As a vibrant and contemporary regional city, Bendigo is the perfect place to prepare the bike and get pedalling!
With beautiful streets and heritage buildings reminiscent of the gold rush era and all just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Bendigo and its surrounding countryside is an idyllic location for both serious and leisurely cyclists.
Winery cycling trail: The four winery cycle trails in Bendigo offer participants the chance to experience the wine region from the seat of their bike, arriving at many cellar doors along the way. The natural environment of native bush and wildlife is also excellent as you pedal the countryside.
Bendigo Bushland trail: Known as a “City within a Forest” as it is completely surrounded by National and Regional Parks, Bendigo’s Bushland Trail consists of both bicycle and walking tracks, as well as some road tracks. It encircles the urban are of Bendigo and covers a total of 65km and showcases native plants and wildlife amongst the pristine environment.
Mulga Bill bicycle trail: It was an inspiration for Banjo Patterson so let it be an inspiration for you too! The Mulga Bill bicycle trail connects Lake Neangar in Central Eaglehawk to Lighting Hill Lookout in the Greater Regional Park. The trail is short but rewarding, with magnificent views over Eaglehawk and Bendigo.
There are also a number of community recreational road rides that take place regularly and offer the opportunity to take part in cycling as a group and make some new friends along the way.