Around the Bay
210km Sorrento return
Starting at Alexandra Gardens, the 210km Sorrento return ride travels through Mordialloc to Sorrento, before making its way back to Melbourne, via Beach Road.
The 210km Sorrento return ride heads down to Sorrento via the Mornington Peninsula, before turning back to the finish line at Alexandra Gardens via Rosebud, Mornington, Frankston, Mordialloc and St Kilda.
The 210km Sorrento return route includes arguably the most beautiful stretch of Port Phillip Bay —17km of coastal riding between Safety Beach and Mornington. This section also includes 6.5km of closed roads (north bound) between Safety Beach and Mount Martha.
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% – Ouch), 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).