Geelong to Melbourne

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Geelong to Melbourne

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:58 pm

So I'm coming over for Bike Vic ride and will be riding back to Melbourne from Geelong.

Best ways?
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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby cyclotaur » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:52 pm

Take the Queenscliff ferry to Sorrento and ride up the other side ! :D :wink:
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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby chucknitro » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:17 pm

cyclotaur wrote:Take the Queenscliff ferry to Sorrento and ride up the other side ! :D :wink:


Agreed. Or just jump on the train.
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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby Baalzamon » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:57 pm

yes but is there a ridewithgps route somewhere?
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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby gcouyant » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:18 am

Baalzamon wrote:So I'm coming over for Bike Vic ride and will be riding back to Melbourne from Geelong.

Best ways?


I always enjoyed the variety of a route through the industry and ship docks of the North shore, past the rolling parklands near Geelong Grammar and along the Hovell Creek trail, then onto the Princess highway. Up to the Werribee river and peel off onto the Federation Trail. As you approach Melbourne follow your nose to your side of town.

Plenty of contrasts along that route. Not the fastest by any means but certainly entertaining.

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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby Baalzamon » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:04 pm

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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby rooftop » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:04 pm

Baalzamon wrote:yes but is there a ridewithgps route somewhere?


The first part of this ride?

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9337565

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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby Cul » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:14 pm



Not the shortest route but probably the best in terms of traffic... I use to live in Lara so travelled the roads between Geelong and Werribee quiet a bit; heading through Point Cook, Williamstown avoids the !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! traffic around Footscray. 8)
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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby gcouyant » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:34 am

Cul wrote:avoids the !! BAN ME NOW FOR SWEARING !! traffic around Footscray. 8)


I hear you Cul..... I used to ride Melbourne to Geelong early but one time a late morning training ride on a fat bike and that attracted way too much attention. I later realised that it was pension pay day and that was confronting. Never again.
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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby slaw » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:12 am

There's a new ferry from Portalington to Docklands which could be another option. They will take bikes.

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Re: Geelong to Melbourne

Postby jules21 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:16 pm


I've used the Fed trail from Werribee-ish (use the southern-most route of the 2 in there, the top one was no good)

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