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Get out on your bike and discover the Grampians anew

27 Jan 2021

The Grampians is a cyclist’s dream. The vast, ever-changing landscape twists and turns, with long flats to glide through, pretty villages to explore and steep mountains to power up, energised by the lush forest air. Discover the Grampians in a way only possible on two wheels.

Enjoy this guide to cycling in the Grampians - North, South, East and West – including easy trails and more advanced road rides.

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The Grampians Rail TrailEleven kilometres of trail beginning in Stawell West and following the old rail alignment to Mt Dryden Rd, near Lake Lonsdale. Predominantly fine gravel through bushland, with some bridges and an 80 metre boardwalk.

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Boroka Lookout Loop Road Ride – A 50.84 kilometre road loop for advanced riders. Three major climbs to challenge the legs and the lungs but well worth it for the incredible views from Boroka Lookout, Reed Lookout and Sundial Car Park.

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Hamilton to Tarrington and return – Ten kilometres of dedicated cycling/walking track between Hamilton and Tarrington (20 kilometres return). A leisurely way to enjoy the charming streets and lanes of each town and pastoral landscapes in between.

Lake Hamilton Trail – An easy five kilometre trail around Lake Hamilton, perfect for the whole family. Stop off to meet native inhabitants, play at the Lakes Edge Adventure Playground or enjoy a picnic by the lapping shores.

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Willaura Cycle Company – Consider this your go-to for any repair or maintenance needs. It’s essential your bike is in tip-top condition to tackle the Grampians’ diverse trails. Also, contact Willaura Cycle Company to arrange adventurous group rides around the Grampians’ East.

Lake Fyans Loop – Beginning in Halls Gap, this loop takes you east to Pomonal and along the eastern side of Lake Fyans where you’ll be awed by stunning views of the Grampians. 37 kilometres on road shared by other vehicles that can be busy at times.

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Arapiles Big Sky Bicycle Trail – Connecting Natimuk to Mt Arapiles, a 33 kilometre off-road trail taking in Natimuk Lake, Mitre Lake and Mitre Rock. Discover grasslands hosting up to 500 plant species, local wildlife if you’re lucky and spectacular views.

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Silo Art Trail Road Ride – Travel 72.55 kilometres of the spectacular Silo Art Trail, Australia’s largest outdoor art gallery, by bike. From Guido van Helten’s silo depicting local farmers at Brim and traversing south to Rupanyup where you’ll find Julia Volchkova’s mural celebrating the town’s youthful sport lovers, this road ride suits intermediate to advanced riders.

Safety Information:

We encourage cyclists to be constantly aware of their surroundings, always exercise a degree of caution and follow the road rules for cyclists at all times.
Cyclists are permitted on open, sealed roads, but please be aware that these roads will be shared with other vehicular traffic.
Cycling is not permitted on walking tracks, fire tracks or closed roads.

When visiting our lookouts be sure to be safe by staying behind barriers and following directional signage.