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Victorian Goldfields 10-day (TourzPlus™)

  • Itinerary Summary

    Cycle through Australia's beautiful southeastern state of Victoria. This tour includes the scenic highlights of Victoria's old gold-mining towns, the Grampian Mountains, and the impressive Great Ocean Road.
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    1. Day 1: Meet in Bendigo

      Highlights:

      Meet your tour leader in Bendigo. We will fit bikes and then enjoy a welcome dinner that evening.

    2. Day 2: Bendigo to Moonabel

      Highlights: Old gold-mining town, tree-lined roads

      A long but relatively easy ride though ironbark gum lined rural roads with several very attractive old gold-mining town for refreshment on route. Optional pickup points at Maryborough and Avoca.

      Daily mileage: 73-122 km (46-76 miles). Terrain: Mildly undulating with some flat sections on mostly minor roads with little traffic.

    3. Day 3: Moonabel to Halls Gap

      Highlights: Grampians National Park

      Pleasant rural countryside to Stawell then a wooded flat road with ever nearing views of the Grampians. Our hotel tonight is located in Grampians National Park with spectacular natural scenery and native fauna in tranquil surroundings.

      Daily mileage: 61-89 km (38-56 miles). Terrain: Mildly undulating with no major climbs.

    4. Day 4: Halls Gap to Dunkeld

      Highlights: Brambuck Aboriginal Centre, views of the Serra and Mt William ranges and Mt Abrupt

      This morning we take a walk in the Grampians Wonderland and visit the Brambuck Aboriginal Centre. The Grampians tourist road climbs the Diving Range then descends along the Wannon River valley giving spectacular views of the Serra and Mt William ranges and Mt Abrupt. There is an optional detour of 17km via Victoria Valley.

      Daily mileage: 66 km (41 miles). Terrain: Wooded, undulating with two moderate climbs.

    5. Day 5: Dunkeld to Port Fairy

      Highlights: Ride to the coast

      Ride over the open countryside on tiny back roads through sheep and cattle country to the historic seaside town of Port Fairy.

      Daily mileage: 98 km (61 miles). Terrain: Flat to gently undulating.

    6. Day 6: Port Fairy

      Highlights: Rest day

      Enjoy a relaxing day in the seaside town of Port Fairy on the South Coast of Australia. Our hotel is located close to the beach and just minutes away from walking trails.

    7. Day 7: Port Fairy to Port Campbell

      Highlights: Ride along the coast, Port Campbell

      The day begins with a magnificent ride on a coastal bike path across the dunes, and finishes with a stunning cliff top ride into Port Campbell. Along the way we will take a quiet back road to the attractive Childers Cove Bay for a morning break.

      Daily mileage: 77-105 km (48-66 miles). Terrain: Flat to gently undulating.

    8. Day 8: Port Campbell to Apollo Bay

      Highlights: Otway National Park

      We travel through a wide variety on scenery ranging from majestic coastal rock formations to the rain forest of the Otway National Parks ranges.

      Daily mileage: 98 km (61 miles). Terrain: Hilly, but a very rewarding day.

    9. Day 9: Melbourne

      Highlights: Beaches and bluffs

      Today we ride epitome of an ocean road. Any closer and you would be riding in the surf. Magnificent coastal riding and beaches.

      Daily mileage: 75 km (47 miles). Terrain: Plenty of small and medium rises over bluffs.

    10. Day 10: Melbourne

      Highlights: Farewell

      If leaving in the morning we will be pleased to transport you to the airport. We wish you bon voyage, happy biking and hope to see you again one day.

    • Highlights

      Old gold-mining towns, The Grampian Mountains, The Great Ocean Road
    • Includes

      Use of a quality 24-27 speed bicycle; 10 days, 9 nights lodging; 9 breakfasts, 3 lunch and 7 dinners(excluding alcoholic drinks)
    • Countries

      Australia
    • Begin/End

      Bendigo/Melbourne
    • Arrive/Depart

      Melbourne/Melbourne
    • Total Distance

      634 km (394 miles)
    • Daily Distance

      0 - 122 km (0 - 76 miles)
    • Rating

      301
    • Terms

      Terms & Conditions
  • Dates Price Single Supplement Notes
    Mar 22-Apr 1, 2016 AUS$4330 AUS$835 Book it

    * We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the single supplement rate. This fee will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available this fee will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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    • Pre-tour training

      ExperiencePlus! has contracted with national fitness expert Joe Friel to create customized, day by day, training programs to ensure you are ready for your biking tour.

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