Cycling With Children In Sydney: The Best Routes


Do you cycle with your children in Central Sydney? I most certainly didn’t and would have been far too nervous… until I did the Cycling In The City Course at Sydney Park Cycleway Centre.

That really opened my eyes, I learned how to find quiet streets and bike lanes and separated cycleways plus how to ride safely in traffic.

I also learned that each council can provide cycling maps of the best routes in their area – revelation!

And there are SO MANY great places to ride with kids in Sydney.

So, now I’m listing some of the cycle rides that families can do together in the centre of our busy city.

Then I list some of the other well known and much loved cycleways further out in Sydney.

The post  Sydney’s Best Bike Tracks for Kids has been popular for years. It lists the best learn to cycle tracks, lots are right beside playgrounds.

Now this is the version for bigger kids who are confident cyclists and able to ride further.

Have a read, choose a route, download and print a map, pack a picnic, water, hats etc and let’s get on our bikes and go.



Thanks Erin, John and Cecilia of the inspirational blog Living EZ for allowing me to use this photo of the Bay Run.


Top Four Family Cycle Rides In Central Sydney

These routes are all detailed on the Sydney Cycleways website. I link to the map on there.



Another lovely shot of the Bay Run by bike from the  blog Living EZ.

Other good spots to cycle with kids in the city are:

Sydney Park

Centennial Park

Just click on the names to read more.


Cycling from Manly to Shelly Beach

Outside the central city area, there are heaps of great bike rides, here are just a few.

Click the links below to find maps and directions:

Cooks River Cycleway: Botany Bay To Olympic Park

Manly: Beaches and Beyond

Narrabeen Lake Trail

Epping Road Cycleway to Naremburn

Parramatta Valley Cycleway

Parramatta Rail Trail Cycleway

M7 Cycleway Glenwood to Prestons

Sydney Olympic Park Cycling Routes


Find More Sydney Cycling Routes and Courses

Most councils have maps of the local area showing cycle routes. Check council websites, most are happy to post out maps.

Check the Austcycle website to find cycle training in your area.


Cycling In Sydney Guide Books


Cycling Around Sydney by Bruce Ashley


Where To Ride Sydney by Erron Gardner


I’m sure readers of this post will know other good cycling routes too.

Please do share your knowledge with others in the comments below.

Do you cycle with your kids? What are the benefits?

Happy cycling,





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Posted on: December 13, 2016

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