Bicycle Network: RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
Day 1 - Mount Gambier to Nelson
|Left to right: Mount Gambier's famous Blue Lake, Cave Garden Waterfall in Mount Gambier, the Glenelg River, and Nelson Beach.
For the first time in it's history, the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will start in South Australia. Located on the slopes of a dormant volcano, Mount Gambier is your starting point for your nine day bike riding holiday. If you arrive a day or two early, there's lots of natural and cultural beauty to explore in the surrounding region including caves coastline, wineries and Mount Gambier's iconic Blue Lake.
The first day's ride is a relaxing one as you ride mostly downhill, across the border and the Glenelg River, before arriving in Nelson.
Nestled just inside the Victorian border, Nelson is a fishing, camping and tourism town. We’ll be camping on a former airfield close to town, privately owned by a long time local who can't wait to see the tent city in his usually quiet field. From the camp site you can walk around Oxbow Lake, and for your first glimpse of the ocean, walk 2km to Nelson Beach and breath in that clean ocean air.
To find out more about what you can see and do in Mt Gambier and Nelson, click the links below.
Mt Gambier Tourism
Nelson and Glenelg Shire
|Donovans Recreation Advisory Committee||Sausage Sizzle, cold drinks and raffle||Donovans Lunch Stop|
Great Coffee Moments, Slushies, Slurpees and More (Lunch Stop)
Princess Margaret Rose Caves
Princess Margaret Rose Cave is an “Underground Wonderland” set in the natural bush surrounds of the Lower Glenelg National Park. Arguably the most decorated cave per square metre in Australia. Located 1.5km from the turnoff before the Donovans lunch stop.
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