Ride The Apple Isle 2020

Ride The Apple Isle 2020

This year Ride4Life will be riding the Apple Isle from the 28th March to the 4th April. This promises to be an exciting ride as we circumnavigate the State.  Tasmania has so many wonderful attractions and magnificent scenery.

Why not join us on this fantastic trip where we will be promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention as we talk to as many people as possible on our tour.

If you would rather hire a bike in Tassie than take your own, then you can contact TASMANIAN Motorcycle Tours and Rentals (TMTR).  They operate out of Hobart, so you would need to fly to Hobart and ride to Devonport to meet the group.  Phil Ogden from TMTR has advised us that they presently have 2 BMW R1200 GS bikes and 3 Triumph Tiger 800s.  TMTR have offered to contribute 5% of rental cost to Ride4Life.  

The registration fee includes a commemorative Tshirt, a patch for your jacket, stickers and a contribution to the support vehicle that will accompany us on the trip.  This is a total cost in extras of $55 for riders and $40 for pillions.  Ride registration is only $50 for riders and $30 for pillions in order to keep the costs as low as possible given the ferry ride to Tasmania.  You will need to book this yourself.  We understand the cost will be $388 return for rider and bike and $240 for a pillion.  You can book your journey at the Spirit of Tasmania website.

Day 1 - Saturday, 28 March

Spirit of Tasmania - Boarding 8.30am Mebourne Saturday 28th March

Spirit of Tasmania - Disembarking 6.10pm Devonport Saturday 28th March

Overnight Accommodation
Discovery Parks Devonport
13-19 Tarleton St, Devonport TAS 7310
Phone:  (03) 6427 8418

Dinner at Valentino's Family Restaurant 54 Best St, Devonport (03) 6423 3377

Day 2 - Sunday, 29 March

Breakfast at the Harbour Masters Cafe, 92 Formby Rd, Waterfront, Devonport (03) 6423 6631

Lunch at Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge Bar & Bistro
4038 Cradle Mountain Road, Cradle Mountain 7306

Overnight Accommodation
Strahan Holiday Retreat
8 - 10 Innes Street West Strahan, Tasmania, 7468
Ph: (03) 6471 7442

Dinner at Hamer's Bar & Bistro, The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, 7468
Ph: (03) 6471 4335

Day 3 - Monday, 30 March

Breakfast at The Coffee Shack, 19 Esplanade, Strahan
Ph: (03) 6471 7025

Ride to "The Wall", a Tourist Attraction at 15352 Lyell Hwy, Derwent Bridge
Ph: (03) 6289 1134

Long Lunch at Lawrenny Estate Distilling, Tasmanian Distillery
6485 Lyell Hwy, Ouse, 7140
Ph: 0438 966 020

Accommodation: Barilla Holiday Park, 75 Richmond Road, Cambridge, 7170
Ph: 1800 465 453

Dinner: Takeaway Pizza/Pasta Night - Luma, 22/66 Kennedy Drive, Cambridge
Ph: (03) 6240 1875

Day 4 Tuesday, 31 March

Breakfast - Salamanca Wharf Cafe, 17A Castray Esplanade, Hobart
Ph: (03) 6224 6250

Ride to Mount Wellington, Tourist Attractioon, Pinnacle Road, Hobart.

Lunch - Cascade Brewery, 131 Cascade Rd, South Hobart, 7004
Ph: (03) 6221 8300

Ride to Tessellated Pavement, Tourist Attraction, 380 Pirates Bay Drive, Eaglehawk Neck, 7179.

Accommodation: NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park, Lot 1, Garden Point Rd, Port Arthur, 7182.
Ph: (03) 1800 607 057

Dinner - 1830 Restaurant and Bar, 6973 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, 7182.
Ph: (03) 6251 2310

Day 5 Wednesday, 1April

Breakfast - Port Arthur Lavendar, 6555 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, 7182
Ph: (03) 6250 3058

Visit Port Arthur Historic Site - Tourist Attraction, Arthur Highway, Port Arthur, 7182
Ph: (03) 6251 2310

Ride to Richmond Bridge, Tourist Attraction, Bridge St, Richmond, 7025

Visit Richmond Gaol, Tourist Attraction, 37 Bathurst St, Richmond, 7025

Lunch - Richmond Bakery and Cafe, 50 Bridge Street, Richmond, Clarence 7025

Accommodation: Bicheno East Coast Holiday Park, 4 Champ Street, Bicheno 7215
Ph: (03) 6375 1999

Dinner - Pasinis Cafe, Wine Bar and Deli. Shop 2, 70 Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215
Ph: (03) 6375 1076

Day 6 Thursday 2 April

Breakfast - Pasinis Cafe, Wine Bar and Deli. Shop 2, 70 Burgess Street, Bicheno 7215
Ph: (03) 6375 1076

Bicheno Motorcycle Museum and Restoration - Tourist Attraction, 35 Burgess St, Bicheno 7215
Ph: (03) 6375 1485

Lunch - Pub In The Paddock, 250 Columba Falls Rd, Pyengana 7216
Ph: 6373 6212

Accommodation: Big4 Launceston Holiday Park, 86 Glen Dhu Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: (03) 6344 2600

Dinner - The Royal Oak Hotel, 14 Brisbane Street, Launceston, 7250
Ph: (03) 6331 5346

Day 7 Friday 3 April

Breakfast - Relish Everyday, Shop 1/43 Arthur Street, East Launceston
Ph: (03) 6331 3122

Visit to the National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, 84 Lindsay Street, Launceston 7250
Ph: (03) 6334 8888

Lunch - Burt Munro's Motorcycle Cafe, 140 Main Road, Exeter 7275
Ph: 0473 212 185

Accommodation: Bay View Holiday Village, 2-12 N Caroline Street, East Devonport 7310
Ph: (03) 6427 0499

End of Ride Function Dinner - To be advised

Day 8 Saturday 4 April

Breakfast - Dockside Food & Coffee, 27 Murray Street, East Devonport 7310

Spirit of Tasmania - Boarding at 9.50am Devonport

Spirit of Tasmania - Disembarking 7.30pm Melbourne.

Travel Map

The Google Map below is an indication only of the exact route to be taken.  Other links to Tom Tom maps will be provided shortly which will be more accurate.  You can download this Google map by clicking this link to "Tour The Apple Isle Google Map".

Final Itinerary & Directions

The Final Itinerary and Directions is now available as a downloadable spreadsheet from this link.  It is in Excel format but can be read in Google Sheets or Open Office if you don't have Excel.

Event Properties

Event Date 28-03-2020 8:30 am
Event End Date 04-04-2020
Registration Start Date 14-01-2020
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Full costs included in description of Event
We are no longer accepting ONLINE registration for this event. You can still register on the day at the start location.
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