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Leisure cycling
  • Last updated:
  • 12 Oct 2022

Discover our new online Adventure Sunshine Coast tool that makes it easier to find inspiration and information on cycling on the Sunshine Coast.

Quickly filter cycle tracks by location, distance, time, difficulty level and other criteria to find the cycle route that is right for you. Create your own profile to keep track of the cycles you have done or want to do. Provide reviews of cycle routes to help others decide. View photos of what you'll see on your journey. Find an adventure that gets you away from cars, plus lots more.

Adventure Sunshine Coast has all you need to plan your next cycle on the Sunshine Coast.

Fantastic Sunshine Coast cycling for locals and visitors

Wherever you are on the Sunshine Coast there are cycle trips to be had. With our network of off-road cycleways and shared pedestrian paths (cement or boardwalk), and on-road cycleways and markings, you can find great recreational and community cycle routes. You and your bike can go far.

On Adventures Sunshine Coast you can choose from a number mapped cycle routes online, making it easy for you to plan circuit routes back to your starting point. It's a great way to freely and safely explore the region and enjoy some fresh air and exercise. Plus, it's a wonderful past-time to do alone or with family and friends.

We have an extensive network of on-road cycling facilities and routes that can be enjoyed by confident cyclists. Watch this video to see how good cycling on the Sunshine Coast can be.

Whatever your leaning, there is a cycle trip for you

The Sunshine Coast has much to offer the cycling adventurer with some of the country's most awesome scenery on offer.

The Coastal Pathway is council's longest shared pathway. It stretches from Pelican Waters Bells Creek in the south (opposite Bribie Island) to Tewantin in the north. It stretches from Bells Creek in the south (opposite Bribie Island) to Coolum in the north. It's one of the best ways to explore our beautiful coastline. Comprising nine sections over 70 kms, the pathway runs beside beaches, parks and leisure areas

Gyndier Road, the old Cooroy Tewantin Road, is full of curves and switchbacks amidst giant gums and peaceful palms. A great hill climb for cyclists wanting to get up to the hinterland or Cooroy, or for families wanting to teach their children how to ride a bike on a safe and mixed flat and steep course.

There is spectacular riding and views to be had on our mountains ranges. Explore Sunrise Road in the Noosa hinterland, Black Mountain Road and Carter's Ridge west of Cooroy. The views south towards Conondale National Park are breathtaking. Enjoy the thrill of riding through Mapleton, Montville and Maleny, overlooking the coast and the Glasshouse Mountains.

From Tewantin you can enjoy a flat ride along back roads to the quaint and historic lakeside town of Boreen Point. Enjoy a rest stop and coffee by Lake Cootharaba or just up the road a beer, wine or lunch at the historic Apollonian Hotel or the new Cootharabar at Elanda Point. A great 45 km round trip.

Check out the top 10 road rides put together by council and the Australian Cycling Academy (ACA) on Adventure Sunshine Coast.

You'll find the ACA at the University of the Sunshine Coast. They run a continental professional cycling team and development program and are crafting the next wave of Aussie cycling talent. They train across the coast so give them a friendly wave if you spot them!

  1. Pt. Cartwright to Moffat Beach
  2. Buderim Local Loop
  3. Mooloolaba to Mudjimba
  4. University Loop
  5. Maroochydore Flat Road Loop
  6. Mooloolaba to Coolum
  7. Twin Waters Loop
  8. The Big Loop
  9. Bellthorpe Circuit
  10. Hinterland Loop

Visit Adventure Sunshine Coast to download your next ride.

Need a bike

Across the Sunshine Coast region there are more than 20 businesses that have bikes for hire including:

  • mountain bikes
  • hybrid bikes
  • road bikes
  • E-bikes
  • cruisers
  • kids bikes
  • chariot trailers and
  • baby seats.

There are also dozens of cycling clubs that go on weekly circuit rides of varying lengths and speeds depending on your fitness and capabilities. Visitors are welcome.