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 Woodened, or venture further afield along the Goldfields Track and the Domino Trail.
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.
The region also sees its fair share of more energetic bike action, with the bushland perfect for mountain biking. There are hundreds of tracks with awesome downhillers and jumps in Wombat State Park, and some white-knuckle riding down the dirt tracks and paths winding down from the Memorial Cross park in Macedon Regional Park.
Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.