Whether you are riding for fitness or pleasure, there are some great trails around Brisbane that are a must for every bike rider!

Suitable for a range of fitness levels, you can stick to the city or head out into nature to really see the sights that Brisbane has to offer. 

Here are the rides to consider next time you are up for a cycle…

Kangaroo Point Bikeway

If you’re after a simple and scenic ride, head over the Kangaroo Point Bikeway.

Beginning beneath the Story Bridge at Captain Burke Park, this leisurely cycle connects to the Woolloongabba Bikeway and CBD, with options to continue past leafy Southbank and into West End if you’re keen for more.

Length: 3.5 kilometres

Difficulty: Easy

Terrain: Mostly flat

Mt Coot-tha Loop

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For those after a bit more of a challenge, head over to Mount Coot-tha for a hilly ride right in amongst nature.

Starting from Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, you can choose to ride clockwise for an easier uphill and thrilling descent, or challenge yourself for a heart pounding ride to the top by going anti-clockwise… either way, you’ll be rewarded for your effort with some spectacular views of the city!

Length: 16 kilometre loop

Difficulty: Intermediate

Terrain: Hilly

Shorncliffe to Scarborough

If you are looking for a sea change, jump on the train to Shorncliffe for a longer ride. You’ll barely notice the distance with the spectacular views of the Coral Sea… you might even be lucky enough to glimpse a dugong or whale!

Be sure to stop in at Redcliffe and Woody Point during your ride and make sure to pack your swimmers!

Length: 41km return

Difficulty: Moderate

Terrain: Mostly flat

Boondall Wetlands

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If you are looking to get back into nature, head over to the Boondall Wetlands Trail. 

Ride through the paperbark forest and marshland to glimpse the many waterholes, wildlife and migratory shorebirds. The gentle slopes, narrow bridges and plenty of winding trails will add plenty of variety to your cycle too. 

Being wetlands, mozzies and other insects can be an issue, so pack the insect repellent, just in case.

If you’re a nature lover, make sure to start at the Nudgee Beach Reserve and finish at Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre to learn more about the environmental and cultural heritage of the wetlands!

Length: 12 kilometres return

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Terrain: Mostly flat, along cycle paths

If you’re a Brisbane local and a keen bike rider, squeeze in your biking by cycling to work! There are numerous bikeways to get to the city that you’ll be sure to love and there’s no better time to check them out than your daily commute.

As with any ride, make sure you keep hydrated, so pack a water bottle.

Check out our blog on The Impressive Benefits of Riding to Work in Brisbane and be sure to drop in at cycle2city to use our impressive facilities. Have a chat to our team today or GRAB A FREE 7 DAY TRIAL.