Our tour starts in Bendigo, once one of Austria’s richest goldmining towns. It still retains much extravagant Victorian architecture. We head west on a network of minor roads to stay on a vineyard on our way to the Grampians National Park , known for its diversity of wildlife, spectacular wildflowers and its aboriginal rock art. We then make our way south to Port Fairy where we have a rest day. The final part of our tour is along the magnificent Great Ocean Road and back to Melbourne.
Day 1 BENDIGO.
Meet your guide at 4pm in Bendigo.
Day 2 MOONABEL.
A long but relatively easy ride though ironbark gum lined rural roads with several old very attractive goldmining town for refreshment on route.
Day 3 HALLS GAP.
Pleasant rural countryside to Stawell then a wooded flat road with ever nearing views of the Grampians.
Day 4 DUNKELD.
This morning we take a walk in the Grampians Wonderland and visit the Brambuck Aboriginal Centre.
The Grampians tourist road climbs the Diving Range then descends along the Wannon River valley giving spectacular views of the Serra and Mt William ranges and Mt Abrupt.
Day 5 + 6 PORT FAIRY.
Ride over the open countryside on tiny back roads through sheep and cattle country to the historic seaside town of Port Fairy.
Day 7 PORT CAMPBELL.
The day starts with a magnificent ride on a coastal bike path across the dunes, and finishes with a stunning cliff top ride into Port Campbell. Along the way we will take a quiet back road to the attractive Childers Cove Bay for a morning break.
Day 8 APOLLO BAY.
We travel through a wide variety on scenery ranging from majestic coastal rock formations to the rain forest of the Otway National Parks ranges. A hilly but very rewarding day.
Day 9 + 10 MELBOURNE.
The epitome of an ocean road. Any closer and you would be riding in the surf. Magnificent coastal riding and beaches.
You may wish to swim with dolphins or seals before we drive in to Melbourne. There are superb coastal and city views.
The style varies from comfortable motels to boutique hotels and chalets in a vineyard.