Home of the annual Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat is fast becoming known as the cycling capital of Australia.
Total distance: 44 km
Fitness level : dynamic
A local favourite amongst cyclists, fuel up at Europa with a wholesome breakfast and coffee to kick start your day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.