No matter the type of riding you love, there is the perfect trail, track or quiet road awaiting your adventure.


Our region is fast becoming the mecca for this relatively new, but hugely popular discipline. No matter which town you’re in, head off in any direction and you’ll find countless fire trails and dirt roads. We’re home to a number of gravel races and towns like Creswick, Trentham, Woodend and Macedon are particularly popular with gravel enthusiasts. Follow our socials or visit our website for the latest routes and events.

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Riddells Revenge

Rating Hard
Distance 57km
Elevation 1037m
Ride Time 2h20m

After stocking up on supplies in Riddells Creek, head up Mount Charlie Road and you’ll soon be swept up in the fabulousness of the Flora Reserve. After quite a long climb, you’ll be grateful for the downhill on Hesket-Boundary Road, but it’s worth stopping to take in the views of Hanging Rock and the Cobaw Ranges. Head back through Macedon Regional Park and Barringo before enjoying your revenge on Riddells with that last 5km of downhills.

Information provided by Visit Macedon Ranges.

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Malmsbury Mixer

Rating Advanced
Distance 87km
Elevation 1182m
Ride Time 3h40m

This loop mixes up the terrain (50% gravel. 50% road) and the scenery. Tree canopied roads along Shepherds Hill Road and through Woodend change to drier farmland and sweeping views as you head back north towards Green Hill. Look to the left around 16km into the ride for views to Mt Macedon. Finish your mammoth ride with a wellearned lunch in historic Malmsbury, or enjoy an overnight getaway.

Information provided by Visit Macedon Ranges.



The Goldfields Track is well known amongst cyclers and walkers. The Wallaby Track section will take you from Mount Buninyong through to Daylesford. This 90 km track is for fit and confident riders and can be done in one day. Keen mountain bikers and history buffs love the ‘Dry Diggings’ section from the Chocolate Mill in Dry Diggings through to Vaughan Springs and on to Castlemaine.

The fire tracks on the side of Mount Macedon range from flat trails that are gentle enough to allow you to teach little kids to ride bikes (say in the Macedon Scout Camp area) to rocky, white-knuckle descents (such as Barber’s Chute Track). These tracks are well drained and are a good option when it’s wet.

Near Woodend, you’ll discover 100 km of purpose-built single track winding through beautiful forest. Built by the local Wombat Mountain Bike Club, the trails suit beginner to expert riders and are accessible year-round.

Best for experienced mountain bikers, but with easier trails for beginners as well, this is a world-class destination for riders. Expertly built by the team at DirtArt, the trails make the most of the hilly, granite countryside. An easy drive from Melbourne or train to Castlemaine, this is mountain bike heaven.

Also easily accessed from Melbourne, Creswick is positioning itself as the next mountain biking mecca. The newly-built pump track in town is arguably Australia’s best, there are many great cross country options such as the RACV Goldfields Resort track, and construction of a top-notch 100 km trail network is currently underway.

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Go Bush MTB Explorer

Rating Medium
Distance 37km
Elevation 582m
Ride Time 1h30m

After turning off Ashbourne Road, at the 5km mark, this ride takes in thick bushland, remote dirt tracks, and great undulating 4WD tracks. Navigation can be a challenge so be sure to download the map and GPS navigation file.

The return to Woodend is best achieved following Fingerpost Road and Slatey Creek Road. The blast down Slatey Creek Road is an awesome reward for all the earlier climbing.

Information provided by Visit Macedon Ranges.


This ride is a great opportunity to explore a large part of the region in a single loop that joins Woodend, Trentham and Kyneton. Great from either direction, this ride gives you open farmland, tree-lined country lanes and undulating leafy roads. Suggested start and finish Woodend Train Station. 

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Historic Village Loop

Rating Easy
Distance 27km
Elevation 333m
Ride Time 1h10m

Leaving the historic village of Kyneton, this return trip takes you on a scenic journey past farms and along quiet roads to tranquil Malmsbury. Both villages offer options for a lazy lunch and Kyneton’s Piper Street is ideal for a post-ride retail fix. Or, pick up local fare from the
Kyneton or Malmsbury Farmers’ Markets and enjoy a picnic in the Malmsbury Botanic Gardens, overlooking an 1800s bluestone viaduct bridge.

Information provided by Visit Macedon Ranges.

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The Ring of Kerrie

Rating Hard
Distance 54km
Elevation 1011m
Ride Time 2h15m

A ride for hill lovers, the Ring of Kerrie kicks off from Riddells Creek along open country roads. From Bolinda, enjoy an 11km steady climb past grand horse properties and through quiet, deeply forested landscapes
around the side of Mount Kerrie. Upon reaching Romsey Road, either drop by Hesket Estate’s cellar door or continue your journey with the sharp pinch of Straws Lane and then up and over Mt Macedon, followed by a rewarding scenic descent all the way back to Riddells Creek.

Information provided by Visit Macedon Ranges.


A leisurely one hour ride, this trail mostly travels along a dedicated shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. Enjoy expanses of rolling farmland, classic Australian architecture and treat yourself at one of Lancefield or Romsey’s cafés or restaurants. Start and finish at the Lions Park Reserve, Romsey.

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RACV Resort Goldfields Bike Track