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9-day cycle tour, approx 500km, exploring the delights of South Australia's unique and diverse Eyre Peninsula

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  1. 500+k

    Bike 500km
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Annual Tour route

Starting and finishing in Cape Jervis, Annual Tour 2018 will kick off with a ferry ride across the infamous "Backstairs Passage" to the serenity of Kangaroo Island where delicious food and wine, gorgeous countryside, open skies and a mix of landscapes that support a multitude of unique birds and wildlife awaits. This is one tour not to miss out on.

Highlights:

Start and finish the tour with a ferry ride to from Cape Jervis at the southern tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula across to Penneshaw

Enjoy the unique food & wine produce of Kangaroo Island including locally sourced seafood, lamb, honey, marron and more.

Tuck into a feast of fresh Kangaroo Island oysters at American River

Visit Finders Chase National Park and marvel at unique natural features including Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Get up close and personal with long-nosed sea lions at Seal Bay

Enjoy scenic landscapes and sweeping vistas of Kangaroo Island's rugged coastline

From the organizer

The Annual Tour ventures west to South Australia's Eyre Peninsula, a region of diverse landscapes, wild coastline, unique flora and fauna, great local hospitality and arguably some of Australia's best seafood. Sweeping rural vistas, welcoming regional communities, stunning beaches, National Parks, seals, penguins, sensational seafood, delicious local wines and produce and much more....... it really does offer a true Breath of Fresh Eyre.

What’s Included

Registration includes:

  • Transport of luggage from campsite
  • Comfortable campsites, flush toilets and hot showers
  • Undercover dining facilities with tables and chairs
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners (except breakfast and lunch on Day 1, lunch on Rest Day, and Lunch & Dinner on Day 9)
  • Programmed activities and entertainment
  • Ride guide
  • Annual Tour merchandise
FAQs

How fit do I need to be to participate in Annual Tour? Do I need to be a fast rider?

Annual Tour involves riding distances of between 50km and 100km each day. The average is about 50-60km.

Whilst you don't need to be an elite athlete you will need to have a reasonable level of fitness to manage the full distance of approximately 500km over 8 days.

You can ride at your own pace each day and rest assured that our support team won't leave anyone behind.

If you're not sure how long it will take you to ride a certain distance you can refer to the comparison chart below to get a rough idea. Please note that these times do not take into account additional time spent at refreshment stops, taking photos, sightseeing, etc.

Where does the ride start from?

Annual Tour 2018 will start and finish at Cape Jervis at the southern tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula - the embarkation/arrival point of the ferry between the mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

Check-in for the start will be at the Sealink Ferry Terminal, Cape Jervis.

What time is check-in on the first day?

From 7.30am for those taking the coach transfer from Adelaide to Cape Jervis. The coach leaves at 8.30am

From 10.00am for those driving directly to Cape Jervis.

What time does the Sealink ferry depart at the start and finish of the tour?

Day 1 - Cape Jervis to Penneshaw - departs at 12.00pm - you need to be checked in by 11.30am

Day 8 - Penneshaw to Cape Jervis - departs at 2.30pm - you need to be checked in by 2.00pm

Can I travel on a ferry at a different time?

Our booking arrangements with Sealink require all riders to travel on the same ferry on Sat 20 and Sat 27 October. However, special arrangements may be possible to travel a day or two before the tour commences or after the tour finishes if you wish to have additional time on Kangaroo Island.

Subject to availability. All requests must be made through Bicycle SA at least 4 weeks prior to departure.

What sort of bike should I take?

The Annual Tour is generally a roady ride, but there will be some days when there may be opportunities to explore further on unsealed roads and trails. The ride is suitable for either a road bike, hybrid or mountain bike with slicks. Whilst all the route is on sealed roads there is the opportunity on some days to take a more scenic route and explore the island on unsealed roads - not ideal for the skinny tyres but should be okay with hybrid, touring, CX or MTB tyres.

Annual Tour weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

13°C
Predicted highs
5°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

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