Cycle Canberra, Sightseeing Ride, Gungahlin Loop 2
Another great family ride, this ride is better suited to the family with older children as a small section travels along the Barton Highway. Starting at Gungahlin Pond, the route passes the 18th hole of the Gungahlin Golf Course and then heads right, crossing Lexcen Avenue. From there it travels the bike path as it loops through suburbia. It is a safe, quiet and relaxing ride with underpasses diverting you under most roadways. The ride provides a pleasant outlook as you travel past the Gold Creek Country Club with views of Canberra across the golf course. As you approach the Barton Highway, you will pass the entrance to Gold Creek Village. With plenty to see and do, this is a great side trip for the family. There is a wide shoulder for cyclists along the Barton Highway, and after just a kilometre you rejoin the bike path. At the underpass head left and continue along the path until you return to your starting point.
The ride starts and finishes at Gungahlin Pond. From Canberra, travel north on the Barton Highway and turn right onto Gundaroo Drive. At the second roundabout, turn left on to Candlebark Close – you can park at the end of this road.