Top 6 Night Cycling Routes in Singapore

Top 6 Night Cycling Routes in Singapore

Take your pick from the Eastern Coastal Loop, Marina Bay, Pulau Ubin, and more!

Following the extension of various park connectors coupled with the boom of the bike sharing craze, night cycling has cemented itself as a favourite group activity in Singapore. After all, what better way to spice up your typical cycling outing than riding through the night! Whether you’re a beginner or experienced cyclist, here are six different night cycling routes to see another side of Singapore after hours while avoiding the crowd and blazing heat.

For the beginners: the North Eastern Riverine Loop

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Night cycling may seem daunting at first, but there’s really nothing to deter you from embarking on this exciting experience! Because of its wide and easy-to-follow roads, the North Eastern Riverine Loop is the perfect route for first-time cyclists. Starting from Punggol Park, follow the park connectors through the heartlands of Buangkok and Sengkang, passing by iconic landmarks such as the scenic Punggol Waterfront and the Coney Island entrance signage that has been flooding Instagram.

As this is one of the most popular and recommended night cycling routes, the National Parks Board has a nifty guide which you can view here.

For a scenic coastal trail: the Eastern Coastal Loop

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Another lauded cycling route is the Eastern Coastal Loop which will bring you along the beaches of Pasir Ris and East Coast Park as well as the calm waters of Bedok Reservoir. The biggest draw of this trail is the picturesque view of the ocean at night coupled with the cool sea breeze. Part of this route is the Coastal Park Connector leg which runs parallel to Changi Airport’s runway. Take a break there and watch the early morning flights take off!

For a city adventure: Marina Bay

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More often than not, green parks and beaches come to mind when you think of cycling paths. But for urbanites, the city area around Marina Bay is a great night cycling route to explore the concrete jungle and view the stunning city skyline! There are no fixed routes for your city adventure, but some places to visit include the ArtScience Museum bayfront, the Esplanade and the Merlion. Take this route and experience the quiet of the city before it wakes again in the morning!

For the nature-lovers: the Northern Explorer Loop

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Start off your journey from Lower Seletar Reservoir Park and cycle through the heartlands of Woodlands, across Mandai Park Connector and to Admiralty Park. On this route, you’ll bear witness to untouched wildlife like numerous mangroves and water swamps. Afterwards, head to the Woodlands Waterfront jetty to admire the coast of Johor Bahru just across the calm Johor Strait. This night cycling route itself only takes about 2 hours, so that gives you plenty of time to make stops to enjoy immersing in nature. Follow the Northern Explorer Loop here.

For a step into the past: Pulau Ubin

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For those ready to take on a real adventure, venture out of Singapore’s mainland to the rustic island of Pulau Ubin! There, you can either explore the quaint charm of traditional kampongs and quarries on its main cycling paths, or try out the 10km Ketam Mountain Bike Park trail located at the fringes of Pulau Ubin. While most of the designated tracks are demarcated safely, some like the Black Diamond trail are dirt paths. Thus, be sure have your bike lights turned on, and wear protective gear if you’re not an experienced night cyclist. A bumboat ride from Changi Village only costs $3, plus an additional $2 for your bicycle. Alternatively, there are dozens of inexpensive bike rental stores on the island itself.

For the food-lovers: from Esplanade to Changi Village

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Cycling through the night is going to activate your hunger pangs. Since Singapore’s definitely not short of delicious supper places, why not combine both for a night cycling food trail? Start this route at the famous Makansutra Gluttons Bay at the Esplanade where you can feast on the best local delicacies, and then head eastwards to Sims Avenue for a quick snack at 126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi. After another leg of cycling, stop at Simpang Bedok, and finally at 89.7FM Supper Club at Changi Village.

Whether you’re a nature-lover, foodie, or someone who simply wants a fun way to exercise, there are just so many different night cycling trails to explore Singapore in a whole new light.

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Stephanie Lauw
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