The best roads to ride a motorbike on in Victoria
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is world-renowned for good reason. This 240-km stretch of road twists through cool-climate rainforest and along sheer cliff faces that directly overlook the Bass Strait and the Great Australian Bight.
As the Antipodean answer to California’s Big Sur, the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s top tourist drives, and a popular choice among motorcyclists (and cyclists alike).
Connecting Torquay and Allansford, there are plenty of attractions (the biggest being the Twelve Apostles) as well townships providing dining and accommodation options.
Stay alert while enjoying your ride as there are multiple blind corners and rockfalls can occur due to the rugged coastline. Koalas have also been known to stop traffic from time to time when they decide to cross the road.
Great Alpine Road
If you prefer the mountains to the sea, Victoria’s Great Alpine Road is another popular ride for motorcyclists.
The Great Alpine Road stretches from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale, crossing through the Victorian Alps and towns like Bright, Myrtleford and Omeo. At more than 300km, it’s longer than the Great Ocean Road and features some spectacular vistas and alpine views.
You could conquer the road in a day, but if you have the time, it’s well worth extending your trip and exploring the Alpine National Park, wineries around Bright, or the Gippsland lakes at the eastern end of the journey.
As the name suggests, this road can get snow in the winter and all vehicles travelling between Harrietville and Omeo during the snow season must use diamond-pattern tyre chains. It’s also Australia’s highest sealed, year-round accessible road.