Great vic bike ride

Ride extras

Camping options

Included – with general entry

General camping at the Great Vic

General camping

General camping is part of your ticket, and includes a camping spot for you, your tent and your bike. Lights out in general camping is 10:00pm.

Quiet camping

Perfect for those seeking a little tranquility with their camping experience. With an early curfew of 9:30pm, we ask quiet campers to keep noise levels to a minimum and respect the serenity of the quiet camping area.

Upgrades – purchased separately

Dome tent

Don’t have a tent, or not keen to put up your own each day? Our brilliant team will pick out a prime spot at the campsite and set up a dome tent for you each night so you can kick back at the end of a day’s riding.

A dome tent must be purchased in addition to your Great Vic entry and sleeps two people.

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  • 9 day: $425
  • 5 day: $265
  • 3 day: $169

Stand up tent

After a little extra luxury for your Great Vic adventure? Our stand-up upgrades include a premium tent which will be pitched and waiting for you when you arrive. These tents include extra headroom so you can easily change standing up, plus two bedrolls to ensure you’re comfy at night.

A stand-up tent must be purchased in addition to your Great Vic entry and sleeps two people.

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  • 9 day lux: $659
  • 9 day: $599
  • 5 day: $375
  • 3 day: $225

Handy hint – Campsite tips

The best bit about the Great Vic is that we ride to a new campsite each day.

In the morning, pack your luggage and gear into one of our nearby luggage trucks and we’ll move it to the next campsite for you. Make sure you take note of the truck number so you know where to find your bags at the next campsite.

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Not much of a camper?

AllTrails Bicycle Tours

The Great Vic Bike Ride has partnered with AllTrails Bicycle Tours since 2005 to provide a fully supported experience with some extra comforts for those who would prefer not to camp.

The AllTrails Bicycle Tours package includes:
  • Nightly accommodation at quality motels, B&Bs, boutique properties and resorts
  • Great breakfast included each morning
  • Luggage transfer between your accommodation daily
  • Massages
  • Private bike mechanic
  • Small group camaraderie and support
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All Trails


Getting there

Transport

Transport

Let us take the hassle out of getting home from the ride. Our coach services will transport you, your bike and luggage and operate out of a range of metro and regional areas. 

9 day ride (Rainbow - Great Western)
To Rainbow | Saturday 27 November

Melbourne to Rainbow: $129
Location: TBC | Time: 8:30am

Ballarat to Rainbow: $99
Location: 202 Lydiard Street  | Time: 8:45am

Geelong to Rainbow: $129
Location: Busport – Gheringhap St | Time: 8:00am

Bendigo to Rainbow: $89
Location: Lake Weerona | Time: 9:15am

Traralgon to Rainbow: $195
Location: Traralgon Station | Time: 6:00am

Albury to Rainbow: $169
Location: Albury Railway Station | Time: 6:00am

Wangaratta to Rainbow: $169
Location: Apex Park | Time: 7:00am

Adelaide to Rainbow: $149
Location: Adelaide Central Bus Station | Time: TBC

Mildura to Rainbow: $85
Location: Mildura Railway Station | Time: 9:45am

Great Western LTCP to Rainbow: $65
Location: Great Western long term carpark | Time: 11:00am

Halls Gap LTCP to Rainbow: $69
Location: Halls Gap long term carpark | Time: 11:00am

From Great Western | Sunday 5 December

Location: Great Western Finish Line
Time: 12:00pm – buses depart once full 

  • Great Western to Melbourne: $79
  • Great Western to Geelong: $65
  • Great Western to Ballarat: $49 
  • Great Western to Bendigo: $65
  • Great Western to Traralgon: $125 
  • Great Western to Adelaide: $175 
  • Great Western to Albury/ Wangaratta: $169 
  • Great Western to Mildura: $125
  • Great Western to Halls Gap: $70
  • LTCP’s: $55
5 day ride (Rainbow - Halls Gap)
To Rainbow | Saturday 27 November

Melbourne to Rainbow: $129
Location: TBC | Time: 8:30am

Ballarat to Rainbow: $99
Location: 202 Lydiard Street | Time: 8:45am

Geelong to Rainbow: $129
Location: Geelong Busport | Time: 8:00am

Bendigo to Rainbow: $89
Location: Lake Weerona | Time: 8:00am

Traralgon to Rainbow: $195
Location: Traralgon Railway Station | Time: 6:00am

Albury to Rainbow: $169
Location: Albury Railway Station | Time: 6:00am

Wangaratta to Rainbow: $169
Location: Apex Park | Time: 7:00am

Adelaide to Rainbow: $149
Location: Adelaide Central Bus Station | Time: TBC

Mildura to Rainbow: $85
Location: Mildura Railway Station | Time: 9:45am

Great Western LTCP to Rainbow: $65
Location: Great Western long term carpark | Time: 11:00am

Halls Gap LTCP to Rainbow: $69
Location: Halls Gap long term carpark | Time: 11:00am

From Halls Gap | Wednesday 1 December

Location: Halls Gap Campsite

  • Halls Gap to Melbourne: $89 | Time: 5:00pm
From Halls Gap | Thursday 2 December

Location: Halls Gap Campsite

  • Halls Gap to Melbourne: $89 | Time: 8:00am

 

 

3 day ride (Halls Gap - Great Western)
To Halls Gap | Thursday 2 December
From Great Western | Sunday 5 December

Location: Great Western Finish Line
Time: 12:00pm – buses depart once full 

  • Great Western to Melbourne: $79
  • Great Western to Geelong: $65
  • Great Western to Ballarat: $49 
  • Great Western to Bendigo: $65
  • Great Western to Traralgon: $125 
  • Great Western to Adelaide: $175 
  • Great Western to Albury/ Wangaratta: $169 
  • Great Western to Mildura: $125
  • Great Western to Halls Gap: $70
  • LTCP’s: $55

Long term car park

Prefer to drive? Our long-term car parks are conveniently located so you can access your car as soon as you’ve finished the ride. The car parks are near the finish lines of the 9, 5 and 3 day rides, with buses available to transfer you to the start line.

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  • Great Western long term carpark: $50 | Location | Time: TBC
  • Halls Gap long term carpark: $50 | Location | Time: TBC
Long term carpark

Charge up

Device charging

In 2021, Chargespot are revolutionising the way we charge our phones on the Great Vic. Now you can do so in the comfort of your own tent or on the bike, simply by hiring a portable power bank. With unlimited swapping of a portable power bank permitted your phone battery will never go dry. 

If you don’t use your phone that much, but desperately need to make a call. We offer a full recharge at just $10 each. Simply leave your phone with the crew at Chargespot (no deposit required).

Note: When hiring a power bank for the first time, you will be asked for a $30 refundable deposit for security of the asset. This can be made on credit card directly to Chargespot, in either Rainbow or Halls Gap, and will be automatically refunded at the conclusion of the event.  

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9 day
  • $50
5 day
  •  $35
3 day
  • $25

Ebike charging

Ebike charging will be available at each campsite, but please ensure you are familiar with our ebike policy. Overnight charging will not be available and we highly recommend bringing at least two batteries for you ebike to ensure a full charge each day.

Each full charge of an ebike battery will cost $10. Chargespot will be open between 12pm – 8pm daily.

Merchandise

The Great Vic Bike Ride 2021 merch range is designed and developed by our official merchandise provider HUB Cycling. Explore the range below to complete your kit.

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