Ride the awesome Great Ocean Road on a slow paced tour
Feel the breeze in your hair as you ride the Great Ocean Road
Enjoy a small group tour on this epic route
Ride the Great Ocean Road on a tour suitable for all abilities
Feel inspired by the majestic nature of your surroundings as you power to the finish line
With a tour guide leading you, you'll visit some lovely points along the route

Slow Ocean Road Cycle Tour

Duration
6 days
From
$2,161 USD

Cycle the best parts of the Great Ocean Road over 6 leisurely paced days of the finest road biking. Ride one of the most iconic roads in the world on an accessible, slower-paced tour suitable for most cycling abilities. See the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, The Arch, London Bridge and more as you pedal the epic Great Ocean Road. Enjoy dramatic scenery of pristine, sandy white beaches and steep limestone cliffs as you cycle past wild ocean surf and through deep thick forest.

  • Category
    Road Cycling
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    6 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    152.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    25.5 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    6 days
  • Main Destination
    Victoria
  • Distance
    152.2 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    25.5 miles
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal

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Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Melbourne (transfer to Murnane Bay) to Port Campbell

    Your Great Ocean Road Bicycle Tour starts at Southern Cross Station – bikes and luggage will be loaded into the support vehicles and set off to Murnane Bay, at the far end of the Great Ocean Road. Arriving early afternoon, you will get the bikes out and before you know it you will be cycling the world-famous Great Ocean Road. The grandeur of the Bay of Islands is stunning with sheer cliffs of limestone and rolling surf that will awaken your senses and fill you with exhilaration as you ride the scenic 40km (24.8mi) to Port Campbell in the heart of this shipwreck coast. Along the way there are some stops well worth pulling over for – The Grotto, London Bridge and The Arch are all spectacular. Tonight you will get to know each other as the group shares an evening meal in a lovely restaurant with magnificent views over the sheltered Port Campbell Bay as the sun sets on day one of your Great Ocean Road experience.

    • 24.9 miles
    • Accommodation in Port Campbell
    • Lunch and Dinner
  2. Day 2Port Campbell to Cape Otway

    Today the tour operator will pick out the best bits of this section of the GOR which begins as you cycle out of Port Campbell rising above the cliffs to the unforgettable view and golden colors of Loch Ard Gorge and then the legendary Twelve Apostles Marine National Park. This is truly one of the most iconic locations in Australia and you will have plenty of time for photos in front of the famous rocks before you pedal on past Princetown where the road leaves the coast for a while, cutting across Cape Otway. Here you will transfer to the Otway Fly Treetop Walk for lunch before recommencing cycling at the turn-off towards Cape Otway Lightstation. Keep your eyes on the road but also on the beautiful surrounding gum tree forest as koalas look down upon you cruising through their habitat – it’s almost guaranteed that you will spot a few from the road as you wind your way down Lighthouse Road.

    Your accommodation for the night is a unique Holiday Park immersed in the Australian bush with nice modern cabins, koalas in the trees, lots of activities and great walking trails. You are in for a fun evening together here in this oasis sheltered among tall manna gums far away from busy of towns and traffic.

    • 23 miles
    • Unique Rural Holiday Park
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  3. Day 3Cape Otway to Apollo Bay

    This morning you will have the opportunity to enjoy a 1.5hr Otway e-bike tour through the surrounding forest on fat tyre e-bikes. You’ll get right in amongst the forest, learning lots of great things about the land and its history. This is followed up by a visit to the Cape Otway Lightstation Precinct, considered to be the most significant Lighthouse on Mainland Australia. It’s much more than just a lighthouse though, with history talks, Aboriginal Culture and bush tucker talks, historical buildings, WWII radar bunker, whale interpretation site and plenty of beautiful grounds. After exploring it all you will have lunch in the cafe then jump on the bikes back up to the Great Ocean Road for a short ride to the gorgeous Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. It’s just a little further before you reach the highest point in today’s ride which brings in a lovely long downhill allowing you magnificent views of the ocean as you descend into Apollo Bay – a hub of activity on the coast known for its great seafood, excellent bakery and wonderful location.

    • 23.6 miles
    • Accommodation in Apollo Bay
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  4. Day 4Apollo Bay to Lorne

    The fresh morning air awakens your senses as the wild seas smash against the rocks below. This stretch of the Great Ocean Road is squeezed between massive vertical cliffs and thunderous waves and is considered the most scenic of the journey. Get into your rhythm and keep pushing as you take it all in; the hang gliders overhead, breathtaking views all around and koalas making their home in the gum trees. The epic scenery is punctuated by small inlets and villages like Wye River and Kennett River before your overnight stop in Lorne finds you in a lovely resort with options for plenty of activity or plenty of relaxing. Stroll down to the beach, play some tennis, have a swim or indulge in a massage – it’s all right here.

    • 28 miles
    • Resort in Lorne
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  5. Day 5Lorne to Queenscliff

    This is it – the last section of the Great Ocean Road! The best part is from Lorne to the Memorial Arch where you can read about the road’s fascinating history and construction stories and get your photo taken by the famous GOR sign. Next is a transfer to the entrance point to the famous Bells Beach where you can check out the swell and watch some surfers carving up the waves. After morning tea at the beachfront in Torquay, it’s 30km (18.6mi) to lunch at the pretty village of Barwon Heads where you will finish cycling for the day. Queenscliff is your overnight stop – a charming and cosy historic seaside village on the Bellarine Peninsula, with its elegant Victorian-era hotels, stately churches and quaint fishermen’s cottages. Tonight you will get together to celebrate your journey along the Great Ocean Road, enjoying some laughs, stories, and a nice dinner and drinks before heading to bed ready for your final day tomorrow.

    • 27.3 miles
    • Accommodation in Queenscliff
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  6. Day 6Queenscliff (ferry to Sorrento) to Mornington

    Starting with an early morning ferry from Queenscliff to Sorrento, you will ride the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula - long stretches of sandy, flat, calm, safe and sparkling bayside beaches and foreshore; smattered with colourful bathing boxes used predominantly for Melbournite's summer camping holidays and holiday homes.

    The section between Safety Beach and Mornington, our final leg, is almost a mini GOR - the view from your finish at Schnapper Point down onto the Marina, Yacht Club and vast expanse of Port Philip Bay (with Melbourned clearly visible in the distance) is nothing short of spectacular. Take it all in riding at your own pace but be sure to stop at Mornington where you will have the final lunch together and transfer all cyclists back to Melbourne.



    • 24.2 miles
    • Breakfast and Lunch