City >> South Melbourne >> Albert Park >> Southbank >> City
Distance: 11KM (loop)
The Ride: Flat, mostly riding on roads with bike lanes
A perfect DIY ride around Melbourne's inner-south, this is an easy, flat 10km ride that offers lots of variety and is very accessible from our shop. Our recommended stop-offs include the bustling South Melbourne Market, beautiful Albert Park Lake where you can ride the Formula 1 Grand Prix track and the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art at Southbank. The wide, relatively quiet streets are great for biking and most of our route includes roads with bike lanes for extra piece of mind!
South Melbourne Market
Open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, this is one of Melbourne's busiest and trendy markets. This is the home of the famous South Melbourne Market Dim Sim - a delicious golden ball of fried (or steamed) meaty, cabbage-y goodness. A must try! The butcher and deli section is well worth a look and if you're a fan of freshly shucked oysters you've come to the right spot. Also check out SO:ME - a unique retail concept featuring some of Melbourne's most innovative young designers.
Albert Park Lake
Formula 1 cars screech around the 5.3km circuit each March for the Australian Grand Prix, but outside this time, Albert Park Lake is a peaceful part of town, full of community sports facilities, walking tracks and of course, bike paths. There is abundant birdlife to be found here and the views of the city skyline are pretty special. Visit towards the end of Feb and early March and be lucky enough to ride on the Formula 1 track itself with the grandstands in place.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
One of Australia's leading public institutions of contemporary art, ACCA is worth a stop on your way back through Southbank to our shop. The iconic red-rust building is impressive in itself and is open from Tuesday to Sunday and admission is free! Read more at the ACCA Website.