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Capital City Trail

Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Ranked #96 of 308 Activities in Melbourne
Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Biking Trails, Trails, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Biking Trails, Trails, Traveler Resources, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness, Outdoor Activities
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I return to Melbourne every year to visit family and and at least one circuit of the Capital City Trail is something I always try and fit in- I am convinced it is one of the best circular urban bike trails anywhere in the world, and the Yarra Riversection on a summers day is magical. However signage can be a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very picturesque scenery and well maintained track. However I recommend going early in the day as it does get rather crowded

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Melbourne, Australia
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150 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Great place to ride and is flat. A cafe or two along the way Busy with cyclists so be aware. Best on a nice day Signage can be a. It confusing at the city end

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Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I'm tempted to give this cycling trail only 3 stars, but I want it to have a higher rating, thus the 4. It really was a beautiful cycling path save for the lack of signage when you need it. It took me 38.8km to cycle this supposedly 29km trail today! I rented a bike from Federation Square (35AUD whole day)... More 

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Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is a great cycle ride, ups and downs, everyone is polite, the boy racers let you know when passing. The Spring flowers and birds are wonderful. Places for coffee, just do it, walk or ride it's great. A bit more signage would be helpful, when the track changes.

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Burwood, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

One of the paths fully protected from cars, along the river. great set-up, clean and well maintained. Good for all sports. Riding can get quite hard if you want to push. Goes on rather steep hills as well as some long stretches of flat. Not too comfortable for the part that goes along the highway, but it does not last... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,522 reviews 1,522 reviews
1,333 attraction reviews
814 helpful votes 814 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

You can hardly believe you are so close to a major city. Somehow this wonderful trail seems to link one tree lined pathway with another then another. You are totally unaware how close the urban sprawl is. As a walker it can get annoying when cyclist come bombing past and you forget which side of the path to stand, left... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I am a regular rider of the Capital City trail, its a great relativity easy ride with very few challenging hills (there are a few hills a little further out near studly park). In and around the city its a very flat ride, with great views of the city (love it first thing in the morning with the sun coming... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Great for walking, running or riding your way along the Yarra River and seeing some of Melbourne. No big hills and plenty of places to stop and soak in the scenery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

I bought a bike a few weeks ago for commuting to work, but decided today, on a whim, to cycle this trail. Amazing! I can't believe I've lived in this city for seven years without knowing it had this incredible stretch of safe, cycle/walk-able, beautiful parkland stretching in an huge loop around the whole inner city. The whole experience made... More 

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