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Cycling in Sydney

  • Centennial Parklands Cycling in Sydney
  • Cycling around Sydney Harbour


Cycling around Sydney is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the city - by the beach, along the harbour foreshore, with a tour group, or on your own.

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Cycling around Sydney

A family cycling in Manly with rented bikes, Image by James Pipino

Head to the historic area of The Rocks where you can join 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.

Just 10 minutes from the city, Centennial Parklands is an idyllic location for cycling, popular with locals and visitors alike enjoying the parkland and its easy circuits. Hire a bike through Centennial Park Cycles (last hire at 4pm).

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. 

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 Childrens 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 (last hire at 4pm).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • City Bike Routes

    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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