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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Aug-Sept
8 | www.probussouthpacific.org travel news Still recovering from all those late nights watching the Tour de France? There’s no time to rest! Strap your helmet on and haul the bike from the shed; it’s time to start training for the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. A nine-day fully catered holiday, the ride traverses 590km of Victoria’s beautiful countryside between 26 November and 4 December, meandering along the mighty Murray for three days before passing through gold rush towns and finishing at Castlemaine. Support along the way includes luggage transport, a licensed cafe, full medical team with massage and bike repair facilities, and shorter rides are also an option. The nine-day ride starts in Swan Hill and finishes at Castlemaine, with a rest day in Echuca; two separate three-day rides take in the Murray River section from Swan hill to Barham (200km) and the Goldfields section from Boort to Castlemaine (180km); and two one-day rides on the first day (54km) and last day (53 km) are also available for the time- poor hoping to get in on the action. The nine-day ride costs $935 for adults and the three-day ride $475. •• Go full cycle QCountry roads are a perfect backdrop for a cycling holiday RIt's not all hard work, with lovely scenery and plenty of breaks On the Rockies Book early for your 2012 Rocky Mountaineer rail journey through the Canadian Rockies and receive freebies from Momento Travel Services. Rocky Mountaineer rail journeys take you through Jasper and Banff National Parks, across dramatic plunging gorges and over mountain passes, travelling between Vancouver and the Rockies in daylight, so you’ll never miss a sight. Travellers booking trips of more than seven nights by 18 November and paying in full by 2 December receive a range of treats including additional hotel nights, complimentary dinners and credit – up to $1200 value per couple. •• A new company is offering a simple way to offset the carbon emissions of your whole lifestyle – including your holiday jetsetting – in one place. Visit the website, choose a level of offset based on how many times a year you fly, the size of your house, how much you use your car and what you eat, and sit back and feel good. The money supports reforesting in Australia, wind farms in India and more. w: www.yonderr.com.au BREAK EVEN Travel guide what: RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride where: 590km from Swan Hill to Castlemaine (with shorter rides available) when: Saturday 26 November to Sunday 4 December w: www.greatvic.com.au t: 1800 616 600 what: Rocky Mountaineer early booking bonus where: Canadian Rockies when: Book by 18 November and pay by 2 December w: www.momentotravel.com.au t: 1300 773 783 Travel guide
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