The Great Ocean Road & Amy's Gran Fondo

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  Tour Operator  Ride Holidays

  Australia

 10 days 

 Various

Guided

Supported

The heritage-listed Great Ocean Road stretches 243 kilometres along the south-eastern coast of Australia.

Tick off some of the most picturesque towns along this majestic coastline - Apollo Bay, Wye River, Lorne, Anglesea, Torquay just to name but a few. The road was built by returning soldiers between 1919 and 1932 and dedicated to fallen WW1 soldiers. Making it the world's largest war memorial. Our destination is the 12 Apostles, a natural wonder of the world.

For each tour, we like to have some sort of event focus. On this tour, we will participate in the UCI world series event - Amy's Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo. This amazing Fondo began in 2011, in support of The Amy Gillett Foundation. The AGF was established in 2005 in memory of Amy Gillett after the Australian Women's Cycling Team were involved in a tragic accident while training in Germany. The Fondo caters to cyclists of all abilities and held on fully closed roads. What better way to explore one of the most picturesque destinations on the planet.

Additionally, we get to enjoy the sights of the Mornington Peninsula including Red Hill, historic Fort Nepean and the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs. Normal Ride Holidays standards apply - the perfect mix of cycling, sightseeing, cafés, wineries and restaurants.

If that's not enough, we've positioned this tour around Australia's most famous annual horse race The Melbourne Cup. Explore Melbourne for a few more days before attending the Race that stops the nation. With a long tradition dating back to 1861, the first Tuesday in November has become more than just a horse race. With over 100 thousand people descending on the Flemington each year, there's something for everyone from fashions on the field, iconic Flemington rose garden, and not to mention the majestic animals racing for that ultimate prize.

Tour Information

From

Melbourne

To

Melbourne

Cost From

NZ$ 4400  Guided

Departure(s)

October 19, 2022

Single Supplement

$NZD900

Inclusions

4-star quality hotels where possible
   2 nights Melbourne CBD
   2 nights Rye
   2 nights Lorne
   1 night Apollo Bay
   2 nights Port Campbell
Local guides who know every nook and cranny
All Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners and some cycling snacks
Amy's Great Ocean Road Gran Fondo entry
Entry to Peninsula Hot Springs
Support vehicles and bike trailers
Ferry ticket - Sorrento to Queenscliff
Dusk Fairy Penguin viewing
Ride up to 250km of the Great Ocean Road
10-week training program
RIDE Holidays cycle jersey and souvenir tour booklet
GPS routes available for upload to personal devices
Airport transfers for those arriving, departing 19 & 28OCT

Exclusions

Airfares and extra accommodation
Cycling drinks & bars, additional meals, alcohol.
Travel Insurance - including cover for your bikes.

Options

Choice of two guided rides daily - 50 km to 100kms plus
Separate itinerary, vehicle and guide for Team Macchiato (non-riders)
Bike hire - please ask
Extra Melbourne accommodation & Breakfast $NZD170 pp

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