Bicycle Network: RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
Day 7 - Gellibrand to Birregurra (RACV Great Vic Getaway starts)
|Left to right: Turton's Track, Mount Sabine Road in the Otway Ranges, Otway National Park, and looking up in the Otways.
Our 3 day RACV Great Vic Getaway riders join you in Gellibrand and you will start the day with a challenging uphill climb through the Otways and to our first rest area. But from this point onwards, all the hard work is done. The remainder of today's ride is incredible - it's cycling touring at its very finest.
Turtons Track is a hidden piece of cycling gold, between Beech Forest and Forrest. Recently sealed and closed to general traffic for the RACV Great Vic, this will be a truly unique experience. It's a spectacular ride through the heart of very beautiful and tranquil rainforest. Enjoy the stillness of your surroundings, the sight of lush green ferns, and inhale the clean, fresh air of the rainforest. This will be riding bliss and a day you'll remember.
We have chosen this route over the traditional Great Ocean Road ride for this section of road that will truly delight.
There’s a few more hills but the scenery is worth the effort. Ater a stop at Forrest you will ride downhill to the next campsite at Birregurra. Birregurra is a boutique town known for its fine foods, culture and incredible hospitality. Located at the foot of the Otway Ranges, this town is another very welcoming town that loves cyclists and is busy planning activities for your stay. We’ll be camping at the recreation reserve and the surrounding privately owned land, and you can follow a heritage walk to learn about the history of Birregurra.
A great story came to surface when Bicycle Network approached the private land owner to gauge interest in potentially using it for camping on the ride. The hospitality of scones and cups of tea awaited the team as they met with the long time local, but her story about how one of her children had met and married the love of their life on a previous RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride was the icing on the cake! So when you're camped up in Birregurra and you see a lady at the front of an unassuming cottage in the middle of the campsite, that’s Heather, so please give her a wave!
For more information what you can see and do in Birregurra, visit the Colac Otway Shire website.
|Beech Forest Progress Association||Refreshments and souvenirs||Beech Forest Rest Area|
Great Coffee Moments, Slushies, Slurpees and More (Lunch Stop)
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