Port Stephens is great for cyclists and bike riders from serious mountain bikers right through to families who enjoy a safe and scenic bike ride. A Port Stephens bike ride offers amazing views and very little traffic (after all we only have single lane roads and only one set of traffic lights).
Port Stephens has designated cycleways that provide safe cycling around the peninsula. These cycleways can take you from Salamander Bay right through to Fingal Bay with some spectacular water views as you pass from Bagnalls Beach to Dutchies Beach to Nelson Bay, some shaded riding through bush and reserves from Shoal Bay to Fingal Bay and plenty of parks, playgrounds and cafes along the way.
Port Stephens Council has approximately 50km of shared cycleways throughout its communities. These consist of links between recreation areas, schools, business centres and community facilities.
Several long routes are available including 2km, 8km and 12km routes that are ideal for family outings, commuting or recreational riding and walking connect to well-maintained picnic, BBQ and recreation areas.