Pedaling Along the Waterfront in Melbourne, Australia
There are few cities on the planet as accessible and interesting for cyclists as Melbourne. The buzzing banks of the Yarra River, diverse downtown neighborhoods and sprawling Royal Botanic Gardens practically beg for bike traffic. See them all, along with more obscure gems, on a ride with Bonza Bike Tours. Departing near the Southgate Leisure Complex, Bonza takes individuals and small groups on city-wide pedaling adventures. Let the wind course through your hair (the bits that stick out from your helmet) and savor the sights, smells, and sounds of a young city alive with energy. After stopping to munch flatbread at a stylish neighborhood cafe, cruise past the Melbourne Cricket Ground, then back toward Federation Square. By the time you park your bike for the day you'll be beat. Reward yourself with a gelato and a bit of people-watching as the late sun bounces off the towering skyscrapers—reflecting a city crisscrossed with your tire tracks.