250km Anti-clockwise

Route description: 

The 250km ride starts in Alexandra Gardens and travels anti-clockwise around the bay through the Bellarine Peninsula to Queenscliff where the ferry then transports riders to Sorrento before making its way back to Melbourne via the Mornington Peninsula; including iconic Beach Rd, to the finish line in Alexandra Gardens. 

New coastal riding on closed roads:

This year, the 250km will benefit from 17km of coastal riding between Safety Beach and Mornington, arguably the most beautiful stretch of the bay. This will include 6.5km of closed roads (north bound) between Safety Beach and Mount Martha.


Click here to view the route in Google Maps for more detail.*

Click here to download the 250km route map so you can upload to your compatible mobile app or GPS device to follow on the day.**


In essence, the 250km ride option is relatively flat, with an odd little bump, as well as rollers and false flats, which contribute to 1,000metres of elevation gain. The steepest parts of the 250km ride option occur as you ride out of Geelong into Drysdale with roughly 1.2kms of climbing, then just a gradual climb with some rollers thrown in for 6km as you come out of Mornington and head towards Frankston (the profile looks a lot worse than it is).

Key times & locations:

  • Start: First wave departs 5:30am from Alexandra Gardens

  • First Ferry: 07:00am

  • Last Ferry: 01:00pm

  • Price: $210.00 (early bird), $235.00 (standard)

Your Rest Areas:

Ferry times

Departure time Bike capacity
7:00am 600
7:30am 450
8:00am 600
9:00am 600
9:30am 450
10:00am 600
11:00am 600
11:30am 450
12:00pm 600
1:00pm 450

Please have your ticket on you and be ready to load the ferry 15 minutes before the departure time.

Welcome to your Super Rest Stops!

Super Rest Stops are located at Geelong and Frankston

*You do need a Google account to get the extra detail. You can create a free Google account here.

**Route is subject to change without notice. During the event, please always follow route signage or instructions of our route marshals.