A nice short family ride, a few kilometres long. This is an out and back ride, but nice in both directions.

It would be a good ride for a hot day, much of it can  be in the sun but there are plenty of shady spots too stop and rest.

The main attraction of the area is the Botanic gardens. There is a beautiful japanese garden here, which is quite stunning in Autumm and spring.The gardens are quite popular on weekends as there is a large picnic, BBQ and several play areas nearby. Parking here can be rather difficult, the best bet is to park at one of many streets along the river and ride to the gardens.

Riding from Clyde railway station is also possible, with a short road section south along Factory st dropping you at the start of the path.

Navigation is easy, cross the bridge (narrow footpath- tricky for trailers) and follow the path south along the edge of the Duck river.

The botanic gardens do not allow bikes past the gates, so ensure you have a lock or two to keep your bikes safe.

Past the gardens the path hits the road again (wellington rd) there isnt any other rides near here to continue onto unfortunately, so head back the way you came.

Public toilets are available outside the Botanic gardens as well as plenty of picnic opportunities.

Auburn botanic gardens r

 

2 Comments

  • “Past the gardens the path hits the road again (Wellington rd) there isn’t any other rides near here to continue”

    I beg to disagree strongly. From wellington Rd you can follow the path to Princes Park, then along Rose Cres to Regents Park station,
    then follow a few back streets to Birrong Swimming Centre and onwards south on quiet streets, ending up at Dunc Grey Velodrome.
    Three choices here: follow the path all the way to Canley Vale and thence north back to Granville, bail out at Carramar or turn East and follow the bike logo signs to Bansktown.

    • Thats true Mark, thanks for your disagreement, always welcomed. Its certainly a good option for older kids to follow those roads as they are mostly quiet. Getting up to the Dunc gray or Lansdowne area opens up a world of options in all directions. I will get out there for a ride soon to have a look at the section off Everly rd.

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