Melbourne: Cycling Activity Holiday
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Cycling in Melbourne is a joy, and well worth investigating if you like experiencing your holidays on two wheels. There are more than 200 km of bike paths linking major suburbs and generally following the most scenic routes. One great loop is around Port Philip Bay (with a dedicated bicycle ferry across the Yarra River) to the fashionable waterfront suburb of Williamstown. Once there, you can catch Melbourne River Cruises' hourly ferry service back to the city centre (you can also take your bike on that ferry).
Another memorable trek is along the Yarra Trail heading to Studley Park in nearby Kew. The trail winds along the river through parks, reserves and wetlands. The Yarra Trail is not consistently signposted, so you may want to pick up a trail map at the visitors centre. Albert Park and St. Kilda have bicycle-rental facilities that are open daily. Melbourne is a safe and largely hassle-free destination when it comes to a cycling holiday and is ideal for everyone from love-struck newlyweds and singles to the whole family.