Cycle & Stars Tour Itinerary & FAQ’s

Friday afternoon-evening

  • Make your own way to Stanthorpe and check-in to the accommodation we have pre-booked for you anytime after 2pm. Evening at your leisure.

Day 1 - Saturday

  • We will pick you up from your accommodation.

  • Vehicle transfer to Australia’s first law enforcement dog show & Truffle Discovery Centre.

  • After the show we set off to discover the Granite Belt by bicycle.

  • Lunch stop at the cheese factory. Whilst here sample the locally made cheeses in this working dairy farm and café.

  • After lunch we pedal to local wineries to sample award winning wines; and orchards to taste apple juice, cider and liqueurs.

  • Your purchases will be transported by our handy support vehicle!

  • Dismount for a short bush walk up Mt Marlay for great views over Stanthorpe.

  • Day 1 ends with a well-earned drink in one of Stanthorpe’s oldest pubs before retiring to your accommodation for the evening.

  • Saturday evening is yours to explore Stanthorpe’s culinary delights. We’ll provide a list of dining options upon booking the tour.

Profile - Day 1 - It’s looking mostly downhill from around the 15km mark!

Cycle & Stars - Day 1 - approximately 30kms

Cycle & Stars - Day 1 - approximately 30kms

Day 2 - Sunday

  • After a good rest and hearty breakfast, our guide (and bikes) meets you at your accommodation at around 9am.

  • First stop today is a visit to a strawberry farm where you can pick your own and buy freshly picked plump delicious strawberries*.

  • Did somebody say craft beer brewery?! Meet the brewer and sample the product.* Morning tea is served here.

  • Cycling south towards Ballandean we stop at many local producers of lovely things including wine, olives, fudge and hand-made soap.

  • Get a selfie with 'Fruitosaurus' – our very own dinosaur; and the (fairly) famous pyramid of the Granite Belt!

  • Late, mouth-watering lunch at a local cafe or pub.

  • Vehicle transport back to your Stanthorpe accommodation with all your purchases and great memories of a fantastic weekend on the Granite Belt.

  • Don’t forget to add that extra night when booking your accommodation for:

    • the best sleep you’ve ever had after cycling for two days;

    • the best deal on your third nights’ accommodation; and

    • not having to worry about going to work on a Monday because you’ve already organised the day off. Well done you!

* Strawberries not available June through to September/October. If the farm is open for pyo strawberries, we will visit. Note: due to the severe drought in the granite belt farms may not have planted and therefore this option may not be available.
* Beer tasting incurs an extra charge.

Profile - Day 2

Cycle & Stars - Day 2 - approximately 35kms

Cycle & Stars - Day 2 - approximately 35kms

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where does the tour start?

The tour starts and finishes in Stanthorpe at a pre-determined meeting point. Both nights accommodation are in Stanthorpe.

How far is it?

Day 1 is approximately 30kms and Day 2 is approximately 35kms. See the individual day ride profiles above.

I haven’t ridden a bike for some time, could I do this tour?

A moderate level of fitness and an ability to ride a bike on sealed and unsealed roads is preferable to make this an enjoyable tour for everyone. It’s a good idea to get some practice kilometres in before coming on this tour. However, this is a leisure cycling tour and no-one will be left behind.

Can I bring my own bike?

Sure. It should be in good working order and suitable for the terrain which includes sealed, unsealed, gravel, sand etc. You should also bring spare tubes with you.

How many people with there be?

The tour will proceed when 2 people have a confirmed booking. Small group tours are ideal for meeting new, like-minded friends and is why we limit our tours to 8.