Take a ride unlike any other and explore our parks by bike. Cycling is a fun, family-friendly activity to get deeper into nature, whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride along urban bike paths or a multi-day cross country adventure.
Explore the Yarra River
Start at Southbank, then leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind on one of several popular Melbourne cycling trails.
Ride alongside the Yarra River to Yarra Bend Park on the Capital City Trail. The smooth, flat trail is a great way to see the Melbourne skyline before ducking into Yarra Bend Park. The full circuit is just under 30km, so after exploring the park you can easily loop back to Southbank.
The Maribyrnong River Trail takes you through the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands. The track is 28km one-way, but you can start at anywhere along the route. Wherever you begin, leave plenty of time to explore the peaceful setting of Brimbank Park and enjoy picnics, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.
Follow the Main Yarra Trail and ride through Melbourne’s leafy outer suburbs and the Yarra Valley Parklands. The shared paths run for 33km, taking you through Yarra Bend Park and a wildlife corridor of native flora and fauna, ending at Westerfolds Park.
Take a tour along Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail
Tackle the Dandenong Creek Trail
Stretching 49kms, The Dandenong Creek Trail is a tree-lined journey through the native conservation areas of Dandenong Valley Parklands.
Enjoy the wide open spaces of Jells Park, pause for refreshment at Madeline’s cafe or stop off for a spot of birdwatching at one of the wetland bird hides.
Follow the sea coast at Point Nepean National Park
You can bring your own or hire one from Bayplay. For all bike hire inquiries, availability and bookings visit bayplay.com.au/play/bike-riding
Cycle the idyllic French Island National Park
For a ride where you can really get away from it all - just a short day trip from Melbourne - French Island offers a full day’s exploration of coastal landscapes, thriving native habitats and sweeping sea views.
Discover history along the Goldfields Track
Make an epic journey of the 210km Goldfields Track through multiple parks and historic towns. Climbing and winding along varied terrain, you can explore eucalypt forests, Gold Rush heritage, rolling hills and native bushland of Creswick Regional Park, Hepburn Regional Park, and Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, as well as skirting around the edge of Mount Alexander Regional Park and Bendigo Regional Park. Tackle the full track as a multi-day adventure, or take one of the shorter day-trip rides.
For challenging wilderness terrain or an adrenaline rush, see our mountain biking trails.