30 Nov – 3 Dec

3 Days

The ride | Sale – Wonthaggi

All aboard for a long weekend of riding and camping featuring some of Victoria’s most iconic maritime hubs.

At a glance

  • Dates: Thu 30 Nov – Sun 3 Dec 2023
  • Summary: Arrival day and 3 ride days
  • Total distance: 240km (approx. 80km per day)
  • Elevation: 1461m
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided (excluding lunch and breakfast on day 1 and lunch day 4)
  • Type of bike: Road bike, hybrid bike, mountain bike or e-bike.
  • Inclusions: Camping spot, campsite facilities, all meals*, comprehensive on-route support, luggage transfers, entertainment and much more! 

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Route details

Day by day

Day 1: Thu 30 Nov | Sale (Arrival Day)

Great Vic Bike Ride 2023 - Day 6

Brayakaulung Country

Sale has a big heart and plenty to offer for everyone on today’s rest day.

The town is home to trendy restaurants, cafes and bars. Or if you're looking to spend some extra time in the great outdoors, explore the Botanic Gardens, Lake Guthridge, Lake Guyatt and other scenic walking trails. If the legs are feeling fresh, the historical La Trobe Swing Bridge is a short 20min pedal south and well worth a visit.

Sale is the perfect spot to re-energise and welcome our 3-day riders before kicking off our next leg of the journey tomorrow.

Day 2: Fri 1 Dec | Sale to Port Albert (101km)

Brataualung Country

It’s time to tick-off the 100km challenge day, with a pedal to the charming coastal town of Port Albert. Today’s riding is mostly flat and will feature plenty of quiet country roads. You’ll be left feeling accomplished as you cruise into town.

This is the first time the Great Vic has visited the small fishing village of Port Albert which is one of Victoria’s oldest ports, established in 1841. Soak up Port Albert's wonderful history at the local Maritime Museum or enjoy some fish and chips from Port Albert Fish & Chip Co by the wharf.

Great Vic Bike Ride 2023 - Day 7

Day 3: Sat 2 Dec | Port Albert to Fish Creek (78km)

Great Vic Bike Ride 2023 - Day 8

Brataualung Country

Today's route is sure to be a favourite, with spectacular views of South Gippsland. You'll find quiet winding roads, rolling hills, and plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day. There is a small section (4km) of riding on compact unsealed road, but don’t let that deter you, we promise it’s where the Gippsland magic is!

Arriving in Fish Creek, you’ll be in awe of the picturesque township featuring boutique stores, galleries, and cafes. The local, retro-style Fish Creek Hotel is also set to be a great spot for a hearty feed on Saturday night. Fish Creek is another new town we cannot wait to add to the catalogue of Great Vic campsites!

Day 4: Sun 3 Dec | Fish Creek to Wonthaggi (59km)

Bunurong Country

To finish your journey through Gippsland, you will depart Fish Creek and travel through the lively town of Inverloch before completing the ride in Wonthaggi, home to the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation.

You’ll pass green paddocks and spectacular coastal reserves as you pedal towards the finish line. Wonthaggi features many bustling restaurants and cafés, as well as the 20th century State Coal Mine which gives a nod to the town’s historical past. Keep an ear out for the old coal mine whistle - it blows every day at 12pm!

Wonthaggi is the perfect spot to celebrate your achievements with friends and family as you reflect on your week in another world.

Great Vic Bike Ride 2023 - Day 9

First time on the Great Vic?

Getting there

There are three main options to get to/from the Great Vic.

Option 1 - By coach

Coach transport is available from Melbourne and regional centres – pre-book

Option 2 - Drive & park

Drive to our Long-Term Car Park (at the finish line) and get coach transport to the start line – pre-book

Option 3 - Ask for a lift

Get a lift with family or friends to/from our designated drop-off and pick-up points at each campsite.

How to book a ticket

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1. Select your ticket type

Select your ride option (9, 5 or 3-days) and your ticket type. You may be eligible for a discount if you're a concession holder or a Bicycle Network Member.

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2. Select your add-ons

Designed to make you a little more comfortable, choose any ride extras to add-on – including camping upgrades (if you’re not bringing a tent), merchandise, e-bike charging and/or phone charging.


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3. Select your transport option (to/from the event)

Need help getting there? Book a spot on one of our coach services. If you're driving, book a spot in the long-term car park (at the finish line) and a seat on the coach to the start line.


Life on event

The Great Vic is much more than a bike ride. Read more about our campsite facilities and comprehensive on-route support.

Prices – 3 Day

Join the ultimate all-inclusive bike riding holiday from just $199 per day!

School groups can sign-up via our Great Vic Schools registration page.

Early bird

10% off
Youth (13-17yrs)
Child (6-12yrs)
Infant (5 and under)

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10% off
Youth (13-17yrs)
Child (6-12yrs)
Infant (5 and under)

Presale ended

Please note:
*10% members discount is not available for concession tickets. See our FAQ's for more information about concession eligibility.

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What's included?

Great Vic Bike Ride - food
Great Vic Bike Ride - Camping
Camping spot
Great Vic Bike Ride - shower facilities
Wash facilities
Great Vic Bike Ride - transport
Luggage transfers
Great Vic Bike Ride - mechanical support
On-route support
Great Vic Bike Ride - entertainment

Ride extras

Camping upgrades

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