Capital City Bike Trail (Melbourne)

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A two-wheeled grand adventure

by Pauline!

If Melbourne’s food scene, as amazing as it is, is weighing you down, a great way to let off some steam is to take a bike ride along the Yarra ‘Capital City Trail’.

Melbourne is the perfect city for bike riding, as it is incredibly flat.  That’s not to say the Capital City Trail is without its challenges.  The track winds and there are ‘undulations’, even a spot where you’ll need to carry your bike down (or up, depending which direction you ride in) a set of stairs.

This active urban adventure loops all four corners of Melbourne’s inner city suburbs, Capital City Trail2 - St Ali Northaffording you a well-rounded tour of this diverse metropolis.  You’ll catch sight of the majestic Abbotsford Convent, cute goats of Collingwood Children’s Farm, cross over famed Lygon Street and pass through vast, modern Docklands.

The full loop is 35km – not including stops, competent riders will complete it in 2 hours.

Capital City Trail1There are plenty of hydration/snack/savour-the-moment stops along the way – Kanteen in South Yarra, Convent Bakery and St Ali in Carlton North to name just a few, then once you reach South Wharf and Southbank, you are spoilt for choice.  My personal favourite spot for a coffee (or beer!) interlude is the waterside Boatbuilder’s Yard in South Wharf.

 

 

Bike Now

View: www.bikenow.com.au Visit: Bike Now offers excellent near-new road bikes for hire, 240 Kings Way, South Melbourne, Call: +61 3 9696 8588, Email: hire@bikenow.com.au, Open: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday & Public Holidays 12pm – 5pm, Wallet: $35 half day or $70 full day

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The Boatbuilders Yard

View: www.theboatbuildersyard.com Visit: The Boatbuilders Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf VIC 3006, Call: (03) 9686 5088 Email: enquiry@theboatbuildersyard.com.au, Open: Open 7 days, 7am–late, Wallet: Coffee $4, Tap beer around $12 pint.

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