The Mike Turtur Bikeway is a 9.5km one way and follows the Glenelg tramline from South Terrace, Adelaide to Glenelg. It’s a shared use trail for bikes and walkers so please share nicely!
It’s bitumen, wide and flat and apart from a couple of spots where it joins up with a footpath, it’s mainly a dedicated path including a bridge over South Rd, making it a great one for kids. It’s well sign posted and and there’s a couple of playground stops along the way at Plympton Oval and Forrestville Reserve as well as plenty of seating to stop and have a break. You can also pop into Unley Pool on a hot day for a cool down and keep your eyes out for the giant giraffe down the Glenelg end of the path.
Near Morphettville, the trail connects with the Westside Bikeway, a 7.6km trail along a linear park between Morphettville back to Mile End, and also the Sturt River Linear Park which heads south-east.
The trail is named after a local cyclist, Michael Turtur, who competed in the Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games winning a total of five medals.
For more images and to find other great walking/cycling paths in South Australia visit www.walkingsa.org.au