Biking is a fun activity to do as a family. In Jakarta there are many parks, bike paths and roads you can go down that are fun as well as safe. Get your helmets on and get ready to cycle through some beautiful parts of Jakarta. Here is our guide to the best places for cycling and biking in Jakarta. We also include information on bike rentals too.
Looking for a place in Jakarta to go biking with the family? Eko Bike at Ocean Ecopark, Ancol is one of the best place that happily recommends biking with the family. Ocean Ecopark provides a bike rental service. Enjoy a refreshing day outdoors, and take a ride along the park’s bike paths. They have the best cycling tracks in the capital with around 2.2 kilometers of straights, curves, uphills and downhills.
Ecopark Ancol, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. Jl. Lodan Timur 7, Ancol, North Utara, +6221 29 222 222, www.ancol.com/id/aktivitas/eco-bike
Ragunan Zoo is the best place for cycling especially in the morning. You can feel the fresh and clean air surrounding you, and with many big trees and the sounds of the animals, they will greet you on your morning day. Don’t worry if you don’t have bicycle, you can rent it inside Ragunan. The location of the bike rental service is not far from the North entry gate. They also have tandem bicycles for rent.
Kebun Binatang Ragunan Jl. Harsono RM No.1 Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, +6221 7884 7114 https://ragunanzoo.jakarta.go.id
Every Sunday from 6 am to 11 am, some roads around Jakarta are closed to all private cars, to provide space for the public to walk, jog, cycle and do other activities. You can ride your bike without any fear of being knocked over by cars. So, grab your bike and enjoy almost 5 hours of car free riding every Sunday. This is the schedule for Jakarta Car Free Day.
Car Free Day, Central Jakarta Jl. Sudirman (every Sunday from 6am to 11am). The road closed from Ratu Plaza until Monas Monument | South Jakarta Jl. Sisingamangaraja (every Sunday from 6am to 11am) Jl. Dr. Saharjo & Jl. Minangkabau Manggarai, (first week/Sunday of the month at 6am to 9am). | West Jakarta Kawasan Kota Tua Tamansari, (second week/Sunday of the month from 6am to 11am). | North Jakarta Jl. Boulevard Kelapa Gading (third week/Sunday of the month from 6am to 11am). | East Jakarta Jl. Pemuda Rawamangun (fourth week/Sunday of the month from 6am to 11am)
This is a nice new place in Jakarta that we recommend for playing with kids at weekend. You can do many activities here because it's supported by various facilities available like a jogging track, bike path, skate park, amphitheater, playground for children, mini library and much more. With 1.4 hectares with a green open area, this place is the perfect destination for cycling. Don’t worry about motorized traffic because bikes have their own bike path. The park is open everyday until 8 pm.
Kota Tua is the best place to ride your bike. You will have the chance to see popular landmarks and hidden heritage spots in Jakarta's old town (Kota Tua Jakarta). Don’t worry if you don't have your own bike, there are colorful vintage bikes for rent. The best time to ride is in the early morning or afternoon time, because it will be too hot at noon.
Jakarta Old Town, Lapangan Stasiun Kota, West Jakarta
Another good place to ride your bike is Taman Mini Indonesia Indah. Through the 150 acre park you will see the beautiful Indonesian miniature park while cycling. The rental service is in the right corner of the North parking lot, it’s near the art and handicraft village. You can rent regular bikes, both for adults and kids or tandem bikes. They also provide a family with a bicycle train that can fit to four persons. Taman Mini is open everyday from 8am to 5pm.
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Raya Taman Mini, East Jakarta, +6221 87792078, www.tamanmini.com/pesona_indonesia/fasilitas/sepeda-keliling
Located in Merdeka Square, the iconic landmark of Jakarta, Monas (National Monument) is a favorite destination for people in Jakarta. The park around the monument is well maintained, neat and clean so you can walk, bicycle, or run without pollution. This is one of the best place to ride your bike. The best time to ride around Monas is early morning or afternoon. The park is open everyday, from Monday to Sunday. There's no need to pay for the entrance ticket, it’s free!
National Monument (Monas), Central of Jakarta, www.jakarta.go.id/web/encyclopedia/detail/1989/Nasional-Monumen
Taman Honda Tebet or Taman Tebet is a green open space located in the Tebet, South Jakarta area. Taman Tebet is a favorite destination for family's on the weekend. You can find futsal fields, children’s playgrounds, jogging tracks, fitness stations, large open grassed spaces for general play. There are numerous large sealed areas which are suitable for bike riding. The best time to come is early morning or afternoon, and the entrance is free. Bring your bike!
Taman Honda Tebet, East of Jl. Tebet Barat and west of Jl. Tebet Timur, South Jakarta