2016-17 EUROPE

TOUR DE FRONT

RIDE THE LINE: BELGIUM & FRANCE

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23 days, starts 14 Jun 2016  UNDERWAY

More rides: 25 Apr, 4 Jun, 18 Sep 2017

​ACCOMMODATED RIDE

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Commemorate the tragic and terrible sacrifice of millions of lives on the Western Front.

The Tour de Front traces the Western Front from the Belgium coast to the Swiss border. We will cover about 1400km.
Along the way, we're biased towards: sites significant to the Commonwealth forces; minor roads; towns of historical and scenic interest; nice places to overnight; and character accommodations.
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​Route and key points: 
Nieuwport, Dijksmuide, Ypres and surrounds (incl Passendale), Armentieres, Fromelles, Bethune, Notre-Dame de Lorette, Vimy Ridge, Arras, Bullecourt, Bapaume and surrounds (River Somme, Villers-Brettoneux), Peronne, St Quentin, River Aisne, Laon, Riems, Verdun, Pont a Mousson, St Die, Vosges Mtns, Grand Bellon, Mulhouse, Altkirch, Swiss border and on to Basel (Switzerland).
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Shorter options to finish in Reims (11 days) or Verdun (14 days). 

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All rides are escorted by either an Aussie and/or a European rider. 

In June 2016 the ride will be accompanied as far as Reims by Carl Ooghe, a Belgian cycle tour guide and battlefields expert for the regions we ride through. 

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More details on our Tour de Front page.

RIDE THE RIVERS

RHINELAND & MORE

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DIY itineraries

Also small groups by arrangement.

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Explore the rivers of Rhineland, Hesse, Bavaria, Lorraine and Alsace from our wonderful base on the Mosel River.

Most riding is on dedicated bike paths besides rivers and canals – not too many cobblestones, few cars and fewer hills!

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 More details on our Rivers page.

AUSTRALIA RIDES ARE CAMPING WITH UP TO 20 RIDERS.


​EUROPE RIDES ARE ACCOMMODATED, WITH UP TO 15 RIDERS.

Groups, talk with us about

providing support for your ride!

2016 RIDES

BIKE 'N WHEELS 23.04

TOUR DE FRONT 14.06

RAIL TRAILS VIC 10.10

RAIL TRAILS VIC 31.10

​RAIL TRAILS VIC 21.11

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MY EUROPE BASE

mosel river

-------------------------------------------------Enjoy the continental life from our  delightful riverside apartments in a key cycling spot, Zell on Mosel, Rhineland. It's midway on the Mosel River Bike Path that runs from Trier to Koblenz and also a popular centre for downhill and x-country riding.

In easy one day reach are paths along the Rhine Gorges, Saar, Sauer, Kyll, Lahn, Nahe and Main Rivers. Visit our Europe page and

www.myeuropebase.com

2016 S.E. AUS

rail trailS

OF VICtoriA

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​10 to 21 Oct 2016  FULL 

31 Oct to 11 Nov 2016  CONFIRMED

21 Nov to 02 Dec 2016  CONFIRMED
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Ride up to 500km of rail trails, using our bus to transfer between the trails and carry gear to the next campsite.


Our 3 events in Oct-Dec 2016 are identical, 12 days linking together the Murray to Mountains RT (Wahgunyah to Rutherglen, Beechworth to Bright), Great Victorian RT (Mansfield to Tallarook), O'Keefes RT (Heathcote to Bendigo), Ballarat to Skipton RT, Bellarine RT (Queenscilff to Geelong), Camperdown to Timboon RT and the Port Fairy to Warrnambool RT.


The itinerary includes a weekend in Ballarat and a drive (or ride) along the Great Ocean Road.


See our Rail Trails page for details

​RIDER STORIES, IMAGES & media 2015

Outback Rail-Road Ride Jun-Jul 2015, ABC journalist Chrissy Arthur finds us on the road to Longreach: 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-06/riders-sample-cycle-of-life-in-outback-qld/6596830

Map route shown is not exact.

With Flinders Ranges,Mt Isa we cover 2200km.

Images from 2015 rides

2016 OUTBACK 


BIKE 'N wheels

Expedition #4

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23 April to 24 May 2016  COMPLETED

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Going Gulf to Gulf, we'll ride Spencer Gulf all the way to Gulf of Carpentaria in 30 days via Birdsville!

In 2005, 2006 and 2007, an annual band of riders set forth from SA's Port Augusta to ride 2200kms to eventually reach Karumba, Queensland - crossing the continent on the way. 

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In 2016, we're going again!

Transfer from Adelaide to start at Port Augusta on 23 April 2016.

Ride into Karumba on 22 May 2016.

Transfer Karumba to Cairns on 24 May.

Maximum 20 riders (minimum 12).

Staff of 3 plus 2 helpers will give a high level of service together with 2 to 3 support vehicles.

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You need to be ready to cycle many days of 80km on dirt roads (altogether 700km) of varying surfaces! On the sealed roads (altogether 1500km), many days are 100-120km. About 200km has been sealed since our earlier events a decade ago.

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Ride includes 31 nights camping (11 at bush sites), daily hearty breakfasts and lunches, most dinners, extensive rider support and transfers (from ADL and to CNS).

Participation $6000 per rider.

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SHORTER OPTIONS 15 DAYS

We have several spots for riding half of the event:

a. Port Augusta to Birdsville

b. Birdsville to Karumba

Participation $3000 per rider (plus cost of flights/transfers in/out of Birdsville).

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PLACES LIMITED TO 20. DON'T MISS OUT!

* * 11 riders at March 2015 with a few more considering * *

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 More details on our Bike 'n Wheels page.

 

Images from past Bike 'n Wheels rides:

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