Brisbane is blessed with a fantastic network of bike paths for the serious or casual cyclist to traverse, making it ideal for those wanting to explore the city by bike but not keen on competing with traffic and car fumes. Hoffy Cycles know bicycles and service the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions with some of the best bicycles and accessories on the market. In today’s post our team bring to you our pick of some of the most scenic and enjoyable bike paths and bikeways across the fair city of Brisbane.
1. Manly & Wynnum Esplanade
An easy six kilometre ride starting from either Wynnum or Lota, this bayside bike-ride is one of the most open and spacious in Brisbane. Along the way there are plenty of places to call in for a coffee or fresh juice including numerous the cafes close to the Manly Marina. The Wynnum foreshore also has a salt-water pool for those wanting to cool off after working up a sweat.
2. Boondal Wetlands Bikeway
Should you prefer winding through mangroves, the Jim Soorley Bikeway traverses the Boondal Wetlands with and mangrove forests, and secluded appeal. A well shaded and not too busy ride, you’ll feel miles away from the urban sprawl of Brisbane while exploring this route.
3. New Farm to Teneriffe
A short but sweet ride, this path takes in some of the best views of the Brisbane River as you travel through some of Brisbane’s most cosmopolitan and exclusive suburbs. Why not stop for a bite some of the café’s along the River at Teneriffe or stop to admire the architecture at the visually striking Powerhouse. After your ride, shady New Farm Park is a great place to unwind, and should you wish to explore the opposite banks of the Brisbane River, two City Cat terminals allow you to take your bike on the ferry’s to explore the neighbouring suburbs of Hawthorne and Bulimba.
4. Inner City Brisbane Bikeways
While busier than some of the other bikeways, cyclists are spoiled for choice for different routes when exploring inner city Brisbane, and are able to take in some stunning views of the city along the way. Riders can cross the river at several bridges, including the Goodwill Bridge which links Southbank bikeway to the Botanical Gardens. At the other end of the Southbank parklands, riders can connect to the riverside bikeway at Toowong and Auchenflower by crossing the Go-Between Bridge.
5. Moreton Bay Cycleway
A mother of a bike ride, this 26 kilometre bikeway starts at the north Brisbane suburb of Brighton before crossing the Australia’s longest bridge, the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge linking to Clontarf, Redcliffe and finally Deception Bay in the north. Along the way cyclists are treated to fantastic views across the bay to Moreton Island as well as given the option for a number of pit stops at many of the waterfront parks and rest areas.
This weekend instead of being stuck on a fixed bike in a stale gym, why not get into the great outdoors explore Brisbane with the wind in your hair? With a fantastic network of bike paths like these, and with more continually in development, Brisbane is arguably Australia’s best city for cycling.
To start your cycling journey with some of the best bikes and equipment in Brisbane, visit Hoffy Cycles at 10 Bowser Pde, Sandgate to check out our fantastic range on offer, or call us on (07) 3269 1213.