The ride begins at Toondah Harbour, Stradbroke Island Ferry Terminal and we return to the same point at the end of the day. This will be a guided ride. The adventure starts on the vehicle barge to Stradbroke Island - keep an eye out for sea life during the barge ride.
We arrive at Dunwich after a 45 minute trip across beautiful Moreton Bay and commence our journey across the island. We take the main road out of Dunwich towards Point Lookout. REMEMBER - this is the main road on the island so can get busy with traffic from barge arrivals and departures. The road takes us past Myora Springs and the Amity Point turn-off.
When we reach the other side of the island we pass Adder Rock, Home Beach, Cylinder Beach, Cylinder Headland and, after a small uphill, the famous Stradbroke Island Hotel. A few kilometres further on is Point Lookout township and the Gorge Walk. We lock our bikes and follow the Gorge Walk, for a different perspective on the island. If you're lucky you might see dolphins or turtles in the beautiful clear waters of the Gorge. After completing the walk we'll pause for lunch and drink in fantastic views of the ocean before turning our wheels back to Dunwich.
Rider ability: Intermediate level. Not recommended for beginner riders.
Terrain: While the island is only relatively small it does have a few good hills to conquer, followed by some welcome downhills. You will also need your walking legs for a very scenic walk around the Gorge. The roads are sealed, with no riding on sand.
Distance: 45kms riding and approximately 4 kms walking (Gorge Walk)
Pace: Recreational 15km to 20km per hour
Start/finish location: Toondah Harbour, Stradbroke Island Ferry
Start Time: Sunday 7.30am for 8am barge departure. The barge doesn't wait for late riders!
Finish Time: Approximately 4.30pm
On road support: Cycle Away staff. No vehicle support.
Food for the trip: Lunch and snacks will be at your cost. We have lunch at Point Lookout. The cost of a sandwich and drink is between $10 to $15.
Cost: $27.50- Bookings are essential - Free for Ride with Friends members - Become a Ride with Friends member
Cost on the day - Barge Fee of $10
Cost includes: Experienced cyclists to assist you en-route
Capped at: We need a minimum of 4 riders and will take up to 15 riders on the trip. If you're interested, get in early and tell your friends.