Ride & Seek Follows the Footsteps of a Famous Explorer Across Oz
Ride & Seek is thrilled to unveil a NEW cycling adventure from Sydney to Melbourne, following the footsteps of Polish explorer Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, noted for his contributions to the exploration of Australia, particularly the Snowy Mountains and Tasmania.
This two-stage expedition covers 1,569 km by bicycle over 18-days, including some of Australia’s most iconic climbs and its highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko. “The Strzelecki Tour” is slated for November 27th – December 14th, 2020 or November 19th – December 6th, 2021 and starts at AU $10,750. For more info, visit https://www.rideandseek.com/tour/strzelecki-sydney-to-melbourne.
“We will follow Strzelecki’s journey into the Great Dividing Range through the Snowy Mountains to Melbourne,” said Ride & Seek Founder Dylan Reynolds. “We’ll spend a day in the skiing township of Thredbo NSW to climb Australia’s highest peak, which Strzelecki climbed and named Mt Kosciuszko in March 1840. Then we’ll head into bushranger county and along the Murray River before turning back into the mountains and summiting Mt. Hotham, Australia’s highest sealed road at 1,840 meters.”
Strzelecki Bike Tour Highlights
- Cycle across the Great Dividing Range from the Pacific Ocean to the Southern Ocean
- Tackle Australia’s most iconic climbs
- Ride through the Capital to Parliament House
- Wind through the alpine wilderness within the Snowy Mountains
- Bike Australia’s highest road
- Climb Mt. Kosciuszko and enjoy the 360-degree views on top of Australia
- Explore country towns and meet local characters
- Sample delicious local produce, coffee, cuisine, beer & wine
“This tour offers a landscape rich in iconic Australian history: 60,000 years of indigenous occupation, convict settlement, early explorers, frontier wars, gold rushes, Ned Kelly and the bushrangers, and stockmen like the Man from Snowy River,” said Reynolds.
About Ride & Seek: We are a worldwide adventure cycling company offering unique historical itineraries with quality lodging, fine gastronomy, and cultural immersion. On our tours, cyclists can not only see and ride some of the greatest roads in Europe but also visit some of the most spectacular sites as well. Providing a cultural insight into the areas we visit both historically and gastronomically is central to what we do. Historical journeys and cultural adventures are our specialties. https://rideandseek.com