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Short Journey Ideas

For the Independent Cyclist

Short Cycle Tours for the Independent Cyclist

Melbourne and Gippsland

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You can purchase the Gippsland Bundle which includes all Gippsland routes.

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Short Journey Suggestions

   

Tarra Valley Giants is a fabulous cycle through the foothills and ridge tops of the Strzelecki Ranges.

Love the temperate forests and take the time to enjoy a walk in the national Park.

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Distance: 120km

Elevations: 2200m up ; 2200m down

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Coach Welshpool; Train Rosedale.

Best direction – both

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Bass Coast and Beyond is a great mix of wild coasts and rolling country. Mostly flat it travels along quiet roads rail trails and cycle paths.

The quirky country towns are fun to visit and the scenery is amazing!

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Distance: 234km

Total Ascent 2477 m; Total Descent 2432 m

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Coach Cowes, Inverloch, Leongatha, Welshpool.

Best direction – Start Cowes finish Leongatha. Prevailing wind direction.

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Wild Coast Rolling Country is a fabulous circuit to truly explore Gippsland and the southern Strzelecki Ranges.

This tour takes you to two craft breweries, a distillery, the beautiful town of Loch, fantastic foodie towns and wonderful General Stores with local produce and challenging rides with great views across the spectacular green Strzelecki ranges.

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Distance: 160k + option to cycle the Great Southern Rail Trail 72k and to Cowes 52k

Total Ascent 1870 m; Total Descent 1870 m

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Start Leongatha Finish Leongatha. Coach Leongatha.

Best direction – clockwise. Cycling Loch to Leongatha is great but the other way has a poor section of road which is not good to cycle.

              

 

Melbourne Breakout starts right in Melbourne and finishes in the beautiful green rolling hills of Gippsland.

Cycle Beach Road, the local cycling mecca, then tour the Mornington Peninsula all on cycle paths. Take a ferry to Cowes and visit the Fairy Penguins.

This tour takes you to two craft breweries, a distillery, the beautiful town of Loch, fantastic foodie towns and wonderful General Stores with local produce and challenging rides with great views across the spectacular green Strzelecki ranges.

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Distance: 285k + option Great Southern Rail Trail 72k.

Total Ascent 2440 m; Total Descent 2382 m

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Start Melbourne Finish Anderson. Coach Anderson.

Best direction – clockwise. Cycling Loch to Leongatha is great but the other way has a poor section of road which is not good to cycle.

     

 

Heritage and Hills is a perfect sealed loop with lots of hills and views.

With a craft brewery along the way and a small town full of crafts, old buildings and a beautiful park this loop is a fun ride with sweeping views.

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Distance: 100k + option Great Southern Rail Trail 72k.

Total Ascent 1859 m; Total Descent 1859 m

Accommodation available

Access: Start Leongatha Finish Leongatha. Coach Leongatha.

Best direction – both.

            

 

Rowleys Run is a flat, easy, fun, cycle through the sweeping Gippsland Plains.

This cycle follows the tyre tracks of the famous Rowley brothers who used to train in this area many years ago.

Cycling on quiet country roads you will pass through many little towns full of character. Enjoy the wineries, restaurants, pubs, weirs and museums.

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Distance: 100k + option to make this a loop cycle using the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail 63k (Traralgon to Stratford).

Total Ascent 760 m; Total Descent 740 m

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Start Traralgon Finish Stratford. Train Traralgon and Stratford. Loop ride: Start and Finish At Traralgon

Best direction – both.

          

 

Prom Country to Forest Country is a challenging ride, in parts remote and with lots of hills.

It is beautiful, with lots of varied scenery and one of my favorite rides! You will need to take food and water on some days but there is accommodation at the end of each day.

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Distance: 168k

Total Ascent 2959m; Total Descent 3015 m

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Start Leongatha Finish Foster. Coach Leongatha and Foster

Best direction – both.

           

The Victorian Riviera is an easy cycle through the quirky country towns of the Gippsland plains.

Enjoy the fresh vegies that grow here. Maffra is the home of Maffra Cheese made from the milk of the many Dairy Cows. There are lots of great restaurants, cafes and accommodation along this cycle.

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Distance: 162k

Total Ascent 941m; Total Descent 937 m

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Start Rosedale Finish Bairnsdale. Train at start and finish

Best direction – both.

             

The Grand Gippsland cycle tour takes you all the way from Melbourne to Marlo in East Gippsland, where the Snowy river meets the sea.

What a journey – everyone who does it LOVES IT! Its different every day, friendly and uncrowded. With beaches, forests, native animals and great little towns to explore we know you will love this cycle tour.

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Distance: 700k

Total Ascent 6744m; Total Descent 6720 m

Accommodation and camping available

Access: Start Melbourne Finish Marlo. Train to Start. Transfer from Marlo to Bairnsdale to finish.

Best direction – both.