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14-AUGUST-2020 – 16-AUGUST-2020

Suitable for: minimum of 4 riders at $1595.00 or 4 couples including non riding partners at $550.00 per partner or extra rider.

Cape Patton Wide

Weekend Ride Escapes: 4 Star
Duration: Running Friday evening to Sunday Afternoon, very late checkout.
Additional Guests: Spill over room for 2 singles or 1 couple

Phil Anderson Cycling is proud to present post Covid19 weekend escapes in the Otway’s. In the new normal where travel is limited Phil would like to share the secret rides in his own backyard. The Great Ocean Road precinct offers some of the best riding, walking, running, surfing and scenery in the world. Now is the time to explore the Otway’s, it’s quiet, stunningly beautiful and local.

This series of weekends is open to roadies or for the more adventurous a gravel bike weekend.

This opportunity is for you and 3 to 4 of your  roady buddies. We expect that the group will have like riding competencies and will thus dictate their own pace. The rides are hosted by both a guide and support vehicle. There is a flow over option for 2 single additions to the group. The weekend package can be extended to include up to 4 non riding or riding partners.

There are guided walk options or self guided walks and runs. For the roadies there is the Ubiquitous Gran Fondo Circuit, head out to best your previous time or take the time to enjoy the circuit. Alternatively there is another of Phil Anderson’s favourite training circuits to consider, “the Hell of the South” loop. Phil likes a tough ride and at around 130km this one ticks the box. The moniker was coined by Phil years ago and has the name has stuck with many of the local riders.

The 5th rider or non rider will pay the non rider supplement per head



Gourmet Dinner basket with provisions for a home cooked meal on your first night

  • home made pasta
  • a variety of sauces
  • cheese, crackers and bread
  • antipasta and 2 bottles of complimentary wine
  • Breakfast provisions.
  • Hosted secret walk
  • Hosted ride with vehicle and mechanical support
  • Sports bars, gels and hydrolyte drinks


Anything that caters for specific dietary needs and:

  • Surfboards, wetsuits
  • Wine beer and spirits
  • hiking gear
  • your own spirit of adventure
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Gravel Riders

Your ride host will  be a Cape Patton to greet you and show you around the property.

We will run you through the next day’s ride, decide which course to ride based on the group competencies and make a time to meet in the morning. Phil’s 100km loop features 75% gravel roads, 2100m of elevation about 6 hours of work and sensational riding or an equally sensational 55km course that will test your skills and give you a great insight into the riding in the Otways.

There will be provisions for your first meal, pour a wine, cook and enjoy the space with friends and family on your first night at Cape Patton.

  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would prefer a personal chef for the night/weekend if that is your preference
  • Alternatively we can arrange bookings for regional restaurant meals
  • or Create you own exclusive experience with masseur and more available should you wish

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Cape Patton
4560 Great Ocean Road

Lot 5

You will stay at an architecturally designed property that provides pre and post ride luxury. Offering stunning views of the ocean, you will be able to relax in comfort with your friends or family. Located only 27 kms from Lorne and elevated above Cape Patton this property offers both privacy and seclusion.

The property is designed around three key concepts. You will enter via a breezeway into a beautifully designed open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living area. The second wing is also entered via the breezeway and here you will find four modern queensize bedrooms all with stunning views of the ocean. This wing will sleep 4 riders, or 4 couples and also includes the large bathroom.

The property also boasts an outside fire pit, an exterior shower designed and built into natural rock and a BBQ area.

The 3rd level consists of 2 sets of bunks and second living area. This space is where spill over guests who would like to join the group, either 1 couple or 2 singles will stay.


Payment Options

$500.00 AUD

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Guide Phil

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You’ll spend the famous race days of the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix on a VIP experience with Phil Anderson as we follow the races in our vehicles. Champagne – gourmet picnic lunch’s included enroute during both classics.

Phil was based in Belgium for much of his early pro cycling career, he was passionate about doing well in these early season Spring Classics races, including winning the Amstel Gold Race, 2nd at the Tour of Flanders and many podium places in the one-day monument races.

Our experience allows us to see the races at multiple viewing points en route, including being at the finish of the Paris – Roubaix in the velodrome.

Pat Fitzpratrick


Director of Ride International Tours – With a keen passion for improving riders fitness and technique in Road biking, MTB, Gravel and Cx riding. Originally Pat hails from Adelaide, South Australia, but resides half the year in Brunswick, Melbourne Australia – The balance of the year is spent in Europe hosting tours, while in Europe he's based out of lovely small medieval Spanish village, Solsona near the Pyrenees mountains.

When not on tour, Dadding is the priority - doing the bins, clothes washing, dishes and cleaning up after our very energetic young twin daughters.

Riding and racing from when I could walk, racing since the age of 7. BMX, Motorcross, Mountainbike XC, Downhill, 4cross, Road and criterium racing. Coaching and improving riders in their fitness and technique since 1997


Star rate
“Both Pat and Grace have excellent people skills, they build relationships quickly, they were always well organised with itineraries or plans for the day re weather, road changes, or unexpected issues that arose. Hard work from them made our tour of two weeks a dream holiday along with all the extra drama of the biggest cycling race in the world.”

- J. & I. Aplin . Napier, New Zealand

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“Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour. You and your team certainly exceeded my expectations, not only with the rides but local knowledge which helped make life simple.”

- Daren A . QLD, Australia

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“It is the small things that you guys do behind the scenes that makes all the difference. It was an amazing experience to ride in Italy and experience the Giro first hand. Thanks again and looking forward to the next tour.”

- Stephen P . QLD, Australia

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“I first met Pat and Grace on a cycling tour in Europe in 2013. Pat and Grace make the perfect team to run these types of tours, both are friendly, bubbly and outgoing in their personalities and each bring their own invaluable skills to touring with a group.”

- A. Saunders . Victoria, Australia

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“Wow, two of the greatest tour guides I know. Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team to handle your once in a life time tour. I’ve done at least 4 two-week cycle tours with one or both of this husband wife team. Every one has been extraordinary. You will not go wrong with one of these two as your tour coordinators.”

- Tommy. E . USA

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance reservation a cancellation request must be submitted in writing/ via email within 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips.

* PLEASE NOTE: For Phil Anderson to attend this tour, there needs to be a minimum of 4 guests booked. In the event that Phil does not attend this tour, our experienced, professional team of Australian and local on and off-bike guides will host your tour.


120 – 91 days prior to departure 50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure 75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure 100% cancellation fee of the trip price

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