The Macedon Ranges is the perfect location for a cycling adventure, with a plethora of quiet road, cross-country and casual jaunts to challenge and satisfy the senses. With easy access to our region by car or V/Line train, you can escape your everyday world and be pedaling in no time.
If mountain biking gets your adrenalin pumping, then this is the place for you, not just once but again and again. Chuckle and hoot as you ride the single track in the Wombat State Forest, which has more than 100km of trails and terrains to suit all skill levels, including the popular Wombat Loop.
If you’re a road cyclist, you’re just as spoiled for choice. Ride through rolling farmland and seasonally changing landscapes, and on roads where you hardly encounter a car. Find refreshment in the villages, wineries and cafes that are never far away. Join Macedon Ranges Cycling Club on one of its regular rides – they are only too happy to take visitors along with them.
There are cycling experiences to savour at a slower pace. Enjoy the country scenery while you ride and discover quality fruit, vegetables and artisan produce or shop at boutiques in our town centres.
Grab your besties and journey the cycling pathways that take in creeks, lakes and botanical gardens through quaint towns like Kyneton or Woodend. For a perfect car-free family day, the 8km trail between Romsey and Lancefield has plenty of beautiful picnic spots and much to explore in these historic towns.
For the full rundown on where to ride in our region, check out the Macedon Ranges Ride Guide, which features 16 road and off-road bike trails that are suitable for a range of abilities and is the perfect preparation for exploring the region on two wheels. Download your ride here:
Romsey to Lancefield Return
Woodend to Hanging Rock
Kyneton to Malmsbury Return
Kyneton Twin Reservoirs
Woodend Carlsruhe Loop
Mount Macedon, Newham to Carlsruhe Loop
Gisborne, South Gisborne, Barringo Loop
Mount Macedon, Woodend Climb
Kyneton, Springhill, Woodend, Carlsruhe Loop
Three Town Scenic Route
Kyneton Lancefield Loop
The Cross and The Rock
Macedon Ranges Grand Tour
Figure 8 Grand Loop
New Wombat Loop
Woodend, Firth Park Return
To get your own copy call the Macedon Ranges Visitor Information Centres on 1800 244 711 and they’ll send you one.
Keener cyclists can also join the Ride Macedon Ranges Strava Club. With GPS maps of all the rides in the Ride Guide, you can also log your rides, compare your times with other club members and continue to explore our beautiful region. It’s free to join at strava.com/clubs/ridemacedonranges