Honouring the first woman to ride from Sydney to Melbourne on a bicycle
In August 2019 Mulga Bicycle Tours will be honouring Sarah Maddock, the first woman to cycle from Sydney to Melbourne in 1894, with a 14-day tour.
This 125th-anniversary tour is the initiative of another Sarah Maddock who Googled her name and came across her namesake, which led her to research further about Sarah’s life with the aim of designing and co-hosting this fully supported ride 125 years later.
The route is a modern day version of Sarah’s 1894 achievement, as riding the Hume Highway would be more gruelling than enjoyable. Instead, the ride will take in some new towns such as Cootamundra and Wagga Wagga, and in Victoria, you will explore the Murray to Mountains and Great Victorian rail trails, which will give a sense of what the scenery and ambience would have been like for Sarah.
The tour will cycle through: Narellan, Bundanoon, Goulburn, Yass, Cootamundra, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Beechworth, Whitfield, Mansfield, Yea, and Melbourne.
Mulga Bicycle Tours will be trading in the corsets and bloomers, for your preferred cycling attire and while the route may be slightly different the essence of celebrating the adventurous spirit of Sarah is at the heart of the ride.
Visit the Mulga Bicycle Tours website to find out more.
Contact Us through CycleLifeHQ and get Free bike hire.
Safe, serene and stress free, Mulga Bicycle Tours offers fully supported small-group bicycle tours for all levels of biking ability and experience; holidays with personal service, a firm commitment to safety and with a little touch of luxury. Experience the Mulga Difference.
Each tour is limited to 15 guests to ensure personal attention, with tours run by experienced cycle tourists Denise and Mark Arundel.
Tours vary in length from 3 to 12 days and are scheduled to fit with the Australian seasons and optimum touring times.
Supported cycling tours in South Australia
Mulga Tours will show you the best places to visit on this 12-day cycling tour of Eyre Peninsula. You will ride, explore, relax and dine and if you wish we can ramp up the excitement and take you cage diving with Great White Sharks. What more could you want from a bike tour?
Supported cycling tours in the Victoria
Wrap yourself in the incredible natural beauty and history of North East Victoria’s mountains, valleys and rivers. On this 8-day spring bike tour you will enjoy gastronomic delights, visit wineries, distilleries and breweries and explore the alpine townships of Beechworth, Stanley, Myrtleford, Bright, Milawa and Whitfield.
Immerse yourself in the autumn colours of North East Victoria on this 8-day bicycle tour. Enjoy gastronomic delights, explore alpine townships from Beechworth to Bright, and take in some fascinating history along the way.
Supported cycling tours in NSW
Enjoy the best of inland NSW on this easy-does-it 11-day cycling tour from Canberra to Dubbo. Ride past fields of golden canola. Visit charming historic villages, enjoy delicious local produce and take in some fascinating attractions.
This 6-day bike tour of Canberra and surrounding New South Wales is extra special. Why? Because it coincides with the renowned Enlighten Festival. You'll see Canberra in a whole new light. Ride, Eat, See and Explore.
This glorious 7-day spring cycling tour experience combines the delights of Canberra, including a visit to the world-class Floriade festival, with an invigorating cycle tour through the spectacular scenery and historic townships of South East NSW.
Cycling day tours of Canberra and the ACT
You tell us what you want to see and how far you would like to ride and we will curate a private guided bicycle tour that is personalised and tailored to fit your schedule, ability, interests, and budget.
Explore the historical, political and cultural sites of Canberra on a bicycle. This tour provides an excellent orientation for all visitors to Canberra. Price includes a light lunch, guide, bike, helmet and a small bike mounted bag to carry your gear.
Cycle through Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve on its 35kph 16 kilometre sealed loop road and experience Australian fauna and flora first-hand. Price includes a picnic lunch, guide, bike, helmet and a small bike mounted bag to carry your gear.
Supported cycling tours in Queensland
A Queensland cycling adventure like no other. A 10-day bike ride from Cairns to Karumba, complete with plenty of spectacular scenery, intriguing wildlife & plenty of fascinating stories to keep you company.
The outback experience of a lifetime. Start near the sea and traverse rainforest, mountains and savannah on this 11-day bike tour across Cape York, arriving in the Gulf of Carpentaria to watch the sunset over the sea.
A bicycle tour from St George to Emerald through the many changing landscapes of Queensland's Great Inland Way. Includes two days exploring the magnificent Carnarvon Gorge National Park.
At Mulga, we organise and carry everything. All you have to do is ride.
For information visit the Mulga Bicycle Tours website.