Ride Guide

Road, Gravel and Mountain Biking

Macedon Ranges Ride Guide

The Macedon Ranges Ride Guide showcases rides for all ages and abilities.

There are easy options for folks just starting out or looking for a leisurely weekend activity, and plenty of challenging road and gravel rides to excite the fittest cyclist.

Plantation Prowl

The quiet country roads, naturally cool climate, gorgeous landscapes and proximity to Melbourne make the Macedon Ranges a ripper riding destination.

You can pedal for miles and hardly encounter a car, although you’ll see plenty of wildlife and farm animals along the way. And when you’re done for the day and want to chill, there’s an abundance of cellar doors, rustic bakeries, cafés and pubs in our historic villages to enjoy.

It’s more than just ‘a ride’ in the Macedon Ranges, it’s an experience.

From road to gravel to mountain biking – choose your own adventure.

With 18 rides in the Ride Guide, you’ll be coming back again and again to explore our beautiful region and historic villages.

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!

Download your Ride Guide

The Macedon Ranges Ride Guide is available for electronic download or in print format.

Download our Macedon Ranges Ride Guide and plan a riding getaway.

Macedon Ranges Ride Guide

Ride Guide in print

To get your own print version of the Ride Guide, please drop by the following locations:

Woodend Visitor Information Centre

High Street, Woodend
10-4pm, Thursday to Monday

Kyneton Visitor Information Centre

127 High Street, Kyneton
10-4pm, Friday to Sunday

Woodend Cycles

68 High Street, Woodend
9-5pm Tuesday to Friday | 10-1pm Saturday

Macedon Ranges Shire Council reception

129 Mollison Street, Kyneton

If unable to pick a copy up in person, please email our team at vic@mrsc.vic.gov.au and we’ll arrange to post a copy.

Check out this cool video to get a taste of cycling in the Macedon Ranges.

Join the Strava Club

Keen cyclists can also join the Ride Macedon Ranges Strava Club. With GPS maps of all the rides in the Ride Guide, you can 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

Book a cycling getaway

Turn your ride adventure into a mini cycling getaway. From Gisborne to Woodend, Mt Macedon to Malmsbury, take your pick of our charismatic villages for a post-ride chill out. Go wine tasting or visit our artisan gin distillery doors. Visit a country pub or bakery. Enjoy a picnic in our beautiful botanic and open gardens. Or dine in our brilliant cafes and award-winning restaurants.

Get ideas on where to stay.

Braeside cottage

Share the love

We’d love to share pics of your riding adventures to promote cycling in the Macedon Ranges. Tag your two-wheeled travels on Instagram @visitmacedonranges | #MacedonRangesNaturallyCool and include a hashtag of your riding route (eg. #PlantationProwl) so we know which ride you’ve experienced.

Alternatively use @macedonrangesnaturallycool to tag us on Facebook.

Have some constructive feedback on how we can improve the Ride Guide? Email suggestions to visitmacedonranges@mrsc.vic.gov.au

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