Cycling Trails

A couple of days are all it takes to explore all the famous attractions crammed into the compact Phillip Island if you equip yourself with a bicycle and an adventurous spirit.

For serious cyclists you can catch up with local groups via facebook pages –

Relaxed trails

Take advantage of the limited traffic on the island’s roads and cruise between the Koala Conservation Centre, the Nobbies and the penguins at Phillip Island Nature Park, and Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre (beware of increased traffic in these areas).

Explore the history of Churchill Island, and fill your panniers with produce from the monthly market.

Make the Esplanade in Cowes a focal point for casual beachfront cycling. Stop for a splash and a picnic, or earn your swim by cycling to the island’s many other beautiful beaches.

Recommended rides

The Phillip Island Bicycle Users Group has a number of recommended rides, all starting at Amaze’N’Things. Degrees of difficulty vary and some require climbs or hybrid bicycles:
The Rhyll Circuit (18 kilometres)
Churchill Island (off road, 20 kilometres)
A Maze’n Things to Newhaven Run (24 kilometres)
North East Island Tour (19 kilometres)
Tour de Silverleaves and Cowes (16 kilometres)
Tour de Cowes West (road bike, 20 kilometres)
Tour de San Remo Road Bike (road bike, 20 kilometres)
Oswin Roberts Reserve (8 kilometres, mountain or hybrids only)
Phillip Island Circuit and Tour of Discovery (80 kilometres)
North East Island Tour (19 kilometres)
Cowes West Alternative (road bike, 18 kilometres)
Phillip Island Seven Seas Tour (70 kilometres)
West End Tour (mountain bikes, 29 kilometres)

Bush to Bay
Cycle seven kilometres along the mangroves from the Koala Conservation Centre to Rhyll and spot rare migratory wading birds and other wildlife.
Penguin Parade – Point Grant Carpark (Nobbies)
Embark upon a one-hour walk or shorter cycle from the Penguin Parade to the carpark at Point Grant, which takes you along a small unsealed road for coastal views.
Churchill Island
Opt for the five-kilometre track around the historic island’s lovely gardens or the two-kilometre North Point Loop. Admission fee for the homestead and gardens.
Conservation Hill and Rhyll Inlet
Spot rare birds among the mangroves as you choose between a number of looped tracks of varying distances for both cyclists and walkers.
Oswin Roberts Reserve
Explore the last remaining remnant bushland on Phillip Island and its resident wildlife from one of a number of colour-coded loops.

Find out more about the Phillip Island Bicycle Users Group’s recommended rides.