Cycling itinerary

Home of the annual Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat is fast becoming known as the cycling capital of Australia.
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Total Distance
44.00
Fitness Level
Dynamic

Breakfast at Europa

Europa

A local favourite amongst cyclists, fuel up at Europa with a...

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Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail

Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail

Enjoy a ride without having to worry about cars on the Ballarat...

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Dinner at The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Enjoy a delicious meal in the relaxing atmosphere of Leo's...

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Stay at Sovereign Park Motor Inn

Sovereign Park Motor Inn

Featured on Bike Exchange as a cycle-friendly accommodation...

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Ballarat Parkland Ride

Ballarat Parkland Ride

Ride around two of Ballarat’s most iconic outdoor spaces, Lake...

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Breakfast at Racers

Racers

This revamped 1930s corner stop is the perfect place to fill a...

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Ballarat Heritage Ride

Ballarat Heritage Ride

Admire some of Ballarat’s most significant historical sites and...

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Lunch at Bike Rack Cafe

Bike Rack Cafe

If the business name isn't a big enough giveaway, the large bike...

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Mt Buninyong circuit

Mt Buninyong circuit

Test yourself on the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit, part of the...

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Day 1

Europa
Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail
The Red Lion
Sovereign Park Motor Inn

Day 2

Ballarat Parkland Ride
Racers
Ballarat Heritage Ride
Bike Rack Cafe
Mt Buninyong circuit

Breakfast at Europa

A local favourite amongst cyclists, fuel up at Europa with a wholesome breakfast and coffee to kick start your day.

411 Sturt St, Ballarat

Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail

Enjoy a ride without having to worry about cars on the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail.

This 53km unsealed trail follows the line of the former Ballarat to Skipton railway line, which operated between 1883 and 1985.

The trail officially begins approximately 500m west of Ring Road.

Dinner at The Red Lion

Enjoy a delicious meal in the relaxing atmosphere of Leo's Restaurant at The Red Lion, or catch all of the sports and racing action in the Simba Sports Bar.

217-229 Main Road, Golden Point VIC 3350

Stay at Sovereign Park Motor Inn

Featured on Bike Exchange as a cycle-friendly accommodation provider, Sovereign Park Motor Inn offers a bicycle concierge service, secure storage plus two maintenance and bike wash areas.

It is a regular Ballarat base for Tour de France teams Green Edge, Sky and Garmin.

223 Main Road, Golden Point VIC 3350

Ballarat Parkland Ride

Ride around two of Ballarat’s most iconic outdoor spaces, Lake Wendouree and Victoria Park.

The total ride length (including both parks and back again) is about 18km — perfect for a Sunday morning.

Lake Wendouree and Victoria Park

Breakfast at Racers

This revamped 1930s corner stop is the perfect place to fill a hungry belly after a ride around Lake Wendouree.

All-day breakfast and daily specials ensure options for everyone.

2 Wendouree Pde, Lake Wendouree

Ballarat Heritage Ride

Admire some of Ballarat’s most significant historical sites and streetscapes on this 9km ride.

Delight in the charming buildings with their iconic facades and soak up a city built on gold.

Ballarat Train Station

Lunch at Bike Rack Cafe

If the business name isn't a big enough giveaway, the large bike rack out the front is further proof this is a cyclist-friendly cafe.

Head into Bike Rack Cafe for homemade sweet and savoury treats plus quality coffee to boot.

524 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Mt Buninyong circuit

Test yourself on the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit, part of the annual Cycling Australia Road National Chamipionships.

The 11.6km loop has catapulted the likes of Amanda Spratt, Katrin Garfoot, Miles Scotson and Simon Gerrans into cycling history.

Buninyong

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