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234 km One Way, Flat/Hilly, Medium, Unsealed/sealed, quiet roads/paths

Cycle from Phillip Island to Port Welshpool. Travel on the mainly flat rail trail, or challenge yourself, with a hilly roll through the Strzelecki Ranges. Love the wild beaches, arty crafty towns, bush and animals.


285km One way, Flat/Hilly, Medium: Unsealed/sealed, quiet roads/rail trail/cycle paths

Ride out of Melbourne, across the Mornington peninsula with its bush and mangroves, cross by ferry to the stunningly wild Bass Coast and green rolling hills of Gippsland. Love the foodie, friendly country towns.


168 km Loop, Mountainous, Hard/Remote, Sealed/Unsealed Quiet Roads,
This is a challenging ride for those who enjoy hill climbs and stunning views.

Start out riding through the quirky towns of Foster or Toora. Ride the Grand Ridge Road, enjoy the views of the world renowned Wilsons Promontory as you climb 500m. Love the Majestic Forests of the Grand Ridge Road with ferns, eucalypts and birds. Take in Agnes Falls and Port Welshpool on your return.


94 km Loop, Hilly, Medium, Quiet roads, Sealed

Enjoy some of the best country riding with great views across the rolling Gippsland Hills. Relax with a snack or a drink at a Mirboo North cafe or the Grand Ridge Brewery before you drop off the ridge and roll back to your start.


153 km one way, Flat, Medium, Sealed/Unsealed Quiet Roads, Rail Trail

Cycle on favourite cycle routes where the locally famed Rowley cycling brothers once trained. Enjoy the green oasis of the Cowwarr Weir, a delicious meal at Heyfield and see dairy and vegetable farms, rivers and country scenery as you ride along.

Love the views across to the blue hills of the Great Divide and pedal out to the important meeting place for the Gunaikurnai people at Knob Reserve and admire the views over the Avon River. Return on Gippsland Plains Rail Trail.


52 km Loop, Hilly, Medium, Trail, Quiet roads, Sealed/unsealed
Gravel Grinders will love the rough surfaces.

Explore the Mississippi Creek Trail following the route of an old tram line. Built in the 1900’s to deliver granite boulders to build a permanent entrance to allow ships to enter Lakes Entrance from Bass Strait.


69km Loop, Hilly, Hard, Sealed/Unsealed, Quiet Roads

Ride beautiful Narracan Valley between the steep, treed hills. Enjoy lunch at the bakery and ride on to the hill tops with fantastic views of the valleys and beyond. Coast down to the art and craft village of Yarragon. This is a wonderful ride with train access at both ends. Not so easy but a good test as it is not too long.


Bass Coast & Beyond Cycle Tour Itinerary

  • Suggest 6 Days cycling: 40% on cycle paths 
  • Distance 234km
  • 2476m Ascent, 2432m Descent
  • 2 days of fun hill challenges
  • You can get to the start by public transport 
  • Transporting yourself and your bike back to Melbourne may be tricky as local coaches dont take bikes

FarOut App

The FarOut App is designed so that you can create and enjoy your own cycle tour, rail trail, day ride or gravel road adventure using the information that the app provides. To get you started we have put together some Itineraries for rides you might like to do yourself.

The Bass Coast and Beyond Cycle Tour is one of our section rides in the farOut APP Victoria South East Network. Read the attached tour description and suggested Itinerary. For 7 years we have been successfully running Australian Cycling Holiday tours in Gippsland. Now we are excited to offer these tours using the farOut APP so you can plan and create your own cycling tour.

Getting Started:

Download the app from your Apple or Android store, open it up, search for cycle routes by pressing the cyclist top left and search Victoria South East Network. Then purchase the ride. Bass Coast and Beyond Cycle Tour will be available as part of the Victoria South East Network. This means you will get >4500km of rideable roads, paths and trails in Gippsland.

Cowes to Kilcunda 38km Cycle

The Ride

Todays ride is almost completely on cycle paths. It starts quietly with a lovely cycle along the beach and through the nature Reserve home to many wallabies, birds and sometimes koalas.

After cycling the quiet bay beaches, Cross the Narrows on the Phillip Island bridge and stop for a snack or fish and chips at San Remo.

Then take in the wonderful Westernport views as you cycle across to Anderson. From Anderson it is a short ride into Kilcunda, a small town with wild ocean views.

We Love

Cycling past the Chicory and Oast houses. Chicory is a crop used as a coffee substitute and grows well on Phillip Island. The old brick kilns are interesting to see.



Near Cowes we recommend the historic Silver-leaves Café.

Further on, San Remo is a great spot for cafes and fish and chips.

Fun Fact

Cape Woolamai is a popular surf spot with locals. It is also home to 1million shearwater birds. Each year they nest in Australia before flying north to islands off the Alaskan coast. A distance of over 16,000km.

Night One Accommodations

Kilcunda has a motel and the caravan park with cabins right on the cliff tops.

Kilcunda Oceanview Retreat
3560 Bass Highway, Kilcunda 3995
03 5678 7260

The Kilcunda Oceanview retreat is a simply stunning clifftop villa overlooking the Kilcunda

This accommodation is especially fantastic at sunset as the sun sets over Bass Strait. The beach is a clifftop staircase away from your villa.

The Kilcunda Oceanview retreat is across the road from the Kilcunda pub for dinner and the Killy general store for breakfast. Kilcunda is a small town and so there are not alot of options to purchase groceries.

Kilcunda to Inverloch 45km Cycle

The Ride
Start on the rail trail across the Kilcunda bridge and its headlands. Cycle through the wetlands to Wonthaggi.

After Wonthaggi ride towards Harmers Haven a small Hamlet right on the beach. Then its onto Cape Paterson where you can enjoy the spectacular Bunurong Coast.

Cape Paterson to Inverloch is a stunning ride with views across cliffy headlands and small bays. Take care along this stretch as it is a little hilly and cars do use this road. However outside of the months of January February it is usually quiet.

We Love
Going for a walk at Eagles Nest and looking for dinosaur fossils that can be found here.


Stock up before you go for food in Wonthaggi. The corner store in Cape Patterson has takeaway but limited groceries. Inverloch has many cafes and supermarkets.

Fun Fact
In Inverloch, take a leisurely walk around Screw Creek. This is a beautiful, easy walk with great views across the sea. A hermit once spent 17 years searching for hidden treasure herehe was convinced it was worth £220million.


Night Two Accommodations

There are lots of accommodation options in Inverloch.

Motel on ABeckett

24 A’Beckett Street, Inverloch VIC 3996

03 5674 1311

Inverloch is a charming hamlet by the sea. A great place to relax and unwind walking  along beaches and through the township. Motel on ABeckett is within walking distance of Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants, Town Facilities and Beaches.

Motel on ABeckett offers a clean, quiet, friendly environment. The motel has free Wireless NBN Broad-band.

There is also a wonderful indoor solar heated swimming pool and a BBQ/alfresco area with inviting courtyard.

Inverloch to Meeniyan 45km Cycle

The Ride
Today youll ride through dairy country on a mix of sealed and unsealed roads with lovely views of the southern Strzelecki Ranges.

You then cycle through rolling country side on an easy sealed road to Whitelaw’s track which takes you to Koala Street Koonwarra.

Then take off down the Great Southern Rail Trail through the Black Spur Range across the three recently upgraded trestle bridges set in the valleys.

We Love
Take time for a break at the Outtrim Reserve and the nearby historic cemetery, all that remains of the once thriving township of Outtrim.

Koonwarra is a small town with amazing food. The slow food movement started here. The Koonwarra general store has lots of homemade jams, chutneys, cheeses and other local produce as well as tasty lunch menu items.


Fun Fact
Meeniyan was recently awarded best small town in Gippsland. It has an array of cafes, gift shops and places to explore. Meeniyan has a quirky community garden. Which is right next to the rail trail. Meeniyan has an annual garlic festival.

Night Three Accommodations 

Meeniyan has a motel.
Rickys (Glenleith) at Meeniyan
1B Royston Street, Meeniyan Vic , 3956

0419 312 440

Rickys is modern and luxurious self contained accommodation. Situated just off the main street of Meeniyan. An easy walking distance to town. It has tea and coffee making facilities but not a kitchenette. Stretch out and relax on a queensized bed or chill on the comfy couch in the lounge. The bathroom is large and has a beautiful
modern shower.

A reversecycle airconditioning system will keep you at the perfect temperature. There is also free WiFi.

Meeniyan to Toora 42km Cycle

The Ride

  • Today you have plenty of time to cycle to Toora so enjoy a lovely breakfast and then head out towards Fish Creek.
  • Youll pass through the highest point of the Great Southern Rail Trail. This is a very pretty part of the trail and has sweeping views to Wilsons Promontory National Park and the Strzelecki Ranges.

We Love

  • The giant fish (Mullet) on the top of the Fish Creek pub. It is definitely a unique feature of the town!
  • The quaint main street of Toora. There are interesting buildings from Tooras heyday.


  • Today youll find quite a selection of yummy food along the way. However there is not a lot between towns so make sure you carry snacks and water bottles.
  • Fish Creek and Foster both have delicious cafes and local produce to try.
  • Toora is small, but has a couple of nice cafes and a small supermarket.

Fun Fact

  • Alison Lester is a well known Australian childrens author. She has a shop filled with her books and illustrations in Fish Creek.

Night Four Accommodations

Toora has a motel and pub accommodation
Toora Tourist Park
South Gippsland Hwy, Toora, VIC 3962

03 5686 2257

Toora Tourist Park is a caravan park close to Wilsons Promontory National Park which offers cabin and caravan accommodation. Located in the small historic town of Toora. This wonderful caravan park has a magnificent view across to Wilsons Prom. The caravan park features an indoor pool and spa. Free WiFi and internet. Giant Chess, beach volleyball jumping pillow, Tennis court and BBQ area. The caravan park is walk to town where there are cafes and a small IGA for groceries.  

Toora to Foster (Via Port Welshpool) 63km Cycle

The Ride
OPTION 1: Stay on the Rail Trail. Cycle to Port Welshpool then back to Foster. 50km
OPTION 2: Take a scenic route between Toora and Welshpool via Agnes Falls. Rejoin the rail trail to continue on to Port Welshpool and then cycle back to Foster. 63km If you feel like a hill climb on a lovely sealed road then feel free to visit Agnes Falls at 59m they are the largest single span falls in Victoria. Take some snacks and make sure your water bottle is full as there is no food or water until Welshpool 26 kms away.

We Love
You have two choices today. You can cycle to Port Welshpool and back to Foster all on the rail trail with sweeping views of Wilsons Prom

Your morning route takes you out along the old Creamery road to Agnes Falls. Enjoy a stop at the falls picnic area and then climb back out to Hazel Park Road and a lovely drop back into Welshpool.

At Welshpool have some lunch if you are planning to return to Toora along the rail trail

Otherwise save your lunch (if you can) for fish and chips at Port Welshpool. All the locals in the area tell me they travel there to enjoy them!

Photo Op
Take the cycle path to Port Welshpool and be surprised by Long Jetty. Although it is currently closed the view of the jetty with Snake Island and Wilsons Prom in the back ground is well worth the visit!

It’s all flat on the cycle path and rail trail back to Foster. Dont forget to stop for the dairy cattle if they should cross your path.

Foster is a great place to stop for the night. It has many dining options and an onsite Restaurant Café Max. Book prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.


Night Five Accommodations 

Foster has lots of accommodation including caravan parks.
Prom Country Lodge
3800 South Gippsland Highway, Foster VIC

03 5682 2022

Prom Country Lodge is set on four acres of Australian bush, hundreds of large gum trees with wild life traversing the property, mostly at dusk and dawn. The lodge features a dedicated reception and friendly staff. There is also a relaxing reading room with library and free WiFi. Prom Country Lodge is in easy walking distance to Foster main street. There is also a hotel restaurant and cafe which provide great tasty food should you want to rest your legs after your day cycling!

Foster to Leongatha Challenge Rides

The Ride Optional Routes

  • Today you have two options to cycle to Leongatha (listed below)

OPTION 1: The Rail Trail 48km

  • Cycle back to Leongatha from Foster along the Rail Trail.
  • Have a magnificent morning tea and luxurious lunch at the cafes in the towns along the way. Look for birdlife in the wetlands as you finish into Leongatha.

OPTION 2: Ameys Track Hill Challenge 52km

  • This ride is a challenging hilly ride for experienced cyclists. Follow Ameys Track out of Foster over the hills and link back into the Rail Trail at Meeniyan in time for lunch. Take plenty of water and food with you.
  • On this ride we love the sweeping vistas, the sense of achievement and the feeling of whizzing downhill after reaching the top of a steady climb!
  • Wear shorts or comfortable trousers, very bright tshirt or hivis and covered shoes for cycling.
  • Wet weather Jacket and Over Pants (eg Gortex)
  • A set of dry clothes for evening.
  • Cycle pants (wear under your shorts or trousers if you like. The padding is great).
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and good wetweather gear.
  • Cycling gloves are recommended.
  • A jumper for winter; swimmers and small towel for warmer months.
  • Phone, wallet and snacks which can fit into the front panniers.
  • Rear panniers to carry your stuff. Make sure you keep things dry.
  • Bring your lunch daily if farOut App does not give allocation for food or water during the day.
  • Always have an emergency meal for dinneryou never know!
  • Fit your bike with lights. Tool kit, pump, spare tube. Water Bottles

About our Partner

Rob and Angela Mosley created Activewayz to provide hikers and cyclists with the local knowledge, easy access and confidence to hike and bike the fabulous trails within Australia and New Zealand. Our company has been very excited to work with FarOut since 2016 and we are creating amazing long-distance rides around Australia and mapping rail trails and cycle paths. Our unique Cycling Networks show rideable back country roads with cyclist relevant information to suit different riding styles. This allows the cyclist to build their own route on riding stylesthey prefer. Hiking in Australia and New Zealand is varied and our focus is to provide an opportunity for bushwalkers to find our fantastic walks and long distance trails easily and to hike them with knowledge of the conditions and supports available. We love hiking and biking in Australia and tramping in New Zealand and hope you do too.

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