Besides walking or hiking, another way to explore Singapore is by cycling! With plenty of green spaces and park connectors, cycling in Singapore is not only perfect for pro-cyclists but also those of you who are just starting out your cycling journey. Planning your weekend outdoors? We’ve rounded up 5 cycling routes in Singapore you’d love! As travelling is on hold right now, this is the best time to uncover more of Singapore while staying active ?
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1. East Coast Park
Always a popular hangout spot for Singaporeans, East Coast Park is perfect if you’re not looking for an intense cycling session but still want to break some sweat. Stretching almost 15km, you’ll get a scenic view of the sea and cool breeze while cruising along the cycling path ? With designated paths for cyclists and joggers, cycling here is enjoyable. Not to mention that you can make plenty of stops along the way to relax and take a break. If you’re up for a challenge, take on the 42km Eastern Coastal Park Connector Network Trail (ECPCN) which also includes Changi Beach, Bedok Reservoir Park and park connectors in the East.
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2. Marina Bay
Cycling with a view? Sign us up! There’s no better way to rediscover Singapore’s iconic sights than by cycling around Marina Bay. On this trail, you’ll get to take in the sights of Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum, Gardens by the Bay and the Central Business District. Try to spot the new Apple Store at MBS while you’re at it! Plus, you can even extend your route to Marina Barrage and Bay East Garden to catch a panoramic view of Singapore’s skyline ? Better still, challenge yourself by cycling from East Coast Park to the Marina Bay area for a more intense cardio workout!
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3. Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island
Want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Cycling through the Punggol Waterway Park and Coney Island is just what you need. The Punggol Waterway Park cuts through Punggol Town. Here’s where you can cycle along its winding tracks, admire the waterside view along the promenade and visit the bright red Lorong Halus Bridge. Then, make your way to Coney Island where the rustic ambience will give you a break from the hectic city life. There are many trails on the island that you can cycle on and they are unpaved. If you don't mind the ruggedness, these roads are slightly bumpy but fun at the same time! At Coney Island, you can also catch a glimpse of brightly-coloured birds, butterflies and an occasional wild otter or macaque ? It’ll definitely bring out the adventurer in you!
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4. Rower’s Bay Park
Located by the Yishun Dam connecting Yishun and Seletar, Rower’s Bay Park is a pit stop for cyclists on the future 150km Round Island Route (RIR). While that’s not completed yet, you’ll still be able to admire the scenic view of the Lower Seletar Reservoir here as well as a couple of wetland areas teeming with wildlife. Currently, you can make your way here by cycling on the marked pavements around Seletar Aerospace Park. Under Phase 1 of the RIR, Rower’s Bay Park is connected to a 60km network of cycling paths which includes Punggol Waterway, Pasir Ris Park, Changi Beach, East Coast and Gardens by the Bay! So, if you’re game for it, hop on your bike and make your way to Rower’s Bay Park.
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P.S. Planning to go on a hike instead? Check out these 5 hidden hiking trails you need to explore next!
5. Coast-to-Coast Trail
If all the other trails aren’t enough of a challenge for you, go on the Coast-to-Coast Trail (C2C) which spans 36km across Singapore! Starting from the beautiful Jurong Lake Gardens in the west, the trail will bring you through Bukit Batok Nature Park to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Punggol Waterway and Coney Island. You can even take a detour and cycle to Rower’s Bay Park from the C2C Trail. What’s interesting about this trail is that there’s an app dedicated to it and checkpoints for you to complete quests, earn points and more ? Besides the trail itself, you can also veer off course to explore the various parks that you’ll pass by. Do note that some parts of the trail might be closed for works. Check out this link for more info!
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned cyclist, there’s a cycling trail in Singapore that’ll suit your fancy! This weekend, it’s time to bring your bicycles out and explore Singapore on wheels like never before ?
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