Cycling in Sydney
Cycling is great way to see Sydney. Whether you take a guided tour or make your own itinerary on one of the many paths, you’ll find plenty of options to explore on two wheels. Bonza Bike Tours and BlueBananas electric bikes cover Sydney’s top sights, including the historic area of The Rocks.
A network of integrated cycle paths connects parts of Sydney City. There is a cycleway across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and paths along the coast and in parklands, including Centennial Parklands, Sydney Olympic Park and Western Sydney Parklands.
Take a ferry to Manly and pedal to secluded coves, beaches and North Head for great harbour views. Bike hire is available from Manly Bike Tours, and there are more than 20km of bike paths and off-road trails in Manly and the Northern Beaches.
Around tranquil Narrabeen Lagoon is an 8.4km off-road nature trail. More than 190 bird species call the large coastal lagoon and surrounding parkland and bushland home. Pockets of Cabbage Tree palms tower over the trail. There are four picnic areas, all with electric barbecues, tables and toilets.
Ride the 7km Perimeter trail at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, or the shorter Centre trail that takes in scenic views, wildflowers and Aboriginal rock engravings. Further south in Garigal National Park is the Cascades Trail, a medium level trail that traverses Middle Harbour creek.
Over 35km of bike paths weave through Sydney Olympic Park. Download 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 ride the Children's Loop in Bicentennial Park. Bike hire is available.
Western Sydney Parklands is vast – more than 5,000 hectares. Cycling tracks snake through the green corridor, including the Wylde Mountain Bike Trail. Or try the Prospect Loop, a sealed 50km off-road cycleway which connects Guildford and Canley Vale on the Parramatta-Liverpool Rail Trail.
Explore the stunning national parks in Sydney’s south. Dharawal National Park near Helensburgh has some excellent cycling trails including the 10B Cycling Trail – a 15km one way route through woodland. In the Royal National Park is the shorter Loftus Loop Trail, with diverse terrain and beautiful scenery.
In the eastern suburbs is Centennial Parklands, an idyllic location for cycling. The green oasis is spread over three adjoining parks covering 360 hectares. Hire a bike or pedal car from Centennial Park Cycles or bring your own and ride around these tranquil, beautiful grounds.
For more cycling experiences, check out the Cycleway Finder. You can travel with a bike on Metro, Sydney and Intercity trains and on ferries for free, when there is space available. However bikes cannot be taken on buses.