Riding The Great Ocean Road

Jeanie and cruiser on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

The Great Ocean Road, about an hour out of Melbourne, is just perfect for motorcycling. Today, my Suzuki Marauder cruiser was positively humming as we snaked along the coastal road, ocean on one side, dense forest on the other, soaking up the sunshine, at one with the elements.

I’ve done the route loads of times by car, but you really can’t beat doing it on a bike. The route winds through pretty villages like Lorne and Apollo Bay – great stop-offs to pull over, grab some hot coffee, and contemplate the gorgeous views out to sea. It really is biker’s heaven, with seemingly endless kilometres of road hugging the cliffs, then plunging down to the seashore, twisting and turning with satisfying curves that can only truly be appreciated on a motorcycle.

I’m very lucky: the route is only about 90 minutes’ ride from where I live, so I get to do it every few weekends if I want to (and believe me, I do!). But if you’re a biker visiting Oz and looking for a beautiful ride, put The Great Ocean Road on your list: I promise, it won’t disappoint.

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Or click on the Motorcycling tab above to read more about Jeanie’s motorcycling exploits.

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