Day 1: Meet in Bendigo
Highlights:Meet your tour leader in Bendigo. We will fit bikes and then enjoy a welcome dinner that evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 6: Port Fairy
Highlights: Rest dayEnjoy 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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 10: Melbourne
Highlights: Swimming, coastal and city viewsYou may wish to swim with dolphins and seals before cycling part way or driving in to Melbourne. There are superb coastal and city views and a bicycle path for most of the way.
Day 11: Farewell
Highlights: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.
HighlightsOld gold-mining towns, The Grampian Mountains, The Great Ocean Road
IncludesUse of a quality 24-27 speed bicycle; 11 days, 10 nights lodging; 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 dinners(excluding alcoholic drinks)
Total Distance634 km (394 miles)
Daily Distance0 - 122 km (0 - 76 miles)
What to Expect
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