During isolation many of us dusted off our bicycles to keep fit and spend time with our family. Now that restrictions have eased we can travel a little further for a ride. Whether you have younger or older children, road or mountain bikes, there are many different courses to choose from. (Please note that all of the following tracks do not involve riding on the road for extended periods).
Campaspe River Trail: 3.5 km
This is a great track for young children and a popular one in Kyneton. It begins upstream from the Mollison Street Bridge and heads all the way down to the Kyneton Racecourse. The track takes you alongside the river past the Botanical Gardens and the Kyneton Community Park.
Lake Daylesford Peace Mile Walk: 2.8 km
Take in the beautiful vegetation and wildlife on this circuit track that follows the perimeter of Lake Daylesford. This path winds past a playground and cafe, where you may like to stop for a rest and refreshment.
Domino Trail: 12 km return
This track was originally part of the railway from Daylesford to Carlsruhe. It starts at the Tourist Information Centre in Trentham and finishes at the end of Main Street in Lyonsville. It is an easy track but better suited to mountain bikes. Ring ahead if you are planning on grabbing a coffee or bite to eat at a cafe in either of the towns to ensure they are open when you visit.
Romsey to Lancefield Return: 15 km, approximately 1 hour 5 minutes return
This track runs parallel to the Melbourne-Lancefield Road and the majority of it is along a path dedicated to walkers and cyclists. As you leave the Romsey road you head onto a dirt trail. The ride affords wonderful views of old architecture and rolling hills. Stop for a coffee or lunch break in one of the cosy cafes in Romsey or Lancefield.
New Wombat Loop: 17 km, approximately 1 hour 20 minutes return
This is one for the mountain biking families. This track starts and ends at Fingerpost Road, Woodend, and weaves through the Wombat State Forest. It is the latest addition to the network of mountain biking trails in the area.
Do you have a favourite biking trail in the Kyneton area?