11 of the Safest and Best Bike Routes in Vancouver

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With its extensive bike lanes, good weather condition, panoramic sceneries, Vancouver is considered a haven for all cyclists out here. You can peddle in the city’s multitude of great paths that ranges from urban routes inside the city and more extreme trails outside the metropolis. You can enjoy exploring the city beaches, parks, and many more attractions as you travel in the different bike routes in Vancouver. So if you are feeling adventurous and want to hit the road, here are the best leisurely and safe bike routes that you can travel to in Vancouver:

 

Gear up and let the crazy bike ride begin.

 

  1. Stanley Park Seawall

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It is one of the most beautiful parks and best biking rides in the city. It is not as tough as the other bike routes in the city, but you will surely enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view in Vancouver. Biking here is the great escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Aside from bikers, there are also runners and rollerbladers who enjoy its paved path.

 

Suggested Bike Route: Start with Lost Lagoon to Georgia Street to Stanley Park totem poles and end to English Bay. The path continues to False Creek to Granville Island.

 

  1. Pacific Spirit Regional Park

bike routes vancouver: Pacific Spirit Regional Park

If you are looking for a weekend of day long rides, this is the best trail for you. The biking trails vary in difficulty. But you will surely enjoy the ride as it will bring you to the majestic urban forest. You don’t have to go that far for wild adventure. You can get lost and feel it here.

 

Suggested Bike Route: Start at Jericho Beach to UBC to Spanish Bank and lastly to Pacific Spirit Regional Park

 

  1. UBC Loop

It is outside the city boundary that rests on a peninsula. The UBC is one of the most beautiful universities in Canada. It brims with good scenery that is perfect for relaxation and reflection. The loop is just a simple ride around the campus area.

Suggested Bike Route: From Blanca to UBC highway to Thunderbird Stadium to Kitsilano

 

  1. Sunset Beach

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If you are looking for a trail where you can enjoy a good beach scene, then your best way is to pedal along in Sunset Beach. In here, you will feast in the view of Vancouver’s beaches and urban waterfront areas. Along the journey, you may visit museums and detour to Granville Island to experience an array of dining options.

 

Suggested Bike Routes: Start at Sunset Beach continue to False Creek to a number of museums (Science World and Vancouver Maritime Museum) detour to Granville Island and end at Kitsilano Beach

 

  1. Central Valley Greenway

It is your gateway to metropolitan neighbourhoods, historic shopping districts and scenic natural areas. You may stop along the road to explore nearby neighbourhoods, see wildlife or enjoy a cold drink at an outdoor cafe.

 

Suggested Bike Routes: Starts at Science World on False Creek to Commercial Drive to Burnaby and end to New Westminster

 

  1. Queen Elizabeth Park – VanDusen Botanical Gardens

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If you just want to relax and be surrounded by nature, bike around here and enjoy the lush gardens and parks. You won’t just enjoy the ride going here, but also the destination where you will be welcomed by green and relaxing spaces.

 

Suggested Bike Routes: Start at Midtown/Ridgeway or Ontario Street bike route to Queen Elizabeth Park continue to 37th Avenue For the VanDusen Botanical Garden

 

  1. Steveston

 

According to BC Living, it is one of the best trails in the region. The path will take you through marshlands, a heritage shipyard, and to a little fishing village.

 

Suggested Bike Routes: Start at No. 5 Road and Dyke Road in Richmond to Steveston Dyke to Fraser River to central Richmond

 

  1. Yaletown

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If you are planning to bike during the night, this route is your best choice. The ride is very exciting at night since all of the Yaletowners and Olympic Village residents are out to party and play. You can end your ride at Granville Island for a nice and sumptuous dinner.

 

Suggested Bike Routes: Start at English Bay or Sunset Beach then Yaletown to Granville Island, around False Creek

 

  1.  Downtown Loop

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If you just want to bike around the city, take this bike route and enjoy the cold air. Reward yourself with some cold drink or gelato after.

 

Suggested Bike Routes: Starts at Convention Centre continue to seawall then Stanley Park to Alberni Street to Burrard to Comox/Helmcken bike path to Hornby and back to Convention Centre

 

  1. Spanish Banks Loop

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If you want to pedal so fast, this trail is best for you. Test your speed and enjoy a very good bike ride here with the breathtaking view of the surroundings

 

Suggested Bike Routes: Starts at the east end of Spanish Banks to  Marine Drive to UBC and back

 

  1. Pipeline: Mt. Fromme, North Vancouver

bike routes vancouver: Pipeline- Mt. Fromme, North Vancouver

According to TrailPeak.com, it is a difficult bike trail in Vancouver. It is an armoured trail that only experienced cyclists are can traversed. For about two kilometres you have to climb over berms, ladders and natural single-track. It is highly recommended to wear a lot of padding before proceeding with this trail since you’ll have a lot of chances to get hurt here.

 

Other recommended trails: Seventh Trail and Upper Oil Can

 

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