The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will be held in November to December this year – so there is still time to book your tickets to Australia and participate in this iconic Australian ride. People from across Australia and from all over the world will take part. It is more a unique cycling holiday with stunning views than a race.
The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride: Explore the Extraordinary: Grampians to Great Ocean Road, 26 November to 4 December 2016. Entries now open!
Three, five and nine day ride options available!
Around 4,000 to 5,000 people participate in the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride each year, making it the biggest ride of its type in the southern hemisphere.
You can experience this amazing ride in a number of ways: healthy holiday, family vacation, active vacation, social adventure (meet lots of Aussies!), a mass participation event, a unique outdoors experience, or a camping trip with a difference! You can also book into motels, and the organizers offer a sleep easy tent option (someone else puts your tent up and takes it down). Whichever way you want to experience it, it can be a great cycling vacation!
Watch a video of the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride here:
Adventure and Scenery on the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
With the world famous Great Ocean Road and the awe-inspiring Grampians as a backdrop, the 2016 RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride promises to be an extraordinary cycling experience for those seeking adventure.
Rebecca Lane, Bicycle Network General Manager – Events, said:
“This year’s RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will explore the hills of Halls Gap, the coastal cliffs of the Great Ocean Road and everything in between. This is the chance to see Australia’s most famous coastal road from the seat of a bike while meeting Australians at the same time. Australians are known for being friendly, but put them on a bike for a week and you have an amazing Aussie holiday experience.”
Starting in Halls Gap on Saturday 26 November the route winds its way through the Grampians National Park towards the Great Ocean Road. The coastal ride ends after 527 km on Sunday 4 December in Geelong. Overnight stays include Halls Gap, Dunkeld, Apollo Bay and Queenscliff.
The top five highlights of the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride include:
- Exploring the Grampians
- Staying overnight beside Australia’s most photographed coastline, the 12 Apostles
- Swimming at some of Australia’s best beaches
- A rest day enjoying the cafes and restaurants at the seaside village of Apollo Bay
- Living, loving and socializing all week long.
Cyclists ranging in ages from under ten to over 80 are expected to join the ride!
FACT FILE: RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
WHAT: 33rd annual RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, a fully supported camping holiday. It is the biggest multi-day bike ride in the Southern Hemisphere. There is extensive support provided including meals and luggage transport. There is also a licensed café and restaurant under canvas, massage, full medical team, entertainment and bicycle maintenance facilities.
HOSTED BY: Bicycle Network, a charity that promotes the health of the community. We are one of the world’s largest cycling organizations with over 50,000 members.
WHEN: Saturday 26 November to Sunday 4 December 2016
WHERE: After an arrival day in Halls Gap the 527km ride stops at Dunkeld, Mortlake, the 12 Apostles, Apollo Bay (2 nights), Bellbrae and Queenscliff. The ride ends in Geelong.
9 Day Option
The entry fee for the nine-day ride is $985 for adults, $715 for youth 13 – 17, $375 for children 6 – 12, and free for five and under.
5 Day Option
The 5 day RACV Great Vic Adventure travels 339km from Halls Gap to Apollo Bay and costs $685 for adults, $495 for youth, $265 for children, and free for five and under. Prices rise after
3 Day Option
The 3 day RACV Great Vic Getaway travels 188 km from Apollo Bay to Geelong and costs $515 for adults, $375 for youth, $205 for children, and free for five and under.
Prices rise after 3 August. All prices are in Australian dollars.
See you there!
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