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Relax Biking Yarra Capital City Bike Trail Melbourne Victoria

Relaxing while biking along the Yarra on the Capital City Bike Trail in Melbourne, Victoria


Bike riding has got to be one of my favourite exercise activities. No gym classes to rush to, or boring working out routines. The scenery is always changing. And for every greulling uphill run there is a corresponding downhill sprint to relax and cool off. In fact there is nothing better than to get out on a warm sunny day, wired for sound with my mp3 player, and hit a new bike trail.

Bike trails are also a safe and carefree alternative to busy, dangerous public roads. Safe because there is far less risk of accidents as there are no cars or motorbikes on bike tracks. And carefree because there are less potholes, spoon drains and road traffic to dodge. However biking trails do have their own traffic hazards in the form of speeding cyclists, obstructing pedestrians and the occassional wandering dog.

Nonetheless bike trails do provide a much necessary service for transportation, exercise or leisure. The latter two which are my main motivations for hitting the bicycle trails.

Australia’s cities have been keeping up with the trend to go back to the bicycle for recreation by developing some amazing and picturesque bike tracks. Ideal for comfortable biking with smooth marked bitumen tracks. Scenic paths meandering through our cities, suburbs and outer suburban areas. Some are level and easy to ride. While others are hilly and more suited for great resistance workouts.

You will find a great range of recently upgraded bike trails in our cities like Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, and the rest! Local government agencies and business support cyclists in all metropolitan centres with bike trail information and bicyle hire or rental.

Finding and revealing these great Australian bike trails is the purpose of this site. It is quite easy to miss some of these trails when driving around our cities in the car. So I figured it would be far better to go out and search for them, ride them and post a review for you right here.

This site makes it easy to locate local bike trails and see if they would be suited to your style of riding. Reviews will include Google Maps, photos, sometimes video, and a description of the ride. Visitors to the site can also post their comments and rate any bike trail.

I have already ridden several trails, taken photos and ready to reveal them to you. So please visit us again real soon to see which bike trails have been reviewed.

Posted on May 13, 2008 - Last updated on Mar 26, 2015

9 Responses to “Find Australia’s Best Bike Trails”
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  1. Babinnes says:

    Hello, Will you be posting a follow up post? The partner and me have used some time looking over your web page and funnily enough you highlighted some thing we were talking over only the other day with our daughter. We very often hear ourselves arguing over the smallest of points, isn’t it foolish?

  2. GJ Coop says:

    Dave,

    If you are wanting to do a more adventurous bike trail in Australia, one that will take weeks rather than just the afternoon you could go to cycletrailsaustralia.com.

    It’s got information on 12 big rides: the Mawson, Munda Biddi, and Tasmanian Trails, Oodnadatta and Tanami Tracks, Gibb River Road, tootling around Kakadu,the Gregory National Park, Meernie Loop and heading up to Karijini.

    Remember to pack your lunch.

    Cheers, GJ

  3. Dave says:

    Hi Erik,

    I’ve only riden the city bike trails so far. As far a downhill and free riding go there are a few metropolitan bike trails to consider.

    In Perth the steep ride up and down through Kings Park also boasts spectacular views of the city and Swan River.

    In Adelaide, the Belair National Park has a few steep trails. The Southern Expressway has a great endurance bike trail that runs from Darlington down south to almost Seaford Rise. Besides the hills the overall gradient from Majors Road to Morphett Vale is very steep. I took my exgirlfriend there for her first ride with me, and I had to get the car to pick her up on the steep run uphill, and she vowed never to do it again.

    Also other cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane all have hills around them.

    I hope this helps. But if you’re after a more extreme downhill run or freeride trail maybe some others know.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  4. Erik says:

    Hi

    I am looking for some bike parks in Australia with dh/freeride trails and a shuttle like a lift. Found only one in Tasmania.
    Could somebode recommend me any other bike parks? Have to rent a bike there.

    Thanks a lot

  5. Dave says:

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Glad you found that link for the Sydney bike trails. This site has just changed servers and no its back online I have personally ridden and reviewed bike trails in 6 capital cities so far.

    I recently reviewed a few of the trails in and near Sydney CBD. Depending whether you don’t mind a lot of pedestrians, or prefer a good fast ride, you won’t be disappointed. Generally well signposted and good surfaces.

    Briefly some recommended bike paths around Sydney that I rode are, Circular Quay to Potts Point (along the Harbour), Centennial Park (great circular track for fast rides), and Olympic Park (three main tracks to explore around the location for the Sdyney 2000 Olympic Games).

    Please check back soon for details, maps, reviews and pics of those bike trails.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Ooopps! Sorry found the link on the right hand side. Cheers! :o)

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Where can i find the maps & locations of Sydney Bike trails? My partner and i want to go out on our bikes but have no idea where to start or where to go. I can’t seem to find the locations and maps on this web page?

  8. Dave says:

    The first phase is to review bike trails in the capital cities around Australia. Then if that works well review bike paths in regional areas. As I plan to visit and ride them for the reviews, to take photos and maybe video. I’m based in Adelaide so obviously the local trails will get some attention too.

  9. Debby says:

    Which locations are the bike trails that you will be revealing? Are these all in one city or Australia wide?

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