Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (Yarraman to Fernvale) - 6 March to 8 March 2020

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An adventure awaits you!  Join us as we cycle a hidden gem on Brisbane's doorstep  -  the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Yarraman to Fernvale. 

We are unable to cycle to the end of the trail at Wulkuraka due to ongoing trail maintenance but we'll complete 75% of it ... so a good achievement.    

You will be shuttled to Yarraman from Toogoolawah and will then cycle back down the valley over the following 3 days.  On arrival at Fernvale a shuttle bus and bike trailer will deliver us back to Toogoolawah to collect our cars and wend our way home. 

The route is all off road, with the occasional creek crossing and hill to negotiate.  We will pass through small towns along the route, breathe in fresh country air and have a yarn or two with the locals.

We must remember to close any gates we open along the way as local farmers need to keep their stock under control.

A set of panniers on your bike will easily carry your small amount of luggage (no vehicle support or luggage transport) and a mountain bike is the best option for the trail.

Tour Price  -  $510.00

Deposit of $300.00   -  due by 11 February 2020

Single Supplement  -   $50

Balance due by 25 February 2020

Tour price is based on twin share accommodation.

 

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS POLICY:
Notice of cancellation must be in writing directly to Cycle Away, with an email as an acceptable form of communication.  The following cancellation conditions apply: 

Cancellation  29 - 15 days prior to trip departure -                                                                              50% loss of the tour cost
Cancellation within 14 days of trip departure -                                                                                    100% loss of tour cost
No refund is available after departure of a tour has commenced.  

Capped at:  We need 6 riders (not including Cycle Away staff) for the ride to proceed.  The ride will only proceed if minimum numbers obtained.

Cost includes:
2 nights twin share accommodation

Evening meal in Moore 

Breakfast in Moore

Shuttle from Toogoolawah to Yarraman and return to Toogoolawah at the conclusion of the ride 

En route support by Cycle Away staff


Not included:
Travel and medical insurance
On-trail food and drink (unless included above and below) 

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST - email Jan   info@cycleaway.com.au   if you would like more information.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1  -  (Friday 6 March )  Yarraman to Moore  -  48km

Arrive at Toogoolawah and park your car at a pre-arranged location.  We then catch the shuttle bus to Yarraman where we will begin our journey down the valley.  Our first day of riding will finish in Moore, after passing through Blackbutt, Benarkin and Linville along the way.  We will spend the night in a lovely B & B.

Accommodation in Moore  -  shared facilities.

 

 

Day 2  -  (Saturday 7 March)    Moore to Esk  -  49km

Today we head to Toogoolawah (great cafe) then on to Esk.  We will have some steep descents/ascents through creek beds where railway bridges have been removed or are unusable  -  walking is always an option!  The trail has a mixture of surfaces and is undulating.  Esk is the major regional centre in the area and has plenty of facilities and the odd pub or two.  

Breakfast in Moore

Accommodation in Esk.

 

Day 3  -  (Sunday 8 March)   Esk to Fernvale  -  45km

A good sleep and we will be ready to continue our ride down the valley to Fernvale.  Breakfast will be in a local eatery in Esk before we hit the trail and see what adventure awaits us.  Between Esk and Lowood we will cross the new Lockyer Creek Bridge which was opened in 2019  -  a much easier way to cross the creek!  The trail section between Lowood and Fernvale is a very pleasant ride and a nice finish to our third day of cycling.

After the ride we will be shuttled back to Toogoolawah to pick up our cars and head back to the real world.