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SE QUEENSLAND, DAY & WEEKEND RIDES

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Sat 22 April  BRISBANE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL

Ride the BVRT off the Great Dividing Range from Yarraman to Moore. Nearly 45km, mostly downhill, MTB recommended. Blackbutt Bakery and Linville Pub along the way. 
Meet at Caboolture Station 0900, return to Caboolture for 1830.
Return $60 including bike transport.

Tickets on www.eventbrite.com.au
* Be ready to remove pedals and turn handlebars.

* We'll have cardboard and foam to place between bikes.
Options: MTB hire $20 / Earlier pickups at Noosaville (0700 top of Rene St, nr Giant) or Aussie World (0800 Ettamogah Pub).

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WEEKEND RIDES IN SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND
MAY TO SEPTEMBER, DETAILS TO COME...
These weekends will explore the hinterland of SE Qld including the Brisbane Valley, South Burnett, Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Noosa regions - riding the back roads, forest trails and rail trails. Camping and/or pub accom in places like Linville and WondaiWe'll transfer in and out with our bus and trailer.
Join at Caboolture or Nambour stations for easy access by train from Brisbane.

2017-18 EVENTS 


2017 EXTENDED RIDES IN AUSTRALIA (click for details) 


1-7 May  SE QUEENSLAND RAIL TRAILS (CONFIRMED) 

Ipswich to Noosa. Ride the Brisbane Valley RT, see much of the soon-to-open Kingaroy-Murgon RT, then mostly back roads to Noosa.

MTB or hybrid bikes. Camping or upgrade to cabins/pubs.

Maximum 15 riders. Cost $500. 

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OUTBACK RAIL-ROAD 
(now postponed from Jul-Aug to 2018, dates to be advised)
Longreach to Mt Isa via Winton and Boulia. An all-bitumen road ride with spectacular landscapes.

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28 Aug - 6 Sep  RIVERINA & RAIL TRAILS

Loop course in Southern NSW & NE Victoria. Starts Junee. Ride back roads, follow proposed rail trails on the Wagga-Ladysmith-Rosewood-Tumbarumba and Corowa-Culcairn corridors and ride the popular rail trails in NE Victoria. 

Status at March not yet sure - dependent on other tour bookings.

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26 Sep - 10 Oct  OUTBACK & COAST 

On our bus from Alice to Coober Pedy, ride the Breakaways, drive to Kingoonya then ride dirt roads across the Gawler Ranges to Streaky Bay and along the spectacular west coast of the Eyre Peninsula. Our bus goes on to Adelaide. 

Status at March not yet sure - dependent on other tour bookings.

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29 Oct - 10 Nov  EASY FLINDERS

On our bus from Alice to Coober Pedy, ride the Breakaways, bus the Oodnadatta Track, then ride Marree via the Flinders Ranges to Clare. MTB, hybrid or road bikes. 

Status at March very likely with several riders interested.

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20 Nov - 15 Dec  A STRING OF RIDES NSW-VIC-SA

This is the next window we have a bus available. Because it is a few weeks we're considering this sequence of connecting rides, dates could still adjust a little:

(1) 21-25 Nov Nowra to Bairnsdale 5 days supported fast run (95% bitumen) up the old Wool Road to Braidwood (120km), Numeralla and Cooma (140km), Bombala and Delegate (125km), Orbost (125km), Bairnsdale (95km road or rail trail) - 600 kms if riding all the way. Trains connect Sydney to Nowra and Bairnsdale to Melbourne. 

(2) 25-28 Nov Gippsland Rail Trails 240 kms in 4 days with some bus transfers, start Orbost, nights at Bruthen, Stratford & Port Welshpool, finish riding at Leongatha, our bus to Melbourne. Nearly all riding is on rail trails!

(1-2) Combine to make 8 days Nowra to Melbourne.

(3) 4-8 Dec SW Rail Trails & Great Ocean Road in 5 days, start Geelong and ride Bellarine RT to Queenscliff, drive the Great Ocean Road, ride Timboon - Camperdown and Port Fairy - Warrnambool RTs. Overnights Queenscliff, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell and Port Fairy.

(4) 8-14 Dec Warrnambool to Adelaide in 7 days mixing riding, driving and sightseeing via Cape Bridgewater, Mount Gambier, Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, Murraylands and Adelaide Hills. Overnight Portland, Port Macdonnell, Beachport, Kingston, Meningie and Strathalbyn.

(5) 5-14 Dec Luggage transfers from Geelong to Adelaide in 10 days for $330 per rider. While running 3 & 4 above, we could offer luggage transfers for riders to do their own Geelong to Adelaide distance ride of 960km. Overnights at Apollo Bay (110km), Port Campbell (100km), Port Fairy (90km), Portland (75km), Port Macdonnell (100km), Beachport (100km), Kingston SE (90km), Meningie (145km), Strathalbyn (95km), Adelaide (55km). You could camp with us or choose your own accom.


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* The 2017 rides listed above are all supported by one bus+trailer and one crew member. 
* Pricing is generally around $100 per day plus the cost of accoms or camping, meals, bus transfers (to start and from finish) and any admissions. 
* Camping and breakfasts adds $20-25 a night including use of our equipment. 
* Many of the rides will have options to stay in accom: motels, cabins, pubs, bnbs etc.
* Limited numbers of quality MTBs for hire $20 per ride day.
* Helpers and non-riders may be welcome to join for a discounted rate.
* Riders can elect to travel in our bus when tired or for a day off riding.
* We're also small group tour operators so we have our own mini-coaches, trailers and camping gear. 
* Our crew are cyclists too, including Ralph, Angie, Troy and Carl (Europe).


2017-18 EXTENDED RIDES IN EUROPE
-----------------------------------------------------------For 2017 we're holding over our epic Tour de Front (to 2018) and recommending riders to our Flanders mate Carl Ooghe who runs his own battlefields rides.

Carl is the #1 battlefields cycle guide and author of a popular cycling guidebook on the subject.

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16-26 Jun 2017  YPRES TO VERDUN 
Operated and guided by local expert Carl Ooghe.

Bikes available. BnB from 1100 Euros.

7-13 Aug 2017  BRUGES TO PARIS

Operated and guided by local expert Carl Ooghe. 
Bikes available. BnB from 950 Euros.

See Carl's website:www.cyclingthewesternfront.co.uk 

Email: carl.ooghe@gmail.com 

Emma Thomson from the UK Independent goes riding with Carl. http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/flanders-fields-pedal-into-the-past-9608055.html 

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Jun 2018  TOUR DE FRONT

Ride a zig-zag of WW1's Western Front from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border, Nieuport to Basel over 4 weeks via Ypres, key battlefields, memorials, Reims, Verdun and The Vosges. Operated by Outbike and guided by Carl Ooghe as far as Verdun and Ralph for the remainder. Compared to 2016, we'll add a few days to soften the pace, include Compiegne, site of the Armistice - and stay more nights in traditional gites.

Dates and details to come in early 2017.

Limit of 12 riders.

See our Tour de Front page.

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May 2018  THE RIVERS RIDE

Over 3 weeks, basing in Zell-Mosel with some nights away. Riding the Mosel, Rhine, Main, Saar, Lahn, Tauber and more rivers. Plus the Venn Rail Trail and Hesse Rail Trails. 

Dates and details to come in early 2017. 
Limit of 12 riders.
For now, see our Europe page.

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MY EUROPE BASE

mosel, RHINE riverS & RAIL TRAILS


Enjoy the continent from our delightful riverside holiday apartments in a key cycling spot, Zell on Mosel, Rhineland.

Zell is midway on the Mosel River Bike Path that runs from Trier to Koblenz and popular for downhill and x-country riding.

In easy one day reach by train are bike paths along the Rhine Gorges, Saar, Sauer, Kyll, Lahn, Nahr, Ahr and Main Rivers.

Rail trails within reach include the Venntrail (125km), Hessen network (245km) and shorter trails in neighbouring Eifel and Hunsruck regions.

Our bikes are free for guests staying one week or more.

Fly Ryanair all over Europe from nearby Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

Visit our Europe page and website myeuropebase.com