3 day ride

Key details

  • Location: Bairnsdale to Trafalgar
  • Dates: Thur 30 Nov to Sun 3 Dec 2017
  • Distance: 211 KM
  • Price: From $459

Highlights

Our 3 day option gives you a brief but enticing snippet of beautiful Gippsland. Rolling hills will greet you as you pass through the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. At times you'll be challenged, but you'll also be rewarded with outsanding views in all directions. We skim the borders of the mighty Lake Glenmaggie, where you can stop for a refreshing swim and take in its serene landscape. We also pass through some quaint small towns that are well worth a coffee stop... or a beer stop - whatever your poison is. The 3 day ride is the perfect weekend away so come and join us. We would love to have you!

Route

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Arrival day - Bairnsdale

Thursday 30 November, 2017

Meet and greet at the information hub to receive your passport. Then get settled into your camp spot or get stuck into our live entertainment and activities.

Day 1 - Bairnsdale - Maffra (84km)

Friday 1 December, 2017

Leaving Bairnsdale with a spring in your step (or should that be pedal stroke?), the RACV Great Vic continues towards into its final three days of riding. We’re now heading slowly back west and edging closer to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. That means rolling hills and lush foliage, as well as another steady run of friendly small towns along the way.

Soon after leaving Bairnsdale, the route brings us through the valley at Hillside and to Lindenow – a tiny town full of surprises, with its small traditional Irish pub and furniture store. There’s also an extended stretch riding through plantations, with trees stretching away from the road in neat lines. We pass through a Great Vic favourite, Briagolong, and Boisdale before finally arriving in the pretty town of Maffra having completed a hilly but beautiful 84km. As well as being our home for the night, Maffra's also home to the impressive Gippsland Vehicle Collection - well worth a look.

Day 2 - Maffra - Glengarry (77km)

Saturday 2 December, 2017

From Maffra, our canvas community heads north and meets the eastern shore of Lake Glenmaggie. We skirt its southern perimeter, enjoying the views of the water and access to several spots to stop for a dip (remember to pack your bathers!). The scenic sights continue, with spectacular views as you ride through Glenmaggie Nature Conservation Reserve.

The next town on the way is Cowwarr, which is, fittingly enough, a dairy farming area – see how many cows made from painted barrels you can count on the way through. From there it’s farmland views stretching to the horizon between Toongabbie and Glengarry, including cornfields. Hopefully you’re ready to send the Great Vic out with style in Glengarry – the last night’s quite a party – and celebrate the achievement of your journey through Gippsland.

Day 3 - Glengarry - Trafalgar (50km)

Sunday 3 December, 2017

The last day’s riding to Trafalgar is the shortest of the 2017 RACV Great Vic Bike Ride, and a fantastic opportunity to reminisce on the journey you’ve gone through over the past week. Gippsland sends us out in style, serving up more enticingly rolling hills to ride and great views around Yallourn North. Keep an eye open for the Yallourn power plant as well – even if it’s not especially beautiful, it’s certainly interesting!

And then, finally, we arrive in Trafalgar. It’s a bittersweet thing, reaching the end of the Great Vic, but with the Strzelecki Ranges and a few thousand new friends by your side, it’s a pretty great way to finish.