Have fun, feel great and spend time with your family and friends. Cycling is a great way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in parks. Whether you are looking for a leisurely ride or a downhill adrenalin rush, Victoria's parks can cater for your needs.
Start at Southbank and you have several cycling options that will take you to a park. Ride alongside the Yarra River to Yarra Bend Park on the Capital City Trail. The trail is smooth and flat, making it a great way of seeing Melbourne. The full circuit is just under 30 kilometres, so after exploring Yarra Bend Park you can continue your loop back to Southbank. Take the Maribyrnong River Trail to Maribyrnong Valley Parklands. The track is 28kms one-way, but you can start at any of the parks along the way. Wherever you begin, make sure to leave plenty of time to explore Brimbank Park. Here you can enjoy picnics, fishing, canoeing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by prolific birdlife. Take the Main Yarra Trail and ride through the Yarra Valley Parklands. The flat path is 33kms and ends at Westerfolds Park.
On the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, pass through Stony Creek Backwash and Cheetham Wetlands. Along the way, make sure you stop off at Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve and Point Gellibrand Heritage Park. Stretching 49kms, The Dandenong Creek Trail is a great way to explore the Dandenong Valley Parklands. The path runs through Jells Park, where you can enjoy wide open spaces, or stop off for a spot of birdwatching at one of the bird hides. Explore Fort Nepean and the Quarantine State of Point Nepean National Park by bike. You can bring your own or hire one from the park.