Bike riding is a popular activity in Brisbane, thanks to its favourable weather, beautiful environment, and an array of paths and trails suitable for cyclists of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a casual rider, Brisbane offers a variety of bike trails that cater to different preferences and skill levels. We’re going to explore some of the best bike trails in Brisbane, including the renowned Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle challenge, and provide some recommendations for good bikes to use when you go head out for your ride.
The River Loop is a favourite among local cyclists and offers a scenic ride along the Brisbane River. This 37-kilometer loop is suitable for riders of all levels and provides stunning views of the city skyline and riverside parks. Enjoy some of Brisbane’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, South Bank Parklands and New Farm Park. The path is mostly flat and well-maintained, making it perfect for leisurely rides or training sessions.
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
For those seeking a longer adventure, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is a must-visit. Stretching over 161 kilometres, this trail follows the route of the disused Brisbane valley rail line and takes you through picturesque rural landscapes, charming country towns, and lush forests. It’s currently the longest rail trail in Australia, and provides a gentle climb for users of all skill levels. It's a great option for mountain bikers, as the trail is predominantly off-road and offers a mix of terrains.
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Located just 25 kilometres south of Brisbane's city centre, Daisy Hill Conservation Park is a haven for mountain biking enthusiasts. The park features over 20+ kilometres of purpose-built mountain bike trails suitable for riders of various skill levels. From smooth and flowing trails to challenging technical sections, Daisy Hill offers a diverse riding experience amidst a beautiful natural setting.
Kedron Brook Bikeway
This trail is approximately 22km long and takes you through some of Brisbane’s most picturesque suburbs, such as Wilston, Grange and Stafford. Stretching from Mitchelton to Toombul, this trail features a mixture of off-road shared pathways and separated bikeways. Along the trail, you can enjoy several creekside parks, picnic facilities and off-leash dog areas. The trail is mostly flat and suitable for riders of all levels. It’s a great way to explore Brisbane’s inner suburbs while getting some exercise.
Mt Coot-tha Trails
If you're looking for a challenging mountain biking experience close to the city, the Mt Coot-tha Trails won't disappoint. The trail is around 10km long and takes you up to the summit of Mt Coot-tha, which offers stunning views of the city. With a variety of trails weaving through the picturesque Mt Coot-tha Forest, riders can tackle steep climbs, exhilarating descents, and technical sections. The trails range from beginner-friendly to advanced, ensuring there's something for everyone.
Wynnum to Manly
This is a scenic coastal trail that runs along the Moreton Bay coastline. The trail is approximately 10km long and takes you through some of Brisbane’s most beautiful beaches and parks. The trail is mostly flat and suitable for riders of all levels.
Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge:
While not a specific trail, the Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle challenge is a popular annual event that attracts thousands of cyclists. This 100-kilometer ride starts in Brisbane and finishes in Southport on the Gold Coast. It's not only a great opportunity to challenge yourself but also to support a worthy cause, as the event raises funds for cancer research.
Ready to Ride?
For those looking to embark on these bike trails or participate in the Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle challenge, Progear offers an excellent range of bikes suitable for on-road and off-road terrains. Their collection includes high-quality road and commuter bikes as well as mountain bikes, ensuring you can find the perfect ride for your adventures.
Brisbane provides an abundance of bike trails that cater to riders of all levels. From leisurely rides along the Brisbane River to thrilling mountain bike trails in Daisy Hill Conservation Park and the Bayview Blast Trail Network, there's something to suit every cyclist's preference. Additionally, the Brisbane to Gold Coast cycle challenge offers a rewarding and charitable event for those seeking a longer and more challenging ride. Make sure to check out Progear's selection of bikes to ensure you're well-equipped for your next biking adventure in Brisbane.
Feel free to reach out to Progear's friendly team if you have questions about the range and what bike is best suited to you.