the main yarra river trail is a classic in melbourne town. we waffled our morning away at ponyfish island, then left the southbank skyscrapers.
it’s a 3 terrain adventure as the tracks are meshed into a river, under bridges and by the bank. you’ve got to make a choice about what side, choose the left for on-river track, right for greenery and picket fence path.
so you chose the left. the track’s beautiful, some of it is on these mesh bridges built right on the river – what happens when it is high tide though?
you’ll soon find these unexpected bouldering walls for a different sort of incline climb. it’s a fun break if you want to have a go or just watch the well-toned men hold on tight.
this is my favourite part of the ride, right under a freeway, you’ve got the red carpet spread out for you. time to pull your bmx trix to your exclusive off road public.
it’s liberating cruising underneath a busy road, come shake hands with the underground, trade your soul in for undisturbed high low life cycleways.
after several timed attempts in the afternoon and 1 am in the morning, we didn’t complete this track. i’ll be back though, gorgeous yarra river, i’ve got my eyes on you.
company: black bike.
estimated distance: 35 kms, real distance: 22 km (made half way return)
estimated time: 40 mins, real time: 1 h 30 mins
bike hire: all day $25 (+ $15 for every day after).