Pro Tips for Australia's Top Cycling Routes


Former Tour de France cyclist Stuart O’Grady has just launched The Vélo Precinct multi-venue cycling hub and café in Adelaide’s Victoria Park, where bike enthusiasts can fuel up before and after their rides. Here are his top four Australian cycling routes.

1 The Great Ocean Road, Victoria 

“Start off in Cadel Evans’s hometown of Barwon Heads, head towards Torquay and then to Bells Beach, ending up in Lorne. This 75-kilometre stretch
is one of the world’s most beautiful bike routes.”

2 Noosa, Queensland 

“This is not only a tropical paradise but also ideal for riding in any direction. The roads are smooth and the scenery is lush. Start in the main town with a coffee then ride wherever you like. It’ll be a great experience.”

3 Launceston, Tasmania 

“There are some beautiful spots in Tasmania. I particularly like the ride from Launceston towards Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, with the view of the distant mountains.”

4 Adelaide, South Australia 

“Head to Mount Lofty from Victoria Park then make your way to Lobethal and back to The Velo Precinct. It’s a good 80-kilometre ride through picturesque vineyards and stunning South Australian scenery.”

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