10 Benefits of a Self Guided Cycling Trip in Australia

Cycling along the Tasmanian east coast | Oscar Bedford
Cycling along the Tasmanian east coast | Oscar Bedford

10 Benefits of a Self Guided Cycling Trip

There are many fantastic benefits of going on a self-guided cycling trip in Australia with Australian Cycle Tours. Here we describe 10 reasons why you should consider a self-guided bike trip for your next holiday in Australia.

1. Freedom to explore 

While the team at Australian Cycle Tours provides you with in-depth itinerary and route notes, on a self-guided bike trip it’s really up to you to decide on the route you take to get to your accommodation. So, if you feel like making a detour to visit a café you’ve heard good things about, or if you want to have a sleep in before setting out on your cycling adventure, the choice is yours.

Cycling Tasmania's stunning East Coast |  <i>Island Cycle</i>

2. Pedal at your own pace.

There’s no pressure to keep up with a group on a self-guided cycling holiday. You’re provided with an itinerary and are free to pedal as quickly, or as slowly, as you wish to get to your accommodation. Plenty of time to stop and smell the roses!

3. Enjoy your privacy

A self guided tour makes it possible to enjoy the company of your friends or family without the social interactions of a group. 

Cycling the quiet backroads of Tasmania |  <i>Amy Russell</i>

4. Affordable

The absence of a tour guide makes self-guided cycling tours a more affordable option. 

5. Route Notes, Map, and GPX tracks included

Just because it’s self guided doesn’t mean you have to work out the directions yourself. We provide you with easy to follow maps and GPX tracks to ensure there’s no getting lost on your journey.

Cycling through the rural landscapes near Mudgee |  <i>Mudgee Region Tourism</i>

6. Convenience & Peace of Mind

All the logistics are taken care of on a self guided tour. Australian Cycle Tours will organise your accommodation, bike hire, luggage transfer, and provide helpful directions to ensure you see all the sights and don’t get lost. All you need to do is turn up and be ready to ride!

7. Flexible Departure dates

Due to the flexible nature of self-guided cycling tours, you can choose from a wide range of departure dates for your holiday. Most tours offer daily departures. Just be aware that some trips incur small supplements if you are travelling over a weekend.

Cycling the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail near Bright

8. Sustainability

Not only is cycling already a very sustainable tourism option, Australian Cycle Tours 100% offsets all carbon emitted by this trip. Read more about how we foster thoughtful travel.

9. Experience 

Australian Cycle Tours is part of the World Expeditions Travel Group, an Australian-based adventure company that’s been operating tours around the world for 45 years. We’re pioneers of self guided active travel in Australia and you can expect a seamless, first-class experience on your holiday.

Cycle between honest boxes on the Pedal to Produce section of the trail near Rutherglen

10. High-Quality Bikes & Expertise

The team at Australian Cycle Tours are passionate about cycling and their extensive knowledge and experience means you get the very best advice - every time. We've teamed up with leading bicycle hire businesses in the regions where we operate so you get the highest quality bikes from reputable manufacturers. Read more about what you can expect from our bikes.

> View all of our self guided cycling tours.

> Learn how a self guided cycling trip works.


Which area in Australia are you interested in cycling? Let us know in the comment section below.



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