Ride Brisbane's scenic cycle paths

16 September 2015

Cycle lovers, put your foot to the pedal, Brisbane is waiting to be explored. Cycle along the meandering Brisbane River or head out to the regions for some off-road action. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite bike paths around Brisbane. Take a look and get pedalling!

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Boondall Wetlands

Nestled on the edge of Moreton Bay between Nudgee and Shorncliffe, the Boondall Wetlands trail will have you riding through tidal flats, mangroves, saltmarshes, grasslands and woodlands.

Kurilpa Bridge

Kurilpa Bridge by day

Linking the Brisbane CBD to the Cultural Centre and South Bank, the Kurilpa Bridge offers cyclists a picturesque option for crossing the river away from traffic and bike lanes.

New Farm

Starting in the trendy Teneriffe and following the river down to the Brisbane Powerhouse and New Farm Park, the New Farm ride follows the riverbanks and is one of Brisbane's most serene trails.

Toohey Forest

Toohey Forest is a great place for families to enjoy a scenic ride and maybe even a picnic. Head up to the Mt Gravatt Lookout for a spectacular 360-degree view of Brisbane and surrounding suburbs.

Kedron Brook

Kedron Brook Bike Path
The Brook's green family-friendly bikeways meander along much of the length of the brook, making it a valuable corridor for cycling free from traffic.

Toowong

Starting at the Go Between Bridge and stretching up to the Regatta Hotel, the Toowong trail takes you along the banks of the Brisbane River on the Bicentennial Bikeway.

Centenary Bikeway

Starting from Toowong or Forest Lake, this ride passes through Kenmore, Jindalee, Sinnamon Park and Richlands and is perfect for a weekday commute or a leisurely weekend ride.

Wynnum-Manly Foreshore

The foreshore ride takes you alone the coastline. Here you pass by the Manly boat harbour, beautiful parks, the Wynnum Wading Pool and Wynnum Pier.

West End 

West End Bike Path

Starting at Davies Park, home to the West End markets, this trail follows Riverside Drive along the Brisbane River all the way to Orleigh Park.

Mt Coot-tha loop

The Mt Coot-tha loop is a popular route for hill training. Ride in a clockwise direction for a moderate in-the-saddle climb, or in an anti-clockwise direction for a more challenging, leg-burning ascent.

The Gap to Mt Glorious 

Take the challenge and ride from The Gap to Mt Glorious. The 32km-long ride includes beautiful views, several long and challenging climbs and sweeping descents.

Brisbane has a huge array of bike tracks. If you’d prefer to choose your own adventure, visit a map of our bike-safe roads, tracks and off-road trails, or use this handy route planner to get you from A to B. 

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