The great great ocean road

What makes the B100 to the most famous route in Australia?

First of all, there is the name Great Ocean Road, which sounds already quite appealing.

Then there are heaps of tourists coming here to have a look at the 12 Apostels and other nice spots along the way, like the London Bridge or the Loch Ard Gorge.

Lastly it’s a nice ride. Most of the time you ride along the coast, only metres away from the sea. There are lots of scenic views.

So, that’s why I came here on my way to Adelaide. The weather was perfect the whole time. I arrived at the 12 apostles at sunset (they used to be 12, but now there are only eight left, because of the weather and the sea, they slowly diminish and in a couple of decades, they will all collapse). The sunset was really beautiful, but it was quite crowded. I stayed in a small backpackers nearby, it was cold and I didn’t bother pitching my tent. So the next morning I stood up early and had a look at the apostles at sunrise. It was even more beautiful and hardly any tourists around.

2 Comments

  1. Good on you Tobias! I have been to the 12 (8) apostles some time back and by car! Still really mild over here and was 21 C yesterday in Ch ch. Still cycling heaps!
    Good luck and will follow your journey with interest.
    Aroha
    Paul

    • Nice to hear !!! I arrived in Adelaide yesterday and am pretty psyched about the long trip through the outback. Met a cyclist yesterday, coming from Darwin, he told me it’s quite hot up there. So I am really looking forward to that, in the morning it’s still bloody cold around here.

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