Ride, Party, Camp, Repeat
THE RACV GREAT VICTORIAN BIKE RIDE
25 November to 3 December 2017
The ultimate bike riding holiday should have beaches, lakes, forests, National Parks, overnight stops at great country towns and a few secret gems.
Bicycle Network’s RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will deliver that and more for 3,500 adventure seekers who are in for the ride of their lives as the event heads to Gippsland from 25 November to 3 December 2017.
Rebecca Lane, Bicycle Network General Manager – Events, said the nine-day event takes in some of the most beautiful riding scenery, but that it’s more than just that. “This year’s RACV Great Vic has some of the best bike riding in Australia: gentle gradients, quiet country backroads and scenery to die for – making it ideal for bike riders of all levels,” said Ms Lane. “The riding is usually done by early afternoon however, and that’s when some of the real fun begins. Each town comes to life with entertainment and activities, and there is also plenty of time to kick back, relax and explore.”
The top highlights of the RACV Great Vic include:
• Spectacular Wilsons Promontory start
• Ninety Mile Beach
• Slowing down and enjoying the cafes, restaurants and gourmet options throughout Gippsland
• The myriad of entertainment and activities that will be on offer
• Being part of the most social week of the year.
“Riders love getting to know different parts of Victoria, sampling local produce and dropping into restaurants, pubs and cafes. We have no doubt they’ll love the local Gippsland hospitality,” Ms Lane added. Those who can’t get away for the full nine days but still want to be part of the fun can join the first five or the last three days. You will experience the very best of Gippsland: unspoilt beaches, lakes and bustling waterfront towns full of culinary delights, history and culture.
For full route, riding, entertainment and entry information visit greatvic.com.au.
WHAT: 34th 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, luggage transport and on-route assistance. A licensed cafe, bar and restaurant under canvas, full medical team, entertainment and bicycle maintenance facilities.
HOSTED BY: Bicycle Network
WHEN: Saturday 25 November to Sunday 3 December 2017
WHERE: The holiday starts in Tidal River at Wilsons Promontory. After a day exploring Wilsons Prom the riding starts with overnight stops at: Foster, Yarram, Seaspray, Bairnsdale (2 nights), Maffra and Glengarry with a finish after 517kms in Trafalgar.
COST: The entry fee for the nine-day ride is $1,099 for adults, $1,039 for concession, $829 for youth (13 – 17), $489 for children (6 –12), and free for five and under.
The 5 day ride travels 319km from Wilsons Prom to Bairnsdale and costs $799 for adults, $739 for concession, $609 for youth, $379 for children, and free for five and under.
The 3 day ride travels 198km from Bairnsdale to Trafalgar and costs $619 for adults, $559 for concession, $479 for youth, $309 for children, and free for five and under.
Photograph from BicycleNetwork.com.au