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Meet at Hoppers Crossing Station at 10.00 a.m.

Head north then west, following Skeleton Creek then Tarneit Creek through the delightful wetlands to Derrimut Road, then continuing through Tarneit to the Werribee River Path, and on to Werribee for lunch. Return to Hoppers Crossing via the Federation Trail, or train home from Werribee.  Some local roads at Tarneit.

Easy. Approx. 35km.

Contact Peter [0419 257 922]

Based in Yea, ride various segments of the Great Victorian Bike Trail, including Tallarook, Yea, Alexandra and Yark. Details TBA.


Meet at Lara, and ride local trails to Limeburners Bay. Details TBA.

Contact: John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at the Werribee train station at 10a.m., take the river trail past the end of the Federation trail, across the bridge, walking down the steep gravel path to a trail along the river. Ride through parklands to Werribee Mansion for lunch. Return via the Federation Trail to Hoppers Crossing Station or to Altona for those wishing to ride further.

Medium. Approx. 25km.

Contact: Denice [0429 167 013‬]

Meet at Flinders Street Station (information kiosk) at 10 a.m. Take the Sandridge Rail Trail to Port Melbourne, then the scenic Bay Trail east to Mordialloc. Plenty of lunch opportunities along the way. Return by train.

Easy. Approx. 33km.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353]

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. and ride along the bike path to Williamstown then head north along the Maribyrnong River in Footscray where we stop for brunch/lunch at the Happy River Café.  We head back home on the same route.

Easy. Approx. 35. km

Contact: Denice [0429 167 013]

Meet at Altona Pier at 10 a.m. and follow the Bay Trail West through the Cheetham Wetlands to the bridge over Skeleton Creek and then to Sanctuary Lakes. Lunch at Waterstone Café. Return by the same route.

Easy approx. 20km. Some roads to Waterstone Café.

Contact – Lori [0448 552 353]

Ferry to/ from Portarlington and cycle to St Leonards for lunch returning to Portarlington along an easy gradient coastal path (15 kms each way).

Outline timings:
08.50 Meet at Southern X Station (Platform 14, Stadium end exit)
09.10 Board ferry at 131 Harbour Esplanade, Victoria Harbour, Docklands (adjacent to Cow in the Tree artwork)
09.30 – 11.00 Outbound ferry to Portarlington
11.15 – 12.15 Coastal cycle ride to St Leonards (15kms, easy)
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch at a choice of venues (pizza, fish ‘n chips, etc)
13.45 – 14.45 Return ride
15.10 Board ferry
15.30 – 17.00 Return ferry to Docklands

Please book your own ferry tickets at: http//www.portphillipferries.com.au/seniors-special remembering to use the promo code YoungAtHeart in order to get the discounted price of $13 return. Refreshments are available on the ferry.

Please confirm your attendance and feel free to get in contact should you need further information.

Contact: John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at Flinders Street Railway station (information kiosk) at 10:00 a.m. We follow the south side of the Yarra Trail and then along the Gardiners Creek Trail to Ashburton. Lunch at Milk Cloud or Glen Iris Pantry.  Return to Flinders Street station via Ferndale Trail, Gardiners Creek trail and the Yarra Trail north side pontoon track.

Easy. Approx. 30km.

Contact – John S. [0435 768 777]

Meet at Newport station on the east side at 10 a.m. Follow the Bay Trail to the Capital City Trail and onto the Merri Creek trail near Rushall, then to Ceres for lunch. Return by the same route.

Medium. Approx. 40km.

Contact – John D. [0408 663 376]