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City-Based Cycling Has Got You Covered 

The Tour de Brisbane is based in the heart of Brisbane City with great access to everything you could want for a Queensland weekend away.

Flights

Enjoy a seamless travel experience thanks to Virgin Airlines. Virgin is offering Tour de Brisbane riders their Sports Baggage Allowance, meaning you can travel with your bike for free!

The Sports Baggage Allowance offers:

  • 2 pieces of baggage (a total of 32kg combined)
  • Free of Charge - any extra baggage would be charged excess baggage fees. 

How to access the Sports Baggage Allowance:

  1. Book a domestic Virgin Australia flight
  2. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with the following:
    • Booking reference number
    • Your sporting organisation or club (please provide a membership number where appropriate)
    • The sporting event you are travelling for

Please note:

  • These are requests and are subject to uplift (the availability of space for the luggage)
  • All requests must be made via email only and a minimum of 3 business days prior to travel
  • Travel Agents are also able to request Sports Baggage through the same means
  • The maximum number of “bike boxes” able to be carried on a standard Boeing 737 is 6 – suggest all athletes transport their bikes in “bike bags” instead

 

Airtrain to the City

Travel into the city is simple thanks to our friends at Airtrain!

Airtrain is the sole-rail operator from Brisbane Airport connecting passengers to the city in only 20 minutes! Airtrain is the best method of transport from Brisbane Airport with more than 24 million passenger trips since its launch in 2001.

Airtrain is a consecutive winner of the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2018 and 2017.

You can pre-book tickets online using the promocode TOURDEBRIS for just $30 return. You can also purchase tickets at the station or travel via go card.

In addition, children aged up to and including 14 years of age to travel free between the Airport and Brisbane city stations when accompanied by a paying adult, on a e-ticket or paper station ticket.

How do I book?

  1. Head to www.airtrain.com.au
  2. Select the Buy Tickets button
  3. Select From destination as the Airport and choose International or Domestic terminal
  4. Select To destination as Brisbane and choose one of our city stations: Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central, Roma Street or South Bank Station.
  5. Select Return button.
  6. Choose departure and return date between 11 April to 18 April 2019.
  7. Select the amount of passengers
  8. Enter in Promo Code box TOURDEBRIS
  9. Select Proceed to Payment button
  10. Enter passenger details and payment method
  11. Select the Buy Tickets button

Tour De Brisbane Terms and Conditions: Valid for travel 11 April to 18 April 2019. Tickets can only be purchased online from 1 February 2019. Tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Your city ticket is valid for travel to and from all stations between the Airport and South Brisbane, including Eagle Junction, Wooloowin, Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude valley, Central and Roma Street stations. Children 14 years and under travel free to city stations when accompanied by a paying adult and using paper ticket or e-ticket purchased from www.airtrain.com.au.

Accommodation

With plenty of accommodation options in the city, there's something to suit every style and budget.  Try our friends at the YMCA to house your whole crew, or stay premium right on course at Mantra.

Sunday's events are all based in the South Bank precinct, which means great access to...

  • Start and Finish Venue
  • Registration
  • Accommodation
  • Parking
  • Food
  • Coffee
  • Shopping
  • Attractions and the Cultural Precinct
  • Busses, Trains, and the fantastic CityCat
  • Express Train to the Gold Coast
  • Great Brisbane City Council Cycleways

Exploring Brisbane is a Tour de Force

Enhance your Tour de Brisbane experience by taking time to explore the city. Brisbane is geared for the great outdoors with blockbuster events, adventure activities and mouth-watering food. Climb the Story Bridge, cuddle a koala, browse a world-class exhibition, explore craft breweries, cruise or kayak the river or go rock climbing and abseiling with the city as your backdrop.

Make the most of the city’s extensive network of bikeways and shared pathways, with weather that makes cycling a joy all year round. The CityCycle scheme allows you to hire bicycles from stations dotted throughout the city, enabling you to use peddle power to see the sights. 

Or join a dedicated cycling tour and discover beautiful bikeways by the river and lush parklands while getting inside information on what makes Brisbane tick. Hit the central business district and take a walking tour that takes in the city’s laneways, fascinating public art and hidden secrets.

Across the river, take a dip in the iconic Streets Beach swimming lagoon, dine at a waterfront restaurant or explore the eye-opening, family-friendly exhibitions and interactive displays in the museums and galleries of the Cultural Precinct – or enjoy a show at the performing arts centre.

Just offshore, cruise across pristine Moreton Bay to discover an island paradise where snorkelling sunken wrecks, sand boarding, surfing, fishing, 4WD-tours, kayaking, wildlife spotting and glamping adventures await. Head inland from Brisbane and discover stunning mountain ranges, World Heritage-listed rainforests, fresh produce and authentic farm experiences.

The Tour de Brisbane is part of the Brisbane Cycling Festival. Find out more at http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/ or https://brisbanecyclingfestival.com/ or http://www.queensland.com

 

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