15 Best Cycling Trails and Routes in Singapore

Find out the best cycling trails in Singapore for all difficulty and experience levels.

by Hannah Grey

Most people would probably already be familiar with the various walking and hiking trails in Singapore, but did you know that there is a range of cycling trails as well? With more and more Singaporeans getting into the hobby of cycling since the start of the pandemic, the country’s best cycling trails are finally coming to light—from the Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail to East Coast Park. 

Before we dive in, let’s take a look at what’s in it for you. 

Health Benefits of Cycling 

Besides being a social activity that can be enjoyed with family and friends, cycling has a variety of health benefits as well. Here are a few reasons why cycling is good for you: 

  • It’s a low impact physical activity, suitable for those experiencing joint concerns
  • It’s an aerobic exercise that improves cardiovascular function
  • It improves lower body function and strengthens the leg muscles 
  • It reduces body fat and mass, which promotes healthy weight management 
  • It improves one’s mood and promotes positive mental health  

Whether you’re a mountain bike enthusiast or simply enjoy leisurely rides across town, here are 16 cycling trails and routes to explore around Singapore!

1. Chestnut Nature Park

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Starting off strong, we have Singapore’s largest nature park to date: Chestnut Nature Park. With over 80 hectares of space, this is the ultimate playground for the community to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities—hiking, birdwatching and cycling, of course. 

Cycling enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that there are 11 mountain biking trails here with various difficulty levels, depending on your preference. Beginner cyclists can rent a bike at Chestnut Point while more experienced riders can bring their own gear. Adrenaline junkies looking for a challenge should ride the Pump Track, where they can pull out a few stunts and tricks on the track’s four uniquely designed subsections. 

Location: Chestnut Avenue 

Start Point: Chestnut Nature Point

Length of Trail: 8.2 km

Difficulty Level: 1/5 to 5/5

2. Coney Island 

Looking for a more rustic scene with untouched trails and paths? Then Coney Island is your best bet. Located off the coast of Punggol in the Northeast Region, this 2.4km trail is ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. As you ride along the coastal trails, be prepared to discover hidden beaches and keep your eyes peeled for the array of bird species you’ll come across. 

Getting here may be a bit of a challenge since it’s located in the northeast end of Singapore. But it’ll definitely be worth the trip. You have the option to bring their own bike or rent one from the bike rentals at Punggol Jetty or Punggol Settlement. 

Location: Punggol Promenade Nature Walk

Start Point: Punggol Point Park

Length of Trail: 2.4km 

Difficulty Level: 1/5

3. Coast-to-Coast (C2C) Trail

c2c trail

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For seasoned cyclists who are up for the challenge, try your hand (or your feet, in this case), at the C2C trail that takes cyclists from Jurong all the way to the Northeast region of Singapore or vice versa, depending on your preferred route. With ten checkpoints throughout the trail, cutting across 18 parks and 11 park connectors, this will go down as one of the longest and picturesque trails in Singapore yet. 

Be sure to make pit stops at Bukit Batok Nature Park, Sengkang Floating Wetlands, and Singapore Botanic Gardens to take in all that the great outdoors has to offer. For a more immersive journey, download the Coast-to-Coast Trail mobile app before your journey. You can also refer to this guide from NParks for scenic points when planning your route. 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: Jurong Lake Gardens or Coney Island Park 

Length of Trail: 36km 

Difficulty Level: 5/5

4. Changi Airport Connector

Changi Airport Connector

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With life-sized dinosaur exhibits along the Jurassic Mile, the Changi Airport Connector is a great cycling trail to bring your little ones along for the ride! Changi Airport’s latest attraction features a cycling path that doubles as a jogging route, perfect for visitors looking for a simple way to sneak in a simple exercise without the pressure from a difficult trail. 

After hitting your cycling miles for the day, freshen up at the showers at Hub & Spoke and enjoy a quick bite from their extensive menu, ranging from local to Western dishes. 

Location: Airport Boulevard 

Start Point: Jurassic Mile 

Length of Trail: 3.5km 

Difficulty Level: 1/5

5. East Coast Park

East Coast Park Beach Area C1

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When we think of cycling, the first thing that comes to mind is none other than East Coast Park. With multiple bike rentals spread across the place and clearly marked cycling paths, this is the ideal location for those beginners who don’t own their own gear but still want to enjoy a nice weekend ride. 

Apart from cycling, there’s plenty to do here at East Coast. Grab a spot under a shady coconut tree and enjoy a simple picnic with your family by the beach. Looking to feast instead? Head over to the East Coast Seafood Centre or East Coast Lagoon for hearty (but also healthy) food options. 

Location: East Coast Park & Beach 

Start Point: Carpark G (In front of the National Sailing Centre)

Length of Trail: 42km  

Difficulty Level: 2/5

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6. Mandai Loop

Bike Map

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Road cycling enthusiasts would already be familiar with the Mandai Loop. Here, bikers begin at Rats Corner along Orchard Road and find themselves immersed in nature as they make their way across Thomson Nature Park, MacRitchie King Albert Park, Dairy Farm, and Mandai Road. 

Despite the calming scenery, bear in mind that this isn’t exactly a beginner-friendly trail. Not only is it a 35km loop, but this path requires bikers to cycle in a low gear ratio to climb up steeper slopes. Before embarking on this trail, remember to proceed with caution and be prepared with the necessary equipment. 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: Rats Corner on Orchard Road

Length of Trail: 35km 

Difficulty Level: 4/5

7. Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin

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A crowd favourite among novice cyclists, how could we forget the iconic Pulau Ubin? As one of the last kampungs in Singapore, this quaint yet thriving village provides visitors with a quick respite from the concrete jungle and a taste of life in the countryside. This trail will take you around the village’s most favoured sights including Chek Jawa wetlands for wildlife watching, the highest point on Pulau Ubin that is Pukka Hill and the Jejawi Tower to see the island’s lush tree canopy from a unique point of view. Visitors may be in for a heart-pumping workout but the scenic views definitely make the trip rewarding. 

Here, locals and tourists can explore the village at their own pace simply by renting a bicycle at the Main Village or bringing their own. For those bringing their own gear, all you have to do is pay an additional fee of S$2 to the bumboat operator before departing from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

Location: Pulau Ubin 

Start Point: Pulau Ubin Village

Length of Trail: 10 km

Difficulty Level: 2/5

8. Punggol Waterway Park

Punggol Waterway Park Therapeutic Garden 2

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Situated in the northeast, you’ll find the trail along Punggol Waterway Park. With well-maintained tracks and smooth terrains all throughout, the trail is suitable for all ages and those looking for a more chill ride without the hassle. 

Apart from enjoying the view of the promenade while cycling, the park is segmented into four uniquely themed areas for visitors to enjoy a day filled with leisure activities: Nature Cove, Green Gallery, Heritage Zone, and Recreation Zone. 

Location: Sentul Crescent

Start Point: Punggol Waterway Point 

Length of Trail: 4.2km 

Difficulty Level: 1/5

9. Central Urban Loop

Central Urban Loop

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The Central Urban Loop takes riders into the urban heartlands to appreciate some of the oldest and most iconic estates in Singapore including Whampoa, Toa Payoh, Ang Mo Kio and Balestier. As you head further into the loop, you’ll find yourself passing through younger estates like Punggol before making your way back to the start point.

If you ever need to take a break in between your ride, there are multiple stops for cyclists to take a quick break. Don’t miss the chance to stop by the scenic parks such as Toa Payoh Town Park, Kallang River, and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park for a quick photo session with your family and fellow riders! 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: Balam Park Connector – Balam Rd

Length of Trail: 36km 

Difficulty Level: 2/5

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10. Eastern Coastal Loop

Eastern Central Loop

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Make your way to the Eastern Coastal Loop if you love cycling with the seaside as your backdrop. Just as its name suggests, this trail loop takes cyclists across some of the most breathtaking parks and green pockets in the East including Bedok Reservoir Park, Tampines Eco Green, and Changi Beach Park for you to enjoy panoramic views of the ocean. 

Apart from the stunning views and sightings of lush greenery, you can also find the East Coast Lagoon Food Village and Bedok Food Centre, where you can have the perfect family food affair after a long ride across the East. 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: Paris Town Park 

Length of Trail: 17.5km 

Difficulty Level: 1/5

11. Western Adventure Loop

Western Adventure Loop

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Now heading over to the West, the Western Adventure Loop is arguably one of the most breathtaking trails in all of Singapore. Cycling against the backdrop of Little Guilin and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve would make anyone want to pause and take in the view of nature’s best. If you keep your eyes peeled, you may be lucky enough to spot some amazing bird species along the Bukit Panjang Park Connector. 

With multiple rest areas and pitstops along the route, this makes for the ideal trail for the elderly to enjoy the great outdoors while staying active. 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: Start off at Bukit Batok Town Park

Length of Trail: 12km 

Difficulty Level: 2/5

12. Northern Explorer Loop 

As you head up north, visitors will get to discover the ‘wild and wonderful side’ of the Northern Explorer Loop as you embark on a park-hopping experience. This trail covers everything from the calm waters of Lower Seletar Reservoir Park to the sloping lawns of Sembawang Park. 

With a relatively moderate trail and flat terrains across the park connector, the Northern Explorer Loop is fit for cycling enthusiasts as well as families who want to enjoy the ride at their own pace. 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: Lower Seletar Reservoir Park 

Length of Trail: 11km 

Difficulty Level: 2/5

13. Southern Ridges Loop

Southern Ridges Loop

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Apart from being a famous hiking trail for tourists and locals alike, the Southern Ridges loop doubles as a cycling trail as well. This loop spans Connecting all five parks in the Southern Region, From the iconic Mount Faber Park, Henderson Waves, all the way to Telok Blangah Hill Park, the view from every turn feels like a reward. 

With several uphill slopes, this trail would be a great challenge for cyclists looking to push themselves just a little bit more than usual. 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: South Buona Vista Road

Length of Trail: 9km 

Difficulty Level: 3/5

14. Marina Bay Loop

MarinaBay Loop

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Whether it’s an energetic morning ride you’re after or a relaxing evening cycle, the Marina Bay Loop promises the best views of Singapore’s Marina Bay skyline from every corner of the trail. Starting from Marina Bay Sands, cyclists can make their way across the Helix Bridge all the way to Marina Barrage. As you pass some of the most iconic landmarks in all of Singapore such as the Merlion and Esplanade, don’t forget to take a snapshot as a keepsake! 

If you don’t have your own bike, fret not. There are several city bike rentals all over the area that only go for a few bucks an hour. 

Location: Various locations islandwide 

Start Point: Marina Bay Sands 

Length of Trail: 11km 

Difficulty Level: 1/5

15. Ketam Mountain Bike Park Trail

Ketam Mountain

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Have you heard of Pulau Ubin’s Ketam Mountain Bike Park? This is Singapore’s first-ever bike park that met the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) standards, making it a crowd-pleaser for mountain bikers and off-road adventurers. With 10 kilometres worth of trails from simple white circle runs to more complex double-black diamond terrains, there will always be something for everyone to suit their skill level. 

Before going on any off-road trail, it’s important to be equipped with the necessary gear. Don’t forget your helmet, knee and elbow pads, and gloves — safety first!

Location: Pulau Ubin 

Start Point: Pulau Ubin

Length of Trail: 10km 

Difficulty Level: 1 to 5/5

A Cycling Companion For Your Loved One 

Who said that seniors are too old to enjoy cycling? When done safely and in moderation, this can be an activity for the elderly while reaping its health benefits. If hiking is more up your alley, take a look at these hiking trails for all ages in Singapore. 

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Hannah Grey
Hannah is an all-around creative with a flair for travel and photography, and has written extensively on topics surrounding health and eldercare in Singapore. She also only has her coffee black, which should be the only way to drink it.
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