Goldfields Track, Victoria
Date: 15 - 19 February 2016
Transport: Mini-bus (incl. pick-up/drop-off at Melbourne Airport)
Accommodation: 4 nights rider-shared
Meals: 4 breakfasts + ride snacks
Activities: 4 days riding with swims (Crystal Ck, Davies Ck, Lake Eacham)
Difficulty: Intermediate mountain-bikers
Group Size: < 10 riders
Price: $990 pp
Day 1: Ballarat - Daylesford (Wallaby Track) 73km
From an ancient volcano (Mt Buninyong), the Wallaby Track heads through the heart of Ballarat, across gold rush era landscape, and onto Creswick (hometown of Norman Lindsay). From here it's uphill past St George's Lake and rolling pastoral countryside to contour Victoria's longest timber tramway system, and traverse through an impressive one kilometre long railway cutting (abandoned line). More tall forest with a side trip to Sailors Falls delivers us to the rejuvenating natural mineral spa waters of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
Day 2: Daylesford - Castlemaine (Dry Diggings Track) 60km
Spots are strictly limited.