Ride is a very small, proudly independent company with tours targeted at backpackers who want to do something a little different. I have been a guide for more than 10 years and love the Great Ocean Road and the south-west coast, and I love showing people these amazing places.
The problem with day trips is that thousands of people are covering the same stops at the same time and it’s a really long day. You travel 600 kms in the day and it takes 14-15 hours.
THE REAL GREAT OCEAN ROAD
SO HOW IS RIDE DIFFERENT?
Our tour is over two days, which enables us to take our time along the way so that you will never feel rushed. The only timeline we have is to reach the 12 Apostles in time for sunset. At Ride we don’t like to follow all the other buses, so when everyone else heads for the start of the road, we head to the south-west Victorian coast at the far end of the Great Ocean Road and work our way back. This means that we will have a lot more time at sights without lots of other tourists around. The trip also works a lot better in this direction because we get the longest part of the drive out of the way first and then the trip just builds and builds and gets better and better.