10 Best Cycling Routes and Bike Trails in Singapore – Suitable for All Ages

21 July 2021 by Farihin Joehari

[Updated 21 Jul 2021] 

Singapore’s efficient transport network will have you reach one end to another in less than an hour. Instead of taking public transport or driving, how about rediscovering Singapore on a bicycle? From beginner-friendly options to advanced mountain biking tracks, we’ve curated the most scenic routes for a fun-filled adventure to enjoy with your family and friends.

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1. Marina Bay Loop

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You’ve walked around the Marina Bay area, but have you cycled your way around? Cover more ground with a bicycle and admire the scenic view with the wind brushing through your hair. In this 11km loop, start at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, then make your way through the Helix Bridge, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and Merlion Park. For an Instagram-worthy shot, cycle in the evening and rest at the Merlion Park - witness the sun setting against the captivating Marina Bay Sands.

Level: Easy
Address: Marina Bay Sands
How to get there: Alight at Bayfront MRT

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2. Jurassic Mile at Changi Airport Connector

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Arguably the most educational cycling route in Singapore, go to the land before time and ride past towering dinosaurs at the Jurassic Mile! The attraction is part of Changi Airport Connector which links Changi to the East Coast. We recommend starting from East Coast Park and head towards Changi where you can also make a pit stop at HUB & SPOKE café and grab a bite after a tiring ride.

Level: Easy
Address: East Coast Park
How to get there: Follow the on-ground signage from Changi Airport MRT which will lead you to HUB & SPOKE and Jurassic Mile

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3. 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 a quad bike 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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4. Bukit Timah Mountain Bike Trail
Level up your bike skills and show off at the Bukit Timah Mountain Bike Trail. A favourite spot amongst mountain bike enthusiasts, the trail stretches about a 6.5km loop in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. Come during the weekend mornings, if you’d like to witness seasoned mountain bikers trying to hit their personal best timings as they ride through challenging slopes and rugged routes.

Level: Advanced
Address: 126 Rifle Range Rd, S588392
How to get there: 10 mins bicycle ride from Beauty World MRT

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5. Punggol Waterway Park

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Right in your backyard, there’s nothing quite like Punggol Waterway Park! Suitable for all ages and great for weekend activities with the family. The park is home to a 4.2km body of water that connects to recreational facilities, canals and reservoirs. To rent bikes, start from Punggol Point Park, before exploring key pitstops such as Coney Island, Northshore Cove, Jewel Bridge, Promenade Nature Walk and Wave Bridge.

Level: Easy
Address: Punggol Settlement, 500 New Punggol Road, S828617
How to get there: 10 mins drive from Punggol MRT

6. 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 that 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 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.

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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

7. Rower’s Bay Park

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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 the Round Island Route (RIR), a continuous 150km park connector which 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 restaurants 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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8. 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. 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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9. Chestnut Nature Park

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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. 

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

10. Ketam Mountain Bike Trail

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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 bike, an additional $2 is required for the ferry fee. Otherwise, you can rent a mountain bike from the bicycle rental shops there.

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

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