As exciting as indulging in city life, cycling around Singapore can enhance the experience. While packed with skyscraper jungles and shopping districts, Singapore also has scenic tracks and natural panoramas worth visiting. Why don’t you try something different by exploring the country by cycling? Prepare your best gear and pedal down your bike to these iconic road cycling spots in Singapore, ranging from tranquil parks to scenic sunsets.
1. Eastern Coastal Loop
Eastern Coastal Loop presents some great scenery in the east of Singapore. Enjoy a meandering ride through Bedok Park Connector and Bedok Reservoir Park with beautiful scenery along the way, from seashore to sunset. This track presents a lively environment, from Tanjong Rhu Promenade to Singapore Sports Hub. When you need a break, stop by at the snack or food center along the way or dip your feet in the water of East Coast Park.
2. Central Urban Loop
Pump some sweat when exploring Central Urban Loop and traveling around the iconic housing estates such as Toa Payoh, Whampoa, and Ang Mo Kio. The entire route is joined up through Park Connector Network, so it is also accessible for jogging and casual walking. Along the 36km stretch, you’ll see the old-school Toa Payoh Town Park, the rejuvenated Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, and the soothing Kallang River.
3. Round Island Route (Eastern Half)
Located at the far end of Lower Seletar Reservoir, the route features a 150km track with various interlinked park connectors, making it friendly for both seasoned and beginner riders. If you're feeling adventurous, you can also enjoy the 75km-long- green corridor from Rower's Bay Park to Berlayer Creek which consists of picturesque coastal boardwalks to enjoy the sunrise or sunset.
Some of the remarkable places to visit are Sengkang Riverside Park, Punggol Serangoon Reservoir, and Changi Bay Point.
4. Rower’s Bay Park
Rower's Bay Park is part of the 60km first phase of the Round Island Route that connects Yishun to Punggol. The route is popular to experience nature close-up with various birds and wildlife such as grey heron and chopper-cheeked frogs. Although the route seems out of place, it is quite accessible by public transport. After visiting Rower’s Bay Park, you can head to Yishun Dam to catch the sunset.
5. Marina Bay Loop
The 11km loop runs route offers a stunning view of Singapore's skyline as you ride around. The loop starts at Marina Bay Sands through the Helix Bridge and towards the Esplanade and Merlion. Considered the easy route, Marina Bay Loop is suitable for a weekend ride, especially with children, as they can enjoy the scenic sunset and learn fun facts from the local guides. You can also put some extra miles by extending the route into a double loop by heading in the opposite direction to Gardens by the Bay and further down to Marina Bridge.
Cycling through Singapore's parks and natural landmarks can both be a good exercise and a great escape from the mundane routine. From beginner to expert level, the country has various tracks to ride along with your bike. So, have you decided which track you want to explore for your next ride?