Our adventure begins on the vehicle barge to Macleay Island - keep an eye out for sea life during the barge ride. We pass by Karragarra Island on the way to our destination of Macleay Island. The journey takes approximately 40 minutes.
The cycling begins when you step off the barge onto lovely scenic Macleay Island, the prettiest island in the group. We have chosen a route which takes you to as many viewing points as possible and circles the island.
We will stop and have a break at Campbell Lookout before we ride along to our lunch spot at Pat's Park. Make sure you bring your packed lunch to enjoy beside the water. This is a lovely park with all the conveniences including a swimming enclosure for any who dare to put more than their feet into the water, so remember to bring your togs and towel. After lunch we will complete the circular ride of the island and head for a coffee shop for afternoon tea, before we board the barge for home and our normal lives.
Rider ability: Suitable for Beginners
Pace: Recreational - approx. 15km per hour
Terrain: The island is mostly flat but you need to climb a hill to get away from the barge landing. The morning ride is mainly flat and includes approximately 6kms of hard packed gravel. The afternoon ride is a little more undulating.
Start/finish location: Stradbroke Island Ferries, Redland Bay Departure Terminal - 1 Weinam St, Redland Bay QLD 4165, Australia
Start Time: Sunday 8.45am for 9.15am barge departure. The barge doesn't wait for late riders!
Finish Time: Approximately 4.00pm
On road support: Cycle Away staff. No vehicle support.
Extra cost - Barge fee to be paid on the day
Cost: $27.50 - Bookings are essential or Become a Ride with Friends member and you only pay the barge fee
Capped at: We need a minimum of 4 riders and will take up to 12 riders on the trip. If you're interested, get in early and tell your friends.