Cycle Queensland – Rest Day Bicycle Tour Rides
Wednesday 6th September 2017

Welcome to Stanthorpe and surrounds. We hope we can show you a little piece of the Granite Belt with our two tours on offer for your rest day. Both tours are guided and will be at a very leisurely pace with your guides stopping occasionally to ensure everyone regroups especially at critical turning points. We've picked some of the great things to see and do on the Granite Belt and hope you will join us. If you can't make a tour or need to rest your legs and want to refuel for the next day, we have a delicious gourmet picnic hamper suitable for two people - all sourced locally from the region. See below for more details and how to book.

Image courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland.

Image courtesy of Tourism & Events Queensland.

Option 1 - Bikes & Barks Tour - 9:15am - 26kms - $95

On this tour you will visit Australia’s best law enforcement dog show experience. See demonstrations of protection, detection and agility in a show that is not just for dog lovers. Morning tea will be waiting for you on arrival before the show. After the show jump back on your bikes for a gentle downhill ride back into Stanthorpe and to your restaurant lunch venue where you will be served their signature dish - a platter of 3 mini main meals matched with Granite Belt wines and dessert also with matched wine.

The afternoon is then yours to take a stroll through the vineyard or sample some fantastic local wine and craft beer or simply enjoy the views from the restaurant with your new CQ friends. Directions will be given so you can cycle the 2kms back to camp at your leisure.

Includes:

Image courtesy LawDogs Australia

Image courtesy LawDogs Australia

  • local, knowledgeable guide;
  • morning tea specially prepared for CQ tour participants;
  • awesome law enforcement dog show in a seated and covered arena; and
  • two course restaurant meal matched with local Granite Belt wines. (Note: Please bring a change of shoes if you wear cleats as your lunch is in a fine dining restaurant).

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Option 2 - Apple & Grape Tour - 9:15am - 27kms - $95

On this guided, leisurely ride we take you to the well-renowned Suttons' farm where you will go behind the scenes to see how this working apple farm and juice factory makes its' delicious produce. Morning tea indulgence will be their famous apple pie – the best you will taste! While there, sample the different varieties of apple juice on offer – yes they all taste very different!

Following this on the itinerary is wine tasting at an award winning winery. Why not try some of the ‘strange bird’ varieties on offer! Take a stroll through the vineyard and see some of the cuttings from the first vines ever brought to the Granite Belt by Catholic Priest Father Davadi.

Finally, back on the bikes for a gentle downhill ride to our lunch destination. A late lunch of 2 courses matched with local Granite Belt wines will be served in the restaurant. After lunch you may take a stroll in the vineyard, enjoy another beverage from the bar which also stocks locally brewed craft beer or just enjoy the afternoon with your new CQ friends.

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Includes:

  • local, knowledgeable guide;
  • famous apple pie for morning tea at Granite Belt apple farm;
  • apple juice & cider tasting;
  • wine tasting at 2 award winning Granite Belt wineries; and
  • two course restaurant meal matched with local Granite Belt wines. (Note: Please bring a change of shoes if you wear cleats as your lunch is in a fine dining restaurant).

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Taste of the Region - Gourmet picnic hampers - $35

Want to sample what this fantastic region has to offer in the way of food? Then this is for you. We've done the running around for you, gone north and south and found the best produce to include in our hamper packs. There's enough in there for two usually but maybe only one very hungry cyclist!!

Order yours ahead of time to avoid missing out. We will have a stand at the showground on Tuesday night and again on Wednesday for you to collect your hampers. To order please fill out the booking form.