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Published July 30th 2020
It's lockdown II and the online virtual exercise classes are wearing thin from months of working and exercising at home. Besides, the only time you can be mask-less for a breath of fresh air, is on your bike ride or run, so where are the best exercise paths in Melbourne?
My favourite is the Capital City Trail, shared by walkers, strollers, runners, and road bikers. Flat, and generally well sign-posted, the trail offers an easy ride with diverse scenery.
Starts with city views along Southbank following the Yarra and passing the Royal Botanic Gardens and Burnley Gardens.
Then through the industrial part of Footscray, where you pass the peaceful Heavenly Queen Temple. Probably the quietest part of the trail, it's perfect for a break to watch black swans gliding in the lake, before heading back through and ending in the newest part of the city, Docklands.
The 30km loop takes about 4 hours to complete on a road bike, at a moderate pace. It is family and pet friendly too. Remember to wear your mask if you are walking, observe social distancing, and ride slowly and with care.
Where's your favourite walking or biking trail? Please share in the comments below.