Ballarat to Skipton railtrail
The trail has route markers every kilometre, to the next town and to the end of the trail. The surface is packed gravel, a road bike is probably unsuitable, but an urban or hybrid bike will be fine. There are shelters provided at regular intervals.
From Ballarat follow Gregory St to the north of Lake Wendouree onto Ring Rd. Gregory St is quiet, and there is a cycle path following the last sections of Gregory St and Ring Rd to the start of the trail.
The railtrail itself starts in the outskirts of Ballarat immediately south of the Ring Rd railway crossing.