Torrens Linear Park

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October 6th 2006
Published: October 9th 2006
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City to OG road

via the Torrens Linear Park

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At Ethelton railway station. To view as a slide show, click on the image and then use >> to scroll through.


Adelaide has a lovely walking path-come-bikeway that runs for 35 km along the River Torrens from the hills, through the city and on to the sea, called the Torrens Linear Park. Dan and I joined Andrea, Julia, Brinya and Ania for a day of bike riding along the Linear Park, starting in the city and heading to the hills.

You can find out more about the Torrens Linear park at Wikipedia. Bicycle SA supply a map of the path we took. Interestingly, the Park is protected from future development.

How to get there...

We travelled to the city by train and cycled to the Adelaide Botanical Gardens to rendevous with the others before starting our ride.

What happened ...

What a wonderful day - you could not ask for better riding conditions on a great pathway! The riding was easy. We took a break for the kids to play in the river and on the nearby playground and lunched near Church street where we could see a fire burning in the hills. We turned at this point and returned to the city - see the route map for details.

Dan says

Hello readers
Boy was it a wicked day bike riding.

Ania was a nice person, she was the one that we met first at the Botanical Gardens. We saw a really big motorbike that Ania called 'a beast'. The man that owned the beast came up and he turned out to be a really nice funny man who called himself the 'beast master'.

The park was beautiful. We stopped at a playground that had a really really long slide that went all the way to the bottom near the river.

It was fun riding and playing with Brinya and Julia, but they need more cycling practice to keep up with me, or maybe a better bike? My new bike goes very fast but my last bike made me very slow. It is not nice to be always the last one.

At lunch I started to build a rock bridge across the river - but Mum didn't let me finish. We also saw smoke coming from the Adelaide Hills - we thought it was a fire.

The train ride home was delicious - as I had a Choc-top drumstick starring honeycomb-choc!

A joke for you ...

Q: What happened to the car with wooden wheels and a wooden engine?
A: It wooden go!

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On board

We had a family ticket which included the bikes (a special deal during school holidays).
Taking offTaking off
Taking off

At the Botanical gardens
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The bikie gang

Diana, Andrea, Brinya, Julia, Ania and Dan.
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Duck family

We also saw swans and cygnets

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