Just blown away by the Bicycle network in this crazy city.
The signal times are long and frequent for pedestrians.
The one way streets arranged in a grid pattern with minimal driveways make for an easy bicycle network.
Distance: 99.4 kms
Elevation gain: 934 m
Road Type: On Road, often quiet streets in the mountains, motorbike clubs drive on these roads too, careful off the occasional truck.
Sights: Too many. Mountains, river ways, forests, the lake, the valleys
Tips: Don't need to carry spare water as there are plenty of vending machines along the way
End: Shimizu, port town
Accommodation: Last minute hotel booking via booking.com for 5,400 Yen
Food: Plenty of stops and vending machines along the way.
In Shizumi - Lots of sushi shops because it's close to the sea. Try a local sushi house.
Distance: 54 kms
Time: We took about 3 hours to do this with several stops to take photos and get some snacks
Route: Manly, Freshwater, Dee Why, Collaroy Beach, Warriewood Beach, Mona Vale, Narrebeen, Church Point, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, Terry Hills, Allambie Heights
Path: Road with bike friendly lanes/sections. In the suburbs along the beach it's quiet but some roads are busy. The busy roads have "bike shoulder lane"
Hills: YES Several hills. Be prepared