Cycling in Melbourne Australia
Time: November 23, 2013 at 9am to December 1, 2013 at 1pm
Location: Great Ocean Road
Street: Shepherdson Road, Mount Gambier
City/Town: Mount Gambier to Geelong
Website or Map: http://www.greatvic.com.au
Phone: 1800 616 600
Event Type: recreational, bike, ride
Organized By: Bicycle Network Victoria
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2013
Bicycle Network Victoria is organising a classic cycling holiday along the Great Ocean Road and through the Otways to celebrate the 30th RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride.
With only 6,000 tickets available (limited to 5000 9 day tickets), the ride looks set to sell out with those interested being urged to register.
The 610 kilometre bike touring holiday will feature the dramatic rock formations of the Twelve Apostles, picture postcard Otway Ranges rainforest on Turtons Track, and the chance to slow down for a swim at world-famous beaches like Lorne, Torquay and Bells.
For the first time ever the ride will start in South Australia at Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake. Overnight stops are planned for: Nelson (23rd), Portland (24th), Port Fairy (25th), Port Campbell (2 nights 26th and 27th), Gellibrand (28th), Birregurra (29th) and Torquay (30th) and with a finish in Geelong.
Those who can’t get away for the week but still want to be part of the fun can join the 3 Day RACV Great Vic Getaway from Gellibrand to Geelong.
The Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges are inspiring experiences, but it’s not until you get onto a bike that you can fully appreciate their greatness. It will be an unmissable week in another world.
The nine-day ride is a fully catered, camping holiday. There is extensive back up including luggage transport, a licensed cafe under canvas, full medical team, and bicycle repair facilities.
If you don’t want to ride then come along and join the 400 volunteers.