIONS
              • Alcohol at included meals
              • Bike hire (if required).
              • Café stops.
              • In-room hotel charges.

           



          NON-RIDING PARTNERS



          APRÈS VÉLO ENCOURAGES AND WELCOMES NON RIDING PARTNERS TO ATTEND OUR TOUR DE SUNSHINE COAST.

          Riders and non-riding partners partake in all shared meals, making it an inclusive and shared experience for all.

          COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE

          With prior arrangement, non riding partners will also have the opportunity of experiencing the beauty and uniqueness of each area we visit on bike, but in the comfort of our support vehicle. Please pre-book your spot in the vehicle by contacting us at cyclingnuts@apresvelo.com, as spots are limited.
          Non Riding partners will receive a 10% discount off the quoted prices.

           



          POST RIDE ACTIVITIES

          From the flawless beaches spanning resort towns, each with its own appeal and vibe from cosmopolitan Noosa to hip Caloundra and through to the Sunshine Coast hinterland, this special region of Australia has something for everyone. Things to see and do are plentiful. Here are but a few recommendations once the wheels stop spinning.

          • Edmundi Markets
          • Noosa Sunday Farmers Food Markets
          • Mount Coolum Walk / Kondalilla Falls / Tea Tree Bay
          • Sunday Sesh Music Vineyard
          • Spa Treatments
          • Kenilworth - Waterfalls
          • Traditional Aussie Gold Rush Pub
          • Viva La Vintage Market at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi
          • Moreton Bay Island - Dolphin & Turtle Watching

           

           



          COVID-19

           

          If we have to postpone the November 2021 tour, all money paid will be refunded in full.

          We will also give you priority for our rescheduled tour date.


           



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