All in all, that riding trip took us 8 days on the bike. We mostly rode off main roads, so as to get a better idea of these areas we visited in Queensland . We spurned lodgings booked ahead or planned routes, we just followed our fancy and it proved easy to crash wherever and whenever we were too tired to keep riding or too enthralled with the place to leave it so soon. That was an awesome bikepacking time, as a prelude to what was our real target Down Under, our Bikepacking Tour of New Zealand.
Huit jours d'itinérance sur notre VTT en grande partie sur les chemins, pour visiter une petite partie du Queensland. Sans aucun plan pré-établi, juste à l'instinct. Et en autonomie complète. En prélude à notre tour de Nouvelle-Zélande, qui était le véritable objectif de notre voyage Down Under.
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After landing at Brisbane at 6:00 am, we got our bikes back from the luggage claim area, got them ready for our bikepacking trip and we rode off to Sunshine Beach. Our route followed cycle pathways, double track trails or main roads. The heat felt searing at lunchtime, all the more so as we are straight…
Leaving at 7:30, a little too late because the return was hot. Beautiful forest, and many coves to dream beaches. At Dolphin Point, we went down to the edge of the waves, no band of dolphins in sight unfortunately. We loved Granite Beach, deserted, and walked on the next long beach where 5 surfers were…
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Finally, my training week was over, I had an unforgettable day of technical driving coaching with Chris Carter, and we could start our bike roaming week to return to Brisbane. Up to Noosa Civic, easy on cycle paths. At Noosa Civic, a long shopping and ravito session. And then the adventure started, the…
After an unusual morning between waking up at dawn and our breakfast offered by Jenny, another homeless man but by car, then our ascent of Mount Cooroora, we left Pomona in the afternoon. We followed the trail of kangaroos, many in the region! Strong heat in this afternoon, fortunately small roads sometimes…
That was dog-day heat, a shocker! So lots of pauses to cool it off, especially in the dreadful and yet most beautiful climb before Mapleton. The route was great, no off road portion, and for most part we had a band to ride on so cars were not a bother. The towns of Kenilworth, Mapleton and Montville…
That has been a dreamlike route in the Glass House Mountains county. Eucalyptus trees, breathtaking vistas and sandy terrain, sometimes full of ruts or rocks. Lots of riding fun to be had, all in the midst of nature. Loved it all! We would have loved to spot koalas but they sleep during the day, they are not as dumb as we are.
Departure from Beerwah, and our unauthorized bivouac, at 5.30 am. Itinerary that led us from the Glass House Mountains to Somerset. Beautiful route in the eucalyptus forest in the first part, with a real gravel track and clouds of smoke as the pick-ups and 4x4s passed, launched at full speed. Top ! A…
Hot day, over 40 degrees in the afternoon, in
a discolored landscape parchmented by drought. Less affluent towns, farms and livestock sometimes in a state of disrepair that is painful to see. And this morning, along the lakes, in this magnificent landscape, all these corpses of wallabis or fallow deer…
The circle is complete, back to Brisbane. A little over 650 km I think, and not yet looked at the elevation +. A good preparation for the NZ. For this last stage, around thirty km on the old Brisbane railway, in the ground. Then cycle paths, over fifty km, in urban areas - interlacing after interlacing…
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