Melbourne heralded as one of the top 10 cities in the world to see by bike

Get the latest from Beat


Melbourne heralded as one of the top 10 cities in the world to see by bike

cycling melbourne
words by staff writer

I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike.

Melbourne has made the top 10 in a CNN travel guide to the best cities in the world to see while riding a bicycle, coming in at number five.

On the list with bike-famous cities such as Bern, Copenhagen and Montreal, it’s the only city in Australia to make the list.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Even though we’ve spent a big part of the last decade launching O-Bikes directly into the Yarra, we’re still a pretty bike-friendly city, with over 135 kilometres of on and off-road routes to cycle all throughout Melbourne.

“One riding highlight is the Capital City Trail,” the website states. “Cyclists share its 29 kilometres (18 miles) with pedestrians. It circles the inner city and goes through some eastern and northern suburbs.”

Melbourne has a myriad of serene bike trails that are playgrounds for alleviating stress. Take to the Merri Creek Trail and relax as the steady stream provides a tranquil backdrop or wander along the Yarra Trail past the Collingwood Children’s Farm and Dights Falls. There are also heaps of new trails that are being fast-tracked right now.

“The Maribyrnong River Trail has an easy/moderate grade and takes riders past the Flemington Racecourse, a major horse racing venue, as well as Pipemakers Park, where visitors can explore the historic buildings and wetlands,” CNN’s article continues. “Folks who aren’t too tired can take on a steep climb to the scenic lookout at Lily Street.”

Antwerp in Belgium topped out the list at number one.

Check out the other cities that made the list by heading here.