Bendigo Graveleur

Bendigo Graveleur

Where: central Victoria—Bendigo, Heathcote, Redesdale, Axedale, Harcourt, Metcalfe

Length: 164km

Difficulty: moderate

Terrain: flat/undulating, with a couple of moderate climbs

Surface: gravel of varying quality, some rocky sections, some singletrack, some sealed road. Recommended gravel-type bike with 35mm or wider tyres.

What: quiet back roads, rural scenery, native bushland, rail trail, brewery, winery, historical buildings, waterfall

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Skip to Skipton

Skip to Skipton

Where: Creswick, Ballarat, Skipton, Beaufort—Central Victoria

Length: 170km 

Difficulty: Moderate

Terrain: Flat with a couple of short hills

Surface: Sealed road, gravel, hard packed dirt, rail trail. Best suited for CX/ gravel bikes or anything that will take at least a 32mm tyre.

What: Vast open farmlands, historic trestle bridges, quiet back laneways

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Grand Ridge Road

Grand Ridge Road

Where: Strzelecki Ranges, South Gippsland

Length: 160km

Difficulty: moderate

Terrain: moderately hilly/undulating

Surface: about 50/50 sealed/unsealed. Some chunky gravel. Gravel-type bike recommended. Wide tyres will help. 

What: cool temperate rainforest, tall mountain ash forest, rolling pastoral land, shady pine plantations, small towns, an award-winning brewery, interesting natural and human history

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Ruffy Rider

Ruffy Rider

Where: Ruffy Highlands, Strathbogie Tablelands, Euroa—central Victoria

Length: 157km

Difficulty: moderate

Terrain: moderately hilly/undulating

Surface: 95% sealed (though a bit choppy). Some short gravel sections which can be a bit rough. Can be done on a road bike, though some may prefer a gravel bike.  

What: pastoral land, bushland, rural idyll, local produce, wineries, small towns, moderate climbing/descending

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