45km TAC Medio Fondo

The 45km TAC Medio Fondo starts in Apollo Bay taking riders along a breathtaking 45km stretch of the Great Ocean Road, before finishing on the main street in Lorne.

A bus and bike transfer is available from Lorne to Apollo Bay at 7:00am and 3:00pm.  You can book your spot on the bus when you enter online.

A ‘Medio Fondo’, as the name implies, is a shortened version of a Gran Fondo.  The 45km event is timed, so no matter what your aim, every rider will receive an official time.

But it’s not a race – with many participants taking the time to stop for photos along the way – enjoying every moment on the fully closed Great Ocean Road.

You don’t need to have a racing bike or be a regular rider to participate. The TAC Medio Fondo is ideal for intermediate bike riders and is a great goal to set for those who are relatively new to cycling.

The TAC Medio Fondo course features a series of smaller climbs and descents. The highest climb reaches 86m above sea level and the gradient of climbs rarely exceeds 5%.

Please use the interactive menu below to find the information you need.

11:00am – TAC Medio Fondo begins in the main street of Apollo Bay
The following bus and bike transfers are available for TAC Medio Fondo riders. Bookings can be made during registration.

If you have an existing entry, you can add a bus transfer by selecting ‘Purchase Merchandise Only’ here (link to registration page).

You must purchase a bus transfer before registrations close or bus transfers are sold out as spaces are limited. No transfers are available for purchase at the event.

1. Lorne to Apollo Bay, Saturday Bike Transfer 5.00pm , Sunday Bus Transfer 7:00am – $30
2. SELF Bike Drop Off Apollo Bay Saturday 3:30pm-6pm, and Bus Transfer Lorne to Apollo Bay, Sunday Morning 7:00am – $15.

In the above options, your bike will be sheltered and stored in Apollo Bay with security guarded locked storage.

3. Lorne to Apollo Bay Bike and Bus Transfer 7:00am – $60
4. Lorne to Apollo Bay Bike and Bus (post event) 3:00pm – $30

For visitor and accommodation bookings and enquiries in Apollo Bay please contact  

 Great Ocean Road Real Estate


Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre

Open 7 days, 9am-5pm
100 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Ph: 1300 OTWAYS (689 297)
E: gorvic@colacotway.vic.gov.au
W: www.visitapollobay.com
View the guide here – Apollo Bay and Otways Destination Guide