Whether you’ve been to Sydney before or this is your first time, you’ll no doubt want to see as much of the city as possible. If you’re a keen cyclist, then one of the best ways to do this is on the back of a bike, as there are some amazing routes where you can enjoy the beauty of the area. Here are just a few that are recommended.
The Bay Run
The Bay Run is a 7km loop encircling Iron Cove, which has both walking and cycle paths. It’s not too long and ride and quite easy going, so a good one for beginners.
Some sights you’ll see along the way include:
- Iron Cove Bridge
- King George Park
- Callan Park
- Hawthorne Canal
This route is popular with cyclists and joggers, so it’s not the most peaceful trip, but The Bay Run allows you to enjoy waterfront views most of the way, and it has a nice friendly atmosphere.
Not many cities have beautiful CBDs, but in Sydney, it’s worth cycling around the centre to see some of the iconic sites like the Sydney Opera House or Harbour Bridge. Take a sightseeing bike tour Sydney tourists enjoy and you can see all the major tourist sites in just a couple of hours. It’s also good to go with an organised group so you can negotiate the busy roads together.
Take your bike on the ferry from the CBD to Manly, just a 30-minute trip, then enjoy a spectacular hour-long coastal ride that takes you on a loop around Manly, starting at the lagoon. There’s plenty to see in Manly, with amazing sandy beaches that you won’t believe are so close to the city, and once you get back to the town you should enjoy the laid-back coffee shops and surfing vibe.
Another great coastal route to take is the 40km ride that takes you through Bondi and the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. While it’s a long route, it’s fairly flat and relaxed, taking you through pretty suburbs like Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee, with lots of unspoilt coastline to admire along the way. There are also some amazing coffee shops along the route, many of which overlook the sea, so you can refuel for your journey.
You don’t have to head miles out of Sydney to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Centennial Park is an amazing place to cycle, and you can get around it in 20 minutes if you just want a quick ride. There are swamplands, lakes, wetlands, rare birds and playing fields, making it an interesting place to explore by bike. You can hire a bike for the day and make your way around slowly, stopping to explore the botanic gardens or even booking a round of golf.
Sydney is a great area to explore by bike, and as you can see above, there are lots of different areas you can see, from the big city to pretty suburbs and beaches.