Cycling in Sydney

Highlights

Cycling is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the city and see Sydney's famous attractions. With a dedicated network of cycle paths in the harbour city, 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.

  • Bonza Bikes tour at Circular Quay
  • Cycling at Manly

Cycling to Sydney's top attractions

Bicycle Riding in Manly

With its network of integrated cycle paths, Sydney City is a fantastic place to explore by bike. Head to the historic area of The Rocks where you can join a bike tour with Bikebuffs or Bonza Bike Tours, taking in Sydney's iconic sights including the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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 is now a shared bike and pedestrian path with picnic areas, table tennis tables, and a children’s water play area shaded by fig trees.

Near the city centre in Sydney's east, Centennial Parklands is an an idyllic and popular location for cycling, with locals and visitors alike enjoying the green oasis and its easy circuits. Hire a bike through Centennial Park Cycles or bring your own and take a relaxed ride around these tranquil, beautiful grounds.

Manly Beach is a wonderful location for riding with kids. Hire a bike or join Manly Bike Tours and discover secluded coves and beaches along more than 20km 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 cycleways to explore. Grab a Bike Safari Map and choose from the 5.5km Parklands Circuit, 7.6km Olympic Circuit, or the 11km 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.

  • Cycling, Sydney Olympic Park

    Hire

    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.

  • Cycling, Emu Plains

    Mountain Biking

    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.

  • Cycling, Musgrave Pond, Centennial Park

    City Bike Routes

    Discover Sydney on a bicycle with one of the many cycleways that weave through the city. Take the kids along for a family day out and explore top attractions and scenic water views. Be sure to follow the Australian road rules as you cycle for the safety of you and others.

Bike The Harbour Bridge - Sydney bike Tours

Enjoy spectacular views as you ride the dedicated bike path across the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge over to the charming bay side suburbs of North Sydney, known for their art and craft markets, the secret gardens of Lavender bay and also home to the Australian Prime Minister. Roll along the board walk past the boat marina to Australia's oldest theme park - Luna Park. Hop on the ferry with your bike and experience the return harbour crossing via boat, or ride back over the bridge and continue your adventure!

Cycle Manly in 360

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