Bicycling

An extensive network of bicycle paths crisscrosses Brisbane. One of the best paths follows the level and impeccably maintained Bicentennial Bikeway southeast along the Brisbane River, across the Goodwill Bridge, then along to South Bank Parklands or Kangaroo Point cliffs. The new Kurilpa Bridge and Go Between Bridge are also both cyclist-friendly ways to cross the river between the city and South Brisbane. The city's famous Riverwalk gives cyclists and pedestrians a scenic route from New Farm to the CBD.

Bike Obsession. Rent bikes here from A$25 for two hours. Pick yours up nearby the Brisbane Botanic Gardens or arrange to have the bike dropped off at CBD hotels. Books, maps, and cycling advice are also available. 133 Mary St., City Center, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000. 07/3221--7228; www.bikeobsession.com.au/bike-hire.

Brisbane City Council. The Brisbane City Council website includes downloadable maps and lets you search for bikeways. Visitors can pick up Council-operated CityCycle bikes from 150 designated points around the inner city, returning them when they're done. Brisbane, Queensland. www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.

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