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

Breakfast at Europa

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

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Hire a bike and explore the city

Hire a bike and explore the city

Hire a bike (or the electric version) for a half day and discover Ballarat at...

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Take your time along the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail

Take your time along the 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

Dinner at The Red Lion

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

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Stay at Sovereign Park Motor Inn

Stay at Sovereign Park Motor Inn

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

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Take the scenic route along the Ballarat Parkland Ride

Take the scenic route along the Ballarat Parkland Ride

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

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Breakfast at Racers

Breakfast at Racers

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

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Soak up the city's charm during the Ballarat Heritage Ride

Soak up the city's charm during the Ballarat Heritage Ride

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

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Lunch at Yellow Espresso

Yellow Espresso

Rest and replenish for your afternoon ahead at the delicious...

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Test yourself on the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit

Test yourself on the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit

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

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Day 1

Breakfast at Europa
Hire a bike and explore the city
Take your time along the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail
Dinner at The Red Lion
Stay at Sovereign Park Motor Inn

Day 2

Take the scenic route along the Ballarat Parkland Ride
Breakfast at Racers
Soak up the city's charm during the Ballarat Heritage Ride
Yellow Espresso
Test yourself on the iconic 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.

Take in the ever changing weather Ballarat is famous for by pulling up a spot on our front terrace and chat with other cyclists along this busy stretch of bitumen.

411 Sturt St, Ballarat

Hire a bike and explore the city

Hire a bike (or the electric version) for a half day and discover Ballarat at your own pace.

Or start in the city centre, then head north and enjoy the scenery through the Creswick State Forest during the popular one-hour coffee ride

Lake Wendouree VIC 3350, Australia

Take your time along the 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.

Built in the 1850s at the beginning of the gold rush, the hotel was home to many minders who struck it rich on the goldfields.

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

Take the scenic route along the 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. All-day breakfast and daily specials ensure options for everyone.

2 Wendouree Pde, Lake Wendouree

Soak up the city's charm during the 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 Yellow Espresso

Rest and replenish for your afternoon ahead at the delicious Yellow Espresso at the bottom of Sturt Street.

13 Sturt St, Ballarat Central

Test yourself on the iconic Mt Buninyong circuit

Push 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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