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New dual trails at Belair National Park

17 May 2013

Belair cyclists

A new network of shared-use trails will open this popular park to more cyclists and walkers.

The tracks form part of an exciting network of new shared-use trails stretching more than 60km and providing more opportunities for people - including bike riders of all ages- to explore and experience nature than ever before.

The extension of shared-use trails is part of a state government pilot project aimed at increasing the use and enjoyment of SA's national parks, marine parks and reserves.

Belair's new trails follow the opening of fire access tracks to cyclists in the Cleland Conservation Park late last year. In addition, a 17km-long, specially-designed network is being built at Sturt Gorge Recreation Park to cater for families and cyclists of all ages and abilities, and there are plans for dual-use trails at Cobbler Creek Recreation Park.

The Belair trails have been designed to cater for a range of riders, with several areas suited to leisurely family riding while 'backcountry' paths and an adventure link appeal to more experienced riders.

Cyclists entering Belair National Park on bikes will not be required to pay a vehicle entry fee.

A series of cycling maps for people to download from the website are being planned for the future.

It's important that both riders and walkers remember they are sharing a path - so keep an eye out for other riders and walkers.