Cycling around Canberra

The national capital, Canberra, is almost certainly the Australian city best set up for a cycling holiday and there are plenty of well-thought- out bike tracks perfect for winding those pedals and unwinding the mind. In the city itself, there are some 400 kilometres of dedicated bike paths, and the terrain is usually fairly flat. Buses between suburbs and town centres have bike racks, and bike riders can travel on them for free. One of the easiest and most enjoyable family rides is around Lake Burley Griffin. The full ride is about 35 kilometres.

Canberra is also surrounded by pine forests with fire trails through parks, many of which allow or actively encourage mountain-biking. You can hire bikes from about a dozen shops in Canberra, and rates can be dramatically discounted if hiring for more than a few days. The company Row ‘n’ Ride is one family-friendly hirer that also offers free drop-off and pick-up of bikes from your accommodation.

Contact Info

Row ‘n’ Ride: (02) 6228 1264 or 0410 547 838

www.realfun.com.au

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