Bicycle Network: RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
Day 3 - Portland to Port Fairy
|Left to right: Mount Eccles National Park, Port Fairy, sunrise over Port Fairy lighthouse, and East Beach in Port Fairy.
The ride will head inland today before returning to the coast and will be first of two longer distance days. It will be a challenge but you will be rewarded.
Your journey to Port Fairy starts with a morning ride skimming the outskirts of beautiful Portland Bay, where you will have a great view of the bay and all it’s activities, including the deep sea port, large ocean freighters and the aluminium smelter, before heading inland towards Mount Eccles National Park.
You will ride along beautiful country back roads which will excite and delight - it will be a great day's riding. See if you can be the first to spot the majestic towers of the local windfarms as we head toward Port Fairy. You will ride slight ups and downs all day and with plenty of roadside tree cover, this day will be appealing to all cyclists.
At 95km in distance, it’s a great achievement and your reward awaits you - foreshore camping with ocean surrounding you at Southcombe Park in Port Fairy. Smell the ocean air as you ride into campsite, adjacent to Port Fairy’s famous surf beach, The Passage. Port Fairy is a charming fishing village and there is a range of boutique, antique, art and craft shops to discover.
But if you would like to stay close to nature, you could cool off at the beach, explore Griffiths Island, go for a lovely heritage walk or just relax and enjoy being close to the water. It doesn't get much better than this. Or does it? Tomorrow you'll be riding the Great Ocean Road!
For more information on what to see and do in Port Fairy, visit the Moyne Shire website.
|Portland Cycling Club||Espresso Coffee, muffins, raisin toast||Tyrendarra Rest Area|
|Bessiebelle Hall Committee||Sausage sizzle, scones, tea and coffee, raffle, lollies||Bessiebelle Rest Area|
Great Coffee Moments, Slushies, Slurpees and More (Lunch Stop)
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