we're a couple that is currently travelling the world (we've been to South America and are now in NZ) and we're going to fly to Adelaide in a few days. We met a couple of touring cyclists on the road and fell in love with the idea of riding from Adelaide to Melbourne (via Great Ocean Road). As this will be our first touring experience, we'd appreciate some help in planning our route:
- Where can one find bike trails online? How can we avoid unnecessary hills?
- Is it necessary to divide the ride into stages upfront or better to just take it as it comes?
- Is there plenty of budget accomodation available along the road or do we need to do the research before?
- What kind of features will be required of our bikes?
Hopefully, this doesn't sound too amateurish Looking forward to your thoughts!