The 7 best bike tours in Sydney

Whether you want a leisurely ride to see Sydney’s iconic sights and beaches, or want to go off the beaten track on a mountain bike adventure, here are the Sydney bike tours to add to your itinerary.

Destination NSW

Destination NSW

Mar 2024 -
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For history & icons: Bonza Bike Tours 

Bonza packs a punch when it comes to seeing Sydney’s iconic sights, from the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge to The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens – with a few hidden secrets thrown into the mix. If you really want immersion, you can opt for a ride that takes you over the Harbour Bridge.  

Guides are super knowledgeable and not only take you on a deep dive into the city’s history, but also give you great advice on what to do around town – whether you’re a local or a visitor. Bikes are super comfortable, and kids seats are available as well.    

Friends enjoying a bike tour with Bonza Bike Tours, The Rocks

Bonza Bike Tours, The Rocks

For an e-bike experience: Sydney Harbour Bike Tours 

Sydney Harbour is distracting – it’s that pretty. Which makes exploring it on an e-bike all the more appealing; you can concentrate on the scenery rather than worrying too much about pedalling.  

With Sydney harbour Bike Tours, there are two tours on offer, each three hours in duration and covering around 22km. Opt to explore the harbour's eastern and western coves, seeing all the icons including the Sydney Opera House, Barangaroo and Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. You also get to traverse the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Or meander through Sydney's inner city precincts, including Woolloomooloo, Double Bay and Rose Bay, gazing over yacht-filled coves.  

For World Heritage-listed wilderness: Blue Mountains Biking Adventures 

Travel just an hour from Sydney and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Blue Mountains. This is a special part of NSW, all sandstone cliffs and waterfalls, rainforest and dramatic rock formations. There are plenty of excellent hiking and cycling trails to explore on, as you’ll discover with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures.  

Jump on your e-bike (which takes some of the sting out of all the hills!) and join tours that cover both the top and the bottom of the national park, over between four and eight hours. While tours are informative, they are also casual and a whole lot of fun. Everything is taken care of – all you need to do is enjoy the views.  

Bike rider enjoying Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, Katoomba

Blue Mountains Biking Adventures, Katoomba

For a local’s perspective: Urban Legends Tour Co 

While there’s plenty to love about Sydney’s iconic sights, there’s also a lot to love about its inner-city precincts and neighbourhoods. This is where Urban Legends stands out – their bike tours take you to places you might not know exist, and reveal your destinations through a local lens.  

Private guided tours dip in on Rozelle and the stunning Glebe foreshore, before continuing to the historic Tramsheds at Harold Park. You’ll drop in on the Fish Market – the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – before exploring the western harbour Barangaroo reserve and adjacent finger wharves at Millers Point. Refuel with a pizza lunch before heading in to explore The Rocks and Circular Quay. Your guide will offer tips on where to end your day – Opera Bar, anyone? 

Group enjoying on a bike tour with Urban Legends Tour Co, Darlinghurst

 Urban Legends Tour Co, Darlinghurst - Credit: Urban Legends Tour Co

For a laid-back pace: Fat Tire Bike Tours 

Want to see Sydney at a leisurely pace? You’ve come to the right place. Fat Tire’s tours take in a lot of sights, but are as casual as they are informative. Plus, you’re exploring on e-bikes, so you can enjoy some assisted cycling while you roam.  

For a different perspective of the city, you’ll cycle up Observatory Hill (thank you, e-bikes!) to enjoy stunning panoramic views over Sydney Harbour and the CBD. You’ll later see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge up close and personal, before stopping in at a classic pub to quench your thirst. All the while your guide will regale you with little-known facts about the city, and recommend things to do around town.  

Fat Tire Bike Tours, Sydney CBD - Credit: Bonza Bikes

Fat Tire Bike Tours, Sydney CBD - Credit: Bonza Bikes

For a day of beach-hopping: Bespoke Cycle Tours 

This company offers a number of small-group cycling tours (groups are capped at four people), both around Sydney and also in NSW wine regions. Perhaps the most scenic of them all is a seven-hour, 34km jaunt that takes in some of the city’s best beaches – there are more than 100 to explore, and this trip gives you an excellent introduction to those in the north.  

The experience takes you through the glam suburb of Mosman, giving you the chance to soak up the beauty of Balmoral Beach and Sydney’s Middle Harbour. Relax over coffee and visit ‘secret’ and iconic beaches. Have a swim to cool off and enjoy a restaurant lunch overlooking the sparkling sea at Manly.  

Man cycling past the The Spit and Middle Harbour with Bespoke Cycles Tours

Bespoke Cycles Tours, Milsons Point - Credit: Bespoke Cycles Tours

For a cruise along one of Sydney’s most famous beaches: Manly Bike Tours

During this 2.5-hour journey you will explore one of Sydney's most scenic suburbs using Manly's extensive bicycle network. Discover hidden gems, including breathtaking lookouts and secluded beaches, as you cover around 10km of trails.  

The majority of the tour takes place on dedicated bike paths and lanes, ensuring a smooth and safe experience. Enjoy panoramic views, discover the history of this Northern Beaches neighbourhood, and take a dip in one of the city’s most famous beaches. The ultimate way to cool down after a ride.  

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