Event Summary


Adult - $485
Youth 5 up to 16 years - $365
Infant up to 4 years - $265


Friday October 4th – Sunday October 6th 2019.


East Gippsland Rail Trail, Victoria. Bairnsdale to Orbost. (See the download below for a map)

How far?

  • Total distance 100 km over 3 days
  • Longest day 43 km
  • Extra Sweat option of up to 20 km most days, with Extra Hills


  • All meals (Friday lunch to Sunday lunch)
  • 2 nights campsite accommodation (or upgrade: see Accommodation Options
  • Route support (sag wagon, first aid, water)
  • Entertainment: live music, bike movies, Saturday afternoon activities
  • Return transport bike and rider to starting point
  • Luggage transport each day
  • Kind and friendly people

Suited to – Bikes:

The Rail Trail has a hard packed gravel surface best suited to hybrid or mountain bikes. Because some sections of track can become soft after rain, develop sandy patches or have loose gravel, bikes with tyres of at least 32 mm width and deep or knobbly tread are recommended.

Suited to – Riders:

The Great East Rail Trail Ride will not require an extraordinary feat of athleticism. If you know that you can (or will be able to) comfortably cycle 30 km in a morning or afternoon you will manage this ride. For those who like to go a little harder the Extra Sweat option each day will provide up to an extra 20 km of cycling most days.

"I just filled out the survey but I wanted to write as well just to say how much I LOVED the trip. I wasn’t able to express this fully in the survey! It was just the best holiday! So relaxing and invigorating. I loved the location (stunning scenery), the food was delicious and the townships were delightfully quirky. But best of all the trip was so well organised - I really appreciated the sensible morning briefings and the management style of your team is exceptional. I also really appreciated how knowledgeable your team and the volunteers were: the bike maintenance session was fantastic and the incidental learning provided by Liz, Bec, Barbara, Nell and Caz was invaluable. You managed to create a friendly intimate environment for 86 people! Amazing. Thank you so much. I’ll definitely be back. Great East 2015"

Making a booking.

Bookings can be made via our online booking form.

A 'Rider Registration' form must be completed for every individual person.

Payment for a family/couple/group can be made by also completing the Group Payment form. ( But we still need a Rider Registration form for EACH family or group member!)

Families with kids can make 50% payment on booking, with the balance due by July 31 for Early Bird rate bookings, or September 25th for standard rate bookings.