Cycling is an awesome hobby. It is both fun and healthy and if we were to list all the good sides of it you’d stay here for a long time. Instead, we would like to try and find a few great tracks that you could check out next time you decide to get out and pedal a bit. Feel the freedom and that cool breeze as you’re cruising down some of the best tracks in the country!
The whole city of Melbourne is a cycling heaven. Many believe that Melbourne is the cycling capital of the land down under. And there is no surprise since it has safe cycling networks, a bike share scheme, flat topography and a mild climate. When you head to Melbourne for a ride, you are basically spoilt for choice. However, we’d advise you to ride down the Capital City Trail. It’s a car-free path that loops around inner Melbourne and it is the perfect track for those who are looking for an easy ride through Melbourne’s main sites such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground or the Federation Square.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a local or a tourist; in Adelaide, you can borrow a bike for the day without having to spend a single cent. And we have to thank the free bike hire scheme for that. When you get your bike, helmet and chain, go for the bike track along the River Torrens. The track will lead you to West Beach. Explore the city’s coastline by cycling north from the scenic suburb of Glenelg up to Outer Harbour along the shared use track. If you want to get out of the city centre you have to try the Coast to Vines Trail. But beware, it is a 37-kilometre ride, so make sure that you have a decent bike or simply get one of the reliable electric bikes.
Behold, Australia’s sunniest city! Many visitors come to Perth for the terrific mix of urban culture and natural wonders such as pristine clean beaches and lush parkland but Perth also has a variety of bike trails. Cycle around the Swan River on the easy 3-km Windan Bridge Loop or discover the coast through the 14-km stretch from Marmon to Burns Beach. And don’t worry about a thing, you’ll stumble upon dozens of bike hire stores should you need something.
Many claim that Sydney’s steep hills present an obstacle that no cyclist wants to deal with, but did you know that 19 percent of Sydneysiders hop on their bikes for a ride at least once a week? We had to figure out the story behind the impressive figures. Firstly, this city has a festival devoted to cycling! Sydney Rides Festival promotes cycling participation by increasing awareness, improving bike skills and helping people enjoy events from the bike seat. However, if you just want to pedal around by yourself, try the 8-km Bay Run loop in Iron Cove Bay. That way you’ll see the Sydney Harbour in the best possible way. Bring your bike with you to Manly if you’d like to pedal to secluded coves and popular seaside locations.
Welcome to the non-car transportation city! That really opens up the opportunity for a great cycling experience! Head down the old railway track in the northern suburbs. If you do it, you’ll get to enjoy the scenic 10-km stretch that overlooks the beautiful waterfront. On top of that, Hobart takes pride in its high-quality bike paths, so you don’t have to worry about your bike getting damaged. Hobart’s best paths are completely separated from roads. One of those is the Mona path that is extremely popular with visitors and locals alike.
Even if you’re nowhere near some of our tracks, we believe that it will be worth your time to visit
and give them a go. Especially if you are a cycling enthusiast. And if you happen to live near some of our tracks, what are you waiting for? Pack up and jump on your bike! You’ll thank us later.