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Cycling, coffee and culture stops

It’s a whole lot easier to get yourself moving in the morning if there’s a coffee to entice you. Give your daily commute to and from the city an overhaul by turning it into an adventure to Adelaide's best cafes and parks, as well as community and cultural hubs.

South stops

Morning

The fastest way to transform yourself into a morning person is to awaken your senses with a hot coffee and feeling of wind whipping through your helmet hair! Cycle your way smoothly from the southern suburbs, past Mister Pigeon, and straight down to the east end on the bikeway on Frome Street. If you’re curious how large the cycling community is, keep an eye out for the bikeway counters that track daily and yearly cyclist numbers.

Mister Pigeon, 269 Gilles Street, Adelaide

Afternoon

Dust off those tennis rackets, dig out a basketball and recover your sneakers from under the couch – the courts at Blue Gum Park / Kurangga are the perfect place to shake up your afternoon routine. There's even a BMX bike track for the extremists. Before cycling home, cool down at Etica with a glass of something tasty and treat yourself to Adelaide's best pizza!

Etica, 125 Gillies Street, Adelaide

North stops

Morning

Follow the winding paths around the glistening water of beautiful River Torrens / Karrawirra Pari. Grab a hot chocolate at Lounders Boatshed Café and sit by the river to enjoy the sounds of feathery floating friends. It can be easy to forget there’s a lovely river running right through the CBD, make a visit to its green banks a part of your morning ritual.

Lounders Boatshed Café, 1018 Victoria Dr, Adelaide

Afternoon

Swing away the stress of the day with a round of twilight golf. The North Adelaide Golf Course will give you all the tools you need to have a crack at sending a ball sailing over the green (or sinking into the sand!). Celebrate or commiserate after your round with a cold round at the Queens Head Hotel.

North Adelaide Golf Course, Strangways Terrace, Adelaide

Queens Head Hotel, 117 Kermode Street, North Adelaide

East stops

Morning

Wake up and smell the roses... and freshly roasted coffee beans. Grab an expertly brewed cuppa from the connoisseurs at Exchange Coffee and then head to the Rymill Park Rose garden for an idyllic morning meander. This is the perfect excuse to hop off the O-Bahn early and do some early morning exploring.

Exchange Coffee, Shops 1-3, 12-18 Vardon Ave, Adelaide

Rymill Park Rose Garden, corner of Bartels road and Dequetteville Terrace

Afternoon

Reserve an afternoon to appreciate some of the finer things in life – start with a cocktail or two at the stunning Bar Torino before skipping over to Victoria Park / Pakapakanthi for a session of sunset butterfly watching. The unique biodiversity of the park makes it the ideal home for the rare Chequered Copper Butterfly!

Bar Torino, 158 Hutt St, Adelaide

West stops

Morning

Start your day with culture, creativity and coffee right here in the West End. Named as one of Australia's coolest neighbourhoods by the Lonely Planet, the West End offers those cycling through the chance to enjoy the public art that lines the streets. Grab a coffee from Cafe Bang Bang before continuing your journey to the city by walking up the gorgeous Linear Park Trail.

Cafe Bang Bang, Corner of Hindley St and Leigh St, Adelaide

Afternoon

Get your culture fix with an afternoon adventure through MOD., where art and science collide in a most innovative and interactive ways. Then come back down to earth after your futuristic experience by winding your way up river along the Linear Park Trail. 

MOD., North Terrace, adjacent Morphett Street Bridge, Adelaide

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