Friday October 4th – Sunday October 6th 2019.


East Gippsland Rail Trail, Victoria. Bairnsdale to Orbost.

How far?

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

Prices - 2018 prices

Standard rate from August 1 :

Adult - $485

Youth up to 16 years - $365

Infant up to 4 years - $265


  • 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) Sat. arvo 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 each day.

Great East 2014 Best Things: “Definitely will cycle again on this rail trail.” “Not having to think of plan. The ride was fantastic, loved the landscape. Well paced breaks and activities on Saturday an added bonus.” “A great event thanks to you all, including volunteers. Best aspect the people.” Riders Great East 2014 4

Making a booking.

Bookings can be made via our online booking form once bookings open in April 2019.

One form per person please! Payments can be made by direct deposit or credit card via our secure online payment page - details at the end of the booking form.

Families 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.

If the Booking Form isn't working for you, just shoot us an email and we'll can email or post you a form.