Planned for release in time for spring of 2016. Explorer maps coverage shows the arc of maps around Daylesford. These maps show every track and trail thus allowing your own exploration as well as following suggested routes. Elevation is depicted so you can be sure the terrain will suit your ride plan. Check out the current state of Spa Country Explorer trail maps.
This brochure is available from Hepburn Shire, Castlemaine and Ballarat Visitor Information Centres and some regional bike shops. The map on the reverse was specially produced by yours truly of MapSport Cartographic. Trail descriptions, photos and publishing also by local identities.
This brochure is aimed principally at families but includes two mtb trails along with 7 other shared use trails. The 5km Jackass Loop and 10-12km Slaty Creek Lasso Loops are suited to trail riders with some off road experience. Most tracks and roads on the extensive map area are shown so you can also make your own route. Contours help you estimate climb. Many tracks are named so you can relate to signage.
All trails are accessible from the town centre (the mtb trails via other trails including the Goldfields Track). For longer rides, both mtb trails have links to the Goldfields Track south to Ballarat and north to Daylesford. Or you can link the two mtb trails via the Goldfields Track.
The map is your oyster!
A station, 2 Springs and a Store trail map
A rough and ready map converted form a Cyclic Navigator event especially for Xmas 2012 visitors. However, it is fairly accurate.
From Musk Station (on Sunday you can take your bike on the train from Daylesford), you can visit Passing Clouds Winery, Istra Smallgoods, Daylesford Cidery and Leitches Creek mineral spring.
From the spring, you could ride through the large (177 x 5 & 10 acre blocks) yet hidden Wheatsheaf bush settlement. At the NE corner of the settlement (cnr Lightwood Drive and Sharpes Lane), you can choose the quicker and easier road route via Sharpes Lane into Glenlyon. Or you can head East up a track that crosses the incipient Loddon River then takes you via Henry’s Lane through the bush to a fast and longish descent to Glenlyon (look for the single track on the L just after you exit Henry’s Lane).
The Glenlyon General Store awaits you with coffee, drinks, food and maybe live music on a weekend. Glenlyon Back Rd W then S to Giacometti’s Lane is a fast alternative way (mostly tarmac) back to Musk or Daylesford.