The greatest Great Vic Bike Ride ever

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road. Credit: Bicycle Network

The greatest Great Vic Bike Ride ever

Ride along South Australia’s Limestone Coast and the Great Ocean Road

Friday 22 November – Sunday 1 December 2019

Bicycle Network has put together a world class route along South Australia’s Limestone Coast and the Great Ocean Road for the 2019 Great Victorian Bike Ride.

The 650 kilometre iconic bike riding holiday includes some of Australia’s most iconic scenery, including South Australia’s Limestone Coast, the Great Ocean Road and the Otway Ranges forests.

The rolling bike festival pedals to a new town each day, setting up camp where riders can soak up an afternoon and evening of entertainment and activities including local hospitality, live music, comedy, yoga, an outdoor cinema and much more!

Rebecca Lane, Bicycle Network’s General Manager of Events, said: “rider numbers are capped at 5,000 to give people the best experience along the way.”

“The Great Vic is about having time away in the country where you can ride, relax and do it your way. We’re here to make it as easy as possible for you.”

Highlights include:

·         The Great Ocean Road including the dramatic rock formations of the Twelve Apostles

·         South Australia’s Limestone Coast including Robe and Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake

·         Picture postcard Otway Ranges rainforest including one of Victoria’s best kept secrets, Turtons Track

·         A rest day enjoying the cafes and restaurants at the seaside village and Australian town of the year, Port Fairy

·         The historic Portland cable trams

·         A chance to slow down for a swim at one of the many beaches on the Surf Coast

·         A holiday that will never be forgotten and often relived.

Those who can’t get away for the entire 10-day holiday can join the first five days from Robe to Port Fairy or the last five days of the ride from Port Fairy to Torquay.

All entries include access to campsites and entertainment, all meals, luggage transport and riding route support.

Bicycle Network offers all inclusive packages for riders with transport to the event, a tent that gets set up for you each night, a Great Vic 2019 cycling jersey and more.

FACT FILE

WHAT: 36th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, a fully supported bike riding and camping holiday. It is the biggest multi-day bike ride in the Southern Hemisphere. There is extensive support provided including meals, luggage transport and on-route assistance. A licensed cafe, bar and restaurant under canvas, full medical team, entertainment and bicycle maintenance facilities.

HOSTED BY: Bicycle Network

WHEN: Friday 22 November to Sunday 1 December 2019

WHERE: After a day exploring and enjoying South Australia’s favourite seaside town of Robe (22nd) the riding starts with overnight stops at Millicent (23rd), Mount Gambier (24th), Portland (25th), Port Fairy (2 nights 26th and 27th), Peterborough (28th), Beech Forest (29th), Deans Marsh (30th) and with a finish in Torquay.

COST: Early bird entries for the ten-day ride are $1,149 for adults, $1,099 for concession, $859 for youth (13 – 17), $449 for children (6 –12), and free for five and under. Bicycle Network members who enter during early bird receive a bonus jersey. Prices rise from 5 August.

There are two 5 day ride options: Robe to Port Fairy, 348 kms and Port Fairy to Torquay 304 kms. Early bird entries are $749 for adults, $699 for concession, $539 for youth, $299 for children, and free for five and under. Bicycle Network members who enter during early bird receive a bonus jersey. Prices rise from 5 August.

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Hashtag: #GreatVic

Website: greatvic.com.au

Source = Bicycle Network
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