Worldwide adventure cycling company, Ride & Seek, has unveiled a new cycling adventure from Sydney to Melbourne, following the footsteps of Polish explorer Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, noted for his contributions to the exploration of Australia, particularly the Snowy Mountains and Tasmania.
The two-stage expedition covers 1,569 kilometres by bicycle over 18 days, including some of Australia’s most iconic climbs and its highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko.
“We will follow Strzelecki’s journey into the Great Dividing Range through the Snowy Mountains to Melbourne,” said Ride & Seek Founder Dylan Reynolds. “We’ll spend a day in the skiing township of Thredbo, NSW to climb Australia’s highest peak, which Strzelecki climbed and named Mt Kosciuszko in March 1840. Then we’ll head into bushranger county and along the Murray River before turning back into the mountains and summiting Mt. Hotham, Australia’s highest sealed road at 1,840 metres.”
Highlights of the Strzelecki Bike Tour include:
- Cycling across the Great Dividing Range from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Ocean.
- Winding through the alpine wilderness within the Snowy Mountains.
- Biking Australia’s highest road.
- Climbing Mt. Kosciuszko and enjoying the 360-degree views on top of Australia.
- Exploring country towns and meeting local characters.
- Sampling delicious local produce, coffee, cuisine, beer and wine.
“This tour offers a landscape rich in iconic Australian history: 60,000 years of indigenous occupation, convict settlement, early explorers, frontier wars, gold rushes, Ned Kelly and the bushrangers, and stockmen like the Man from Snowy River,” said Reynolds.
‘The Strzelecki Tour’ is slated for 27 November to 14 December 2020 and starts at AU$10,750.
For more details, see rideandseek.com/tour/strzelecki-sydney-to-melbourne.
Lead image: Vineyards, Tumbarumba in the Snowy Valleys region | Credit: Destination NSW. Other images supplied.