If your regular routes are feeling stale its amazing how fresh they will seem if you imagine showing them to someone else for the very first time. I do this occasionally on my regular rides around Sydney’s Northern Beaches and it helps me see familiar things through fresh eyes. On this occasion, my imaginary tourist friend and I set out from Manly Wharf as it is a popular and accessible destination by ferry.
From the wharf, its a few minutes ride to iconic Manly Beach, then up the southern headland to Freshwater Beach, Freshwater Headland and Curl Curl.
From Curl Curl, its a few backstreets over the Dee Why Headland then on to the spectacular Long Reef Headland which is the highlight of the ride.
From Long Reef Headland, we passed Collaroy Beach and diverted to the southern side of Narrabeen Lake before taking the Cromer bike path back to Dee Why and returning to Manly.
This seven minute GoPro video records the ride highlights and shows the beauty of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Safe and scenic all the way, with no riding on roads and lots of interconnecting shared paths and a few quiet backstreets.