Transport from Melbourne; bike and safety equipment hire; friendly and knowledgeable adventure tour guide; bragging rights from one of the best adventure trips in Victoria, if not the world; transport back to Melbourne
What to Bring:
Activewear and shoes you’ll be comfortable adventure trekking/biking in; swimwear and a small towel in case you get wet; warmer/cooler clothes to change into (this is Melbourne, after all); sunscreen, hat and sunglasses; snacks and water; extra money for purchasing food and drink; extra money ($15 each) for optional kayaking / paddleboarding
St Paul’s Cathedral, Flinders Street, Melbourne (opposite Federation Square and Flinders Street Train Station). We can also meet you along the route (St Kilda Road > Nepean Highway > Mornington Peninsula Freeway)
We'll pick you up from the meeting point at 7am and drop you off at around 4:30pm.
This adventure runs from Thursday to Monday, subject to availability.
The adventure begins
After a Melbourne city pick-up, you spend the next hour and a bit getting friendly with your host and fellow TripFitters until we find ourselves at the majestic Cape Schanck. Located on the rugged southern side of the peninsula, Cape Schanck offers some of the best coastal scenery in Australia. We’ll hike through bushland to a deserted beach, keeping an eye out for kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas along the way.
A view from the top
From the water’s edge to the highest point on the peninsula, our next stop is Arthurs Seat. Get ready for an adrenaline rush as we hop onto our bikes and head off-road to take on the mountain, trail by trail, checking out the awesome sea views along the way. There are some different route options depending on your level of fitness so don’t worry if you’re not super fit. You don’t need any mountain biking experience – we’ll give you a ‘crash’ course – but you do need to be comfortable on a bike.
Row, row, row your boat
After we refuel with lunch, we’ll head down the coast to Mornington. Aboard a kayak or atop a stand-up paddleboard, the quiet and tranquil beaches beckon us out to play. If you’re lucky you might spot a dolphin or two – we see them at least a couple of times a week. Not everyone is up for water activities so this is an optional part of the day and attracts and additional $15 fee if you choose to participate. If you’re not up for getting wet, we can point you to the nearest cafe or bar instead.
We kick off the day with a hike in Sherbrooke Forest and a walk in the Redwood Forest near Warburton. By this point, let’s face it, you deserve to relax – so the rest of the afternoon is spent indulging in the best food, wine and scenery around.