Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. Credit: Destination NSW; James Horan
Cycling in Sydney
Cycling is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the city. With Sydney’s dedicated network of cycle paths, as well as beachside bike tracks and harbourside promenades, you can sign up for a guided tour or hire a bike and create your own cycling adventure.
Alternatively, hire a bike and explore the city at your own pace. Grab a Swipe & Ride share bike from Interbike Ibis Darling Harbour and cruise The Goods Line, a disused rail corridor linking Railway Square with Ultimo and Darling Harbour. The line has been transformed into a shared path featuring buskers, picnic areas and table tennis tables
Just 10 minutes from the city, Centennial Parklands is an idyllic location for cycling, popular with locals and visitors alike enjoying the parkland and it's easy circuits. Hire a bike through Centennial Park Cycles or bring your own and take a relaxed ride around these lush, expansive grounds.
Manly Beach is a great beachside location for riding with kids. Hire a bike or join Manly Bike Tours and discover secluded coves and beaches along 20 km of dedicated bike paths and off road trails. Explore the spectacular Sydney Harbour, including the secluded Collins Beach and waterfall, Little Manly Point, St Patrick's Estate, North Fort Artillery Museum and Sydney Harbour National Park.
Sydney Olympic Park offers more than 35 km of cycle ways to explore. Grab a Bike Safari Map and choose from the 5.5 km Parklands Circuit, 7.6 km Olympic Circuit, or the 11 km River Heritage Circuit. Young kids can safely ride the Children's Loop in Bicentennial Park. All circuits are close to facilities such as playgrounds, picnic areas, bubblers and toilets. Bike hire at Sydney Olympic Park is available daily.
Hire a bike from numerous outlets around Sydney including Manly, Sydney Olympic Park, Centennial Park or The Rocks in the city. Bikes are available in a range of sizes, suitable for beginner to experienced cyclists and can include helmet hire, maps and locks.
Explore Sydney by venturing on a short, easy ride or half-day and whole-day mountain bike trails. Choose from mountain trails in the Royal National Park, the Hornsby Park Bushland Reserve or along coastal tracks in the Northern Beaches to view the beautiful scenery of the city.
Discover Sydney on two wheels with one of the many cycleways that weave through the city. Take the kids along for a family day out or explore hidden backstreets and scenic water views. Be sure to follow the Australian road rules as you cycle for the safety of you and others.
Cycle Manly in 360
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