6 day RAIL TRAILS OF VICTORIA (walk or cycle)

We constantly seek new and interesting tour experiences and are continually amazed by the active and energetic inclination of many folk who travel with us. So, based on the popularity of the Italian walking tours and European cycling tours, we are now offering an active tour here in Australia.

Victoria has developed a brilliant network of Rail Trails. They are disused railway tracks converted into multi-use pathways typically for walking and cycling and are ideal for this purpose as they are long, relatively flat and run through areas with fascinating history. On this tour we will use the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Bright to Wangaratta. This section was recently completed at a cost of $1.7M! It is fully sealed, runs through several towns and has interpretive signage, toilet facilities (in the form of a steam train) and rest areas along the way. Much of the route is shaded and passes by wineries, cafes, pubs, hop fields, farms etc.


Beginning at the Lone Star State of Texas with its cowboys and oil fields we travel down to the Mississippi delta experiencing the Creole culture then up through the “cradle of the civil war” to the music cities of Memphis (home of the Blues) and Nashville (country music capital of the world). ‘Get some kicks’ on Route 66 when we drive a section of the famous “Mother Road” from St Louis to Joplin.

For sample 2020 itinerary, click here – 17day LONE STAR STATE DALLAS 2020

European Bike & Barge Canal Cruise

This popular tour is aimed at the active traveler and combines two ideal ways of exploring Europe – cycling and canal barge cruising.

In recent years Bike and Barge cycling cruises have quickly become the preferred way of touring Europe – unpack once in your comfortable en-suited cabin, settle in to the homely onboard facilities, delight in varied and wonderful regional based meals, wines and beers, enjoy the company of a small group of like-minded travelers (maximum 22) and the personable service of our crew while watching the beautiful European scenery pass by.

This tour is escorted by Bruno & Christine Corletto with the itinerary seeing us cruising between Amsterdam and Brugge via the historic canal system through traditional Dutch and Flemish landscapes.  Cruise on small winding rivers and the less traveled canals through pretty villages, polders, dykes and windmills, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk. Enjoy our floating hotel” the Quo Vadis which will dock every night in charming medieval towns and cities including Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent & Brugge.

Our 11 day itinerary provides a special and wonderful opportunity to visit some of the iconic WW1 battle-sites to learn more about and honour those who served on the Western Front.

The 14 day program includes an overnight stop in the fabulous Dutch city of Maastricht to attend the Andre Rieu home town gala performance.

2021 TOURS NOW AVAILABLE; Click below for details –

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Bigfoot – Group Outings

Available for Groups based on a minimum of 20 people.

If you’re looking for something different and memorable for your next group outing, work party or special occasion why not consider a thrilling Bigfoot Adventure Ride up Coolangatta Mountain. We can now also provide a convenient Shuttle Service to Coolangatta to assist in planning the perfect event.


To compliment your group outing (especially if combining Bigfoot with other Coolangatta Estate activities e.g. wine-tasting, lunch or dinner) we can also provide groups with a Pick-up, Drop-off service from/return to one central location in our comfortable Mercedes mini- coach. Costs are subject to numbers and distance from Coolangatta. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

For Further details please contact Bishops Adventures on;

Tel; 0428 244 229. Email; bishopsadventures@bigbond.com

PLEASE NOTE: Bishops Bigfoot Adventures operates in most weather conditions however in the event of extreme winds or rain we may need to cancel the tour for safety reasons. 

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10 Day Best of Victoria’s Coast

Experience the spectacular Victorian Coastline and the warm country hospitality on this tour that is planned to show you not just the iconic, well known features but also many other less visited highlights.

(Register your interest for 2021 – date yet to be scheduled)

18 Day Northern Italy “Ancient Trails & Villages”

2021 North Italy Tour Itineraries

See following link for May Tour – 2021 NTH ITALY ITIN 15-5-2021

See following link for September Tour – 2021 NTH ITALY ITIN 15-9-2021

See following link for October Tour – 2021 NTH ITALY ITIN 4-10-2021

This walking based tour is designed for travellers with a good level of fitness utilising train travel between locations.

This personalised tour has been designed to provide an “authentic Italian experience” travelling to charming cities, towns & villages especially selected for their beauty, cultural significance & idyllic locations. Enjoy heading off the major tourist routes on short established walks through some of Italy’s prettiest hamlets & countryside discovering authentic local cultures and delights.

Our tour is BIG on discovery & small in size (max 16). We not only see different sights but see them differently in ways that most other tourists don’t get to experience. Along with the must-see sights, we visit off-the-beaten path gems experiencing special moments & enjoying encounters with locals that will enrich your trip to Italy.

Please note that our itinerary for May Tour dates runs in reverse to that shown below i.e. from Rome we travel first to the Cinque Terre leaving the mountains to the end to allow any late snow to clear.

Ask us about exclusive private tours for small groups of friends with a minimum of 10 people required.