Auckland has a number of off-road cycle and walkways that are perfect for a recreational ride or run, or for a more leisurely scenic commute. Most of these routes are enjoyed by pedestrians and cyclists, so watch out for others and share with care. Cyclists please remember to keep to the left and slow down when passing pedestrians.
- Get a cycle map for your area of Auckland
- Find cycling or walking routes on the Auckland Regional Cycling Network map
Auckland Transport has a series of cycle maps that cover the Auckland region. Each of the roads on the maps have been ridden by a team of experienced cyclists and graded in terms of safety and whether it is a quiet or busy route. The maps show points of interest including cycle parks, cycle shops, public toilets, gradients, one-way streets and landmarks.
The maps have been designed to become part of a cyclist's ‘kit’ so we recommend that you view the maps online and then order a hard copy to be mailed out to you. The maps can also be collected from bike shops, libraries, Britomart, information centres and some cycling events.
Auckland cycle maps
- Central Auckland cycle map (PDF 3MB)
- Northern cycle map (PDF 1.9MB)
- Western cycle map (PDF 3MB)
- Eastern cycle map (PDF 2MB)
- Southern cycle map (PDF 2MB)
Walking and running maps
Auckland CBD walking and running tracks
Includes running circuits around CBD includes Albert Park, Bastion Point, Hobson Bay - Orakei Basin circuit, Inner city dash, Mt Eden - Maungawhau volcanic challenge, Sir Chinmoy peace mile, Waterfront cafes & bays and more.
The ‘Be Active’ series of maps are designed to help you find new interesting walking and cycling routes in your neighbourhood which may make it easier to squeeze 30 – 60 minutes of activity into your busy day. Many of the routes provide pleasant and useful shortcuts for walking or cycling to local facilities such as schools, shops, parks, playgrounds, train stations and libraries that can be easily incorporated into everyday life.
You can also use the maps to create your own individual route and plot your achievements by using the scales at the bottom of the map. You can keep track of your progress by measuring where you walk or cycle, the calories you burn, or how long you walk or cycle.
View and download Be Active maps:
- Be Active in Avondale (PDF 648KB)
- Be Active in Ellerslie (PDF 824KB)
- Be Active in Mt Albert (PDF 766KB)
- Be Active in Newmarket (PDF 701KB)
- Be Active in Panmure (PDF 626KB)
- Be Active in Onehunga (PDF 605KB)
- Be Active in the CBD - cycling (PDF 1.2MB)
- Be Active in Otahuhu (PDF 608KB)
The Auckland region has a number of mountain bike trails for all levels of rider including Sanders Reserve, Woodhill, Riverhead, Arch Hill, Waiheke, Whitford, Totara Park, Puhinui and Hunua. Visit the Auckland Mountain Bike Club’s where to ride page for information on trails.
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