Printed maps of the Mawson are available from BikeSA.
There are 9 maps, and the total cost is $AUD76. The current edition was printed in 2012.
Personally, with my old man eyes, even stopping to put reading glasses on I can’t get much from these maps. I’m an electronics guy, but even so I can see the benefit of printed maps. I asked BikeSA if PDFs were available for download, and was told no, as they don’t own the copyright. Fair enough.
I’m sure the route itself can’t be copyright, so I’ve included a .gpx file for download here. (I had to make it a .zip file though, because of the WordPress security settings – you’ll just need to unzip it) And I’ve made a Google Map route. I’ve checked my .gpx against the official map and I’ve ridden it, so I’m happy to stand by it. I take no responsibility and make no guarantees though.
Make of this what you will; speaking with cyclists there are many opinions on the best way to navigate – using a GPS, printing out your own maps, reading PDFs on your tablet; I’ll leave that to you.
Events sometimes conspire to force the closure of parts of the trail. Most recently it was bushfires. There is no guarantee that the trail will be open all the way so be prepared. As I’ve also mentioned some sections might unridable due to mud. TrailsSA may have information about closures on their website. Bon chance, mon ami.
Below are Google Maps and Ride with GPS versions. Same file, just a couple of options to suit different preferences.