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9 Of The Best Cycling Trails To Try In Singapore

By Morgan Reardon

If you’re looking to expand your horizons on two wheels, you’re in luck, because Singapore is packed with some jaw-droppingly beautiful cycling trails.

From chilled-out rides around islands and sprawling green spaces to exploring the bustling city centre and even cycling with dinosaurs (not a typo), we’ve curated the ultimate list of bike tracks for you to conquer. And no, you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy them.

Put on your sneakers and prepare to feel the wind in your hair, it’s time to get your body moving with Singapore’s best cycling trails. 

Round Island Eastern Route

Challenge yourself to Singapore’s longest green corridor with the Round Island’s eastern route. The entire Round Island Route (RIR) will eventually be a continuous 150km of park connectors that go around Singapore but for now, test yourself with the 75km eastern route which is the RIR’s first phase launch. Starting from Rower’s Bay in the northeast, make your way towards Changi Beach Park in the east before passing the Singapore River in the central region, and finishing in Berlayer Creek in the south. With over 5,000 trees planted along the route, there’s ample shade and nature to soak up. There’s also scenic rest stops along the way at Changi Bay Point and Sengkang Riverside Park which come equipped with solar-powered charging points and toilets. The remainder of the route is due to be finished in 2035.

Changi Jurassic Mile 

Make like you’re in Jurassic Park with this fantastical cycling trail. Located at Changi Airport, head to Terminal 4 with your bike to begin the Jurassic Mile. Home to Singapore’s largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs, you’ll cycle for one kilometre taking in over 20 prehistoric creatures. From a towering Tyrannosaurus Rex to gigantic dinosaur eggs, expect to see carnivorous and herbivorous species, defensive dinosaurs, as well as those that fly on your travels. There’s even one that stands almost five metres high.  For added fun, cycle in from East Coast Park (there are showers and a café at the airport).

Central Urban Loop

For an idyllic day spent exploring the charms of Singapore’s different neighbourhoods, hidden gems and expansive parks, look no further than the Central Urban Loop. Traversing 36kms, this easy ride can be done during the day or night, depending on what you want to see—with lots of potential stops on your travels. On this beautiful trail you’ll take in some of Singapore’s oldest districts and iconic housing estates. You’ll cruise by Toa Payoh Town Park, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Kallang River and along Whampoa Park Connecter—which means plenty of hawker food options to refuel.

Southern Ridges Loop

Starting at South Buona Vista Road this 9km cycling track is all about soaking up lush green spaces. Although the route features some short, steep hills, trust us when we say it’s absolutely worth it. Your first wow moment will be when you reach Alexandra Arch, the towering, 80m-high structure is known as the ‘Gateway to Nature’. From there you’ll cruise through Forest Walk and marvel at Telok Blangah Hill. You’ll also take in the Henderson Waves (pro tip: be sure to stop for a pic), before heading up to Mount Faber where your hard work will be rewarded with stunning views and even a bite to eat at the nearby Dusk Restaurant.

St John’s and Lazarus Island

Because cycling around an island is always a good idea, hop on the ferry with your bike and head to St John's and Lazarus Islands which are conveniently connected to each other. Cruise along the parks for an easy 3km ride that will see you taking in rustic green sanctuaries, nature and wildlife. And the best part? Catching Singapore’s glittering skyline at sunset. 

Eastern Coastal Loop

If magical rainforests and dreamy coastal views sound like your vibe, then grab your helmet and make tracks to East Coast Park. Fuel up on satay (grilled meat skewers) and barbequed wings at East Coast Lagoon Food Village, while taking in gorgeous views of the seaway. Then make your way to Changi Beach Park, order a steaming plate of nasi lemak (a coconut rice dish) at Changi Village Hawker Centre (you’re cycling off all the calories) and finish off at Pasir Ris Park. If you’re keen for more urban landscapes, cycle the opposite direction from East Coast Park towards Gardens by the Bay, and Marina Barrage. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident otters too.

Chestnut Park

Escape the hustle and bustle for fresh air and nature at Chestnut Nature Park. Home to a bunch of mountain bike trails (split into north and south regions) that wind through various terrains, here you can take it easy or challenge yourself depending on your mood. Set amongst a sprawling 81 hectares, there’s so much to discover in this lush oasis. Beginners should try the Green Spot loop but those more used to mountain biking can give the Blue Squares a go. 

Northern Explorer Loop

Stretching around 25kms, the Northern Explorer Loop is perfect for those wanting to explore enchanting woodlands. Think lush forests, dense mangroves and stunning seaside views from Woodlands Waterfront (one of Singapore’s longest jetties). You’ll get the chance to stop for a picnic and photo opps as you cycle through Lower Seletar Reservoir Park and Admiralty Park, before finishing up at Sembawang Park, where you’ll find some beaches to cool off at.

Western Adventure Loop

A slightly more challenging cycle, but oh so worth the scenery, the Western Adventure Loop is perfect for those who like to seek out off-the-beaten-track trails. Starting your journey at Choa Chu Kang Park you’ll cruise through the home of 50 different species of birds. You’ll pass Zhenghua Nature Park and marvel at its rugged terrain before passing Dairy Farm Nature Park and stunning Bukit Batok Nature Park before finishing at Jurong Lake Gardens, home to long tail macaques. The whole loop spans approximately 12kms.

Don’t have any wheels? Go Cycling has 12 rental points throughout the city (including the airport) for you to rent and drop off at. 

There’s so much to see and explore in Singapore—why not do it by bike? Grab your helmet and get ready to hit the trails and soak up Singapore’s natural splendour. For more info, head to Singapore Tourism.

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