Distance
5.06 km
Ascent
26 m
Descent
27 m
Peak
565 m
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
<1 hr
Cycle Lake Burley Griffin Central Basin Loop Ride

Best Cycling in Canberra, ACT, Australia

Overview

Known as the ‘bridge to bridge’ bike ride, this 4.9-km loop from King Avenue Bridge to Commonwealth Avenue Bridge takes in the Parliamentary Triangle. This sightseeing ride will take you to many of the city’s national attractions and is popular with locals and visitors alike, especially on weekends.

The ride also ventures through the R G Menzies Walk (named in acknowledgment of Sir Robert Menzies' contribution to the final development of Canberra) and Australians of the Year Walk (a permanent record of elite Australians of the year and a music walk)

Terrain

You will have a smooth ride on fully paved paths.

Access

While there are many access points, we recommend that you park your car at Parks Barrine Drive, cross Barrine Dr and enter the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Food and Drink

Don’t let your hunger and thirst ruin your day, take a look at this “golden list” of restaurants that will please your appetite and are all located right on the route:

Highlights along the ride

  • Bike Ride along the lake’s edge when the Captain Cook Memorial Jet is in full spray or the National Carillon is playing
  • Wander through Reconciliation Place to see the outdoor sculpture
  • Experience the fun of science at Questacon — The National Science and Technology Centre
  • Take a peek inside the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
  • Ride through the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden
Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Fitness Level:
Low
Medium
High
Ultra Fit
Various
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Gravel Road
Trail Signage:
Excellent
Good
Average
Poor
Non Existant
Mobile Coverage:
Excellent
Good
Limited
Nil
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle
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