Routes and Trails
If you are searching “bike trails near me” we have you covered! You will find these routes and more digitally logged on the Strava app at Visit Wollongong, where you can also join Club Wollongong to see what bike riding you can do in the area
To explore Wollongong more leisurely, or with little tackers in tow, take advantage of our extensive network of shared pathways. There’s the spectacular ‘Blue Mile’ incorporating Wollongong Harbour, pop-up cycleways improving access from the university to the beach, the ocean-hugging 14km Thirroul to North Wollongong route, or coastal pathways linking to Kiama, perfect for e-bike bandits. We also have a range of bike friendly businesses to park your bike up whilst you enjoy a meal and a coffee!
See our top routes below!
- Distance: 43.49 km
- Elevation: 139 m
- Ride Time: 2:00:00
Enjoy a family-friendly ride around Lake Illawarra, starting at Reddall Park for a picnic. Follow the shared path along Wingdang Bridge, navigate a challenging section with roundabouts and a freeway parallel, then return lakeside on Kanahooka Rd for stunning views. Complete the loop through quieter roads and residential streets, ending with a scenic shared path back to the starting point
- Distance: 77.31 km
- Elevation: 1,286 m
- Ride time: 3:10:00
Explore the 2022 UCI Road World Championships highlights from Helensburgh. Descend to Bald Hill lookout, ride the Sea Cliff Bridge, and navigate the rolling hills to Wollongong city. Tackle a challenging climb (7.9km, 465m, 5.2% gradient), enjoy the escarpment ridge, and descend Mt Kembla. Pass Nan Tien Temple, climb Mt Keira, explore Wollongong’s highlights, and then head north for the UCI city circuit, including the challenging Ramah Avenue (1.1km, 119m, 7.7% gradient).
- Distance: 16.26 km
- Elevation: 69 m
- Ride time: 40:00
Enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery around Sandon Point where you will likely see plenty of surfers and perhaps even a few whales! Here you have the choice of staying on the concrete path a little inland via Innovation Campus or enjoying the gravel tracks and boardwalks of Puckey’s Estate. Lob into North Wollongong and the harbour for plenty of beachside dining options like Diggies and Levendi or continue to complete the stunning Flagstaff Hill loop.
More Rides Include:
Cringila Hills Mountain Bike Park
The park is a 10-minute drive south of Wollongong’s center, with entry off Lackawanna Street, Cringila.
Discover Wollongong’s award winning Cringila Hills Mountain Bike Park, a family-friendly riding haven boasting 12km of beginner to intermediate trails, jumps, and challenging features for all skill levels. Experience a state-of-the-art asphalt pump track and a bike skills play area. The park is part of a larger recreation space with 3.4km of shared walking trails and an inclusive playground catering to children of all abilities. You can finish your ride with a satisfying meal and drink at the 5 Islands Hotel to refuel after an awesome time on the trails
The Blue Mile
Distance: 1.6 km and Ride Time: 15:00
Extending from North Beach to the Harbour, the Blue Mile offers an ideal setting for walking, cycling, swimming, jogging, and dining. This beloved stretch of our coastline features stunning views, interconnected pathways, and parks, as well as numerous dining and entertainment options. Be sure to check out the public art installations and local history signage, which provide insights into the captivating past of this area.