The Brisbane Ranges
And there’s a great little 4 km climb out of Anakie (click here for link to segment).
I’ve ridden through this region several times, and it’s a hidden gem for cyclists. The southern section around Steiglitz in particular has a roller coaster selection of hills. This area has a number of pinches going above 12% to challenge you. The scenery is breath taking, and with little traffic you will be in heaven. Be prepared to bring adequate supplies as the only shop in the area is a General store in Anakie. If you come out here, you could park at Anakie and work your way around the Ranges. Alternatively you could start from either Bacchus Marsh or Geelong for a longer ride.
At a glance:
- Toilet facilities in Anakie, Meredith and Upper Stony Creek Reservoir
- Food available at Anakie General store
- Parking available in Anakie, and there are a number of state parks where you can park within the Ranges
Here are two suggested routes to take around the Brisbane Ranges leaving from either Bacchus Marsh or from Geelong: