If there’s any proof required just how attractive Noosa is as a cycling destination, it’s your average Sunday morning when the region’s cafes, parklands and streets are awash with cyclists young and old.

Cycling isn’t just an occasional activity in this major tourism destination, it’s a lifestyle, courtesy of an abundance of cycling tracks, mountain bike paths and varied terrain.

If you’re looking for some of the prime places to saddle up and embrace the freedom of cycling, here’s a quick snapshot of just some of the best areas to get ‘on your bike in Noosa’.

The Noosa River

For the casual riders out there who appreciate a little scenery with their cycling activity, the Noosa River is ideal.

Featuring a wide, friendly bicycle and pedestrian path that traverses all the way from Tewantin, this is a ride suited to families with novice riders and more experienced cyclists alike.

The best thing about the Noosa River ride is that it’s flat, and you can enjoy as many stops as you please along the way.

You can also extend the ride to take in Tewantin, Noosaville or Noosa Heads, or pause to have a cup of coffee, a quick dip in the river, or a prolonged play at a playground.

A beachside ride

If the idea of scenery really ticks your cycling box, there are few bike paths quite as spectacular as the coastline ride from Sunrise Beach to Peregian.

This ride features a couple of small hills, but the effort is certainly worth it. The reward is sweeping views of an ever-enticing Pacific Ocean that seem to stretch as far as the eye can see. The bicycle path is shared with pedestrians and runs adjacent to the beach front.

Along the way you’ll take in stunning vistas at Castaways, pass beneath bushland canopies, and find yourself greeted with the friendly vibe of Peregian Beach village to the south.

Better yet, if all that cycling activity has you hankering for a little cool-off, whip off that helmet, hit the sand and plunge straight into the ocean blue.

The thrill of the hill

Shh, this one’s a bit of a local secret, but we’re sure you won’t tell a soul…Located just off Noosa/Cooroy Road at Tewantin is a sealed road called Gyndier Drive.

It’s not open to cars, winds up through the rainforest and offers a touch of adrenaline as you whizz your way back down.

Gyndier Drive is quite frankly a favoured destination for many of the region’s keen cyclists. For most days of the year cyclists and the occasional runner or walker are the only people to be found here. Then come November and June it plays host to the Noosa Hill Climb when classic and modern cars descend on the site to use it as a spectacular racetrack.

If you want a bit more bang for your cycling buck than the paved climb and quick descent of Gyndier, combine it with some mountain bike action.

Simply turn left at the top to travel a short distance along Sunrise Road where you’ll meet up with the Milk Maid trail. This bush ride then makes its way down to a creek near Beckmans Road, and from there it’s an easy cycle back to the carpark at the base of Gyndier.

About Noosa Quays

Noosa Quays is a premium Noosa accommodation provider, offering deluxe apartments on the Noosa Sound waterfront.

Located within easy reach of Hastings Street, Noosa River, the Noosa beaches and all the dining and activities on offer, it’s a destination that’s centrally located and easily reached.