Helen Dominish one of the creators of the Lavender Cycling Trail (M2C) which is a cycling trail going from Clare to Murray Bridge says,
“It’s getting quite busy on the M2C Lavender Cycling Trail at the moment.
“Last Sunday 14 cyclists visited Eudunda from Adelaide to ride along the Lavender Cycling Trail to Inspiration Point, returning in a loop via Robertstown.
“Weather conditions were perfect and the cyclists, most of whom had never been to Inspiration Point before, were thrilled by the gorgeous scenery.
“On the return loop, the group stopped in the park at the Robertstown Community Centre, where there were quite a few comments about the lovely picnic area.
“The ride back to Eudunda was along quiet dirt back roads. To finish, the group enjoyed coffee and food at the Eudunda Bakery, where there was plenty of room to sit outside.
The total loop was 54 kilometres with overall climbing of 443 metres.”
This article was posted by Helen Dominish on the Lavender Cycling Trail (M2C) Facebook Page
The Lavender Cycling Trail (M2C) is modeled on the Lavender Federation Trail, which is a walking trail. The cycling trail was modified to go around where walkers access some areas of private property. Cyclists have a slightly different experience going on back dirt roads, which most agree are fantastic.
Once the news of the new trail was out it did not take long before James Raison of well respected Australian Cycling Website “LA VELOCITA” and team had ridden the new Lavender Cycling Trail – Murray to Clare (M2C) in a whirlwind 2 day tour. To quote his headlining words:
“WE’VE RIDDEN THE MURRAY TO CLARE CYCLING TRAIL AND IT GETS A MASSIVE, GRAVELICIOUS TICK OF APPROVAL”James Raison – Australian Cycling Website “LA VELOCITA”
You can check out his website and article here
LA VELOCITA Website
Many reports of walkers using the Lavender Federation Trail have also come in, with some staying at the Eudunda Caravan Park at the moment.
Local traders are benefiting from the increased tourism as the the riders and walkers stop to enjoy the local hospitality and some stay to enjoy more time here.