Distance: 120.76 km
Elevation: 1.716 m
Ride Type: Road
Start: the Golden City Hotel
If you are after a challenge and in for the long haul…. This is the loop for you!
Start at The Golden City Hotel and fuel up, trust me you are going to need it.
You’ll be heading off to Buninyong to ride the famous Australian Road Nationals Cycling course – With a Twist! We are taking you over the toughest part of the course, crest over the KOM when the winning move is always made, but you wont be turning left and staying on course. The legs will burn even more as you continue to head all the way up to the Buninyong lookout where you will get the best seat on the house to the views of Ballarat.
Once you’ve caught your breath we will be hitting quite country roads, huge wind turbines and rolling hills and before you know it you’ll be in the heart of the Wombat State Forrest. You’ll feel as though you could be riding anywhere in the world and be taken by the beautiful scenery .
Not long to go and and Daylesford will be on the horizon, time to stop, refuel and put the feet up before a brutal last final hour. A fun descent out of Daylesford before heading straight back up again – You’ll take a left and enjoy more quite farm roads before… You guessed it! More climbing.
You’ll tackle Mollinghip hill before heading back over the local favourite white swan and water tower climbs. If you can get yourself up over them you are home and hosed!
Straight through town and into Fika for their famous Blueberry and white chocolate muffins and the best coffee in town!