The Great Vic Bike Ride is a rolling bike festival! The 9 day, 540km journey is a fully-supported pedal-powered campout along some of Victoria’s best roads, and there are options for everyone.


Hold onto your helmets! The legendary Great Vic Bike Ride is set to roll from the 25th of November to the 3rd of December in 2023.

This year’s journey takes you from the lush greenery of Orbost all the way to the coastal charm of Wonthaggi, meandering through Gippsland’s top spots like Buchan, Lakes Entrance, Paynesville, Sale, Port Albert and Fish Creek. It’s a ripper route through Victoria’s stunning countryside that’s got everything – rivers, lakes, beaches, you name it.

‘It’s a fun, friendly, and challenging holiday’, says Caitlin Borchers, Bicycle Network’s General Manager of Events. But it’s much more than a ride, it’s a rolling bike festival! Each campsite is chockers with things to do, from live music and food trucks to yoga and an outdoor cinema. How good!

‘Gippsland has some of the best bike riding in Australia: gentle gradients, quiet country back roads and scenery to die for – making it ideal for bike riders of all levels’, says Borchers.

Can’t take the whole week off? No worries! You can join the ride for the first five days from Orbost to Sale, or join the tail-end crew for the final three days from Sale to Wonthaggi. 


Essential Information

The Great Vic Bike Ride kicks off in Orbost, here’s the schedule:


25th: Orbost
26th: Buchan
27th: Lakes Entrance
28th: Paynesville
29th: Sale
30th: Sale


1st: Port Albert
2nd: Fish Creek
3rd: Wonthaggi

Total Elevation Gain: 4325m
Total Distance: 540km
Average Daily Distance: 77km


Type of bike: Road bike, hybrid bike, mountain bike or e-bike.

Inclusions: Camping spot, campsite facilities, most meals, comprehensive on-route support, luggage transfers, medical team, bike repair facilities, entertainment and much more!

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided (excluding breakfast on day one and lunch on day six and day nine)

Learn More

Ride Options – Three Ways to Ride

9 days – Orbost to Wonthaggi

The full Great Vic

Dates: 25th Nov – 3rd Dec
Distance: 540km 

Early bird pricing: $1,247 for adults, $1,124 for concession, $896 for youth (13 – 17), $539 for children (6 –12), and free for five and under.*


5 days – Orbost to Sale

Hills, thrills, caves and waves

Dates: 25th Nov – 29th Nov
Distance: 300km

Early bird pricing: $905 for adults, $788 for concession, $671 for youth (13 – 17), $428 for children (6 –12), and free for five and under.*


3 days – Sale to Wonthaggi

A long weekend featuring some of Victoria’s iconic maritime towns

Dates: 30th Nov – 3rd Dec
Distance: 238km

Pricing: $671 for adults, $608 for concession, $530 for youth (13 – 17), $347 for children (6 –12), and free for five and under.*

*Bicycle Network members get 10% off all prices.



For more details on pricing, and to book your ride, head to the event website.

From just $138 per day, the Great Vic Ride is your chance to enjoy a week in another world, so what are you waiting for? Sign up, hop on your two-wheeled steed, and get ready for the ride of your life!

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Images supplied by Bicycle Network