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Weekend Escape – Gippsland 2018 2017-03-17T16:12:51+00:00

Gippsland and the Strzelecki Ranges

Join us for an adventure in the Strzelecki Ranges where challenging climbs and idyllic scenery meet Tuscan style dinners and the ultimate relaxed environment.

A solid 7 hours in the saddle including a challenging climb on the Saturday gives way to stunning, serene country roads and a steady tempo on the Sunday, topped off with amazing Italian style, regional food all weekend.

23rd to 25th February 2018

AUD $795 per person twin share

 2 days / 2 nights

Limit: 12 guests

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YOU WILL ENJOY

A WEEKEND OF CHALLENGES AND REWARDS ON THE BIKE

Challenging climbs, quiet country roads and spectacular rainforest – 120km ride on Saturday with 2000m of climbing through the magnificent Strzelecki Ranges, followed by an 80km ride on Sunday with 1240m evl

Escorted daily rides, led by an experienced Ride Guide – this is a riding adventure for men and women with an experienced level of riding. While challenging, we ride as a group, climb at our own pace and always regroup at the top.  So, if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll be right at home.

Comprehensive back up and support on all rides – rides are fully supported with a support vehicle, mechanic and your safety as our priority.

Lunch on the go – a gourmet picnic lunch on Saturday and home-made energy snacks along the rides

A FOOD, WINE & HOSPITALITY JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER

Luxury villa accommodation – king, queen or twin room with beautiful views and your own shower / bath ensuite

Authentic Italian welcome dinner, using all fresh, seasonal produce – featuring our own home made pasta and other homegrown antipasti, and celebrating all the produce that this great region and property has to offer

Full breakfast each morning – comprising of fresh fruit, muesli, yoghurt and other healthy morsels, and eggs cooked different ways by our in-house cooks.

A relaxed Tuscan-style dinner party –  on Saturday evening, including aperitivi and the Bistecca alla Fiorentina as the main feature – sourced locally and cooked with traditional Italian methods, it’s a taste sensation

Wines with a Tuscan Focus – a special focus on Tuscan wine as the perfect accompaniment to our meal

Time Out – The chance to kick back, enjoy a drink post ride and the beautiful surrounds of our property

A closing Sunday lunch – to celebrate a weekend of awesome riding, quiet country roads, meeting new friends and enjoying the simple pleasures of a cycling life

About the food theme – A’QTO owners, Damian Hancock and Nancy De Losa love to cook and entertain so each weekend adventure involves a special food theme. This Gippsland adventure focuses around Tuscan cuisine and the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, sourced locally in Gippsland and cooked to perfection by Damian, using traditional methods. Accompanied by fresh garden produce grown on the property where we are staying, along with Tuscan wines and Gippsland cheeses, this will be a food experience to remember. You will be delighted by Damian and Nancy’s personal selection of fine produce, their passion for cooking and making wonderful food from scratch, and the sharing of their Italian dining style.

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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

What a weekend! I can’t wait to see the photos from the adventure weekend of the century! The food was AH-MAZING! Thanks guys for making my 30th a weekend I won’t forget.
Kirra
“Thank you for a fantastic weekend. I had an awesome time. The food was so good and the rides really were well chosen. It was a lovely place to stay and, of course, it was great group of people!”
Nonie

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