Images courtesy of Andrew Clifforth photography.
If you’re looking for a grand adventure on the bike. Grand Ridge Road (GRR) is one of Victoria’s most spectacular tourist drives. Taking you through the heart of Gippsland. GRR is mainly unsealed, but well maintained in most areas, and can be ridden on any sort of bike. The road snakes its way along the ridge of the Strzelecki Ranges. Covering 135km from Seaview to Carrajung. This road provides stunning views through the La Trobe Valley, and to Bass Coast and Wilsons Prom to the south.
It is an incredible road to cycle because of the ever-changing scenery. From fern forests to rolling pastures, towering mountain ash to forestry plantations. If you ride down Grand Ridge Road you will feel like you’ve gone back in time This road was built in a by-gone era.
GRR takes you past the Mount Worth State Park. And into Mirboo North, which has colourful murals depicting the history of the town. Adorning the sides of local shops which are great to get a photo with your bike next to. If you enjoy a Beer, then Mirboo North also has the Grand Ridge Brewery. You drop in and sample some of Gippsland’s finest Beers and Ales. The final part of your journey will take you through the magnificent Tarra Bulga National park. This is one of Victoria’s most spectacular cool temperate rain forests.
You will rarely have the opportunity to ride such a beautiful road that offers stunning views throughout. You’ll find it just a delight to ride, and will offer you a adventure of a lifetime. Whether you ride a short section. Or take on the whole 135km you will be left with lasting memories.
Cycling Grand Ridge Road
Public Transport: V-Line Services run alongside the Princess Highway. Check out the PT Website for further details
As with all unsealed roads, the road surface can change depending on weather conditions. Take appropriate equipment, and some extra spares and make sure you take lots of photos along the way.