Great Ocean Road
|Great Ocean Road
Begin your tour in the charming town of Port Campbell and twist your way along to coast and make your way back to Melbourne. The great ocean road offers exquisite views and access to both bathing and surfing beaches, rain forest, waterfalls, cliffs and an assortment of uniquely characteristic towns. Choose from daily ride options to suit all levels of riders and experience one of the finest scenic roads in the world.
The Great Ocean Road is world-renowned for its dramatic seascapes and beautiful bushland with cascading waterfalls, rainforest walks and ancient fern gullies on one side and on the seaside magnificent surf beaches, high cliffs and incredible rugged coastal scenery and landscapes. Experience this wild region of Australia as you journey over 300 km’s from Port Campbell to Melbourne. Indulge yourself on a cycle tour that caters for moderate to advanced cyclist with optional cycling distances designed to suit each level of experience. This tour offers generous amounts of time for sight seeing and enjoying the attractions the Great Ocean Road offers. All sections of each day are optional, and there is no obligation to cycle each one, your support person will always be available to look after you.
“What a great way to see one of Australia’s most scenic stretches of road. It would be a shame not to have the time to take it all in and our cycle tour allowed us to slow down and just enjoy it. Accommodations were very well chosen and the food was remarkable.”
Olivia and James Whitestone UK
Day 1: Melbourne to Port Campbell
Port Campbell to Apollo Bay
Port Campbell to Apollo Bay –Experience an exhilarating section of riding as you cycle along the Shipwreck coast before entering the magnificent Otway National Park. Pedal your way past the tops of the limestone craggy stacks sticking out above the cliffs on route to the famous 12 Apostles. There are spectacular views along the way as you approach Apollo Bay.
Apollo Bay to Torquay
Apollo Bay to Torquay –Today is the ride pack, from Apollo Bay to Torquay is one of the most scenic sections on this iconic tour and one of the greatest rides any cyclists can experience. The premium section is in the first 40km but there is a nice stop at the 70km mark in Angelsea, to visit over 200 kangaroo that make their home on a local golf course. Afterwards we climb in the shuttle to head for our destination of Torquay, the surf capital of the universe. Here you will find iconic surf brands such as Ripcurl, Quicksilver, Billabong and Piping Hot. If the timing is right we can visit Bells Beach for the Big Surf and the outlets where you can visit the factory outlets for some Aussie surf wear or maybe even your own surfboard.
Torquay to Melbourne
Torquay to Melbourne –This is the final ride on into Melbourne about 70km, we prefer to ride the first 40km and the last 30km but you do have the option to ride the full 100km. Melbourne is a big beautiful city with lots to see and do. Plenty of coffee shops and shopping in a modern, bustling environment.
Pegasus Apart’Hotel is centrally located in Melbourne, a 3-minute walk from Flagstaff Gardens and 7 minutes by foot from Queen Victoria Market. This 4-star aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Melbourne Central and 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Emporium Melbourne. Make yourself at home in one of the 275 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and stovetops. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and 40-inch LCD televisions are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.
Offering superb self-contained apartment accommodation, Sea Foam Villas are just metres away from the beach in Port Campbell, vibrant heart of the Great Ocean Road and Shipwreck Coast.
Located in Port Campbell, you’re provided with spectacular access to touring the Great Ocean Road, sightseeing the 12 Apostles or surfing Two Mile Bay – revered by surfers as one of the best big-wave breaks in Australia.
Sandpiper Motel offers simple, stylish and contemporary accommodation only 150 metres off Apollo Bay’s picturesque main beach and just a 5 minute walk to restaurants and shopping.
Tucked along the pristine shores of Zeally Bay Beach, our Wyndham Resort Torquay blends an incredible location on the Great Ocean Road with an array of elegant facilities, exceptional service, and stunning ocean views to create an extraordinary resort experience for romantics, fun-seekers, and families alike. Located along one of the planet’s most scenic coastal drives, our resort echoes the vibrancy and resplendent beauty of our seaside town with upscale amenities that promise pleasure, tranquility, and well-being. Find refreshment in multiple swimming pools, and blissful repose in stylish guest rooms and apartments, most with breathtaking ocean views. With exemplary service an extraordinary experience awaits.