GREAT VIC BIKE RIDE 2019

Robe – Port Fairy (348km)

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER – TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2019

The Route

5 day Robe to Port Fairy route map
5 Day Great Vic Robe to Port Fairy elevation

Highlights

Start in South Australia and take in some of the state’s most picturesque sights before crossing the border to finish in Port Fairy.

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Route details

Day by day

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER

Day 1 | Robe (arrival day)

The 2019 Great Vic is hopping across the border and kicking off in Robe, South Australia. This old fishing village has great beaches, amazing architecture and a quaint local pub right on the water. What more could you ask for?

Once you’ve set up camp for night one, be sure to take a leisurely spin up to the Cape Dombey Obelisk to soak up the beautiful coastal views.

The Obelisk by Ben Goode

SATURDAY 23 NOVEMBER

Day 2 | Robe – Millicent (79 kilometres)

Bowman Scenic Drive, Beachport - Photo by SA Tourism Commision / Adam Bruzzone

We’ll ease into the first day on the bike with a relatively flat ride, hugging the coastline on the way to Millicent. Keep an eye out for Lake Saint Clair and be sure to take the time to explore the small coastal town of Beechporton your way.

The ride stops at Millicent overnight with plenty to see and do – the Millicent Swimming Lake is sure to be a favourite spot to cool off.

SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Day 3 | Millicent – Mount Gambier (77 kilometres)

Day three's riding will take us across undulating hills as we weave through the pastoral lands around Millicent. The day in the saddle finishes in the southeastern corner of South Australia at Mount Gambier, where you’ll be greeted by the famous Blue Lake.  

Once you’ve taken in the sight of the cobalt blue waters, there’s plenty to do around town, from walking up Centenary Tower to sampling local food, or even exploring the towns Great Rail Trail and bike riding network.

Blue Lake by Mark Fitzpatrick

MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER

Day 4 | Mount Gambier – Portland (107 kilometres)

Portland Cable Tram

Today’s ride will meander up and down hills and spin alongside the Glenelg River before passing through the charming towns of Donovans and Nelson. You will have clocked 107km by the end of the day’s riding, but can enjoy a cruisy tail end to the ride with a fairly flat finish.

Once we're set up in Portland, there’s plenty to tick off the to-do list, including a wander down to the foreshore, a ride on the cable car and a visit to the Portland Lighthouse.

TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER

Day 5 | Portland – Port Fairy (85 kilometres)

A cruisy day of riding of 85 kilometres and just 200 metres of climbing.

Hit the road early for spectacular morning views over the ocean as we pedal out of Portland. Keep an eye out for the many historic buildings as you roll into Port Fairy before we set up camp for a well earned day off the bike.

Port Fairy

2019 entry prices

Bicycle Network members who sign up with an early bird entry will score a free 2019 event jersey! Entries are capped at 5,000 riders – secure your entry early to avoid disappointment!

Early bird

Until Sunday 4th August, 11am

Adult
$749
Concession
$699
Youth (13-17yrs)
$539
Child (6-12yrs)
$299
Infant (5 and under)
Free
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Standard

Adult
$849
Concession
$799
Youth (13-17yrs)
$639
Child (6-12yrs)
$399
Infant (5 and under)
Free

From Monday 5th August

What's included?

Meals

All meals are included. Plus you can enjoy our free tea, coffee and milo station.

Camping spot

Your entry includes a camping spot for you, your tent and your bike at each event camp site.

Wash facilities

You'll have acces to showers, toilets and washing facilities at each campsite.

Great Vic transport
Luggage transfers

Pack your luggage into one of our luggage trucks and we’ll move it to the next campsite for you.

On-route support

We'll make getting from A to B as enjoyable as possible with full on route support.

Entertainment

There's plenty to enjoy at the campsite from an outdoor cinema, two bars, live music, yoga classes and more!

Deposit payments: Secure your spot on the 2019 Great Vic before Sunday 26 May with a $200 deposit. Final payments are due by 5:00pm Wednesday 28 August. Terms and conditions apply.

Ride extras

Please note: Ride extras will be available for purchase separately when standard ride entries open in April.

Camping upgrades
Charging
Transport
Merchandise

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