Cycle Queensland, Sightseeing Ride, Oceanway Cycle Path Two
The Oceanway Cycle Path is made up of three rides totaling 36km. The paths provide an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to get out and exercise all along the length of the Gold Coast, next to the beaches with numerous vistas and headlands providing views across the area. The majority of the bike riding is on off-road cycle paths with just a few short sections of on-road paths and quiet residential streets.
This is an especially lovely series of bike rides to do early in the morning, just after sunrise. Unfortunately many others have the same idea so be patient, give way to pedestrians and enjoy the bike ride.
Oceanway Cycle Path Two
Running south from Miami to Palm Beach, this is probably the quietest of the three rides. The initial path through Miami highlights this and it seems a shame that it has to end. Unfortunately, there is a price to pay for the lovely serene quietness of Miami, a flight of stairs up and over the South Nobby Headland. The stairs are narrow and quite steep so be prepared for a short burst of real effort to get up to the top. Once there, spend a moment to admire the view.
Further south, enjoy the ride through Burleigh Heads past all of the outdoor gymnasium ‘furniture’ lining the path. Watch as young and old enjoy their daily workouts in the ocean breeze before a cooling swim in the Pacific Ocean. Bicycles are not permitted in Burleigh Head National Park so a quick detour through a few quiet residential streets gets you back on track, crossing over Tallebudgera Creek before finishing with a loop around the outside of the Tallebudgera recreation camp and back on to the beach.
The start point is just off the Gold Coast Highway, running down the length of the Gold Coast, just in-land from the famous beaches. This is easily accessed from either the north or south via the Pacific Motorway.
Food and Drink
Take your pick! There is a huge selection of cafés, eateries and coffee shops all the way along this ride.
The Gold Coast! There is so much going on here that it is impossible to not find something of interest for you to do. If all else fails, the beaches are hard to beat.
5.98 km / 3.716 mi
43 m / 141 ft
44 m / 143 ft
20 m / 65 ft