This tour will take approximately 2 hours.
(It may be longer, depending on group size and cycling ability).
On this tour you will ride to many historic sites.
The first stop is the old Quarantine Station area – a site with buildings dating back to the mid 19th Century. It was used to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases, house troops during World War II and protect ethnic Albanians fleeing the Balkans conflict in the 1990’s. You will then move on to visit the historic Cattle Jetty, Pearce Barracks and Eagles Nest.
Next, you will ride out to Fort Nepean, located at the end of the southern end Mornington Peninsula. Fort Nepean helped make Melbourne the most well-defended city in Australia. You’ll be able to hop off your bikes and explore the vast tunnels of the fortress that were used during the first and second World Wars. Not to mention the breathtaking lookout points where Bass Strait meets Port Phillip.
Then after some light refreshments, you hop back on your bike and head home via Cheviot Hill, the mysterious beach where the then Prime Minister Harold Holt vanished in 1967.
Wildlife is also a highlight of the tour – lucky cyclists may spot Bottlenose Dolphins frolicking in the water, Australian Fur Seals playing out on rock formations, Echidnas meandering along Coles Track (a scenic bike path), Rosellas give the sky a dash of colour around Quarantine station and much more.