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It’s impossible to get bored of cycling in New York thanks to its staggering variation of landscapes. From the eponymous city to the utterly wild mountains and forests further north, riding here provides adventure after adventure. Did we mention its exquisite Long Island and Lake Ontario coastlines? From family-friendly forest trails to multi-day explorations in the Adirondacks, cycle routes in New York will capture your heart. 

Major trails cut their way through this huge state and if you want to spend weeks on paved paths through mountain ranges, past lakes and through great expanses of forest, there’s nothing to stop you. Equally, you can enjoy well-maintained bike paths on short lake loops and through state forest after state forest. 

City lights glinting in your eyes? Two-wheeling around New York City is a brilliant way to explore. Ride through Central Park, into Brooklyn and to Brighton Beach or head up the Hudson for city and nature all in one day. 

Intermediate
02:05
21.6 mi
Intermediate
02:24
24.9 mi
Easy
00:40
6.25 mi
Intermediate
02:12
22.4 mi
Easy
01:02
10.2 mi
Intermediate
03:24
34.8 mi
Difficult
06:19
62.9 mi
Easy
01:15
8.25 mi
Difficult
05:37
58.4 mi
Intermediate
03:33
39.7 mi
Easy
01:40
15.9 mi
Easy
01:50
17.8 mi
Intermediate
02:52
29.6 mi
Easy
01:51
17.9 mi
Easy
00:27
3.95 mi
Intermediate
04:44
48.8 mi
Intermediate
03:16
34.0 mi
Intermediate
02:31
25.2 mi
Intermediate
03:12
34.0 mi

Top 19 cycling routes in New York

    1
    Intermediate
    02:05
    21.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    2
    Intermediate
    02:24
    24.9 mi
    10.4 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Easy
    00:40
    6.25 mi
    9.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    4
    Intermediate
    02:12
    22.4 mi
    10.2 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    5
    Easy
    01:02
    10.2 mi
    9.9 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Intermediate
    03:24
    34.8 mi
    10.2 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    7
    Difficult
    06:19
    62.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    8
    Easy
    01:15
    8.25 mi
    6.6 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Difficult
    05:37
    58.4 mi
    10.4 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,775 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    10
    Intermediate
    03:33
    39.7 mi
    11.2 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.
    11
    Easy
    01:40
    15.9 mi
    9.5 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    12
    Easy
    01:50
    17.8 mi
    9.7 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Intermediate
    02:52
    29.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    14
    Easy
    01:51
    17.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    15
    Easy
    00:27
    3.95 mi
    8.7 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    16
    Intermediate
    04:44
    48.8 mi
    10.3 mph
    450 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    17
    Intermediate
    03:16
    34.0 mi
    10.4 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    18
    Intermediate
    02:31
    25.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.
    19
    Intermediate
    03:12
    34.0 mi
    10.6 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

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