Victoria has an extensive network of cycling paths and trails in both city and country areas. It's a fun and healthy way to explore the state.
Melbourne has many bicycle trails, making cycling a great way to see the city or commute to work.
Enjoy bike riding along the many rail trails in Victoria. These former railway lines cover a fascinating range of landscapes and are ideal for cycling as well as walking and horse riding. All rail trails, except the Inner Circle Rail Trail, are located in regional Victoria.
There are also dedicated walking and cycling tracks in several areas of Victoria.
The Goldfields Track covers a distance of 210 kilometres, taking in historic mining areas and a variety of natural features. It is divided into 4 smaller tracks and follows the top of the Great Dividing Range, connecting the cities of Ballarat and Bendigo. The 44 kilometre Eureka Track starts at Mount Buninyong, passing through Ballarat and onto Creswick. The 60 kilometre Wallaby Track links Creswick with Daylesford. The 48 kilometre Dry Diggings Track extends from Daylesford to Hepburn Springs and Castlemaine. The 58 kilometre Leanganook Track section links Castlemaine with Bendigo.www.goldfieldstrack.com.au
Join a bicycle tour and let your guide show you the sights on two wheels.
This multi-award winning company provides a fantastic selection of adventure activities in the Grampians including canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, abseiling, guided mountain bike tours, mountain bike hire and hiking equipment hire.
Location: Halls Gapwww.absoluteoutdoors.com.au
Experience the rush of mountain biking in the High Country with the expertise of a highly experienced guide. There are cross-country and downhill mountain bike tours and bicycle hire from half day to multi days trips from Mansfield, Mount Buller and Bright.www.allterraincycles.com.au
Take a guided bike tour around the parts of Melbourne only a local would know about. Otherwise choose from a large range of bikes to rent, including road bikes, mountain bikes, tandem bikes and e-bikes, and discover Melbourne on your own.www.bluetonguebikes.com.au
We offer an extensive range of outdoor activities and tours around Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast. Try rock climbing at the You Yangs, the Brisbane Ranges National Park near Anakie, or the Werribee Gorge near Bacchus Marsh. Enjoy mountain bike riding at the You Yangs or along the Barwon River in Geelong. Experience day hikes at the You Yangs or trek through the rainforest to several waterfalls near Lorne. Orienteering courses, transport charters and gear hire are also available.www.geelongadventurespecialists.com.au
Discover Melbourne on a personalised bicycle tour of the city by a local expert, tailored to your interests. The tour incorporates many famous landmarks including Crown Casino, Federation Square, the Yarra River, Melbourne's arcades and laneways, Royal Botanic Gardens, MCG and Albert Park Lake.www.melbournebybike.com
Explore Melbourne by foot on a number of guided themed tours covering art, history, laneways and bars. Or try a bicycle tour down Swanston Street and along the Yarra River.www.meltours.com.au
Experience an electric bicycle tour, without the huff and puff. Departing from Beech Forest (20 km from Lavers Hill or 40 km from Apollo Bay), this guided one hour tour is along the Old Beechy Rail Trail to Ferguson and back. Ride effortlessly through beautiful rainforest and take in gorgeous views from the stunning Otway ridgeline.www.otwayebikes.com.au
Experience an easy, gourmet-oriented guided cycling tour along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail between Beechworth and Bright, stopping at wineries, bakeries and pubs along the way and experiencing local gourmet treats. A guided cycling tour between Beechworth and the gourmet hub of Milawa is also available.www.tourdevines.com.au
Follow the progress of riders during annual iconic bike riding events which also showcase some of Victoria's spectacular landscapes.
October. First staged in 1994, this ride involves a day of cycling around Port Phillip. Several courses available around the bay, ranging from 20 to 250 kilometres. It is Australia's largest mass participation one day bike ride.www.bicyclenetwork.com.au
January. This bicycle race is inspired by the European spring classics and is named in honour of Cadel Evans - Australia's only Tour de France winner. Experience a weekend of fantastic cycling with elite one day separate races for men (174 kilometres) and women (113 kilometres) with spectacular coastal scenery around Barwon Heads, Torquay and Bells Beach as its backdrop. The race starts and ends in Geelong at the waterfront Steampacket Gardens. There is also a shorter series of people's rides open to the general public. Spectators are welcome at several designated viewing areas along the course with food stalls and big screens showing live coverage of the race.www.cadelevansgreatoceanroadrace.com.au
November / December. Run each year since 1984, three ride options are available, extending over 3, 5 or 9 days. The route changes each year and it is a great way to see country Victoria. Support crews are on hand and entertainment is provided along the way.www.bicyclenetwork.com.au
March. The Peaks Challenge offers a real contest for riders. The 235 kilometre route is right up there as one of the world's toughest cycling challenges in the picturesque Victorian Alps. It consists of a loop starting and ending at Falls Creek, via Tawonga Gap, Harrietville, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain and Omeo. The changing weather conditions and vastness of Victoria's stunning High Country will push riders to the limits.www.bicyclenetwork.com.au