GREAT VIC BIKE RIDE
Introducing the Little Vic – It’s just as Great!
Get a taste of the Great Vic and support the local communities who were set to host us in 2021. Rescheduled for March 2022, the Little Vic is a special 4-day only event that makes the most of a Great Vic route two years in the making.Enter now
Thu 31 Mar – Sun 3 Apr
Little Vic is a 4-day ride option that delivers all the best parts of the Great Vic, with amazing riding, charming host towns, incredible scenery, and of course good company. Get ready to soak up all the glory of the Grampians by bike!
At a glance
- Dates: Thursday 31 March – Sunday 3 April 2022
- Summary: Arrival day and 3 ride days
- Total distance: 235km
- Elevation: 1,200m+
- Average daily: Approx. 78km
- Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided (excluding breakfast and lunch on day 1 and lunch on day 4)
- Type of bike: Road bike, hybrid bike or mountain bike
- Inclusions: Camping spot, campsite facilities, all meals*, full on-route support, luggage transfers, entertainment and much more!
Day by day
Thursday 31 March
Day 1 | Halls Gap (arrival day)
While there’s no official riding scheduled for today, once you’ve set up camp you can hop on the bike and won’t have to pedal far to uncover a handful of lakes, waterfalls or stunning views (albeit after a tiny bit of climbing) in the beautiful Grampians.
Back in Halls Gap there are cafe’s, breweries and wineries situated only a stone’s throw from our campsite. Check out our top spots: Local brewery Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co, Coola’s Ice Creamery and Spirit of Punjab offers delightful Indian cuisine. Plus, the ever-popular Halls Gap Zoo, a country-style 53-acre zoo, is only 7 kilometres from the town centre.
Bicycle Network members are invited to join us for a special welcome at our Members Night from 5pm at Paper Scissors Rock Brew Co.
FRIDAY 1 APRIL
Day 2 | Halls Gap – Dunkeld (72km)
With arguably the most scenic riding of the route, you’ll pedal straight down the middle of the Grampians, with towering rocky peaks on either side. There will be plenty of chances to see some native wildlife including kangaroos and koalas!
The views don’t end once you’ve rolled into Dunkeld, with one of our most spectacular campsites set with a backdrop of stunning views of the Grampians.
To kick-start your taste buds, the Dunkeld General Store is home to an abundance of local produce. Grab a bite at the Dunkeld Old Bakery offering delicious baked goods. Plus, wander over to the Pier at Dunkeld Arboretum to watch the sunset with fantastic views of Mt Sturgeon.
SATURDAY 2 APRIL
Day 3 | Dunkeld – Halls Gap, via Pomonal (110km)
Today’s riding will follow quiet country roads alongside the eastern edge of the Grampians. While you’ll clock up a cracking 110km, the terrain is mainly rolling hills with an accumulated 370m elevation gain by the time you reach Halls Gap.
We can’t stay the night at Pomonal, so be sure to take your time to explore – it’s a picturesque village set against the Grampians and famous for native flowers, orchids and rolling green hills. A beautiful setting to experience nature walks, vineyard visits and farm gate local produce.
For those who want to put the feet up, Pomonal Estate Winery is the best bet to enjoy a selection of handcrafted wines, ciders and craft beer, accompanied by some stunning views of the Grampians.
SUNDAY 3 APRIL
Day 4 | Halls Gap – Great Western (53km)
The final day of riding is a shorter but very respectful 53km day, which will be a welcome relief after accumulating more than 180kms in the legs over the last two days. Enjoy the rolling hills and vast fields before arriving at the final stop – Great Western.
It’s not all over when you cross the finish line either! Make sure you grab your family and friends to explore. This pretty little town punches well above its weight with world-renowned wineries and cosy cafes.
Seppelt estate can’t be missed. The winery is home to the largest underground cellars in the Southern Hemisphere. The Drives, a heritage listed labyrinth of cellars that wind for three kilometers beneath the historic Great Western home.
Already registered for the Great Vic 2021?
We’ve tweaked the 3-day ride option into the Little Vic (31 March – 3 April 2022), to deliver the best parts of the Great Vic, while providing a significant boost to our many volunteers, suppliers and gracious hosts in the Grampians region.
Important event updates
- To attend this event, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if you’re over the age of 12.
- The Little Vic will strictly adhere the Victorian Government’s Public Events Framework. An updated COVID Safe Event Plan will be made available closer to the event date.
- The event will be capped at 3,000 riders.
- The balance payment due date will be extended until Friday 19 November.
- Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, our COVID-19 Refund Policy will apply as per normal