GREAT VIC BIKE RIDE

5 DAY RIDE

Sat 24 Nov – Wed 28 Nov 2018

Bright to Rutherglen (339km)

Starting from $729

 

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5 day ride

The Route

5 Day route map

Want a taste of both the mountains and the Murray, but not sure if you’re up for the full nine days? The five day ride is your answer.

You’ll get to see Bright and wind your way through Beechworth, Tallangatta and up to Rutherglen on the banks of the river.

After five days, you will have ridden more than 300 kilometres and experienced some of the state’s regional highlights.

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Route details

Day by day

Sat 24 Nov

Day 1 | Bright

Bright is an all-year-round destination and believed by some to be the state’s ultimate bike terminal – Mount Buffalo, Mount Beauty, Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, MTB parks and a beautiful rail trail are all on its doorstep.

When you arrive on Day 1, you’ll set up camp with all of this surrounding you. There’s no official riding this day, so you can do as you please, whether it’s moseying around the quirky shops and boutiques or going for a dip in the Bright River.

For those who prefer to get wet on the inside, Bright Brewery is one of the more famous craft breweries in the high country, while local wineries Feathertop and Ringer Reef also have good offerings.

Bright - Great Vic Bike Ride

Sun 25 Nov

Day 2 | Bright – Beechworth (67km)

Beechworth - Great Vic Bike Ride

Riding will begin by heading from Bright towards Myrtleford on the Great Alpine Road. Oak and pine trees will provide shade from the sun as you ride through towns with brilliant names like Porepunkah, Smoko and Eurobin.

It’s not entirely flat, but the small climbs along the way aren’t too bad and the classic Australian landscape around Barwidgee and Stanley will keep your mind at ease.

You’ll have the chance to take a dip in Lake Sambell before finishing the first of two nights in Beechworth, a historic town that whose MTB scene is battling Bright for the crown of Victoria’s best.

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Mon 26 Nov

Day 3 | Beechworth – Milawa loop (85km)

There’s simply too much to see and do around Beechworth, so instead of proceeding to a new town straight away, the second ride day will be a loop to Milawa and back.

You’ll roll past the Beechworth prison in the morning, one of the towns more historic sites, and then the less historic but almost equally as known Bridge Road Brewery.

With mountains, trees and vineyards all around you on today’s ride you will feel quite in touch with nature, and be excited to try the local gourmet delights waiting at Milawa.

If you do indulge during lunch at Brown Brothers winery there’s no need to worry because the ride back to Beechworth does include a few little climbs, so you will work it all off.

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Beechworth - Great Vic Bike Ride

Tue 27 Nov

Day 4 | Beechworth – Tallangatta (85km)

Tallangatta - Great Vic Bike Ride

One of the greatest aspects of this year’s ride is that you’ll get to experience both the mountains and the Murray, and today is the day that you’ll approach Australia’s longest river.

The ride from Beechworth to Tallangatta includes some classic Australian farm land – expect the cattle to stop chewing on their hay bales and walk up to the roadside fence to try and work out why there are more than 3,000 people riding past.

Even though we’ll be riding away from the Alps, there will still be plenty of hills to make the view pleasant, and once Lake Hume comes into sight you know you’re near Tallangatta. Check out what’s on in Tallangatta once you arrive in town.

Strava route

Wed 28 Nov

Day 5 | Tallangatta – Rutherglen (102km)

The agricultural land we will travel through today is less animal oriented and more horticulture and viticulture focussed. In simpler terms, today we’ll be riding past wineries and orchards.

Most famous are the local red wines and muscat, so much so that as we approach the town we will meet its answer to Goulburn’s merino and Coffs Habour’s banana: the big wine bottle.

Make sure you take the time to explore the beautiful town of Rutherglen or your way home.

Strava route
Rutherglen - Great Vic Bike Ride

5 day ride

2018 Entry Prices

Members only

Adult
$729
Concession
$649
Youth (12 – 17 years)
$529
Child (12 & under)
$289
Infant (5 & under)
FREE

Presale ended

Early bird

Adult
$729
Concession
$649
Youth (12 – 17 years)
$529
Child (12 & under)
$289
Infant (5 & under)
FREE

Presale ended

Standard

Until Friday 23rd November, 5pm

Adult
$829
Concession
$749
Youth (12 – 17 years)
$629
Child (12 & under)
$389
Infant (5 & under)
FREE
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