Bike  Rides around Manly + surrounds

The Northern Beaches has many beautiful ocean pools to choose from and they are cleaned and maintained by the council.


The Spit to Manly Ocean Beach - 19km


For a longer ride of around 19km return, start at Spit Bridge in Seaforth, wind through Balgowlah, Fairlight and Manly Lagoon and finish at Manly. 

Seaforth to Shelly Beach 8km


An 8km ride and almost entirely off-road. It starts at Baringa Avenue, Seaforth and runs down via Burnt Bridge Creek Deviation and takes keen riders to the new picnic area at Shelly Beach.

Balgowlah Heights Scenic Tour 4.8km


This on-road ride links the Seaforth to Shelly Beach Bike Path to the scenic attractions of Dobroyd Heights and Tania Park in Balgowlah Heights, while keeping to the lightly trafficked streets and avoiding undue hill climbing as much as possible. 

Manly Corso to North Head 3.6km


A steep start up Darley Road, Manly takes you past the neo-Gothic tourism and hotel management college. Alternatively you can continue on the North Head Scenic Ride until you reach the panoramic view of the ocean, harbour and city from North Head.


Dobroyd Point 2km


Starting at Bareena Drive in Balgowlah Heights, this is a family-friendly, dedicated bike lane around Tania Park. Along the route you’ll spot uninterrupted vista of the main harbour and Sydney Heads.


manly Dam bike & walking tracks

Manly Dam is a popular mountain biking venue, considered one of Sydney’s best
bike tracks and suitable for every level and experience from beginners to more advanced riders.

The trail runs clockwise and it has a number of rock sections, rock plateaus, rock steps, rough downhill sections and full width, file trails. 

For easier access of the bike track, you can enter via King Street in Manly Vale and Upper Clontarf or Kirkwood Street at Bantry Reserve in Seaforth. 

narrabeen lake bike & Walking track

The Narrabeen Lagoon trail is an easy 8.4km loop on a well formed, shared track without steps. It was completed in early 2015, and now lets locals
and visitors walk or ride around the entire Narrabeen Lagoon circuit.
The different sections are as follows:

Middle Creek to Bilarong Reserve (2.2km)

Bilarong Reserve to Berry Reserve (1.2km)

Berry Reserve to Jamieson Park (1.5km)

Jamieson Park to South Creek (2.3km)

South Creek to Middle Creek (1.2km)

Totalling 8.4km, the complete trail crosses two steel bridges and passes the Sydney Sports Academy. There are several entry points and car parks around the circuit and the circuit is pet friendly, as long as animals are on leads. There are extensive boardwalks with plenty of park benches along the way to rest and enjoy the water views. Parts of the trail are wheelchair accessible and toilet facilities are located at 4 of the car parks. Picnic areas are dotted along the trail and include shaded tables and benches. Middle Creek Picnic Area features a large grassed area and BBQ facilities – parking charges apply to non-residents.