Cyclists on the Great Victorian Rail Trail |  <i>Mark Watson</i>
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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to our most common questions

How fit do I need to be?

Our adventures are active holidays and can be undertaken by anyone in a reasonable state of health and fitness. All of our trips are graded, allowing you to choose a suitable trip. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with our grading system and to speak with of our team members on the physical requirements of your trip.

What time of year do your tours operate?

Next to each trip we list the frequency in the operating months which the trip is offered. Please visit our trip pages on the website using the calendar for details.

What’s included in my tour?

Each of our itineraries has the tour inclusions listed on the trip pages. You can also view the trips notes for your chosen itinerary for the list of inclusions and optional extras available.

Am I able to modify your advertised cycle tours?

The short answer is generally yes. Please let us know what your preferences are and we’ll be able to provide you with recommendations and prices.

Are your trips family friendly?

Some of our trips are perfect for families. Look for the family friendly icon on the trip pages to give you an indication. Families that play (cycle) together stay together!

What is the accommodation like?

We work with a number of accommodation providers along the routes including family run motels, luxury heritage accommodation, lodges, cabins, farm stays and hotels. A description of the levels of accommodation available is listed on each trip page.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes you can but a consideraton is how your bike will be transported from the end of the tour back to your start point if you do need to return to collect a car or take transportation from that point home. Generally, we may be able to organise a bike transfer with the help of one of our local suppliers for an additional cost. Let us know your preferences and we will advise you of the options.

What do I need to bring?

We will provide all our cycle participants with a detailed gear list of what we recommend you pack for your tour. This will be provided to you upon booking and may have some seasonal variations depending on the time of year you are travelling.

What are your COVID-19 plans?

At Australian Cycle Tours, your safety is our first concern. Our specific protocols and safety analysis procedures, in conjunction with updates provided by our local partners and Government Travel warnings, allow us to carefully assess the stability of our trips throughout Australia and plan our operations accordingly. Our experienced staff frequently review all aspects of our adventures to ensure we are providing you with the best possible travel experience. 

We have now introduced additional measures considering the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally you’ll be social distancing while cycling, but while at your evening accommodation, we recommend you embrace your own personal measures of safely distancing with other patrons, wash your hands regularly and if you are feeling unwell, take steps to visit a local doctor and have yourself tested. The hoteliers used are also following recommended measures to mitigate the risks to you.

Stay safe, be kind and unite against the pandemic.


 

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