Day 6 – Friday 10th April 2015: Apollo Bay to Sorrento

Map

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 6

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 6: Map (Click to view in plotaroute.com)

Route Profile and Statistics

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 6: Route Profile

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 6: Route Profile (Click to see a bigger version)

Day 6 statistics
  • UPHILL

    59.2km

  • FLAT

    31.1km

  • DOWNHILL

    58.7km

Total Ascent: 1147m

Highest Point: 118m

Steepest Uphill: 10.0%

Steepest Downhill: -10.4%

Longest Uphill: 2.88km

Longest Downhill: 11.28km

Description

The penultimate stage of the Lilyroo Ride, travels along the second half of the scenic Great Ocean Road from Apollo Bay to Sorrento. Like Day 5, Day 6 is predominantly undulating. However, with approximately 750m less vertical climbing it will certainly be less taxing on our riders legs.

The peloton follows the windy, undulating and breathtaking Great Ocean Road out of Apollo Bay through Skenes Creek and Wye River, towards Lorne for our first stop by the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. Leaving Lorne we pass through Aireys Inlet, then continue along the Great Ocean Road as we pass the turn offs to Bells Beach and Jan Juc and into Torquay stopping along The Esplanade.

The Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway

Our riders will pass under the Great Ocean Road Memorial Archway (Click to see a bigger version)

Our peloton heads North out of Torquay along the Surf Coast Highway before turning right along Lower Duneed Road through Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and onto Queenscliff where we hop off our bikes and onto the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry across Port Phillip Bay from the Bellarine Peninsula to Mornington Peninsula.

A short 1.5km ride from the ferry terminal through Sorrento to our accommodation at the Whitehall Guesthouse caps off what promises to be a spectacular day.

Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry at the Sorrento Terminal

Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry at the Sorrento Terminal (Click to see a bigger version)

Accommodation

All our riders, volunteers and support crew are staying at the fantastic Whitehall Guesthouse in Sorrento.

Whitehall Guesthouse in Sorrento

Whitehall Guesthouse in Sorrento
Photo: Muzza from McCrae

Evening Function

In the evening the Lilyroo Ride team will be holding their community fundraiser at Hotel Sorrento located at 5-15 Hotham Rd, Sorrento.

Hotel Sorrento

Hotel Sorrento
Photo: Hotel Sorrento