WHAT:

  • Travel at your own pace and enjoy the independence of this self guided electric bike tour
  • We will look after all logistics for you for a three day pack free cycle
  • The pedal assist technology of the electric bikes makes cycling the hinterland terrain, on quiet back roads, so much easier allowing you to enjoy the breath taking scenery of spotted gum forests, coastal trails and dairy pastures
  • Immerse yourself in nature and look out for our incredible wildlife
  • Stay on a beautiful property on the outskirts of the National Trust Village of Central Tilba.  Enjoy stunning views to the ocean and access the Bellbrook Loop Walk directly from the property
  • Stop along the way to enjoy local wines, ales and delicious local produce from the South Coast 

WHO:  12 YEARS AND ABOVE  MIN: 1 PAX MAX: 6 PAX

HOW LONG3 Days 2 Nights

WHENDEPARTS 2 PM FROM NAROOMA RETURN 4 PM TO NAROOMA ON DAY 3

Available dates:

10th to 14th November 2022

16th to 20th February 2023

27th April to 1st May 2023

14th to 18th September 2023

WHERE: The tour starts and finishes at our shop -The Naroooma Visitors Information Centre,45 Princes Highway Narooma NSW 2546.   

Drive time: 4.5 hrs from Sydney, 3 hrs from Canberra.   Flying: Moruya Airport 45 mins drive Merimbula Airport 1.3 hrs drive

FITNESS LEVEL: The terrain in the hinterland of Narooma and Tilba has some steep hills.  Whilst the electric bike helps enormously with this an intermediate level of fitness is required.  Must be proficient in bike riding. 

INCLUDED

  • 2 Nights accommodation at The Bryn at Tilba on a twin shared basis with private facilities (Choose specific rooms when booking)
  • 2 Continental Breakfasts  - all other meals and drinks are not included. 
  • Electric Bike hire from 2 pm on Day 1 to 4 pm on Day 3.  Hire includes helmets, paniers front and back, chargers and bike locks.
  • Cycle Route Maps
  • Optional extras of things to do while you are in the region
Not included: Optional tours and services, Travel Insurance, meals and beverages other than specified ,Travel to and from Narooma, Accommodation before or after the trip (Why not add on one of our other self guided cycle tours for an extended stay).  Early check in or late check out is not included.  

BRING: Refillable water bottle, Sunscreen, Sun hat for walks, Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for bike riding, wet weather raincoat.   Luggage will be transported to the hotel for you and back to Narooma. 

There is no better way to get to know the Narooma and Tilba region than by electric bike.    The pedal assist technology of the electric bikes makes the ride so much easier which means that you can ride further and take the time to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the way.  Being a self guided tour means that you can choose which route you would like to take and where you would like to stop and for how long.  The quiet country roads meander their way through dairy pastures, spotted gum forests with views over Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) a mountain sacred to the local Yuin First Nations people.    There are a number of unique experiences that you can add on to your tour which are available as extras when booking:

Optional Extras (not included. Can be booked separately as you go through the booking) :

  • Cheese and Ale Tasting at Tilba Real Dairy
  • Walk the beach and learn all about kelp farming with Mystery Bay Kelp including tasting.
  • Welcome to Country and Foraging Walk at Mystery Bay with one of the local Yuin knowledge holders
  • Cheese and Gin Tasting at the Dromedary Hotel
  • Dinner at the Dromedary Hotel
  • Dinner at Sweet Water Restaurant
  • History walk of Central Tilba
  • Lunch and Wine Tasting at the Tilba Valley Winery and Ale House
  • Lunch at the Mimosa Winery (Located between Bermagui and Tathra)
Wildlife Highlights may include: Wallabies and kangaroos, echidna and numerous birds. 


Itinerary

Day 1 

Make your own way to Narooma and meet at our bike shop where we will spend some time fitting the right bike for you, going over a pre-rider safety briefing giving a full run down on how to use the bikes including charging, where you can go on your self guided tour and other information regarding your accommodation. We have safe parking at the rear of our shop where you can park your car for the duration of your tour - .   We will transfer your luggage to your accommodation for you so that it will be waiting there for you upon your arrival.  

We will provide you with cycle maps of the region.    The cycle trails are all marked (Nar 1 - 5) and are clearly marked on our map.    Cycle to your accommodation in Central Tilba.

Suggestions of where to have dinner: The Dromedary Hotel is open 7 days a week for dinner.   Sweet Water Restaurant is open for dinner Thursday to Sunday from 5 pm. They make great cocktails! Ask us 

Day 2

Being a self guided tour you can go where you want to and in your own time explore the area. Here are some of our suggestions of what you can do in the Tilba area.   The beautiful National Trust Village of Central Tilba was built in the late 1800's during the Australian Gold Rush.   Browse the boutique shops and enjoy a delicious ice cream from the Tilba Real Dairy.  Enjoy high tea at the Tilba Tea Pot.   Walk the stunning Bellbrook Loop Walk.   Enjoy a pie from the Tilba pie shop. Ride to Tilba Tilba and explore this lesser known village. Enjoy lunch at La Gallette French restaurant.  Ride to the base of Gulaga and then walk to the summit (This is a 4.5 hour round trip walk for advanced walkers). 

Suggestions of where to have dinner: 

Day 3

Check out of your accommodation by 10 am. We will pick up your luggage for you and return it to our shop in Narooma ready for you to collect at the end of your cycle. Today you will be riding back to Narooma.   Choose from one of the many cycle trails.   Our favourite is the Nar 5 to Mystery Bay along Sunnyside Road with panoramic views to the ocean and rolling dairy pastures.   There is the option today to immerse yourself in the Yuin culture on a guided walk with one of the local knowledge holders on Mystery Bay Beach.   Forage for bush foods and bush medicines.  We can highly recommend this transformative experience (Not included in package.  Must be booked via extras).  One of the regions most progressive industries is Kelp farming.   There is the option today to include a tour with the owner of Mystery Bay Kelp.   Learn all about the health benefits of kelp and how to farm it.   Enjoy a tasting of each of the unique flavours. (Not included in package. Must be booked via extras). 



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Location

Narooma Visitors Centre, 80 Princes Hwy, Narooma NSW

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Terms and Conditions: SOUTHBOUND ESCAPES TERMS AND CONDITIONS This Tour is operated by S.B. Holiday Rentals and Tours Pty Ltd trading as Southbound Escapes ABN 70 619 412 761 (“Southbound Escapes”). Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Your booking is made on your understanding of, and your agreement with, these terms and conditions. References to “us”, “we”, “our” in these booking terms and conditions shall be a reference to Southbound Escapes. Bookings: the procedure for bookings is as follows: We receive an application for a booking from you and issue you with a tour confirmation which contains final itinerary. To book this multi day tour you can either call us to place a booking with a non refundable deposit which must be paid which is 35% of the tour price. This payment will allow Southbound Escapes to make the necessary bookings for the itinerary to ensure firm bookings are held with the suppliers of travel, accommodation and other arrangements. 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Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirement of those authorities will be your sole responsibility. Monies not held on trust: All monies paid by you to us will be the property of Southbound Escapes and will be a debt due and payable to the relevant supplier (contingent on availing) once the services to which the money relates have been availed or the relevant booking cancelled (subject to cancellation fees). You agree and acknowledge that such monies will not be held by Southbound Escapes on trust for or on behalf of you, and we may hold such monies in any account as we see fit, including with our own and/or other customer monies. The Bryn at Tilba The Bryn at Tilba Pty Ltd offers guests officially accredited 4.5 STAR Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a country house style residence – “The Bryn”. The Bryn at Tilba also offers officially accredited 3.5 STAR self-catering accommodation in a separate two bedroom, fully equipped residence – “The Cottage”. The Bryn at Tilba is set on an 8 acre property. Both ‘The Bryn’ and ‘The Cottage’ are separate to the owners’ home. Both residences were renovated in 2012 to a very high standard and ongoing upkeep of buildings and grounds is a high priority. The team @ The Bryn at Tilba strives to ensure the highest standards in hospitality, cleanliness and service. Details of the accommodation and amenities provided are set out on this website. If guests require additional information please email inquiries@thebrynattilba.com.au. The following terms and conditions apply to bookings and stays at The Bryn at Tilba: COVID-19 Vaccination At The Bryn at Tilba, we have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for all guests and our team. Therefore, our policy requires that all guests over the age of 16 and accommodation staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or possess a medical exemption. A booking will be cancelled if official proof of vaccination or exemption cannot be presented. The Bryn at Tilba’s amenities including parking are strictly for the exclusive use of paying guests – Should guests wish to bring visitors to the property they are asked to seek the owners’ permission prior to doing so Owners’ residence and gardens are private and off limits – Guests are asked to respect owners’ privacy and NOT access the main residence or surrounding gardens unless invited Tariffs – Apply to 2 people per night. An extra charge applies for each extra person, per night (applicable to the Gulaga room and The Cottage only) – The Bryn does not accommodate children under 12 years of age – Children aged 12 + are charged at adult rate in The Bryn – No charge for children under 2 years of age (applicable to The Cottage) – One cot is available at no charge for families staying in The Cottage. No provision for high chair. – Include a continental breakfast, complimentary chocolates, cookies and port – applicable to The Bryn only – Include free Wi Fi Internet access in both The Bryn and The Cottage – on a ‘fair usage’ basis. Excessive usage will incur a fee. Guests are asked NOT to use Wi Fi to download large files such as movies, music, games, magazines etc – Include free parking (not undercover) strictly available for paying guests only, in close proximity to both The Bryn and The Cottage – Include GST – are quoted in Australian dollars and subject to change prior to deposit and confirmation of booking Use of The Bryn at Tilba for additional purposes – Subject to prior arrangement, The Bryn at Tilba may be used by resident guests for mini-conferences, mini-retreats, mini-workshops and other functions as may be agreed by the Owners – An extra charge will apply where the property is used for purposes over and above the normal use of the property Booking Requirements – Credit card detail is required at the time of reservation to confirm all bookings. – Confirmation of accommodation will be emailed upon receipt of credit card details. – No prepayment is required. – Full payment is required at the time of guests’ stay. Payment options We accept payment by credit card or direct bank transfer (BSB: 032-102; account#: 413355). Payment in full is due at the time of your stay. The card on file will be charged automatically unless a direct bank transfer is received by the day of arrival. Please, make sure to email inquiries@thebrynattilba.com.au to inform if the direct bank transfer is the preferred payment option to avoid the double charge. Credit card service fee – 2% fee applies for the use of Mastercard and Visa – 3% fee applies for the use of AMEX Unreserved Occupancy Please note that your reservation is for your room only. Please, be respectful of other guests' bookings and check your reservation to ensure that you are in the correct room. Any guest who enters and resides in a room they had not reserved may be charged for both rooms, plus an additional cleaning fee. Cancellation – Cancellations to be confirmed in writing (email preferable) – If a booking is cancelled or modified up to 30 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. – If cancellation occurs within 30 days (inclusive) of arrival date or if guests fail to arrive, the full tariff will be charged. – If the period of stay is shortened within 30 days (inclusive) of arrival time to fewer nights than originally booked, the nights no longer required will be treated as cancelled. – If the property becomes unavailable for a booking owing to unforeseen circumstances e.g. storm, fire, illness, guests will be promptly notified. In these circumstances the Owner will have no liability to the guest. COVID-19 Considerations: We ask that you cancel immediately if any member of your party becomes unwell. There will be no fee for cancellation in these extenuating circumstances. Similarly, there will be no cancellation fee in case of government-imposed travel restrictions. Arrival / departure times – Check in is any time from 2.00pm to 6.00pm (or please phone 02 4473 7385 or call/text 04 7587 6442 if later arrival is expected) – Check out is by 10am – Subject to prior arrangement, we may agree to vary these times. If so, a late check out fee $25/hour applies to The Cottage and to each room in The Bryn Reception hours – 7.30am to 6.00pm Minimum stay conditions – Two-night minimum stay applies at all times. Non-Smoking Policy – Smoking is strictly NOT permitted indoors in either The Bryn or The Cottage – Where this policy is breached, a fee for cleaning and deodorizing will be charged Children – The Bryn does not accommodate infants, toddlers or children under 12 years of age – The Cottage accommodates families with up to two children of any age or three adults, provided adults are prepared to share one bathroom – Parents/guardians are fully responsible for ensuring their children are supervised at all times, whether indoors or out in the grounds – A cot is available at no charge for one (only) infant in The Cottage. No provision for high chair. Pets – Pets are not permitted in the Bryn, The Cottage or anywhere on the property Bed linen/towels – Changed on the fourth morning of your stay in both The Bryn and The Cottage – Fresh towels will be supplied prior to the fourth morning if requested Lights, heaters and appliances – Operation manuals are provided for all appliances – Guests are asked to turn off all lights, gas heaters and other appliances prior to leaving the premises and when not in use HOUSE RULES All guests must respect the right of any other guests to experience a safe, clean, tidy, relaxing environment throughout their stay. All guests are asked to: – Keep volumes of TV, radio, music and other activities at a reasonable level at all times – Prevent insects and wildlife entering buildings by keeping doors and windows without screens closed and using screens where available – Keep french doors and entry doors closed at night – Close all windows in the living room before going to bed – Wash up after using tea/coffee and cooking utensils, dining ware etc and return to the appropriate location after use – Keep The Bryn (B & B) shared living room clean, tidy and free of personal items – Use the rubbish bin located under the sink in the both The Bryn and The Cottage – Use the recycling bins for newspapers, bottles, cartons - located on the verandahs in the both The Bryn and The Cottage – Return all items including dining-ware, glassware, cutlery, torches, books, games, DVDs, CDs, magazines to their appropriate location after use – Use outdoor cushions (located in wardrobes) rather than bed cushions if sitting on the verandah Bikes, scooters, skateboards and other forms of transportation/machinery are not to be kept inside the or The Cottage – These items may be kept immediately outside guest's bedroom and for security purposes may be chained to verandah rails or – please ask owners to assist with storage in owners’ shed To help keep our septic system functional please: – Scrape all food scraps into the garbage bin and coffee grounds into the compost bucket before washing up – Do not dispose of any items other than toilet paper in toilets Telephone – Not provided in either the Bryn or The Cottage – Mobile phone reception and internet access is unreliable BBQ – On The Bryn verandah and available for The Bryn guests to prepare an occasional evening meal if other outside dining options are unavailable. – On The Cottage verandah and available for The Cottage guests to prepare meals – BBQ utensils and dining-ware are provided in both residences - Guests are asked to use foil cooking trays for BBQ in both The Bryn and The Cottage – Guests are asked to clean BBQs and utensils thoroughly after each use. Cleaning implements are available Water – Filtered using state-of-the-art filtration technology rainwater for drinking, cooking, coffee/tea making, washing up, washing, showers, baths Hazards The Bryn at Tilba is a rural property with areas of steep slopes, rock outcrops, large trees, slippery grass, sticks and holes. Guests are urged to take precautions when walking around the grounds and to use one of the torches provided if out and about on the property at night. There is also a risk of snakes, ticks, spiders and other insects. Mosquitoes are abundant in warmer months. Personal repellent spray is provided and located in both residences in the cupboard under the sink. Parents are asked to supervise their children in relation to hazards, including livestock on adjoining properties. Fire safety and first aid – Fire extinguisher and fire blanket located in The Bryn galley adjacent to the washing machine and in The Cottage kitchen – A fire-hose is located on the southern verandah of The Bryn – A basic first aid kit and band-aids are kept in the drawer near the living room sink in The Bryn and in the vanity cabinet in The Cottage bathroom Breakages, damage and soiling Guests are responsible for any of damage to the property fittings, furnishings and other items provided by owners including breakages and excessive soiling caused by them and must pay the full cost incurred by the Owners to replace, repair or clean damaged items at the Owners’ discretion. Guests must compensate the Owners for any lost accommodation bookings should the property need to be closed in order to carry out repairs. Guests must also pay a reasonable fee if the Owners need to undertake extensive cleaning, dry-cleaning or deodorizing owing to soiling or where a room is left in abnormally poor condition. Note: The Owners reserve the right to reject booking requests and may alter these terms and conditions for specific bookings.

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