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 between 6:30am and 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. The course is mostly downhill (we start at the top and finish at the bottom) so don’t worry if you’re not super fit 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 by conquering the 1000 steps, then ride through to lunchtime on the purpose-built Yarra Valley bike trails. 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.
We cater to all fitness levels. If you're a fitness newbie, or if you don't get much time to work-out, we'll inspire you. If you're a fitness nut, we'll challenge you.
We'll pick you up between 6:30am and 7am and drop you off at around 4:30pm. (Once you book we'll be in touch with an estimated pick up time.)
This adventure runs on Saturdays, subject to availability. Click 'book now' to search available dates