Bicycle Network: Great Escapade
Camping and Accommodation
Information on everything to expect at your home away from home
It is important to remember the Great Escapade Tasmania is a camping holiday, with the majority of riders pitching their own tent each day on the campsite. To make the most of the ride, it is important to ensure that your camping equipment is in good working order and appropriate for the ride.
We suggest using dome tents that are quick and easy to put up and take down, however you must consider those which are likely to be best suited to your preferences and requirements. We recommend you visit your local camping store and talk with them about the options available. Always remember that you are likely to experience a variety of weather and wind conditions, so you need to be appropriately prepared.
If camping is not for you, perhaps you would like to consider our Sleep Easy option or the Luxury Support and Accommodation Package from AllTrails.
Sleep Easy Tents
We realise that just like our different campsites, people have different needs. If you would like to have some help with your tent, then you might choose to purchase a Sleep Easy Tent Accommodation Package.
The benefits of the Sleep Easy Tent Accommodation Package are:
• You don't have to bring a tent.
• There will be a designated space for you at each campsite.
• Your tent and luggage will be transported to the next campsite on a separate vehicle.
• We will set up and pack down your tent each day
This option is great for families with young kids, groups with special needs or for those who don't want the worry of setting up camp after a hard day of riding.
Luxury Support and Accommodation package
Spoil yourself and enjoy nightly accommodation at a good quality country motels or BnBs to help you rest easy after your day's ride.
The Great Escapade does have luggage limits, details of which are outlined below. Consider these limits when you start to prepare for the ride. Please consider the following when preparing for the ride:
|Your bike||Your helmet||Spare tubes||A puncture repair kit||Basic bike repair equipment|
|Cycling clothing||Drink bottles||Wet weather cycling gear||Casual clothing||Wet weather casual clothing|
|Toiletries||Personal effects||Any required medication||Cutlery and crockery||Tent, sleeping bag and mat|
|Money and ID||Camera||Phone and charger||Any other personal equipment you would like to bring|
Packing and tags
When getting ready to pack your bags, remember there are two options — 1 bag up to 20kg or 2 bags up to 10kg each. You will receive two bag tags with your ride entry and you simply put both of your bag tags on one 20kg bag or put one on each of two 10kg bags.
Luggage trucks transport your luggage from campsite to campsite so you don't have to worry about carrying it yourself. During the ride, those who arrive at the campsite first generally help to unload the bags.