SARCC Tour planners guide: click here

Please consider other club members.  If you have COVID symptoms, or believe you might be infectious, please do not attend SARCC rides or events.


Canberra Tour Monday 30th October to Monday 6th November 2023.
Visit and ride cycle friendly Canberra with SARCC.
The War Museum, Parliament House, the Arboretum, the Sculpture garden or even just trying to find a section of the Berlin Wall, there is plenty to do in our capital city either on or off bike.
If you can tear yourself away from sitting in the galleries at Parliament House watching our democracy in action then the club has many rides of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty to offer.

The Tour conditions…

  • You book your own accommodation. The Organisers will be staying at Alivio Tourist Park and most rides will start from there. No tent sites are available here but there are other caravan parks nearby that offer these. Alivio is close to central Canberra so if you decide to take a break from riding it is not too far to the city and other sightseeing opportunities.
  • You make your own travel arrangements.
  • If there enough participants then more than one ride per day will be scheduled.
  • We will meet each evening to discuss the next day’s rides.
  • We will book a group meal at a local eatery one evening of the tour.

Some of the rides that may be offered. Feel free to suggest others. We are also looking for volunteers to lead rides….

  • Lake Burley Griffin circumnavigation
  • Canberra Centenary Trail in 2 or 3 parts
  • Queanbeyan out and back
  • Mount Stromlo
  • Majura Pines, Gold Creek, Belconnen loop
  • various rides around Canberra (Red Rock Gorge, Woden, Blue Range)

Please contact Sven to register your interest.
Phone: 0410271717

If you have some time before commencing the Canberra tour, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail in North East Victoria provides some scenic cycling, stretching from Wangaratta to Wandiligong, with optional side trails to Rutherglen and Beechworth. See
Anticipated dates are from 25th to 30th October 2023 and ride routes are being worked out.
The most likely choices of accommodation are in the towns Myrtleford and Bright whose central locations provide easy access to the trail.
There’s also a wide variety of holiday homes to choose from.

After the Canberra tour, an additional bike tour in East Gippsland is being considered, affording some cycling along the rail trails in that region from Bairnsdale to Orbost, and in and around Lakes Entrance.
Anticipated dates are from 7th to 11th November 2023.

Mt Buller – Victorian mountain biking in summer
Dates : January 15 to 22, 2024
Leader: Marienne Hibbert
Group size: 15
Mt Buller in the summer
The mountain has a wide range of technical bike trails as well as trails that take your further afield. The trails and facilities were upgraded in 2022.
Downhill mountain biking has 40kms of superb tailor-made single tracks and another 60kms of mixed-use shorter trails   that are rated from easy to advanced with the  option of a  service to take you back uphill.
We will do the EPIC trail, a 40km tough and exhilarating ride through snow gum woodlands, treeless alpine summits, dropping off into cool ferny glades surrounded by granite monoliths, and finishing alongside a crystal clear mountain stream. A shuttle from Mirimbah takes you back up the mountain! A ride to mount Stirling is also a must.
Although this trip targets mountain bikes, there are some options for road bikes.  Participants will be encouraged to submit ride ideas.
There are a number of walks available as well as a winery and other tourism.
Accommodation: RCH (Royal Children’s Hospital) Alpine lodge. There are 14 bedrooms in the lodge. There are two kitchens and two lounge areas. Bedrooms are mostly twin share (11 rooms) with one double and two single rooms.  Most bathrooms are shared. Preferences will be taken into consideration.
Cost: $355 per person. Marienne will be the lodge leader and places will be confirmed by payment. The lodge must be left clean.
BYO: Sheets, food and alcohol
Please email expressions of interest to  And  whether single room, twin or double is preferred.

New Zealand 2024: Eric needs 1 more volunteer vehicle administration PLEASE,  0402 356 796
Expressions of interest in New Zealand tour now open to BikeSA Tuesday Traverse and Retire Active (who will need on 1 July to take up $30 SARCC membership) RSVP 18 June 2023.

Arrive 21st February 2024 depart 6th March 2024 cost estimate $1300 each,

  • Rides on RWGPS. 8 new rides, Moana to Kumara, Haast Pass to Wanaka, Wanaka Trails, Lake Dunstan, Te Anau, Divide to Te Anau, Centre Hill to Lumsden, Christchurch Loop, plus 5 great rides. There is a shorter version available of most rides.
  • Walkers could hike the Routeburn 3 days, Hike the stunning Hawea Breast Hill. Tourist can ride the Trans Alpine Railway, can fly Franz to Wanaka alpine scenic and a long list of interesting, some scenic, some physical, non-riding adventures.
  • Only 7 locations, we stay, 2 or more nights each. No bunks 4 per cabin maximum.
  • Eric is considering 4couples, 4 single females, 4 single males or the same split at 6 i.e., 16 or 24 participants, to improve accommodation dynamics.
  •  Bring your own bike, hire a bike, or buy an ebike & take home. (Save $1300 on hire, gain 5% exchange, lose $600 AU battery, 32kph?)

For further details, please click here and for proposed Ride With GPS routes, please click here.


Grampians bike tour 24 April to 1 May 2023
Maximum participants six.
A week of bike touring through the spectacular Gariwerd  National Park (the Grampians). The ride will combine riding with bushwalking and camping in six different national park campsites. The 200km will be 83% gravel, including iconic tracks such as the Victoria Range road, the Goat track and Ingleton track. Additional rides will be from the  camp such as Lake Wartook. The walks will include McKenzie and Fish Falls in the north and the Pinnacle from Halls Gap.
For the proposed route, see
This is a touring and camping trip. Riders must be self-sufficient, carrying their tent, stove, food etc. Please contact Marienne Hibbert (0425 781 514 or if interested and more details can be provided. As the sites need to be booked, please contact Marienne as she will do the booking.

Three Days of Gravel Road Rides – Fleurieu Peninsula, from Tuesday the 4th to Thursday the 6th of April 2023. Staying overnight at the Second Valley Caravan Park, although members are welcome to come up for the day. We have booked out the Valley House, but there are other accommodation options. See
Please contact Robyn on 0401 364 019 if intending to participate.
For further details, please click here.

New Zealand Tour 2023, Tour starts Monday 13th February 2023 for 16 nights. This tour was originally intended to start in February 2022 but due to NZ being closed to foreign visitors it has been postponed to February 2023.
Touring iconic trails and tracks in the South Island, New Zealand Te Wāhipounamu, Aotearoa. For more information on the rides and activities on offer click here. If you are interested in participating in this tour please email Denise at

A cycling and canoeing week at Barmera Sunday 4th to Friday 9th December
Local bike rides AM some dirt about 30+ km different rides each day Canoe trips PM. One trip with cars to top of lake, canoe 8k back to camp and cycling back to pick up cars. Alan & Mary are going to Barmera soon where will sort out a nice area for us to camp and speak to the managers about the dates. There are also plenty of cabins there.
Please, contact Alan Capell on 0418 855 568 with a text message with name and contact details if interested.

Goldfields Victoria Tour – from 16th to 30th October 2022. Following the cancellation of this tour last year, it has been rescheduled for the above dates.
> For an overview and accommodation recommendations, click here
> For ride details click here
> Camp sing-a-long song sheets click here

Fleurieu Trip Planning (ARPA/Retire Active SA) – from 19th to 22nd September 2022. Roger Polkinghorne is proposing a 4 day (3 night) ride within the Fleurieu Peninsula, with a suggested start date of Monday 19th Sept (and maybe Tuesday 20th Sept?). The logistics of organising this require some reasonably firm numbers to start looking at accommodation options. (Not so easy in the ‘bush’!). Click here for more information.

Mooching around McLaren Vale 2022
When: Arrive Saturday 12th February —Depart Tuesday 15th February
Accommodation: McLaren Vale Caravan Park,48 Field Street, McLaren Vale
For updated final details with Strava routes, please click on Mooching around Mclaren Vale 2022. We have also created Ride With GPS “events” for the three days of riding:-

  1. Day One, Saturday 12th February, to the Willunga Markets, click here.
  2. Day Two, Sunday 13th February, to Sellicks Beach, click here.
  3. Day Three, Monday 14th February, to Kuitpo Forest, click here.

From these, you can download the routes to your GPS device or follow them on your smartphone. Please note that the Train to Seaford will terminate at Brighton on the 12th and 13th of February. Please click here for details.

Forest and River Ports Tour – from Thursday 21st to Saturday 30th October. For further details, please click here.
Barossa Bike Bonanza, Wed 12th to Fri 14th May 2021. Rides starting at 10am to allow for those who may join for the day from home in Adelaide – Book your own accommodation. For further details, click here.
Goolwa Getaway, Wed 28th to Fri 30th April 2021. For full information click here.
Clare in October 2020 and Moana in November 2020, both for a couple of days.
The idea is that we will have several rides planned out by various members to try to cover the different interests of our riders. Hopefully, there will be some short, all bike trail rides, some more challenging rides on dirt roads and some longer roadie type rides. There may even be a lunch ride to a winery and back. Some of the rides will involve a drive to the start and possibly a car shuffle. The first day’s ride will be pre-arranged. We will have our usual 5pm Happy Hour each afternoon and at this time members can decide what ride they would like to attempt the next day and someone may need to step up and lead it. Several of us on the committee will have prepared a ride or two but if any member has an idea for a ride in these areas please, we would love to hear from you. At this stage we do not have the rides fully prepared only some ideas. Just before the event we will let the participants know more details. Both the Clare Valley and the Fleurieu Peninsula are perfect for cycling adventures.

There will be 3 days of cycling from Tues 20th Oct to Thurs 22nd Oct. We suggest you arrive on Mon 19th Oct. We will be staying in the Clare Holiday and Caravan Park, 8511 Horrocks Highway, Clare, SA, 5453. Ph (08)88422724 or free call 1800422724. There is currently plenty of accommodation available, but as this is a popular location, you are advised to book as soon as possible. More details coming soon. The committee is sharing the organising of these trips but if you have any ideas or want to lead a ride for Clare please speak with Carolyn Weinmann.
When you make a booking please email to register so we know the numbers and can keep in contact.

Venue: Moana Beach Caravan Park, 44 Nashwaulk Crescent, MOANA 5169, (08) 8327 0677,
Dates: Rides will be held on Tuesday 10th November, Wednesday 11th November and Thursday 12th November. Participants can enjoy a day’s ride without staying at the park or opt to stay for any length of time during the above dates. The first ride will be at 10am on Tuesday 10th November. Most other rides will begin at 9.30am. The committee is sharing the organising of these trips but if you have any ideas or want to lead a ride for Moana please speak with Robyn Davill. When you make a booking please email to register so we know the numbers and can keep in contact.
If you are interested in staying at Clare or Moana and joining in the camaraderie, we suggest you book your accommodation ASAP because the cabins book up very quickly. We intend a group evening meal out for both venues.
SARCC Challenge Tour New Zealand 2020
For details of the SARCC Challenge Tour New Zealand 2020: click here

Alpine way and High Country Trail November 2019 – For details of the Alpine way and High Country Trail tour: click here
Discovering Melbourne, Warburton and Leongatha by bicycle
Friday 11th October to Wednesday 23rd October
(includes of 12 nights accommodation).
For details of the Discovering Melbourne tour: click here

May 2nd-5th Adventure Extended Weekend 3 Day Rides in Clare Valley Click Here
Four Days of Cycling South East with SARCC including Robe and SE Kingston
Monday 11th March to Friday 15th March 2019
For details of the South East Tour: click here

April Tour 2018 Naracoorte
A LONG WEEKEND IN NARACOORTE Friday April 27th to Monday April 30th.
For details click: A LONG WEEKEND IN NARACOORTE 2018
We will be staying at the Naracoorte Big 4 Caravan Park
81 Park Tce Naracoorte. Ph 1800 999 899 or (08) 8762 2128
Organised by Helen Stephens 0428 120 447.

SARCC New Zealand North Island Tour 2016
Starts Friday 19th February 2016 from Auckland.
Fantastic supported rides every day through and including Friday 4th March 2016.
We travel in Mini buses and stop in Six different Locations.

For details click here

Alan & Mary’s Dirt Road Tour No.2
Monday 14th March til Saturday 19th March 2016
For details click here

Gladstone Gaol Escape Weekend

Beetaloo valley lunch stop.JPG

Friday 22 April 2016 to Monday 25 April 2016
Gladstone Caravan Park, bookings: (08) 8662 2522 or 0429 048 906
For details click here
David P 8248 2826

Angaston Luxury Weekend
Saturday June 4th and Sunday June 5th 2016
Self supported 2 day tour. Train to Gawler, ride to Angaston via the Jack Bobridge Trail, staying at the Brauhaus Hotel Angaston. Return the next day.
For details click here.
Organiser: Robyn D 0401 364 019

Canberra Annual Tour 2016
Saturday 22nd October to Saturday 29th October 2016
Staying at the Alivio Tourist Park
Details available here.
Organisers: Paul & Robyn D 0401 364 019

Great Victorian Rail Trail Tour
Sunday 19th to Tuesday 28th March 2017
For details click here: Vic Rail Trail Tour 2017
Mary & Alan Capell.

Something Different
Cobdogla Caravan Park, Friday 31st March to Monday 3rd April 2017. Details here.
Contact Alan on 0418 855 568

Flinders Day Ride Tour
Tentative Dates Mar 26th – April 3rd 2017
As the rides will all be single day rides come for as many days as you like. You don’t have to commit to the full tour.
Planning in progress – Click Here
Peter Harrison