Best Cycling Routes and Bike Trails in Singapore

28 September 2020

Singapore’s efficient transport network will have you reach from one end to another in less than an hour. Instead of taking public transport or drive, how about rediscoveringSingapore on a bicycle? From beginner-friendly options to mountain biking tracks, we’ve selected the most scenic routes for a fun-filled adventure.

1. Rower’s Bay Park
For a leisurely morning or evening ride, Rower’s Bay Park is the ideal spot for its scenic and children friendly tracks. The 60km track is the first phase of Round Island Route (RIR), a continuous 150km park connector that circles the island, set to be completed by 2035. If you’re not cycling, bask in the cool breeze at the lookout pavilion and try to spot native wildlife such as the Grey Heron and Copper-cheeked Frog. Fuel up and drop by the quaint cafes and restaurant nearby at The Oval, like Wildseed Café and The Summerhouse.

Level: Easy
Address: Seletar Club Rd
How to get there: Board bus service 117 from Yishun MRT, alight After Shell Aviation and walk for 9 mins.

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2. Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail

A 36km route that works with NParks Coast-to-Coast app, download the app here - scan the QR code, to experience an Augmented Reality animal character come to life and learn more about the areas at each of the 10 checkpoints. The C2C trail cuts across the island from Jurong Lake Gardens to Lower Seletar Reservoir Park (Rower’s Bay). While you’ll cycle past green foliage the majority of the time, you would still need to get off your bike and walk through HDB estates at some part. Be sure to check out NParks C2C page for any route closure before embarking on your adventure.

Level: Advanced
Address: start from Jurong Lake Gardens
How to get there: 15 mins walk from Lakeside MRT or board bus service 49 and 154 from Jurong East or Boon Lay bus interchanges.

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3. Chestnut Nature Park

Source: NParks

Source: NParks

There are two areas to Chestnut Nature Park – Chestnut Nature Park (South) and Chestnut Nature Park (North). It is the latest addition to the mountain bike trail network in Singapore and definitely one of the more fun ones with its winding slopes, challenging climbs, rock gardens, and a pump track that will put your two-wheel skills to the test. Beginners are advised to try the Green trails first as the slopes are gentler, while more experienced riders can proceed to the moderate Blue or the advanced black and double black diamond trails with steeper slopes, narrower tracks, and uneven surfaces. Find out more about the 8km trail here.

Level: Beginner to Advanced
Address: Chestnut Ave, S679514
How to get there: Walk from Pending LRT station

4. Coney Island

Not to be confused with the one in New York! Singapore’s own Coney Island is located in Punggol and it is also known as Pulau Serangoon. It is a 133-hectare island which was once resided by a lonely Brahman cow. Explore the island on foot or rent a bike from The Punggol Settlement. Be careful of the cheeky monkeys on the island and avoid bringing food in plastic bags as it will attract them. Traverse through lush foliage and you’ll find a secluded beach, perfect for an Instagram shot.

Did you know the island houses a villa built by the Haw Par brothers, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, who created the Tiger Balm ointment?

Level: Easy
Address: The Punggol Settlement
How to get there: Board bus 84 from Punggol Interchange and alight at Punggol Point Park

5. Ketam Mountain Bike Trail

Take the road less travelled and go beyond the mainland shores by visiting Ketam Mountain Bike Trail at Pulau Ubin. This 10km mountain bike trail offers an exhilarating off-road adventure suitable for beginners to advanced riders. If you’re bringing your own bike, an additional $2 is required for the ferry fee. Otherwise, you can rent a mountain bike from the bicycle rental shops there.

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Level: Beginner to Advanced
Address: Pulau Ubin
How to get there: Board a ferry from Changi Point Ferry Terminal

6. East Coast Park

For a family fun activity during the weekend, East Coast Park is the ideal spot for its sandy beach that makes up the scenic view and F&B establishments to refuel post-ride. There are plenty of shops available to rent bicycles, and if you’re out with the kids, rent the family quad family bikes for a memorable time.

Level: Beginner
Address: East Coast Park Service Rd
How to get there: Board bus 401 from Bedok MRT

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