Food, Wine & Wheels: Sunshine Coast

A bespoke itinerary has been exclusively designed for only 10 people who appreciate worthy rewards for effort, attention to detail and prowess. Enoy daily cycling tours on the Sunshine Coast, highlighted by an exclusive gathering in a luxurious alfresco setting, 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 Culinary Festival. Don’t miss out, book your spot before we depart for this exciting adventure!

Trip Details

Dates: 8 – 11 August 2019

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Distance: 150km

Grading: Easy – Moderate

Price: $2500pp Twinshare

Airport: Sunshine Coast

THe Rides

The Sunshine Coast with its impressive cycling infrustructer and large number of local riders makes it one of the best cycling destinations in Australia. We have carfully 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 Curated Plate Food Fair.

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 MooloolabaThis is sure to be a memorable trip packed with the very best of the Sunshine Coast

Top reasons to join this trip:

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.

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 & 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 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.

Visit the ACA website to learn more: 

"Spicers Clovelly is a celebrated restaurant that has proudly won two Chefs Hats. I'll be serving a crafted degustation menu featuring a selection of the regions greatest fresh produce, seafood and delicacies paired with local coffees, brewed beverages and fine wines."
Chris Hagan
Spicers Clovelly's Chef

The Accommodation - Mantra Mooloolaba

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. 

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What’s included:

  • 3 nights accommodation at The Mantra Mooloolaba
  • 3 guided cycling tours exploring the Sunshine Coast, hinterland & villages
  • Exclusive 5 course lunch at The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate
  • Entry to the Curated Plate Food Fair
  • Transfers back to accommodation after each culinary expereince
  • Nutritious breakfast each morning
  • Welcome dinner on first night
  • Support vehicle following each ride
  • Airport transfers from Sunshine Coast Airport
  • A comprehensive trip itinerary with details of our daily options & tourist information
  • Complimentary bike hire: Trek Domane SL5 Disc
  • Complimentary route navigation with preloaded Wahoo Elemnt GPS computers
  • ACA ‘Welcome Pack’
  • Optional single occupancy