RACV Great vic bike ride

Camping Options

Camping options

General camping

General camping is included in your ticket, and is a camping spot for you, your tent and your bike. We don’t reserve or allocate specific campsites, so each day camping is first in, best dressed. With access to RACV Cafe de Canvas, two bars, food and coffee vendors, local artists, activities, toilets, showers and all camp amenities, you’ll never be short of something to do in our general camping area. In the morning, pack your luggage and gear into one of our luggage trucks and we’ll move it to the next campsite for you. Lights out for general camping is 10pm.

Quiet camping

Our quiet camping area is perfect for those seeking a little tranquility with their camping experience. With an early curfew of 9.30pm, we ask quiet campers to keep noise levels to a minimum and respect the serenity of the quiet camping area. Quiet camping is included in your entry, and is first in, best dressed.

Dome zone

Don’t have a tent, or not keen to put up your own each day? We’ll pick out a prime spot on campsite and set up your dome tent for you each night. A dome zone tent must be purchased in addition to your RACV Great Vic entry and sleeps two.

Stand up section

Add a little extra luxury to your RACV Great Vic adventure by booking a tent in our stand up section. Kick back at the end of a day’s riding and arrive on campsite where one of our premium tents will already be pitched and waiting for you.

Stand up tents feature a little extra headroom so you can easily change standing up, and two bedrolls to ensure you’re comfy at night. A stand up section tent must be purchased in addition to your RACV Great Vic entry and sleeps two.

AllTrails accommodation package

Not much of a camper? Not to worry – the RACV Great Vic partners with AllTrails Bicycle Tours who provide a fully supported experience with some extra comforts. The package includes:

  • Nightly accommodation at quality motels, B&Bs, boutique properties and resorts
  • Great breakfast included each morning
  • Luggage transfer between your accommodation daily
  • Massages
  • Private bike mechanic
  • Small group cameraderie and support

Camping Facilities

The Hub Information Centre

The Hub is your one stop information centre during the RACV Great Vic. Located in Main Street, our brilliant Event Team can tell you what’s happening in town and on the campsite at each of our stops, as well as providing essential services such as lost property.

RACV Cafe de Canvas

The RACV Cafe de Canvas is the heart of any RACV Great Vic campsite. A great meeting point, this is where you’ll dine each morning and night, and is also home to main bar and entertainment stage.

Free tea, coffee & milo

Our free tea, coffee and milo station is the perfect antidote to a chilly morning or evening on the RACV Great Vic. Head to the station to grab a free cuppa and chat to like-minded riders.

Food and beverage vendors

If you’re peckish between meals or after something to eat outside of the catering marquee, we’ve got you covered. Head to our Main Street area where you’ll be tempted by food trucks, coffee vans, community groups and other vendors.

Toilets and Showers

Multiple toilet trucks are located around the camping areas for your convenience. 

Showers are located within the general camping area and are included in your ticket. Showers operate from 12noon – 8.30pm on ride days, and from 7am – 8.30pm on rest day.

Mobile phone charging

Worried about your phone or device battery dying while on the RACV Great Vic? Don’t be! ChargeSpot will be on site every day to keep you charged up. There are limited spots so pre-book your unlimited charging* now and ensure you stay connected! 

E-bike charging

ChargeSpot can help keep your e-bike full of juice as well. Make sure you drop off your e-bike battery early in the afternoon to get the best possible charge, as unfortunately we are unable to charge e-bikes overnight. If you do choose to drop your e-bike battery off later, the team will still be happy to charge it for you, but will only be able to charge the battery until 15 minutes prior to the charging station closing time. A single charge for an e-bike is $10 and can be purchased on event, as per our e-bike policy.

On-site mechanic

If you find yourself in need of a quick repair, tune up or some additional gear, our on-site mechanics will be there for the duration of the event to assist.

First Aid

EventAid are our on-site first aid clinic providers, and look forward to helping you stay healthy across the event.

The medical clinic is open in the afternoon and for a short period each morning with doctors, nurses and first aid support available, however, emergency first aid treatment is available 24/7 (just contact Event Assistance if it’s after clinic hours)

Our first aid team can also assist with the storage and transport of any medication requiring refrigeration, and the recharging of batteries for mobile CPAP machines.

Dishwashing and clothes stations

We’re committed to reducing the impact we have on the environment so you’ll need to bring your own reusable plates and cutlery on the ride. We provide dishwashing stations for the use of all RACV Great Vic participants. For hygiene reasons, make sure you wash your plates and cutlery after every meal, and use the sani-spray provided.

Our clothes washing stations operate from 2pm – 5pm daily. This is a provision for handwashing only.

Water refill stations

There are free water refill stations located around the campsite for your convenience – look for the yellow and black striped bars! 

Luggage Trucks

On ride mornings, pack your luggage and gear into one of our luggage trucks and we’ll move it to the next campsite for you. Remember to take note of your luggage truck number to help you find your gear at the other end. The luggage trucks are opened when there’s enough people to help unload, so when you arrive on site, make sure you grab your friends and you’ll have your bag in no time!

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