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Ferntree Gully (chocolate)

posted Apr 14, 2015, 7:21 PM by Victoria Police Cycling Club   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 10:56 PM ]
On 14 March a small group of riders met at the Wantirna South Sports Centre for a morning ride through the Eastern Suburbs. The weather was fine and there was little wind. We were looking forward to a stop along the way to sample the fine hot Chocolates at Hahndorfs in Ferntree Gully. Virginia and David visited this establishment earlier in the year and were surprised to learn that it takes over a week to make the base for the hot chocolate.

So we set off down Ferntree Gully road to get onto the Bike trail that winds its way up to Belgrave. Out stop at the Chocolate shop was to be only after 10KM so we had barely built up a sweat. Once we sat down for our drinks we were also pleasantly surprised that they also hand out free samples of their chocolates.

After an hour of sipping and chatting we continued on around through to Boronia on the Rail trail.

After leaving this trail we headed back around to home via the Dandenong Creek trail which can be ridden all the way from Kilsyth to the beach at Carrum (perhaps another ride).

A great feature of the Dandenong creek trail is the series of wetlands we rode through or alongside as we wound our way back home.

At 35KM I can only hope we were able to ride off the chocolate.

I've added a PDF of our route if anyone is interested.

David B.

Victoria Police Cycling Club,
Apr 14, 2015, 10:56 PM