There's a certain romance to the idea of cycling along the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges' volcanic plains and along clear mineral springs, deviating down country lanes to fill your basket with farm-fresh produce and stopping in high streets to browse provedores and boutiques.
Cruising the back roads
Take advantage of the lack of road traffic, cool climate, and easy access to cycle around towns like Daylesford, Clunes and Kyneton, Macedon or Woodend, or venture further afield along the Goldfields Track and the Domino Trail.
Constructed by locals during the gold rush some 150 years ago, the 210 kilometre track stretches from Ballarat to Bendigo, passing through Creswick, Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. Choose a length that suits your fitness and hit the trail. Popular sections of the Goldfields Track include the Wallaby Track (90 km), Mt Buninyong to Ballarat (20 km), and Wombat Station to Daylesford (19 km).
Take the family on the easy eight-kilometre trail between Romsey and Lancefield, cut off from road traffic and featuring conveniently situated park benches to rest with the little ones.