Tour of the Otways
2020 Long Weekends - GRAVEL
MELBOURNE Pick-Up & Return
TOUR I: Sept 4-8, 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
TOUR 2: Sept 11-18 2020
TOUR 3: Nov 13-17 2020
The Topbike Tour of the Otways will be a long weekend (four days), of riding the gravel roads of the Otway Ranges.
While we will visit the well known towns of Lorne and Wye River along the Great Ocean Road, the emphasis will be on staying off the busy roads, keeping amongst the trees and avoiding as much traffic as possible.
Also noting that the highest point of the Otways is just on 670m (Mt Cowley), so you won’t be spending all day on one climb.
All rides are fully supported, starting and finishing in Forrest. We’ll be aiming to ride different roads on all days, with a minimum of overlap. Initially there will be just 8 places, but we have a possibility for more, if demand increases. Accommodation and all meals – sourced from local providers (with low food k’s) included.
2020 Tour Dates*
Tour of the Otways
Long Weekends – Gravel
Sept 11-15 2020
Nov 13-17, 2020
Melbourne pick up and return, from your own home/workplace/airport.
Meet up: 12-4.00pm, Sept 11/Nov 13, Melbourne/airport, your address TBA
Drop off: 2-6.00pm, Sept 15/Nov 17, Melbourne/airport, your address TBA
The home pick up will only happen if carpooling is allowed, which it is NOT at present, due to Covid19.
We recommend a gravel style bike to be the most suitable for this ride, or a mountainbike or an Ebike version of either of the aforementioned. Hire bikes/Ebikes can be organized at an additional cost.
2020 Tour Price: $1680 (AUD) (Per person)
Topbike Hire Bikes & Electric Bikes
Topbike Hire bikes can be organized at an additional cost. We have ten 2017 full carbon handmade Italian Casati bikes, all with di2, disc brakes and compact gearing. There’s also new Wiliers from 2018 and 2019.
Topbike Electric Bikes are also available: E-Bikes are a great option for those occasional riders or partners of riders who want to come on tour. All of Topbikes’ Cycling Tours are achievable by anyone on one of our E-Bikes.
We have ten Garmin 800s (with euro maps) available to use while on tour.
Tour Start / FinishBased in Forrest VIC
Cycling Fitness/ExperienceAny + E-Bikes Available