e-bike the Bellarine
ride, explore, eat & stay!
Spend a weekend exploring the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula by e-bike! Your 2 day self-guided tour includes bike hire and helmet, gourmet lunch at a local winery and overnight accommodation in a boutique hotel with breakfast. Most of your riding is off-road following the famous Bellarine Rail Trail so you can relax whilst you explore the sights, sounds and tastes of the Bellarine!
Weekend 1/2 day tours also available!
Breathe in the fresh coastal air of the Bellarine Peninsula and coast along the famous Bellarine Rail trail on an e-bike!
Explore the Bellarine Peninsula. See the famous Point Lonsdale lighthouse, stay overnight in the historic town of Queenscliff and so much more!
The Bellarine Peninsula is home to some fantastic wine and eateries, so we’ll indulge your tastebuds with a gourmet lunch at a local winery.
ride the Bellarine Rail Trail
you ride and we do the rest
Arrive by ferry direct from Docklands or Sorrento and we’ll transfer you to Drysdale where the fun begins!
You’ll get quick run down about riding your e-bike, receive a map and itinerary and then you’re ready to set off!
Your luggage and anything else you don’t need for the ride will be delivered to your overnight accommodation in Queenscliff and will be waiting for you in your room.
easy on an e-bike!
Experience the thrill of an e-bike! Riding an e-bike gives you the joy and benefits of pedalling a bike under your own power, yet also gives you some added assistance by having an automatic electric motor that kicks in when it detects that you are pedalling.
We partner with Bella E-Bikes and our fleet of e-bikes are built for comfort and reliability and have advanced pedal assist technology which makes for an easy transition to riding an e-bike.
We have e-bikes of all adult sizes, from extra small (XS), small (S), medium (M), large (L) and extra large (XL) and they can be quickly adjusted to suit virtually all adult heights and leg lengths.
No matter what your size or level of fitness, if you can ride a bike – you can ride an e-bike!*
*Must be 18 years and over (contact us for possible options for under 18 riders)
Your self guided itinerary lets you ride the along Bellarine Rail Trail at your own pace. Once you have received your tour map, winery lunch voucher and a quick run down of how to ride your e-bike – you’ll be on your way! We’ll arrange a transfer from Portarlington or Queenscliff ferry terminals so just bring your overnight luggage and you’ll be ready to roll!
early weekender – Thursday to Friday or Friday to Saturday $350 pp
Start 11.30am @ Drysdale Station (Port Phillip Ferries arrives Portarlington 10.50am)
Finish following day 3.00pm @ Drysdale Station (Port Phillip Ferries departs Portarlington 3.45pm Fri/ 4.30pm Sat)
weekender – Saturday to Sunday $395 pp
Start Saturday 12.30pm @ Drysdale Station (Port Phillip Ferries arrives Portarlington 12.05pm)
Finish Sunday 3.45pm @ Drysdale Station (Port Phillip Ferries departs Portarlington 4.30pm)
daytripper – Saturday or Sunday $165 pp
Start 12.30 pm @ Drysdale Station (Port Phillip Ferries arrives Portarlington 12.05pm)
Finish 3.45pm @ Drysdale Station (Port Phillip Ferries departs Portarlington 4.30pm)
Let us know your arrival time at Portarligton ferry terminal (we can also arrange pick up from Queenscliff ferry terminal), and you’ll be transferred to our starting point at Drysdale station. Here you will be fitted to your e-bike followed by a quick demo on how ride. We’ll supply the map and lunch voucher and then you’ll be on your way!
(we will take your luggage to your accommodation in Queenscliff)
After around 30 mins – 1 hour into your ride, you’ll soon be ready for lunch at Banks Road Winery. Just take a slight detour off the trail at Banks Road and give your legs a little workout up a testy little hill ( its easy with the help of your e-bike!) Enjoy a delicious two course lunch served with a glass of their award winning wine. After lunch you may want to grab a bottle or two to take back to your accommodation back in Queenscliff!
After a refuelling lunch you’ll then head back onto the rail trail and make your way towards the historic seaside town of Queenscliff where you will stay over night in your boutique accommodation. It’s only another 7km down the trail so there’s no need to rush. Once you arrive in Queenscliff, why not head down to the harbour precinct for a coffee or maybe enjoy a local craft beer or whiskey at the nearby Queenscliff Brewhouse before checking into your accommodation. When you arrive your luggage and complimentary PikNik Cafe gift bag will be waiting for you!
After a restful nights sleep and delicious a la carte breakfast, you have the option to sleep in and take advantage of a late checkout or perhaps head off a little earlier and ride over for a tour of the famous Point Lonsdale Lighthouse along the bike path. Point Lonsdale also has some fantastic coffee where you can sit and look across the and magnificent views of the Port Phillip heads.
Those on the Early Weekender tour will include a guided tour of the Queenscliff Maritime Museum where you will experience tales of the shipwrecks, lifeboats, rescues and all the maritime heritage around ‘The Rip’ – one of the most notorious stretches of water on the Victorian coastline.
*Lighthouse tour only included on Weekender tour
From here it’s back on to the rail where you cruise back to Drysdale station where we will meet you with your luggage before your complimentary transfer back to Portarlington or Queenscliff to your connecting ferry.
Make sure you grab a donut at Daniels Donuts in Portarlington!
stay in style
After a day of riding and exploring, you’ll be able to unwind and relax in award winning boutique accommodation at Athelstane House in the heart of Queenscliff. Upon arrival, park your bike in our secured bike area and check into your room where your luggage will be waiting for you.
Rooms are well appointed with contemporary luxuries each with their own ensuite with free wifi. You also have access to the cosy guest lounge with open fireplace and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities. Athelstane House is located in the heart of Queenscliff and is within walking distance to restaurants, hotels and attractions.
Late checkout of 12pm is provided.
*Dinner at own expense
frequently asked questions
If you are 18 years or older and know how to ride two-wheel bicycle you can ride an e-bike. E-bikes are very similar to a regular bicycle with the same brakes and gears system. Although the bike has an electric motor, there is no throttle and the motor will only work whilst you pedal.
All of our bikes are regularly serviced and maintained to the highest standard. If the unlikely event that you have a mechanical issue on your ride, simply give us a call and we will come out and assist you asap.
Not much! Simply bring what you would normally take for an overnight stay and we will take whatever you don’t need for your bike riding to your accommodation. For riding we suggest you take a raincoat and wear comfortable runners or trail shoes. A backpack could be handy also for purchases along the way like extra vino! Helmets and water bottles are provided.
All bikes have either a basket or bike rack for storing small items.
Riding a bicycle along the Bellarine Rail trail is a fantastic experience, however the weather on the Bellarine Peninsula can be fickle at any time of the year so we recommend that you be prepared with the right clothing. In the event that you get caught in a storm or downpour we suggest you take cover somewhere safe along the trail until it passes.
(only in extreme circumstances we can arrange to have you picked up)
Please read our terms of conditions for our refund and cancellation policy.
Our tours are designed to enjoy with someone else and we do require at least 2 people for our tours to operate. If you would like to book as a solo traveller please contact us directly and if we have at least 2 other people on a tour we will be able to accomodate a solo booking. (single supplement will apply)
You can check into your accommodation anytime from 2pm. Upon arrival you will shown where to secure your bicycle overnight and your luggage will be waiting for you in your room. Checkout time is 12pm.
Yes. You can bring your own car and there is parking available at both at the tour starting point at Drysdale station and at our transfer point at Portarlington pier. Please note parking your car at either location is entirely at your own risk and we will not be liable for any loss or damages to your car.
Tickets for the Port Phillip Ferries or Searoad ferry are not included in your fare however tickets can be purchased online below.