Cycling Macedon Ranges
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, the Wombat State Forest is the place for you.
If you’re a road cyclist, you’re absolutely 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. You can even join the Macedon Ranges Cycling Club on one of its regular social rides – they are only too happy to take visitors along with them.
If gravel riding is up your alley, you’ll find an abundance of unsealed roads and trails winding from one end of the shire to the other. It’s a great way to experience Macedon Ranges backcountry with pit stops in our charismatic villages along the way.
For a gentle bike ride, get your besties together and enjoy a ride along cycling pathways that take in creeks, lakes and botanical gardens through quaint towns such as Kyneton or Woodend. The Federation Trail between Lancefield and Romsey is a winner and popular with families.
The Gisborne Botanic Gardens is also a lovely spot not far from Melbourne that offers relaxing pathways to pedal.
Macedon Ranges Ride Guide
For the full rundown on where to ride in our region, check out the Macedon Ranges Ride Guide, which features 18 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.
There are inherent risks to riding on any roads. Please be aware of your surroundings and ride to the conditions. Some roads listed in this guide do not have a designated bike lane or shoulder and may contain imperfections or obstacles. Look carefully for vehicles and pedestrians entering and exiting driveways and pathways, and always obey the road rules. Ride carefully, stay safe and enjoy!
Join Ride Macedon Ranges on Strava
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