Bike routes and maps

Man rides bike along Dight Falls pathBicycles are a great way to get around and Yarra has some great options for riders ranging from picturesque bike paths to smart travel routes.

Bike paths

The City of Yarra enjoys some of the most striking scenery in Melbourne. Bike paths are well established and are suited to riders of all abilities.

Capital City Trail

Spanning 27km, the Capital City Trails follows the Yarra River from the Charles Grimes Bridge to the Eastern Freeway. From here it follows Merri Creek to the edge of Yarra's boundary. Attractions include the Collingwood Children's Farm, Dights Falls and Yarra Bend Park.

Main Yarra Trail

Follow the Yarra River from Southbank to Westerfolds Park. The Main Yarra Trail offers bicycle paths and scenic bushland for a relaxing ride only minutes from the Central Business District.

Clifton Hill to Abbotsford route

In mid-2011, Yarra Council constructed a new bicycle route connecting Heidelberg Road in Clifton Hill with Gipps Street in Abbotsford.

The route creates a separated road space for cyclists that connects cyclists to other key bicycle routes and provides better access to other parts of Yarra and the CBD.

Other bike trails

There are hundreds of bike paths throughout Victoria. More information on bike paths and rail trails can be found at:

Also visit the Bicycle Victoria website for further information on great bike rides.

Getting around Yarra by bike

To check out the City of Yarra TravelSmart Map to work out the best way to get around on your bike. Ask for a free map at your local library or at the Richmond Town Hall (333 Bridge Road) or order a copy by contacting Council on 9205 5555 or at

 pdf format TravelSmart Map 2014 (11.15 MB) (© City of Yarra)

Getting around Melbourne by bike

VicRoads has cycling information for Melbourne. The network of off-road bicycle paths and on-road bicycle lanes in Melbourne is continuing to be expanded to include more and more areas.

  • VicRoads website for bicycle facilities, maps and other information to assist you with cycling around Melbourne.

Further information
Kate Simnett
Sustainable Transport Officer
9205 5734


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