Bicycle and walking route maps

Whether you're looking to walk or bike ride locally, to work or for recreation, you may be able to find a map to help you select your route.

In and around Melbourne

Many metropolitan councils (and some regional towns) have produced detailed maps containing information on sustainable travel modes including bus, train, tram and cycle routes.

If you are cycling, rather than using main roads, consider taking back streets or using off road paths, as they can be quieter and more pleasant to ride along.

The cycle route information includes all existing local cycle networks, existing Principal Bicycle Network (PBN), as well as recommended short cuts and quiet back streets. As such, these maps are great for navigating Melbourne and regional towns by bicycle.

Contact your local council and ask for their walking and cycling route map or see the below links to council websites. Some councils have hard copies of their maps available on request.  Please note not all councils have walking and cycling maps available. 

 Local councils
City of Banyule  City of Maribyrnong 
City of Bayside  City of Maroondah  
City of Boroondara  City of Melbourne 
City of Brimbank  City of Moonee Valley 
City of Casey  City of Monash 
City of Darebin  City of Moreland 
City of Frankston  City of Port Phillip 
City of Glen Eira  City of Stonnington 
City of Greater Dandenong  City of Whitehorse 
City of Hobsons Bay   City of Whittlesea 
City of Hume   City of Wyndham 
City of Kingston  City of Yarra 
City of Knox   

There are also some rail trails in the Melbourne Region (External link) 

A number of universities have walking and cycling maps available to assist in your route planning. Contact your local university and ask for their walking and cycling route map or use the below links.

Deakin University (External link)

La Trobe University (External link)

Monash University (External link)

Victoria University (External link)

Regional Victoria

A variety of maps exist for regional cities and towns.

City of Ballarat

City of Greater Bendigo (External link)

City of Greater Geelong (External link)

There are also several rail trails in Regional Victoria (External link)

In addition to the walking and cycling maps above, for cycling around regional Victoria, Municipal Bicycle Network maps provide a good starting point.

Google maps also has a layer dedicated to bicycling routes, these maps cover trails, dedicated lanes and bike-friendly roads.  

  • Bicycle maps -  under ‘getting around’ select ‘bicycling’
  • Transit maps  - under ‘getting around’ select ‘transit’

If you are aware of any new travelsmart or other active transport maps that are available to add to the lists above please let us know by emailing the details.

For more information about staying safe when you ride, including how to choose the right bicycle for you, please visit our cyclist safety page.

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