Amy Gillett Bikeway

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Amy Gillett Bikeway
bikeway with trees and paddock in summer
Amy Gillett Bikeway scene
Length17 km (11 mi)
LocationAdelaide Hills, South Australia
Established2010
TrailheadsOakbank, Mount Torrens
UseCycling, Hiking, jogging, horse riding
Elevation
Elevation change114 m (374 ft)
Highest point498 m (1,634 ft)
Lowest point371 m (1,217 ft)
Gradegentle
Hiking details
Waymark
Amy Gillett Bikeway near Woodside 07.JPG
Surfaceasphalt
Right of wayMount Pleasant railway line
Websitehttp://www.adelaidehillsrailtrail.org.au/

The Amy Gillett Bikeway or Amy Gillett Rail Trail is a shared path in the Adelaide Hills on part of the alignment of the former Mount Pleasant railway line. It is a 17 kilometres (11 mi) sealed path suitable for recreational cycling, walking and horse riding.

Stage 1 was opened in January 2010 by Patrick Conlon, then the South Australian Minister for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure. Stage 1 extended 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) between Oakbank and Woodside.[1] Stage 2 extended it through Charleston[2] and Stage 3 opened in May 2014 added 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) to Mount Torrens.[3] Future work could extend it another 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) through Birdwood to Mount Pleasant. There are also several side loop trails available to interesting destinations off the main path.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amy Gillett Rail Trail (Stage 1) Official Opening (SA)". Rail Trails Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Adelaide Hills Amy Gillett Rail Trail - Trail Description". Rail Trails Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Amy Gillett Bikeway - a path to safer cycling". Amy Gillett Foundation. 14 May 2014. Archived from the original on 8 January 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Adelaide Hills Rail Trail". Adelaide Hills Rail Trail. 2012. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.

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