Thanks to the annual Cycling Australia Road National Championships, Ballarat is fast becoming known as the home of cycling in Australia. Boasting an array of tracks for road and race cycling, mountain biking and cyclocross, the city has an experience to suit all capabilities.
Kaewa Cycle Adventures
Kaewa Cycle Adventures offers hire of regular bicycles (Avanti three-speed) or electric bicycles (Kahlkoff seven-speed) delivered to your accommodation in Ballarat (within 10 kilometres of the CBD), so all you have to do is ride.
Hire for a half day or by the full day with helmets and locks included.
A 12-seater van and 15-bike trailer are also available for shuttling cyclists and their bicycles around the region.
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Skipton Rail Trail #1: Smythesdale lunch via the Skipton Rail Trail
Looking for a change of scenery or a fun family ride, this is the perfect ride!
Skipton Rail Trail #2: The full length!
Ready for an off road adventure?
Immerse yourself in the serenity of Australia’s native flora and fauna at the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail. Leave behind the stresses of your day as you meander through the wide open grasslands, eucalypt forests, historic bridges and quaint 19th century villages.
Ballarat Parkland Ride
Ride along two of Ballarat’s most iconic outdoor spaces – Lake Wendouree and Victoria Park. Admire the glistening waters and natural surrounds and include a coffee pit-stop (or more) at one of the featured cafes. The total ride length including both parks and back again is around 18km – perfect for a Sunday afternoon!
Ballarat Heritage Ride
Admire some of Ballarat’s most significant historical sites and heritage buildings. Delight in the charming streetscapes and buildings with their iconic facades, and soak up a city that is built on gold. The entire ride is approximately 9km in length.
One Hour Coffee Ride
One hour ride that you can either challenge your mates for some of the most sought-after Strava segments in Ballarat, or take it at your own pace and and enjoy the scenery through the Creswick State Forrest.
The 2h ride: Creswick Classic
Wanting a testing but fun 2 hour loop? This is the well known Creswick loop for both local racers and cycling enthusiast alike as it offers a bit of everything!
The 4h ride: Daylesford with the Nationals Champions
If you are after a challenge and in for the long haul…. This is the loop for you!
Ballarat to Skipton Gravel Loop via the Rail Trail
There are so many incredible gravel roads that make up the Skipton Rail Trail.
Ballarat to Mt Buninyong Road Loop
After fuelling up at one of the great cafes in Ballarat, loop around beautiful Lake Wendouree and head south out of the city.