Melbourne Cycling Guide


Test your legs in the Dandenongs or paceline through coastal flats along Beach Road. This is a booming city – and country – for cycling.

  • Rides per Week 36,489
  • Miles per Week 683,866
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Top Cycling Routes in Melbourne

  1. Portsea Return

    • Distance 115.1 mi
    • Elevation 6,015 ft

    Melbourne to Portsea is 185 kilometers of pure riding bliss. Cruising along the coast and over the rolling hills around Mt Martha Esplanade is simply incredible. With heaps of c...

    • Aum Shanti
    • Baked In Sorrento
    • and 6 more
  2. 1/20 + The Wall

    • Distance 52.8 mi
    • Elevation 6,152 ft

    This route includes the two most popular climbs in the Dandenong Ranges. The benchmark climb for Melbourne cyclists, many riders know their PRs on The 1 in 20 by heart. An absol...

    • Bike Gallery
    • Black Kettle Tea Rooms
    • and 4 more
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  4. Yarra Glen

    • Distance 59.8 mi
    • Elevation 5,456 ft

    A favourite region of Victoria, known for its vast wineries, Yarra Glen is a wonderful area to explore on two wheels, taking riders out of the city and into the country backroad...

    • Kangaroo Ground General Store
    • Yarra Flats Bakery
  5. Kinglake

    • Distance 64.6 mi
    • Elevation 6,143 ft

    City cyclists love heading out to the tiny town of Kinglake on long weekend rides to tackle the famous 7km Kinglake segment. A smooth road with a steady incline, riders enjoy po...

    • A Boy Named Sue
    • Kangaroo Ground General Store
    • and 2 more
  6. Mornington + Two Bays

    • Distance 67.6 mi
    • Elevation 4,104 ft

    An iconic route along the bay, taking in much of Beach Road, it’s hard to beat a ride to Mornington on a sunny Melbourne day. Riding alongside the ocean you’ll encounter fantast...

    • Brown Cow Cafe
    • Cafe Odo
    • and 4 more
  7. Beach Road (St. Kilda to Mordialloc)

    • Distance 28.0 mi
    • Elevation 1,981 ft

    Beach Road is the mecca of Melbourne cycling. Whether it’s a fast-paced hit out or a leisurely shop ride you’re looking for, riders of all abilities are guaranteed to enjoy this...

    • Brown Cow Cafe
    • Cafe Odo
    • and 5 more
  8. Yarra Boulevard

    • Distance 24.1 mi
    • Elevation 1,843 ft

    One of the wonderful things about Melbourne is that there are plenty of great options for riding within the city. With multiple roads and bike paths to choose from, one can enjo...

    • Admiral Cheng-Ho
    • Convent Bakery
    • and 2 more
  9. Mount Hotham

    • Distance 68.4 mi
    • Elevation 8,265 ft

    Known as one of the toughest climbs in all of Australia, Mt. Hotham takes cyclists on an epic journey through the Victorian Alps. A popular ski destination for Victorians, the m...

    • Back to Basics
    • Cafe Velo
    • and 3 more
  10. Donna Buang & Lake Mountain Double

    • Distance 91.5 mi
    • Elevation 12,441 ft

    Beginning in Warburton, this epic route is a climber’s dream come true. Tackling two legendary mountains and ascending over 4,000 meters, cyclists will fall in love with the bea...

    • Cog 2
    • Marysville Country Bakery
    • Warburton Bakery
  11. Baw Baw

    • Distance 82.3 mi
    • Elevation 11,526 ft

    An incredibly tough ascent with one of the steepest and sustained sections of climbing in the country, Mt. Baw Baw is sure to make even the fittest cyclist’s legs scream. Mt. Ba...

    • Village Restaurant
  12. Amy's Gran Fondo

    • Distance 75.6 mi
    • Elevation 6,362 ft

    Considered by many to be the absolute best gran fondo in Australia, the Amy Gillett Gran Fondo is held every September along the pristine Great Ocean Road. Taking in impressive ...

  13. Dandenong Ranges

    • Distance 70.9 mi
    • Elevation 8,233 ft

    The Dandenongs - hard to pronounce but easy to love. Accessible by bike from the city, you’d struggle to find a Melbourne cyclist who doesn’t make at least a few trips to the Da...

  14. Tour de Burbs

    • Distance 24.7 mi
    • Elevation 2,241 ft

    Meeting on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the intersection of Chandler Highway and Yarra Blvd (the end of Kew Blvd), this group ride tackles the hills of Eastern Melbourne. Spri...

  15. Panton Hill

    • Distance 45.9 mi
    • Elevation 3,813 ft

    The Panton Hill loop takes riders from the CBD out to the small town of Hurstbridge. Riding along hilly and secluded terrain, keep an eye out for magpies and kangaroos. By the t...

  16. Arthur's Seat

    • Distance 88.2 mi
    • Elevation 5,671 ft

    It is impossible to ride from the city to Mornington or Sorrento without attempting a PR up Arthur’s Seat. A short and steep ascent, Arthur’s Seat is a great climbing workout an...

  17. Albert Park

    • Distance 4.1 mi
    • Elevation 182 ft

    The annual Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is held around Albert Park and although you may not reach the speeds of a race car, riders will love this picturesque loop. Cruise alo...

  18. Mount Macedon (North and South)

    • Distance 54.3 mi
    • Elevation 5,145 ft

    A small town located northwest of Melbourne, Mt Macedon is home to big homes, forests, and not surprisingly, a mountain. Popular with cyclists, Mt Macedon can be climbed in two ...

  19. Lysterfield

    • Distance 12.0 mi
    • Elevation 1,416 ft

    Located 25kms southeast of the CBD, Lysterfield is a conveniently located MTB playground. Perfect for everyone, from beginners to experienced riders, this trail network was home...

  20. Westgate Park

    • Distance 1.6 mi
    • Elevation 56 ft

    Once a swampland and dumping ground, Westgate Park is now a mountain bike trail in the middle of the city. Perfect for a pre or post work ride or a lunchtime escape, various loo...