Cycling routes

Leave the car at home and explore the coast via pedal power.

Cycling routes

Adventure Sunshine Coast is a great way to discover the variety of on and off road Sunshine Coast cycling routes that are suitable for road bikes. Our online guide helps you find cycle routes by:

  • location
  • distance and time
  • available facilities
  • difficulty levels
  • refreshment pit stops.

Plus, each cycle description contains helpful information on starting points, water supplies and what you can do afterwards.

Discover the Adventure Sunshine Coast online guide today. This resource contains the most up to date information on the most popular and also least known cycling routes including new pathway additions.

Walking and cycling maps

Explore pathways in your local area with the Sunshine Coast Active Travel Maps, designed to help you walk, ride or catch the bus from Peregian Springs through to Pelican Waters. Discover a new way to get to the beach or find a bike park for the kids using these comprehensive maps. You can view them online, or pick up a copy from council’s customer contact centres, libraries or your local bike shop.

  1. Peregian Springs to Marcoola (PDF, 4153KB)
  2. Mudjimba to Maroochydore (PDF, 4546KB)
  3. Alexandra Headland to Birtinya (PDF, 5283KB)
  4. Birtinya to Pelican Waters (PDF, 6015KB)
  5. Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

The following online tools can be used to help you plan your cycling trip using start and end points:

  • TripGo: helps you compare trip options including cycling, walking, public transport and rideshare.
  • Komoot offers turn-by-turn navigation and offline maps for all outdoor adventures.
  • Google maps.

Please note that routes are suggested routes only. You are responsible for your own safety while using Sunshine Coast pathways and road networks. Council accepts no responsibility for any incorrect or out of date data presented.

Useful resources

Permits for commercial and group activities

Permits are required for commercial and group mountain bike activities on all tracks listed. To obtain permits please contact the managing authority as identified below:

National parks and conservation parks

Department of Environment and Science

Phone: 13 74 68

Visit the Department of Environment and Science website.

Forestry Plantation Queensland

Phone: 07 5438 6637

Visit the Forestry Plantation Queensland website.

Ewen Maddock Dam or any other dam

SEQ Water

Phone: 1800 737 928

Visit the SEQ Water website.