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Grampians to the Great Ocean Road bike tour

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RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride on the Great Ocean Road. Cycle Traveller

Two of Victoria's most stunning natural wonders – The Grampians and the Great Ocean Road – will feature as the backdrops to this year's RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride.

“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,” said Rebecca Lane, Bicycle Network General Manager, Events.

Australia's largest supported annual bicycle tour, which attracts about 5000 cyclists, will roll out of Halls Gap on Saturday 28 November and head toward the rugged coastline, finishing in Geelong 527km later on Sunday 4 December 2016.

The supported bike tour stops overnight in destinations including Halls Gap, Dunkeld, Apollo Bay and Queenscliff.

Great Victorian Bike Ride 2009.Ride highlights

Ride organisers say the top five highlights of the tour will include:

• Exploring the Grampians
• Staying overnight beside Australia’s most photographed coastline, the 12 Apostles
• Enjoying the ride without traffic between Skenes Creek and Lorne
• A rest day enjoying the cafes and restaurants at the seaside village of Apollo Bay
• Living, loving and socialising all week long.

Cycling on the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride. Cycle Traveller“This is the chance to see Australia’s most famous coastal road from the seat of a bike while camping with thousands of your best mates,” Ms Lane said.

The recreational ride is suitable for riders of various abilities, ranging in
ages from under ten to over 80.

Entry includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, daily luggage transfer, on-route support with access to bicycle mechanics, medical support, live entertainment and an outdoor cinema, festival foodstalls, licensed bars, live music and DJs and campsite security.

Great Victorian Bike Ride. Cycle Traveller

Riders are asked to provide their own bike, helmet, tent, sleeping bag and mat, eating utensils and toiletries.

The full tour is nine days long, however, the Great Victorian Bike Ride can also be joined in shorter segments of three and five days.

Registrations

Register by 3 August and save $100 off the price of the full tour. More information at greatvic.com.au.

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