One of the best ways to explore Ballarat is on two wheels, wind rushing through your hair under the bright blue sky. There’s lots of things to see on a ride. Better yet, you get to experience it all at your own pace.
There are also some great cycle tours to take. Even if you don’t ride often you can take a tour through some gentle and beautiful areas on a range of mountain bikes, tandem bikes and road bikes.
There’s something for everyone. For families who prefer gentle concreted paths to beginner mountain bikers looking for an off-road challenge and adrenaline seeking single track riders.
Ride through the picturesque landscape of rolling hills, laid back historical villages and breathe deeply of that crisp and fresh country air.
You have lots of options on a ride through the Ballarat region, let your interests guide you.
You could plan a trip to see some of the local produce being made or you could stop by all the local art galleries and historic villages.
Make sure you plan to stop off for a casual meal at one of the fantastic hip café’s where the coffee is sublime, or plan to end your trip at one of the fine dining establishments scattered throughout the region.
For bike hire, try the Bicycle Centre in Ballarat or the great tour company known as Ballarat on a Bike. They offer cheap tours and they’ll drop you off at the trail start and give you a bottle of water for $10. There’s a bunch of trails you can take ranging from the 9km City Heritage Ride up to the amazing Ballarat-Skipton Rail Loop that stretches for 126 kilometers of riding bliss.
Look out for Welcome Nugget Bike Hire where you can hire professional bikes for as long as you like.
Hire two bikes or more and they’ll throw in free bottomless coffees at the nearby Beechworth Bakery in Ballarat. What’s not to love?
They say that Ballarat is best scene on a bike, and it’s certainly a bike-friendly town, so get riding!