If going hiking in Singapore or visiting nature parks isn't your thing, another activity you can do with your loved ones is cycling! It's a fun way to get a workout in and with these cycling routes in Singapore, you'll get to explore the city at the same time. Along with so many park connectors and green spaces, it'll be a breeze as you cycle through these routes and find hidden places you've never even heard about. So if you're looking for the next fun activity to do with your friends and family this weekend, here are 5 cycling routes in Singapore to explore the city!
1. East Coast Park
Always a popular hangout spot for picnics in Singapore or if you just need a short escape to nature, 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 whilecruising 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. To fuel up after your cycle, check out the halal food at East Coast Park for your meals!
2. Marina Bay
Who doesn't love cycling with a view? 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. On your trip, spot the 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!
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. Just look at that view! 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!
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). It's expected to be completed in 2035, but 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.
#HHWT Tip: Those of you who are more adventurous and have a road bike might want to cycle along Seletar North Link and explore the picturesque rustic scenery along the way!
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.
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned cyclist, there’s always a new cycling trail to explore in Singapore! It’s time to bring your bicycles out and explore Singapore like never before ? Let your loved ones know it's time for a fun weekend on wheels!