Singapore may be a little island, but you’d be surprised by how many excellent cycling tracks and trails you can find in the country. Let us show you some of our favourite cycling routes in Singapore. When you’re set for exploration on two wheels, don’t forget to carry a water bottle, wear your helmet and keep to the left!
Best for road biking: Changi and Kranji loops
Feel the breeze as you ride down long stretches of paved road with almost zero elevation change. With low traffic especially on the weekends, these routes are popular among the long-distance set. The Changi loop goes around the airport on the Changi Coastal Road, and you can extend it by adding on the ECP stretch. Or break your ride by exploring the farms of the Kranji Countryside along Lim Chu Kang Road.
Best for families with kids: East Coast Park
The over 15km of dedicated bike trails next to the beach are ideal for leisurely family time. Logistics are particularly easy to deal with, as bathrooms, food, carparks and shelters are spaced at intervals. For longer rides, the route can be extended to 42km along the Eastern Coastal Park Connector Network (PCN), an interconnected cycling network with pitstops where bikes can be rented and returned along the way.
Best for history and nature: Bukit Brown and the Green Corridor
We couldn’t decide between these two. The cemetery of Bukit Brown, for its utterly unique and rich heritage record of Singapore’s early settlers; or the Green Corridor, once a historic railway, now repurposed as a strip of hidden park running north-south from Woodlands to Tanjong Pagar. But one thing’s for sure: both are peaceful, quietly atmospheric and rich in natural beauty. Get there before that magic is gone.
Best for hills: Buona Vista to Mount Faber
Is Singapore flat? Think again. While we don’t have long, extended climbs, the Southern Ridges area has a series of short but steep hills. Starting at South Buona Vista Road, get onto the challenging Vigilante Drive, which ascends at a 17% gradient. Other hilly bits include the climbs up Pepys Road and Telok Blangah Hill, and the ascent up Mount Faber from Kampong Bahru Road. Time to shift those gears!
Best for mountain biking: Pulau Ubin
Bikes are king on rustic Pulau Ubin. For experienced riders, there’s the competition-standard, 45-hectare Ketam Mountain Bike Park, featuring over 10km of single track mountain bike trails with sharp climbs, switchbacks and rocky sections, as well as a skills park with man-made obstacles to sharpen your technical skills. For the less-experienced, Ubin also has a comprehensive network of both tarmac and gravel roads. If you need a break, there are strategically located shelters for enjoying the scenic view of the Ketam Quarry. Bikes can be rented near the jetty, or bring your own on the bumboat.
For even more options, hop on to the second part of this article with 10 other cycling routes in Singapore.
Originally published in July 2014 and updated in May 2020. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.