Velothon Lifestyle Experience

Lifecycles Travel has teamed up with the Australian Cycling Academy to create the Velothon Lifestyle Experience. We invite you to cycle through bustling cultural hubs on the Sunshine Coast. Explore the subtropical hinterland on our ‘village ride’ we’ll finish with lunch at a hinterland brewery. Then the next day ride to the town of Eumundi on our ‘market ride’ picture yourself amongst the famous artisan treasures. On the final day of the trip you’ll participate in the 1 day Velothon cycling event.

This trip is designed for the cyclist who likes to see more of an area on two wheels. Sightsee & stay fit while enjoying market treats & post ride beer. Be immersed in culture & create memories along the way. In the evenings & on day three spend time with the Australian Cycling Academy riders & team directors. Ask questions, take in some riding tips & pointers to improve your cycling & love of riding. To make your trip memorable you’ll receive a complimentary ‘team pack’ including a jersey, socks, t shirt, cap and other goodies.

On top of this will be our popular trip features, including: fun restaurant group dinners & a hinterland lunch at Brouhaha Brewery, two fully supported cycling tours, daily laundry, Velothon 1 stage race entry & as always our hard-working staff dedicated to ensuring you have the ride of your life.

Trip Details:

Dates: 18 – 21 July 2019

Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Distance: 200-250km

Grading: Easy – Moderate

Price: $1900pp Twinshare

Airport: Sunshine Coast

The Itinerary:

See and do more

We’re excited to be back home on the Sunshine Coast this July for our favourite event, the Velothon. Cycle quiet hinterland roads, vist Brouhaha craft brewery and the Eumundi Markets. Then in the afternoons relax by the beach or at our hotel.

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This holiday is all about having a great time riding but also about challenge and reward. Get fit and be active, have a great time socalising and sampling the best of the Sunshine Coast with us. We’ll spoil you, you’ll soak up amazing coastal & hinterland leisure riding.

velothon victory

Finish the trip strong! You’ll take part in the Sunshine Coast’s premier amateur cycling event, the 1 Day Velothon, under the guidance & tuition of our professional ACA team directors & coaches. You can choose from two ride distances, 90km or 150km. 

Top reasons to join this trip:

The organisers have taken what we think are the best elements of a Gran Fondo style race and transplanted this format in to the winterless Sunshine Coast. 3 fantastic routes, well managed roads, King of the Mountain and Sprint stages throughout, all combined with a perfect riding climate and sublime scenery. 

The Novotel Twin Waters is a 4 star beachfront resort set between the ocean and river and positioned as one of the top Sunshine Coast accommodation destinations. Enjoy endless on-site activities including outdoor pool and spa. Amidst 36 hectares of natural bushland you’ll have to keep your eyes out for bouncing kangaroos. 

You’ll need the fuel! So we’ll give you a big breakfast each morning at the hotel, have race nutrition on the go and take you out for meals in the evenings to the Sunshine Coasts lively restaurants.

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: 

"This year we are catering to the leisure rider. This person could be a partner of someone doing the Velothon Team Experience or another who wants to see & do more while visiting the Sunshine Coast. I can't wait to stroll through the markets & take a sip of a Sunny Coast craft beer!"
Alice Tancred
Velothon Lifestyle Experience Tour Guide

The Sunshine coast

The Sunshine Coast encompasses beach resorts, surf spots and rural hinterland in south-east Queensland, Australia. Only a short distance from Brisbane, it stretches from the coastal city of Caloundra to the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park, home to multicoloured sand dunes, mangrove forests, and shallow lakes. There are boutique shops, beautiful waterways, and walking and cycling trails through an abundance of National Park. We’ll show you the best of the region.

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What’s included:

  • 3 nights accommodation at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort
  • Airport transfers from Sunshine Coast airport (transfer from Brisbane possible- contact us for details)
  • Nutritious breakfast each morning
  • Group dinners at local venues each night
  • 1 half-day ‘Village Ride’, including lunch at a hinterland craft brewery
  • 1 half-day ‘Market Ride’, including a visit to world-famous artisan markets
  • ACA ‘Team Pack’, including a T shirt, a hat & other goodies
  • Support vehicle following each ride
  • Complimentary route navigation with pre-loaded Wahoo Elemnt computers
  • Registration for the 1 day Velothon
  • Tips & strategies before the Velothon from our ACA coaches
  • Laundry cleaned, dried & ready for each day
  • All transfers, including luggage & bike transport
  • Optional 3 day bike hire*
  • Optional single occupancy