A brand new tv sequence – Path Cities – showcases Canberra as a biking vacation spot. With its picturesque trails and open areas, Canberra has lengthy been often known as a haven for cyclists. Path Cities, premiering on SBS TV on fifth June, follows cycle fanatic Dieter ‘Deetz’ Kahsnitz and MTB world champion Paul ‘Vandy’ van der Ploeg as they street journey throughout Australia.
The sequence supplies insights on the place to journey, eat, play and keep, whereas encouraging folks to leap on a motorbike and take a biking vacation.
An episode devoted to Canberra will function within the sequence, with Kahsnitz saying he was “impressed” by the capital and noting “we weren’t ready for a way passionate the folks of Canberra are for using bikes and the way welcoming the folks of this metropolis are.
“Spending every week using throughout Canberra confirmed us that the advantages of a designed metropolis signifies that bike paths are actually all over the place.”
Filming of the Canberra episode befell in February this yr, with a number of tourism trade members, merchandise and areas concerned. The ACT Authorities offered assist to provide the episode.
Biking areas to function within the episode embrace Majura Pines, Isaac Ridge, Stromlo Forest Park, Nationwide Arboretum Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin.
Kahsnitz described Stromlo as “merely gorgeous” and added “the path head has most likely the very best cafe and bike store space I’ve seen anyplace, together with on my many journeys within the US. After the journey, the burgers are truthfully among the best I’ve ever had.
He additionally mentioned that the Majura Pines had the “greatest using terrain I’ve ridden in ages. The number of trails, from gnarly old skool double blacks to move trails means there’s one thing for everybody.
“There are heaps of inexperienced and blue trails too and the development is good and mild. Subsequent door is a vineyard too with its personal gate. We selected to journey right here thrice in the course of the week, after 14-hour days capturing…simply because we liked it a lot.”
Hospitality venues to function within the episode embrace Braddon’s Grease Monkey, ZAAB, Bentspoke Brewery, Frugii Dessert Laboratory and Fyshwick’s Capital Brewing Co. Simply exterior of the capital, Poachers Pantry and 4 Winds Winery additionally function as must-visit locations.
Kahsnitz mentioned the tour “put to relaxation the notion that Canberra is soulless. It’s the alternative really, with the meals scene fairly frankly blowing us away.
“So many passionate and enthusiastic folks doing wonderful issues with all sorts of cuisines.”
Path Cities premieres on SBS TV at 4pm on Saturday fifth June and SBS on Demand. You possibly can comply with the sequence on trailtowns.tv and browse Kahsnitz’s ideas on his go to to the capital here.
Picture above: Paul van der Ploeg biking in Stromlo Forest Park
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