Bike riding improves your cardiovascular health, joint mobility and muscle strength. Even better, the benefits of biking are not only physical, they can help you mentally. Studies show regular cycling can reduce anxiety and depression.
Here are some terrific bike spots in and around Sydney you can put to the test! Whether you’re seeking a winding bushland path or luscious green parks there’s something for everyone.
Sydney Harbour Bridge to Anzac Bridge
There’s no better way to take in the beauty of iconic Sydney harbour than on this 2.6-kilometre ride from the Harbour Bridge to the Anzac Bridge. Known as the Kent Street Cycleway, the route starts at the foot of the Harbour Bridge on the north shore and runs in between the city’s two most iconic bridges.
Ettalong to Umina
Just hop on an Ettalong ferry at Palm Beach to reach the start of this absolutely stunning cycle trail. This ride is an easy 7.5-kilometre route that takes you along the edge of the shore of Ettalong and ends at Umina Beach.
This 8.4-kilometre award-winning multi-use trail will take you along the beautiful shoreline of the lagoon and around the protected wildlife areas, making this bike ride a unique experience in the northern region of Sydney.
Want a little more of a challenge? Take this fantastic 23-kilometre trail through open spaces and parks as you cycle from Settlers Park, across Gough Whitlam Park in Earlwood and finish at Botany Bay. What a way to start the day!
Are you a professional lycra loony in training? Got all the gear and the guts to conquer the trail of all trails? Then this is the adventure track for you! Definitely not for beginners or the faint hearted, this 60-kilometre cycle will take you through Galston Gorge, Berowra Waters and Bobbin Head. Including a one kilometre vertical climb, hairpin turns and breathtaking views of the Hawkesbury River and Ku-Ring-Gai’s picturesque rolling hills, this trail’s worth all the sweat and pedalling!