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Departure time is normally 15 minutes after the ride start time.
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Queensland Rail Trails Tour
Wednesday May 4, 2022 - Saturday May 21, 2022$250
2022 Queensland Rail Trails Tour
4 May – 21 May 2022
Welcome to the CTAWA Queensland Rail Trails Tour 2022. This 18 day, self-supported, 980 km tour of Queensland’s south-east corner includes the famous Brisbane Valley Rail Trail between Ipswich and Yarraman and the recently built Kingaroy to Goomeri Rail Trail. Touring bikes on 35 mm tyres or more and mountain bikes are suitable, or you may use nearby bitumen roads (sometimes busy) if you don’t like the gravel sections. There are a couple of big hills but these are quite rideable on a low geared touring bike.
The tour includes views of the Scenic Rim west of Brisbane, visits historic sites such as the grave of one of the models for James Bond at Tallagalla and the Kingaroy home of famous Queensland Premier Joe Bjelke-Peterson, the beach strip in Noosa, the hilltop towns of Montville and Maleny, and visits the Bee Gees memorial in Redcliff before returning through the mangrove swamps to Brisbane.
Covid restrictions may change or limit travel options in May 2022; please consider this possibility when registering for the tour.
Daily GPX tracks (and maps) are available here
TOUR OPTIONS & COSTS
The tour is a self-supported bicycle camping tour. This is a very enjoyable and satisfying way of making your way around country, smelling the air and stepping lightly on the earth.
You will carry your tent/sleeping gear/clothes/toiletries etc on your bicycle.
Camping will be at caravan parks, showgrounds and National Parks with basic but adequate facilities. Alternatively, there are hotels/campground chalets and B&Bs within rideable distances of the campgrounds each night. If you want to use these formal accommodations you will have to make your own arrangements.
An initial registration fee of $20 per rider is required to secure your place on tour and to cover organisation and pre-booking costs. Fees for camping will be finalized closer to the start of the tour and participants will be asked to pay before the tour begins. The final cost will depend on the number of riders and campground fees on the day but is expected to be around $250 per rider if camping.
If the Tour is cancelled prior to the start date refunds will be made minus any non-refundable costs.
Be aware that Covid 19 rules are likely to apply; currently this means showing proof of being fully vaccinated (two doses) and getting a Queensland Entry Pass to start the tour and a G2G Pass to return to WA. Please consider when booking flights that rules for interstate travel may change at short notice.
All registrants are asked to complete the registration form and pay the $20 registration fee to the Touring Account of the CTAWA BSB: BSB 306-115 Account Number: 0293434 Be sure to include your name in the payment description (if you have trouble filling in the form, e.g. Apple users, use this alternate form).
Contact Stuart: firstname.lastname@example.org