I managed to get two friends who aren't strong cyclists to ride 50 kms with ease.
All along cycleways and flat.
This ride is suitable for beginners.
Suburbs: Redfern, Erskineville, Mascot, Tempe, Kyeemagh, Brighton-le-sands, Sans Souci, Ramsgate bridge, Dolls Point
Distance: 50 Kms return
Time: 3 hours
Path: Mostly cycleways, bike friendly roads in Erskineville
Hills: Not really, pretty flat
View: Asian veggie market, Eastern Beaches
Facilities: Public Toilets, all along the Eastern beaches
Max Elevation: 41m
Suitable for: Beginners
Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/395902355
MapMyRide link: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/862526793
Stunning ride through the forests of the Royal National Park with the smell of the Eucalyptus trees, and birds singing. Very Disney like. Then out of the Park you're hit with a stunning view of the East Coast. Rest of the 30 kms is all coast line, up and over along the ridges. A lot of steep downhill runs, a few climbs but never for long.
Take plenty of water as there aren't that many refill stations along the way.
Distance: 50 kms
Time: 2 hours riding
Surburbs: Waterfall, Royal National Park, Stanwell tops, Otford, Clifton, Scarborough, Coledale, Autinmer, Thirroul, Fairy Meadow
Hills: YES Several hills. The start is 4 kms of downhill. Rest of the National Park are rolling hills.
Sights & Treats:
Water and Food:
Distance: 54 kms
Time: We took about 3 hours to do this with several stops to take photos and get some snacks
Route: Manly, Freshwater, Dee Why, Collaroy Beach, Warriewood Beach, Mona Vale, Narrebeen, Church Point, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Terry Hills, Allambie Heights
Path: Road with bike friendly lanes/sections. In the suburbs along the beach it's quiet but some roads are busy. The busy roads have "bike shoulder lane"
Hills: YES Several hills. Be prepared
I recently bought a Garmin Edge 500 to track my rides. But soon found out it's also able to do basic navigation if you have a .TCX file.
Route: Melbourne, Port Melbourne, St Kilda, Fitzroy, Brunswick
Path: Bike lanes, separated paths, bike friendly roads in the city
Hills: Pretty flat
MapMyRide: link of route
Sights: South coast of Australia, Luna Park, Melbourne city, Brunswick Velodrome
Treats: Best Vegan Bakery in the world "Smith & Deli"
Must try: Vanilla Slice @ https://instagram.com/smithanddeli/