Great vic bike ride

Ride extras

Camping options

Included – with general entry

When registering for the ride, you will have the option to select which camping zone you plan to sleep in each night. Selecting a camping zone helps us plan how much space each zone needs at each campsite.

General camping at the Great Vic

General camping

General camping is part of your ticket, and includes a camping spot for you, your tent and your bike. Lights out in general camping is 10:00pm.

Quiet camping

Perfect for those seeking a little tranquillity with their camping experience. With an early curfew of 9:30pm, we ask quiet campers to keep noise levels to a minimum and respect the serenity of the quiet camping area.

Women’s Community

If you are wanting to ride and camp with our Women’s Community you can pitch a tent in the Women’s Community camping zone.

Sightseers (NEW)

Are you known for cruising along at the back of pack, soaking up the sights, or bringing your family and know those little legs will slow you down?

The sightseers camping zone is perfect for those that plan to arrive at the campsite towards the end of the ride day and are looking for a dedicated space to set up camp for the night.

Upgrades – purchased separately

Dome tent

Don’t have a tent, or not keen to put up your own each day? Book a dome tent and simply bring your own sleeping bag and bedroll.

Sleep easy package

Our brilliant team will pick out a prime spot at the campsite and set up your tent each night, so you can kick back at the end of a day’s riding.

Tent hire

If you’d prefer to set up the tent where you like, then this is the option for you. Collect a tent from the Dome team when you arrive at the campsite, and pop it up yourself. It takes less than 1 minute! In the morning, fold up your tent and hand it back to the dome team to take to the next campsite for you.

A dome tent must be purchased in addition to your Great Vic entry and sleeps two people. Limited tents available.

2.6m (L) x 1.8m (W)

Price
Option 9 day 5 day 3 day

Sleep easy package

$250 $180 $120

Tent hire

$120 $90 $65
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Stand up tent

After a little extra room? Our stand-up upgrades include a tall tent which will be pitched and waiting for you when you arrive. These tents include extra headroom—so you can easily get changed standing up—and two bedrolls to ensure you’re extra comfy at night.

A lux stand-up tent is a roomier and newer version of the stand-up tent.

A stand-up tent must be purchased in addition to your Great Vic entry and sleeps two people. Don’t forget to pack your own sleeping bag and pillow. Limited tents available.

2.75m (L) x 2.4m (W) x 1.85m (H)

Price
Option 9 day 5 day 3 day

Lux

$750 N/A N/A

Stand-up

$615 $395 $245
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Transport

Great Vic train – celebrating 40 years!

Riders caught the train to the first Great Vic Bike Ride in 1984, and we’re offering that same amazing experience 40 years later.

This year’s 9 and 5-day riders will have the exciting opportunity to travel from Melbourne to Wodonga by train. On board you’ll be seated in a heritage carriage, and have access to an observation carriage and on board kiosk and facilities.

Key details
  • Time: 8:00am, Saturday 23 November (departure)
  • Location: Southern Cross Station – Spencer St, Docklands
  • Price: $125pp

Please arrive with plenty of time to load your luggage and bikes onto a truck at Southern Cross Station and board the heritage train before departure.

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Great Vic 2024 - Heritage Train
Transport

Coach transport

Let us take the hassle out of getting home from the ride. Our coach services will transport you, your bike and luggage and operate out of a range of metro and regional areas. Infants ride free!

View our full coach transport schedule below and add on to your registration when you sign up for the event, or if you’ve already entered you can book now via the Great Vic store.

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Melbourne to Wodonga – Scenic coach (NEW!)

We get it, you’re on holidays! Make the most of the journey to Wodonga and explore the Silo Art Trail along the way.

7:30am – Depart Southern Cross Station.

10:30am – Guided Street Art tour of Benalla (approx. 1 hour)

11:30am – Depart Benalla through the Silo Art Trail, visiting

  1. Goorambat Silo
  2. Sophia of Goorambat
  3. Graincorp Devenish Silo
  4. Graincorp St James Silo
  5. Tungamah Silo

1:30pm – Lunch stop (at own expense) in Yarrawonga

3:00pm – Approx. arrival on site Wodonga

Travelling to Great Vic

Option Price
Sat 23 Nov – 9 day & 5 day riders

Melbourne to Wodonga
(scenic)

Departure: 7:30am

Southern Cross Station

$170

Ballarat to Wodonga
(via Bendigo)

Departure: 7:30am

Ballarat Train Station

$185

Geelong to Wodonga

Departure: 8:30am

Deakin Uni –
Brougham St Bus Park

$185

Bendigo to Wodonga

Departure: 9:30am

Lake Weeroona

$150

Traralgon to Wodonga

Departure: 6:30am

Traralgon Railway Station

$200

Wangaratta to Wodonga

Departure: 12:00pm

Wangaratta Apex Park

$70

Healesville LTCP to Wodonga

Departure: 8:00am

Location: TBC

$160

Mansfield LTCP to Wodonga

Departure: 10:00am

Mansfield Showgrounds

$105
Thu 28 Nov – 3 day riders

Melbourne to Mansfield

Departure: 12:30pm

Southern Cross Station

$110

Geelong to Mansfield
(via Southern Cross)

Departure: 10:30am

Deakin Uni –
Brougham St Bus Park

$140

Ballarat to Mansfield

Departure: 6:00am

Ballarat Train Station

$150

Bendigo to Mansfield

Departure: 6:00am

Lake Weeroona

$120

Healesville LTCP to Mansfield

Departure: 8:30am

Location: TBC

$95

Travelling home

Option Price
Wed 27 Nov – 5 day riders

Mansfield to Melbourne

Departure: 5:00pm

$110

Thu 28 Nov – 5 day riders

 

Mansfield to Melbourne

Departure: 8:30am

$110

Mansfield to Geelong
(via Southern Cross)

Departure: 8:30am

$140

Mansfield to Ballarat

Departure: 11:00am

$150

Mansfield to Bendigo

Departure: 10:00am

$120

Mansfield to Wodonga LTCP

Departure: 8:30am

$105

Sun 1 Dec – 9 day & 3 day riders

Healesville to Melbourne

Departure: 12:00pm

$80

Healesville to Ballarat 

Departure: 12:00pm

$105

Healesville to Geelong

Departure: 12:00pm

$95

Healesville to Bendigo

Departure: 12:00pm

$120

Healesville to Traralgon

Departure: 12:00pm

$105

Healesville to Wangaratta

Departure: 12:00pm

$135

Healesville to Wodonga LTCP

Departure: 12:00pm

$150

Long term car park

Prefer to drive? Our long-term car parks (LTCP) are conveniently located at the finish line so you can access your car as soon as you’ve finished the ride.

Coach transport (above) is available to transfer you and your bike to the start line and needs to be booked separately. Please note that buses will leave as soon as they fill up, so we encourage you leave plenty of time to spare.

Riders need to purchase one car park ticket per car and one coach transfer ticket per person.

Long term carpark
Wodonga LTCP  – 9 day & 5 day riders
  • Location: Gateway Lakes
  • Price: $60 (per vehicle)
  • Opening hours (open for cars to park)
    • Sat 23 Nov, 12pm – 4:00pm
    • Note, car park will also be open for any coaches taking riders back home at the end of the ride

NEW to 2024! – Our Wodonga LTCP (situated at the beginning of the ride) is best suited to those travelling from northern Victoria or NSW.

Mansfield LTCP – 5 day riders
  • Location: Mansfield Showgrounds
  • Price: $60 (per vehicle)
  • Opening hours (open for cars to park)
    • Sat 23 Nov,  8:30am – 10:00am
Healesville LTCP – 9 day & 3 day riders
  • Location: TBC
  • Price: $60 (per vehicle)
  • Opening hours (open for cars to park)
    • Sat 23 Nov, 6:30am – 8:00am
    • Thu 28 Nov, 7:00am – 8:30am
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Pick-up & drop-off

Alternatively, you can organise your own transport to/from the event using private transport.

Charge up

Secure overnight e-bike charging

We’ve made it easier for e-bike riders to join the Great Vic! We are very pleased to offer overnight charging for e-bike batteries on the Great Vic in one simple add-on.

Charging will be available at each campsite in a secure space overnight. Plus, we’ll transport your charger for the duration of the ride so you don’t need to worry about it. Simply drop off your bike before 6:00pm each day (the earlier the better to ensure it is fully charged) and pick it up in the morning from 6:30am – 7:30am.

Please note that due to generator restrictions, the generators used for e-bike charging are switched off between 10pm – 5am.

How does it work?

Step 1 – Check in with the team when you arrive and drop off your e-bike charger.

Step 2 – Bring your battery to be charged after each ride day (or bike if you can’t remove the battery)

Step 3 – We’ll charge it overnight so it’s full of juice for the day ahead.

Step 4 – Pick up your battery by 7:30am and happy riding!

Please ensure you are familiar with our e-bike policy. We recommend bringing two batteries for your e-bike to ensure a full charge each day of riding.

Price
  • 9 day – $95
  • 5 day – $65
  • 3 day – $40
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Device charging

EzyCharge have ensured charging phones and devices on the Great Vic is seamless!

Simply hire a portable power bank and charge your phone in the comfort of your own tent or even on the bike. You can swap power banks between 12pm – 6pm each day.

Price
  • 9 day – $70
  • 5 day – $55
  • 3 day – $40

Please note a refundable deposit of $30 is required on event at the time of collecting the portable charger

Power banks must be returned by Sun 1 Dec, between 6:30am – 8:30am.

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Non-riding ticket – NEW

If you’re an avid bike rider but your partner or family are yet to be converted, our non-riding tickets are the perfect option to enjoy a bike riding holiday together! Your family can now join you for 9, 5 or 3 wonderful days on the Great Vic!

You’ll get to enjoy the adventure on the bike during the day and their company in the afternoon and evenings. Non-riders have the option to transfer between campsites via coach (9am departure) or drive their own vehicle (limited capacity).

Ticket inclusions
  • Camping spot (BYO tent)
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Access to campsite facilities
  • Entertainment
  • On-street car parking – outside of the campsite (limited capacity)
  • Optional coach and luggage transfers to next campsite (departs 9am daily)
Great Vic Non-riding ticket

3 day

Until Thursday 28th November, 5pm

Adult
$581
Member
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Concession*
$524
Youth (13-17yrs)
$459
Child (6-12yrs)
$301
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5 day

Until Saturday 23rd November, 5pm

Adult
$784
Member
Save 10%
Concession*
$706
Youth (13-17yrs)
$581
Child (6-12yrs)
$371
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9 day

Until Saturday 23rd November, 5pm

Adult
$1080
Member
Save 10%
Concession*
$972
Youth (13-17yrs)
$776
Child (6-12yrs)
$467
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Please note, a non-riding ticket does not include: lunch (we recommended enjoying lunch at each of the local towns), riding the event or ride extras (camping upgrades, charging and transport to/from the event).

Not much of a camper?

AllTrails Bicycle Tours – Great Vic 2024 package

The Great Vic Bike Ride has partnered with AllTrails Bicycle Tours since 2005 to provide a fully supported experience with some extra comforts for those who would prefer not to camp.

The AllTrails Bicycle Tours package includes:
  • Nightly accommodation at quality motels, B&Bs, boutique properties and resorts
  • Great breakfast included each morning.
  • Luggage transfer between your accommodation daily
  • Massages
  • Private bike mechanic
  • Small group camaraderie and support
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Please note, The AllTrails Bicycle Tours package is purchased separately to your ride entry.

Join us for the 40th celebration of the Great Vic! Sign up by 18 August to beat the price rise.

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