10 Fantastic Cycling Routes in Singapore

by Hannah Koh & Peh Yi Wen
FITNESS  |  July 25, 2018
  • Go back to basics and get pedalling through these amazing cycling routes in Singapore.
    1 / 11 Go back to basics and get pedalling through these amazing cycling routes in Singapore.

    Cycling outdoors is a totally different experience from your high-intensity indoor cycling classes. There’s nothing like speeding down slopes at exhilarating speeds with the wind rushing past your face. And unlike stationary bikes, you’ll be working on some serious balance skills while taking in spectacular views too.

    These 10 awesome bike trails in Singapore cover a range of distances and terrain – you’ll get a good workout in for sure.

    All photos: Singapore Press Holdings (unless otherwise stated)

    A version of this story first appeared on the SilverKris website.

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  • Chestnut Nature Park
    2 / 11 Chestnut Nature Park

    Located next to the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, the park offers separate cycling and hiking paths and is currently Singapore’s largest nature park covering 81ha of land. The 8.2km mountain biking trail comprises varying levels of difficulty – from easy circuits for beginners to bike paths with drop-offs for the seasoned riders.

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  • Canberra Park
    3 / 11 Canberra Park

    Facilities at this large neighbourhood park (opposite Blk 325, Sembawang Crescent) were upgraded to include swings, a playground catering to children with special needs and, of course, cycling paths for a great weekend with the family.

    (Also read: Fitness Coach Fay Hokulani Got Her Lean Legs From Cycling & Weight Training)

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  • Coney Island
    4 / 11 Coney Island

    More than half the size of its eponymous New York cousin, this outdoor destination in Singapore is completely off the grid. It boasts 80 species of birds, an abandoned villa and a nature park with a popular gravel cycling track. Don’t own a bicycle? Rent one from nearby Punggol Point Park.

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  • Ketam Bike Trail
    5 / 11 Ketam Bike Trail

    You need to catch a 10-minute ferry ride from Changi Ferry Terminal to nearby Pulau Ubin, but it is well worth the effort as you get to enjoy the island’s good food, rustic charm and, of course, its mountain-biking trail. One of the newer bike trails in Singapore, Ketam has found favour with cyclists for its sandy, dry path and a bird’s-eye view of Pulau Ubin at its highest point.

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  • Punggol Waterway Park
    6 / 11 Punggol Waterway Park

    Cycling along the 4.2km serene, man-made canal is the main attraction here. Located in the heart of one of the country’s up-and-coming neighbourhoods, the park also offers retail and dining options, as well as a water playground for children.

    (Also read: Should You Avoid Cycling If You Are Trying To Get Pregnant?)

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  • Kent Ridge Bike Trail
    7 / 11 Kent Ridge Bike Trail

    This 2km-long trail is perfect as a before- or after-work pick-me-up on weekdays. Filled with history, it witnessed one of the most significant battles in Singapore’s history, and visitors can drop by the nearby Reflections at Bukit Chandu Museum to learn more.

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  • Eastern Coastal Loop
    8 / 11 Eastern Coastal Loop

    Explore one of Singapore’s most popular belts of parks and seafront recreational spots on this two-hour trail, which encompasses flora and fauna sanctuary Tampines Eco Green, the famous Bedok Food Centre and a long-time favourite for R&R – East Coast Park.

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  • The Green Corridor
    9 / 11 The Green Corridor

    The former tracks leading out of the historic Tanjong Pagar Railway have been converted into a lush green trail open to visitors and cyclists alike. A breath of fresh air in the heart of the city, it is slated for redevelopment in the future, so visit while you can.

    (Also read: 7 Incredible Places In The World You Must Visit If You Love Nature)

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  • Marina Bay Front
    10 / 11 Marina Bay Front

    Take in Singapore’s iconic skyline during the golden hours and watch the city light up. This 11km ride starts from Marina Bay Sands, goes across the Helix Bridge and up to the Esplanade and Merlion. Round up your night at one of the many restaurants or bars at Marina Bay Sands and the Esplanade.

    Photo: rynarasko/123rf.com

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  • Kranji Heritage Trail
    11 / 11 Kranji Heritage Trail

    Singapore is seldom associated with agriculture, but farms and cottage industry once thrived in the country. Cycle your way through the Kranji area and stop by farms such as Bollywood Veggies, as well as historically significant sites like the Kranji War Memorial and World War II First Landing Site for a blast from the past.

    (Also read: 3 Nature Tours You Must Try in Singapore)

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