Popular bikeways around Adelaide
Whether you're looking for a relaxing commute to work or taking your family and friends on a leisurely ride, planning your route is an important step in your preparation. We've listed a range of popular shared-use bikeways in Adelaide and surrounds that can help you find the best route for your purpose.
Mike Turtur Bikeway
Mike Turtur Bikeway uses quieter back streets and sections of dedicated
shared paths linking the City to Glenelg. The Mike Turtur Bikeway
roughly shadows the existing Adelaide-Glenelg tram line. The Mike
Turtur Bikeway starts on King William Street, Unley, and incorporates the
South Road tram line overpass as it makes its way west to Glenelg.
Westside Bike PathThe
Westside Bike Path utilizes the path once taken by the Holdfast Bay
rail line. With the old railway removed there is a path that twists its
way gently from Mile End, adjacent the existing rail yards on James
Congdon Drive towards Glenelg. The 9km Westside Bike Path is a
combination of shared path, road crossings and quieter streets that
shadow the tram line as you approach Glenelg.
River Torrens Linear Park
the name suggest the River Torrens Linear Park follows the path of the
River Torrens as it makes its way out of the hills at Athelstone through
Adelaide to West Beach. As The River Torrens Linear Park is a shared
path it offers many opportunities for both walkers and cyclists to enter
or exit the River Torrens Linear Park at any stage. The path is sealed
and offers all sorts of up, down and meandering sections all the while
you are passing through beautiful scenery and flora. There are many road crossings,
bridges, steep descents that are well sign posted. The River Torrens
Linear Park is a great way to spend a leisurely day out with family or
friends or as a commuter corridor to and from the city.
Sturt O'Grady Bikeway
Sturt O'Grady Bikeway is a purpose built, silky smooth shared path that
mirrors the Northern Expressway from Taylors Road at Virginia
through to Gawler. The Sturt O'Grady Bikeway is 23km long and mainly
flat, there are safe well marked crossings for navigating across the
bigger roads that feed into the Northern Expressway.
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Patrick Jonker Bikeway
Patrick Jonker Bikeway is a two-way sealed shared path that shadows the
Southern Expressway from Darlington to Noarlunga. The 20km Patrick
Jonker Bikeway offers plenty of climbs for the cyclist who is looking
for a challenge as you head south and at the end links to the Sea to Vines Trail towards McLaren Vale and Willunga.
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Outside Adelaide metro
Adelaide Hills: Amy Gillett Bikeway
11km of sealed off road purpose built trails that follows the same path of an old railway which completed service in the 1960's. The Amy Gillett Bikeway starts in Oakbank and shadows the Onkaparinga Valley Road as it heads north with a slight gradient, is well signposted at road crossings as it passes through Woodside to Charelston. The Amy Gillett Bikeway will have a further 8km of sealed bike path due to be completed toward the end of 2012 that will see the bikeway end in Mt Torrens.
Coast to Vines Rail Trail
The Coast to Vines Rail Trail utilizes an old disused rail line that use to run between Marino, in Adelaide's southern suburbs to Willunga. The 37km of the Coast to Vines Rail Trail is a combination sealed shared paths and roads linking different parts of the Coast to Vines Rail Trail. The first 9km from Marino to Reynella consist of some uphill road riding. It is recommended for families to join the Coast to Vines Rail Trail at the Old Reynella Train station as the path opens up to a wide path towards McLaren Vale and Willunga where you will enjoy a combination of rural and vineyard views.
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Barossa Valley: The Jack Bobridge Track
Construction has started on the 27km Jack Bobridge Track which will link Gawler and Tanunda via a shared path that will run along the North Para River and also Lyndoch -Gawler railway line. The Jack Bobridge Track will be a nice flow on link from the Sturt O'Grady Bikeway. Construction is due to be completed towards the end of 2012.
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