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With its handsome heritage buildings, hidden bars and world-class restaurants, Melbourne has a reputation as Australia’s coolest city. In the colourful labyrinth of cobbled laneways, there’s always coffee brewing, music playing and outdoor fun not too far away.

Venture away from the city and discover the rest of Victoria: a pristine coastline of wave-battered cliffs and sandy surf beaches, and ever-changing landscapes of rolling dairy pastures and gold rush towns, arid tablelands, ancient rainforests and snow-topped mountain ranges.

You’ve got the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Wilsons Prom, the Yarra Valley, the Grampians, the Murray River, Alpine National Park and the High Country…visitors will revel in sensory stimulation when it comes to the diverse landscapes and experiences.

Arguably Australia’s best known cycle region is the Victorian High Country, where old timber tram tracks have been removed, creating a series of cycle trails. The Murray to the Mountains series of cycle routes link the state’s northern border with this picturesque region, passing through a number of charming, historic towns.

No matter what your interests, Victoria awaits cyclists with a plethora of memorable and rewarding experiences.

Come explore Victoria by bike with us.


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Victoria enjoys a temperate climate and reliable rainfall with four distinct seasons. Here is a guide to the hottest and coolest.

Summer: the average maximum temperature in south-west Victoria across January and February is 25 degrees Celsius. Sunscreen is required at all times, even on glary days, the UV factor can be deceptive. Wind can also burn, even when the temperature appears mild. Overnight temperatures vary from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Winter: June to August is the coldest time in Victoria, with average maximum temperatures of between 8 and 13 degrees Celsius.

Spring and Autumn can be anywhere in between! Expect mild days, with ocean breezes and winds. Late afternoons cool down, and evenings will require a fleece or long sleeves.

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail - Beechworth to Everton