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Daylesford Cycling & Gourmet Escape

An Italian experience in the rolling hills and backroads of Victoria’s spa country

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Highlights of our Daylesford Cycling & Gourmet Escape

Challenge your body, relax your mind and completely satisfy your tastebuds during this superb 4 day guided tour ‘off the beaten track’ to the pure, natural and spectacular wonderland that is the Daylesford & Hepburn Springs region.

We’ll escape into tall mountain ash forest, take on challenging climbs and enjoy the spectacular volcanic rolling hills as we adventure through the quiet, back country roads of Daylesford and surrounds, while enjoying amazing Italian style, regional food all weekend.

We’ll cook together, enjoy being treated by our own in-house chef and relax into a long lunch in true Italian style at one of the region’s most revered winery – where local chefs and winemakers will host us to a superb culinary experience.

Situated on Lake Daylesford, our superb villa style accommodation provides the perfect comfort and tranquil setting for us to relax, share conversation and be inspired by nature post ride.

Join us with your riding or non riding partner for what will be an Italian inspired, Australian riding and gourmet experience to remember.

Daylesford Tour Ride Itinerary

Welcome to our Daylesford Bike Tour

You’ll enjoy daily rides taking in the rolling hills of Hepburn and undulating countryside of surrounding towns. We’ll head in all directions as we follow and find some of the best roads in the region.

Following a light panino, our afternoon introductory ride will take us along some gravel back roads, where we’ll visit a local producer or two.

Highlight: A visit to the local Cidery
Distance: 40km
Elevation: 550m

Today’s ride has it all, open rolling hills, tiny little straight and flat back roads, smooth winding gravel roads through the gums, coffee in a quaint local town and a little pinch to finish. Perfetto.

Highlight: The smooth gravel roads through the rolling hills.
Distance: 114km
Elevation: 1150m

Today you roll out and follow the continually open and green rolling hills north as we loop around a local lake.

Highlight: The quiet roads surrounding the picturesque dam.
Distance: 70km
Elevation: 900m

Today on our final warm down ride, we’ll roll along some of the most beautiful tiny roads with long vistas to the horizon.

Highlight: Green rolling hills to the left and rosellas flying in and out of trees to the right.
Distance: 55km
Elevation: 700m

Pricing & Dates

$1,595.00 AUD per person twin share / Maximum 12 guests


23-26 October 2020 – 3 spots available $1,595 AUD
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12-15 February 2021 – 4 spots available $1,595 AUD
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Start Location & Details

City: Daylesford, Victoria
Arrival Time: 12:00 pm

Finish Location & Details

City: Daylesford, Victoria
Departure Time: 1:00pm

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation, Meals & Activities

  • Our Daylesford cycling & gourmet escape includes 3 nights’ luxury accommodation, couple or twin share with your own private bathroom.

  • Single occupancy available in 1 room. $750 extra. Talk to us when booking.

  • All breakfasts and dinners, long lunch on Sunday, aperitivo hour at our Villa and local wines and beers at each dinner.

  • Transfers in and around Daylesford, as required for long lunch and non riding activities.

  • Private, guided tour of an exclusive local vineyard.

Ride Support

  • Ride guide with extensive cycling experience, local knowledge and first aid experience, ensuring your riding experiences are truly local.

  • Support van on daily rides, with mechanical support and your safety as our priority.

  • Nutritious energy snacks and hydration are provided

  • Bike hire available upon request.

Not Included

  • Airfare or transfer to Daylesford

  • Bike hire.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Individual non rider interests/classes

  • Lunches on the road

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Non-Riding Partners

As part of our Daylesford riding and gourmet escape, non-riding partners enjoy a customised travel program, designed to meet their interests and the best experiences Daylesford and the surrounding areas have to offer. Whether its guided walks in nature, a visit to the beautiful towns of Daylesford and Kyneton for their inspiring shopping or foodie experiences, relaxing spa treatments or an art and cultural immersion taking in the local galleries and art scene, Nancy personally hosts non-riding guests each day with a select range of activities to suit the group.


Enjoy our beautiful private villa with beautifully appointed rooms and ensuites, all with stunning views. Situated on Lake Daylesford in a tranquil setting, our delightful accommodation is complete with a fully appointed kitchen where we’ll enjoy cooking sessions together, and expansive indoor and outdoor living areas where we’ll share conversation and laughter as we embrace aperitivo, la cucina Italiana and beautiful, relaxed dining experiences surrounded by nature.

Food & Wine

Enjoy with us Italian inspired recipes and wines as we bring a slice of Italy home for us all to enjoy.

Daylesford is Italian inspired with a history and local culture that has given rise to a wonderful food scene with organic local produce in abundance, and an array of creative producers. From aperitivo with accompanying home made antipasto specialties to cooking pasta together from scratch, and a night celebrating the flavours of a Tuscan porchetta on charcoal, the senses will be alive with the tastes and smells of Italy.  We will take you on a food safari that takes in all the very best Daylesford has to offer from simple organic produce finding its way into dishes prepared by our in-house chef to an exquisite long lunch at a local family run winery, whose philosophy and approach to food and wine we love. This will be a food and wine experience to treasure.

Testimonials from our Italian Tours


The ride routes took us through iconic Tuscan landscapes, towns and villages, and when you thought the scenery cold not get better, around the next corner it did. The free-flowing, sweeping descents were an exhilarating reward for the climbing beforehand.

Michael F


We would sincerely like to thank you both for an inspiring, amazing, enlightening and wonderful trip around beautiful Tuscany. We were so impressed with the diversity and attention to detail you achieved in putting this together for us. Every moment was special. Every moment was exciting and rewarding.

Teresa & Peter S


Thank you so much for the amazing tour of Tuscany. The countryside lived up to its reputation as seen in countless books and movies. The experience you gave us was superb. The accommodation, the riding, the food, wine, spa, tours and the company were first class. We will have happy memories for years to come.

Pat & Paul B


My Tuscany cycling tour in September 2018 with Damian and Nancy exceeded all expectations, a wonderful combination of scenery and gourmet delights along with wonderful accommodation in Tuscan villas.  This tour was the most rewarding active holiday experience and I recommend A’qto Cycling Italian cycling tours without hesitation.

Peter Milne
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