Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: West Gippy, Australia
Bikes: 2011 CAAD10 Berzerker Ult6800, 2012 CAAD10-Team Ult6800, 2013 FOCUS Mares CX Ult6800 & 2012 Jamis Xenith Elite DA9000
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Originally Posted by Cyclinggal
Hi there- I saw that you had recommended that another cyclist rent a bike in Melbourne. Can you send me the name and contact info of the bike shop where you rented your Tarmac? I will be flying into Melbourne and road cycling for a few weeks so that would work well.
Also, do you have any recommended routes from Melbourne up the coast that you could recommend?
Cycling gal - sorry cannot assist with bike hire, but if you are staying in Melbourne, there are numerous great coastal rides.
Firstly, google 'around the bay in a day' to see 200Km+ of riding around Port Phillip Bay.
Then, you can look at east of Melbourne - Phillip Island / South Gippsland, or west of Melbourne - Bellarine Peninsula, Great Ocean Road, etc.
If you are looking for a long tour 'up the coast' then head east of Melbourne, through Gippsland towards Lakes Entrance.
There are many fantastic areas in which to cycle - enjoy your trip.