Cycle Manly Beach
This is an easy ride on flat terrain along the shorefront of Manly, on Sydney's northern beaches. The whole journey is about 8 kilometres.
Park your car at Passmore Reserve on Campbell Parade, Manly Vale.
Follow the track , go over the bridge to Nolan Reserve, and carry on to the right. Turn right into Riverview Parade, and left at Lakeside Crescent and ride to the traffic lights on Pittwater Road. Cross over and bear right until you see a pathway on the left, which goes through Lagoon Reserve Queenscliff. Go under the bridge at Queenscliff and you are on the beachfront.
Get onto the shared pathway which runs parallel with The Steyne road. This area has everything, the surf, the beach, seated and grassed areas to picnic, cafes, restaurants, hotels and lots of shops. When you reach Manly Surf Club at the southern end, a pathway continues along the coast to Shelley Beach. On the weekends, this path is prohibited to cyclists from 9am to 6pm. Shelley Beach is a beautiful sheltered cove, with The Boathouse, a great cafe overlooking the beach.
On the return trip, follow the beachfront again heading north, ride up to Pine Street, opposite North Steyne Surf Club. Go straight along Pine Street, then turn right at Collingwood Street. A left at Alexander Street takes you past wonderful heritage homes in this leafy, secluded part of Manly. Cross Balgowlah Road and ride on the marked path on Kenneth Road. A right into Addiscombe Road takes you back to Passmore Reserve on Campbell Parade.