Family-Friendly Cycling Routes to Explore in Australia


With its diverse landscapes and scenic beauty, Australia offers an abundance of family-friendly cycling routes suitable for riders of all ages. Whether you're seeking coastal paths, urban adventures, or picturesque countryside trails, there are plenty of spaces for your to ride with family and friends.

The MERIDA Bikes Australia team have curated a list of our favourite best family-friendly cycling routes across the country.

Before school goes back, pack your helmets, gather the family, and let's ride!


  1. Sydney: Bicentennial Park Loop
  • A flat and well-paved loop around Bicentennial Park, offering stunning views of Sydney's skyline. Perfect for families with younger riders.
  • Highlights: Picnic areas, playgrounds, and the opportunity to spot native wildlife.


  1. Melbourne: Capital City Trail
  • A scenic trail circling Melbourne's city centre, passing through parks, gardens, and iconic landmarks.
  • Highlights: Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy a family picnic along the Yarra River.


  1. Brisbane: River Loop
  • A gentle loop following the Brisbane River, suitable for families with varying skill levels.
  • Highlights: City views, parks, and riverside cafes for a refreshing break.


  1. Adelaide: Linear Park Trail
  • Follow the Torrens River on this picturesque trail, perfect for families looking for a relaxing ride.
  • Highlights: Riverside picnics, birdwatching, and easy access to the Adelaide Zoo.


  1. Perth: Swan River Ride
  • Enjoy a leisurely ride along the Swan River, taking in the beauty of Perth's skyline.
  • Highlights: Riverside parks, the historic Old Perth Port, and numerous family-friendly cafes.


  1. Darwin: Nightcliff Foreshore Path
  • A delightful coastal path offering panoramic views of the Timor Sea, suitable for families seeking a seaside adventure.
  • Highlights: Beachside picnics, playgrounds, and the Nightcliff Jetty.


  1. Hobart: Intercity Cycleway
  • Connects the cities of Hobart and Glenorchy through a family-friendly cycle path, ideal for a day of exploration.
  • Highlights: Derwent River views, historic sites, and botanical gardens.


Do you have a favourite place to ride in Australia? Let us know @meridabikesaus


These family-friendly cycling routes are just a glimpse into the vast possibilities awaiting you and your loved ones. Remember to prioritise safety, wear your helmets, and enjoy the journey together on MERIDA Bicycles. Happy cycling!