Bicycle Network: RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
Day 4 - Port Fairy to Port Campbell
|Left to right: Loch Ard Gorge, riders taking in the view, group shot near the 12 Apostles, and Warrnambool foreshore.
Day 4 will be a challenge. 107km in distance is a long day in anyones book, but here's the reward - today you get to ride along the Great Ocean Road. Discover the understated beginnings of the Great Ocean Road just out of Warrnambool and then enjoy it's sweeping twists and turns, before taking in the natural beauty of London Arch and Loch Ard Gorge. It is epic, it is spectacular and it is unmissable.
You will also have the opportunity to ride the newly opened rail trail from Port Fairy to Warrnambool. It's a 37km unsealed route through rich agricultural areas, into the historic town of Koroit, and you will rejoin the main route close to Lake Pertobe. At this stage we recommend you only ride the rail trail if you have a mountain or a hybrid bike.
However, the majority of riders will take the road route from Port Fairy to Warrnambool, via picturesque Tower Hill, which is an extinct Volcano. Keep an eye out for emus, kangaroos and koalas, as they are often seen lazing about in the area. Stop off for a break at the Warrnambool foreshore, before rolling out towards Allansford, and experience wonderful views of Lady Bay and the Hopkins River.
From Allansford, the route will join the Great Ocean Road and head through lush agricultural areas, past the dairy factories, towards Port Campbell. Closer to Port Campbell, take your time and enjoy the expansive views of the Bay of Islands Coastal Park and the Shipwreck Coast.
It’s a long day of riding with a few hills thrown in the mix, but it's all worth it. A constant reward will be the ocean views - your companion on your right for most of this day. The campsite will be at Port Campbell Recreation Reserve at the top of the town and just a short walk to the water. It's a rest day tomorrow and you get to enjoy all that the the Great Ocean Road has to offer.
For more information on what to see and do in Port Campbell, visit the Corangamite Shire website.
|Kings College (Relay for Life)||Drinks and lollies||Warrnambool Rest Area|
|Nirranda Football Netball Club||Drinks, fruit salad, ice cream, slices, lollies||Nirranda Rest Area|
|Peterborough Residents Group||Pancakes||Peterborough Rest Area|
Great Coffee Moments, Slushies, Slurpees and More (Lunch Stop)
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