Bicycle Network: Where to Ride
Australia & NZ - Cycle touring
Bicycle Network Victoria has a number of brochures and maps we can post to you. We also have books for sale to help get you touring around Australia and New Zealand. Below is a list of some of the more popular routes.
The Great Ocean Road
This is perhaps Victoria's most popular cycling route. Lonely Planet's Cycling Australia (see details below) has a route description. As does Paul Elwood's Around Australia by Bicycle: The Complete Guide (see details below).
A classic ride across the stark, treeless plain between Perth and Adelaide. Long distances between roadhouses (up to 200km) make this a challenging journey. The South Australian Travel Centre has a free brochure, 'The Nullarbor - Australia's Great Road Journey', which has a decent map and lists facilities along the way. Phone 1300 366 770.
Paul Salter has written a guide to cycling across the Nullarbor: Bike Australia - Cycling Australia from Perth to Sydney.
Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane by bike
The Lonely Planet Guide to Australia describes a route along Australia's East Coast. The Audax website also describes an inland route between Melbourne and Sydney that they use for Audax rides. See link (right).
Books for sale from Bicycle Network Victoria
See the Books and Maps page for more details.
Bike Bible: Simon Vincett
Brings you the joy of cycling whether you are a first timer, getting back on a bike, or are an avid rider discovering new pleasures and challenges.
Bike Paths and Rail Trails: 8th ed
Let the hundreds of destination ideas in this new guide motivate you to swing a leg over the saddle and inspire you to go touring to get some 'air through your hair'!
Bike Rides Around Melbourne: Julia Blunden
Provides 37 bike outings supported by detailed colour maps and elevation profiles.
Bike Tours Around Victoria: Julia Blunden
Contains 25 rides around the state with good maps and descriptions.
Close to Flying: Cadel Evans, Rob Arnold
Get a behind the scenes view of the extraordinary dedication and hard work it takes to reach the highest level of elite sport.
Off Road Cycling Adventures: Keiran Ryan
Containing 37 new rides and covering over 1,250km of trails, this book contains colour photos and maps to help you explore some of Melbourne and Victoria's mountain bike routes.
Where to Ride - Melbourne: David Russell
Features 40 fabulous rides to inspire and motivate you to get out and ride.
Bicycle Network Victoria members can purchase these books at a discounted price, log-in to Blink for more.