Maldon has much to interest the keen cyclist, the recreational bike rider and the general holiday-maker. Nearby there are tracks and trails for mountain bike riding, including the Muckleford Forest (see maps of North & South sections). Castlemaine to Maldon Rail Trail, and the La Larr Ba Gauwa Mountain Bike Park at Harcourt.
There is also some great road riding with rolling hills, long flat sections and more challenging climbs. Some more details are here.
Bike hire is available from the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre.
Stay in Maldon
There are many great places to stay in Maldon & Surrounds. Try Castlemaine, Maldon & Surrounds (for information about the region) or Maldon Getaways (for direct bookings).
Food & wine
Bendigo and the region has been named as Australia’s first UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy
There are several wineries nearby, including Welshmans Reef Vineyard
Maldon has a range of interesting, specialist shops.
Maldon was named as Australia’s first Notable Town due to its rich goldmining history and many intact historic buildings. The town’s museum is well worth a visit.
There are some very interesting audio tours (on foot, by bike or driving) of the historical Goldfields area by Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky
These sites provide some further information:
Castlemaine, Maldon and Surrounds