Food, Wine & Wheels: Sunshine Coast

We’re excited to have teamed up with the Australian Cycling Academy (ACA) & are taking Lifecycles Travel to the Sunshine Coast.

This August 8 – 11, we invite you to join us and the ACA for a gourmet weekend of cycling and eating at the new culinary food festival, the Curated Plate. Spend your mornings riding along panoramic ridgelines and through sweeping hinterland roads as we tackle world-class cycling terrain featured in the Velothon Sunshine Coast, Noosa Classic and Noosa Triathlon

After an active day on the bike, combine your passion for cycling with great dining experiences at the Curated Plate Culinary Festival. This includes a private 5 course lunch at The Long Apron, surrounded by the tranquil lush green gardens of Spicers Clovelly Estate.

This bespoke itinerary is exclusively designed for those who appreciate the finest rewards for effort and prowess. Ride and dine with us on this year’s Food, Wine & Wheels Tour: Sunshine Coast.

Trip Details

Dates: 8 – 11 August 2019

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Distance: 50-80km/day

Grading: Easy – Moderate

Price: $2500pp

Airport: Sunshine Coast

THe Rides

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. 


Enjoy an exclusive matching course lunch all prepared by Spicers Clovelly’s Chef Chris Hagan at The Long Apron, a celebrated hatted restaurant. You will taste 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 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

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Each ride will be led by our professional cycling tour guides & supported by our team car, carrying spare clothes & anything you’ll need for our lunch and food stops. Rides will be up to 3 hours each day, with shorter ride lengths available depending on how you are feeling each day.

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 proudly has a Chefs Hat.

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 team at Lifecycles Travel are passionate about creating once in a lifetime experiences at world-class cycling destinations. Together with the ACA’s local expertise and experience on the Sunshine Coast, you are certainly in good hands on this tour. Ride with us and have the ride of your life.

"Spicers Clovelly is a celebrated restaurant that has proudly won a Chefs Hat. 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. 

To secure your spot, simply click on the button to make an online payment. If you have any questions prior to booking please call us on +61 422 768 617 or email bookings@lifecyclestravel.com.