Seeing Victoria on a Bike
Australia state of Victoria is a cyclist paradise, with countless disused logging trails, repurposed rail trails and coastal routes that provide stunning views. Capital city, Melbourne, is incredibly biker friendly, with dedicated lanes and strong cycling culture. If you aÂre keen to see Victoria on two wheels, consider exploring one or more of the following areas:
This is an epic cycling trail, to say the least. It spans 1,000 km between Mundaring and Manjimup and cross vast array of landscapes. Along the way are ancient sites of Aboriginal significance, swathes of eucalyptus forest and intermittent wine country. Obviously, you don't have to bike the entire 1,000 km to enjoy the Munda Biddi Trail.
Part of the fun of cycling on Rottnest Island chartering transport to this A-class nature reserve. Your options are by air or by sea, and ferries offer the most affordable service for those who are bringing a bike with them. Even better, there are no motorised vehicles allowed on Rottnest Island, so cyclists rule the roads and trails. The island is only 11.5 km long, so it does not take long to explore on two wheels. When you've had enough of the pedalling, secluded beaches are found around practically every bend in the road.
Mt Buller MTB Park
Australia first IMBA Ride Centre features exhilarating downhill tracks and cross-country trails that hurtle through the mountainous scenery. This is a first-rate mountain biking park, and the trails range in elevation form 600 to 1,700 metres. Perhaps best of all, Mt Buller biking trails are free to the public. Just bear in mind that an intermediate skill level is required.
Bright Alpine Region
Not a single trail, but an entire region that popular with cyclists, the Bright Alpine Region has something to suit every skill level. The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail allows you to take in the landscape while stopping off in the occasional mountainous village for a dose of hospitality. Several road bike events are scheduled here throughout the year, and they feature some intense uphill climbing. Meanwhile, mountain bikers can get their adrenaline churning on Mt Beauty or at Falls Creek.
Great Ocean Road
This is one for the books. Climbing through the Otway Ranges and spanning some 240 km of coastline between Torquay and Warrnambool, Great Ocean Road offers an iconic cycling experience. Along the way, you all enjoy rugged coastal scenery, skirt along sheer limestone cliffs and plunge through rain forests and fern gullies. Several resort towns along the way offer all the accommodation and facilities you'll require.