160km Rosebud return

Route description:

In 2016, we're introducing a new 160km Rosebud return ride to Around the Bay. The route will showcase Melbourne's iconic bay side suburbs as it journeys along world famous Beach Road and Nepean Hwy. Riders will start in Alexandra Gardens and travel through Mordialloc, Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula to Rosebud where they'll turnaround and head back to Melbourne.

New coastal riding on closed roads:

The 160km 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 160km Rosebud Return route map so you can upload to your compatible mobile app or GPS device to follow on the day.**


The NEW 160km Rosebud Return heads down the beautiful Mornington Peninsula to Rosebud, where you turn around and head back the same way to Melbourne via Mt Martha, Frankston, Mordialloc and St Kilda.  The route is relatively flat with just over 800 metres of elevation gain. The steepest parts of the ride occurs at Oliver’s Hill (600 metres of climbing @ 6%), Balcombe Hill (roughly 2.4km of climbing @ 4.4%), 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 6:30am from Alexandra Gardens

  • Finish: Alexandra Gardens

  • Price: $155 (early bird), $180 (standard)

Your Rest Areas:

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.