Bicycle Network: RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
Day 8 - Birregurra to Torquay
|Left to right: The Great Ocean Road near Lorne, surfing at Bells Beach, breathing in the ocean air, and Tigerfish Gallery in Torquay.
Birregurra to Torquay includes Deans Marsh, Lorne, Anglesea, Bells Beach and of course the final stretch of the Great Ocean Road. Mostly down hill, we head back into more populated areas with changed traffic conditions to help facilitate the ride.
The day starts with a steep climb up through Deans Marsh, but then it’s mostly downhill as you ride through the Great Otway National Park and down into Lorne. In Lorne, we rejoin the Great Ocean Road and follow it through to Aireys Inlet and Anglesea. Breathe in the fresh ocean air and enjoy the magnificent views along this stretch of coastline. And, to make sure you take it all in, we've thrown in a few challenging climbs to slow you down as well!
On approach to our Torquay campsite, we’ll go past the famous Bells Beach and the new RACV Torquay Resort. Bells Beach is one of Australia's famous surfing beaches and home to the Rip Curl Pro, and if the conditions are favorable, you might get to see some surfers perfecting their craft.
Camping will be at Spring Creek Reserve and the foreshore common - this will be a split site with camping on either side of road. Beautiful kept grounds and close to Torquay, this is a beautiful spot to camp. It will need caution to cross the road but Bicycle Network will ensure that adequate measures are in place to help facilitate this. Torquay is the home of iconic brands Quicksilver and Rip Curl, and walks along the coast will provide you with spectacular views.
It's the final night of the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride so celebrate, reminisce, quietly reflect on your achievement or dance the night away. We’ll have something for everyone to enjoy, with Bicycle Network and your fellow riders to celebrate your week in another world.
For more information on what you can see and do in Torquay, visit the Surf Coast Shire website.
|Lorne Lions Club||Sausage Sizzle||Lorne Lunch Stop|
Great Coffee Moments, Slushies, Slurpees and More (Lunch Stop)
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