Looking for a different way to see Victoria? See it from the saddle of a bicycle in the Great Victorian Bike Ride on from the ‘Mountains’ in Bright to the Murray river on from the 24 November to 2 December 2018.

Riding over 500kms – or a much shorter option – participants can choose from a three-day, five-day or nine-day ride options. Welcoming interstate and international participants, the nine day rolling bike festival will see over 3,200 holiday makers enjoy the best of Victoria’s High Country and Murray River regions.

Bicycle Network General Manager, Events, Rebecca Lane said the event enables for people to breakout of the usual routine. “Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for the tranquillity of country towns and the party like festivities of the Great Vic Bike Ride”.

“Join the ride in 2018 and become part of its great 35 years of history,” Rebecca said.

The event starts in Bright, one of Victoria’s most scenic and bike friendly destinations, nestled in the foothills of the Alpine region. Two nights are spent in both historical Beechworth and the food and wine destination, Rutherglen.

This year marks the 35th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, a fully supported camping holiday. The biggest multi-day bike ride in the Southern hemisphere, the event has extensive support provided for the riders, including meals, luggage transport and on-route assistance.

Hosted by Bicycle Network, the ride begins in beautiful Bright, where after a day exploring the town, the riding starts with overnight stops at: Beechworth (two nights), Tallangatta, Rutherglen (two nights and rest day), followed by Yarrawonga and Glenrowan. It will finish, 529 kilometres later in Benalla. Costs apply.

A unique event, sure to bring regional Victoria into the limelight, find out more about The Great Victorian Bike Ride on their website here!


Dates: 24 November to 2 December 2018

Location: Starts in Bright – runs across another six towns

Great Vic Website