This bespoke itinerary has been exclusively designed for only 10 people who appreciate worthy rewards for effort, attention to detail and prowess. Enjoy daily cycling tours on the Sunshine Coast, highlighted by an exclusive alfresco lunch gathering at the award-winning Long Apron hinterland restaurant, surrounded by the tranquil, lush green gardens overlooking an historic estate. We will share stories of the rides over delicious dishes and drinks.
Lifecycles Travel has teamed up with the Australian Cycling Academy and are headed to The Curated Plate. Don’t miss out, book your spot before we depart for this exciting adventure!
The Sunshine Coast with its impressive cycling infrastructure and large number of local riders makes it one of the best cycling destinations in Australia. We have carefully considered the cycling routes so that you get to ride to scenic places and really enjoy every stroke of the pedal.
THE LONG LUNCHES
Spend your mornings discovering the hinterland on two wheels, then immerse yourself in culinary delights… On Friday, a long lunch at Spicers Clovelly awaits. Meet renowned chef Chris Hagan and enjoy his degustation menu. Then on Saturday, taste your way around Australia’s newest food festival The Curated Plate.
THE BEACH LIFESTYLE
In the afternoons and evenings, stroll along the beachfront at Mooloolaba and breath in the sea air. Or relax by the pool at our 4 star accommodation Mantra on Mooloolaba. This is sure to be a memorable trip packed with the very best of the Sunshine Coast.
TOP REASONS TO JOIN THIS TRIP:
The Curated Plate, Australia's most exciting new culinary festival:
The Curated Plate is a new four-day food festival in the Sunshine Coast from 8-11 August, featuring the best chefs from Australia and around the world. Celebrating the relationship between chef and producer, in the picturesque surrounds of a region famed for its vibrant produce, The Curated Plate encourages guests to immerse themselves in the flavours foraged from organic and sustainable practices and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences.
The Curated Plate has an exciting program bursting with exclusive culinary events that will span the region, bringing to life the unique local artisan culture. Come and experience the Sunshine Coast’s acclaimed produce and producers, immerse yourself in the flavours forged from organic and sustainable practices, and make your next holiday an adventure in taste.
Long private lunch at The Long Apron (Spicers Clovelly Estate):
The highlight of this active culinary experience will be an exclusive matching 5 course lunch all prepared by Spicers Clovelly’s Chef Chris Hagan in The Long Apron, a celebrated restaurant that has proudly won two Chefs Hats.
The Long Apron (& chef Chris Hagan):
You will enjoy a crafted menu featuring a selection of the region’s greatest fresh produce, seafood and delicacies paired with local coffees, brewed beverages and fine wines.
The 3 guided cycling tours included in this trip are designed to suit the rider who, whilst enjoying the ‘challenge & reward’ element of cycling, is happy to slow down, look around & enjoy the amazing & varied routes of this beautiful region. We’ll take you through subtropical rainforests, along stunning coastlines & to quaint hinterland villages. Each ride will be led by our professional cycling tour guides & supported by our team car, carrying spare clothes & repair equipment. Rides will be up to 3 hours each day, with shorter ride lengths available depending on how you are feeling each day.
The Team, Lifecycles Travel x ACA:
The Australian Cycling Academy is committed to helping young, developing cyclists to reach their potential, so that they can lay the foundations for personal success and life balance throughout their sporting career and beyond. The team consists of young highly motivated riders who are a pleasure to chat to on and off the bike. Meeting these guys will be a highlight of the experience.
The accommodation, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach:
When it comes to accommodation on the Sunshine Coast you just can’t go past Mantra Mooloolaba Beach where you’re on the waterfront and right on the doorstep of Mooloolaba’s best restaurants, cafes and shopping.
Exploring the Sunshine Coast is a sea breeze – step out of your front door and you’re on the Esplanade and in the thick of it all. Each bedroom apartment has a private balcony and amazing ocean or hinterland views. Relaxing is what it’s all about and this Mooloolaba resort is totally equipped with everything to make that happen.
Type: Road Bike Tours
Duration: 1 - 3 Days
Rider Level: Intermediate
Distance Per Day: 61-100km
Bike Provided?: Yes
- 3 nights accommodation | The Mantra Mooloolaba
- 3 guided cycling tours | coast, hinterland & villages
- Exclusive 5 course lunch | The long Apron
- All transport & transfers
- Nutritious breakfast each morning
- Welcome dinner on first night
- Support vehicle following each ride
- Airport transfers | Sunshine Coast Airport
- Complimentary bike hire & Wahoo GPS
- ACA ‘Welcome Pack’
- Optional single occupancy