Our City has many on-road bike lanes and off-road paths for people riding a bicycle for travel or recreation.
The most popular and scenic cycling paths are situated along the River Torrens Linear Park. This 35-kilometre sealed cycling and walking trail follows the path of the River Torrens as it makes its way out of the hills at Athelstone, through the Adelaide CBD, to West Beach.
There are also a number of on-road bike lanes that provide an alternative safe method of travelling by bicycle throughout the City.
Download: Map of Existing Cycling Network
The Council has adopted a City-Wide Cycling Plan to guide the development of a network of improved and safer bicycle routes across the City and travel behaviour change initiatives that will encourage more people to ride a bicycle.
Trip planners and maps
Download a range of free maps to help you find main roads, bicycle lanes, local streets and off-road paths.
When you are out and about on your bicycle keep your eye out for the Bikedirect signs, which are colour coded according to routes shown on maps.
Visit: Cycling maps - sa.gov.au
River Torrens Linear Park
Cycle Instead Journey Planner
Cycle Instead Journey Planner generates cycling routes using Adelaide's Bikedirect network of main roads, bike lanes, local streets, off-road paths and some unsealed paths.
This interactive tool, available online and formatted to work on all smart phones allows you to choose a variety of options that take into consideration fitness and confidence levels, road conditions and speed of travel.
Adelaide Free Bikes (temporarily suspended due to COVID-19)
This service has been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.
For more information, visit: Adelaide Free Bikes
Cycling road rules and safety
Riding on footpaths
Cyclists of all ages are allowed to ride bicycles (including power assisted e-bikes) on footpaths. Footpaths provide a safe and sometimes more direct alternative for cyclists.
When riding on a footpath or shared path, a cyclist must:
- keep to the left unless it is impracticable to do so
- exercise due care and consideration for pedestrians and other users
- give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path
- give a warning (by bell, horn or other means) to pedestrians or others using the footpath, if it is necessary to avert danger.
Please note: motorised wheeled recreational devices (such as e-scooters, electric skateboards, segways) cannot be ridden on a road, footpath or bike tracks.
For information about motorised wheeled recreational devices and where you can ride, visit: SA.GOV.AU
Before you head off on your journey, you might like to check out the Bureau of Meteorology website for local weather forecasts.
Visit: Sustainable Transport