Get passionate about a sport that locals have long embraced. With its rolling hills, scenic wine regions and breathtaking ocean views, Geelong and the Bellarine offers a truly spectacular cycling experience and a diversity of on and off-road options for all skill levels to enjoy.
For the casual weekend cyclist, ride along Geelong's famous waterfront or the banks of the Barwon River. For the seasoned roadie, spin your way around the Bellarine Peninsula, take in the spectacular coastal views, and stop for breakfast and the morning paper at a local seaside cafe. Or for the adventurous mountain biker, head for the You Yangs and enjoy world-class riding along some challenging bush trails.
Historic rail trails
Check out the well-maintained rail trails that can be found throughout the region. Find a map, pick a trail and make your way through all types of terrain, from the wine regions to the coast.
Visit the You Yangs Regional Park and its purpose-built XC and downhill trails, which are split into two main areas. The Western Plantation includes a 30-kilometre single-track loop, while The Stockyards has 35 kilometres of downhill rides and XC trails.
The diverse terrain in the region means there are also plenty of other places to get off-road including the Ted Wilson Trail, the Tom McKean Trail, or the Waurn Ponds Creek Trail.