via The Great Ocean Road
‘A serious ride for serious roadies’
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights, 8 ride days, 1 rest day
Distance: 1,158 kilometres
Ave Daily: 144 kilometres
Bike Type: Road bikes only
Group Size: Limited to 16 riders
Terrain: All sealed roads. Both flat and undulating terrain with some challenging hills.
Twin Share Accommodation: Motels & cabins. Riders to arrange St Kilda / Melbourne accommodation at their own cost.
Meals Included: 8 continental breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners, on-route snacks & drinks, daily post-ride refreshments, post-ride celebration dinner.
Jersey: Ride jersey supplied
Pre-Ride Support: Pre-ride training plan and organised group training rides, special deal on pre-ride bike servicing / bike equipment & spares.
Ride Support: Support crew, support vehicles, luggage transfer, GPS and/or hard copy maps, bike only return to Adelaide (no cost), rider return to Adelaide by road (cost $75).
- Starting from Glenelg we ride through the Adelaide Hills to Wellington where we cross the Murray River by ferry, then to Meningie on Lake Albert and down the length of the Coorong to Kingston on the Southern Ocean.
- We then turn inland along quiet back roads and arrive at Halls Gap in the Grampians.
- After a rest day in Halls Gap (day 5) we turn south and ride through the challenging hills of the Otways to meet the Great Ocean Road at Apollo Bay.
- From here we ride the best section of the Great Ocean Road and finish the day in historic Queenscliff.
- The final day includes a ferry ride from Queenscliff to Sorrento and then on the bikes to ride up the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay to the ‘finish line’ in St Kilda.
- You will need to be capable of averaging between 26 kmh and 30 kmh and be comfortable riding in single file bunch riding.
- Based on past experience, riders will break up into 3 groups depending on the average speed they feel most comfortable with.