Adding more fun and challenges to your exploration in Canberra by cycling the Canberra Centenary Trail and have a “wow” to the diversity of this stunning region.
Created to celebrate Canberra’s Centenary birthday, Centenary Trail is a 145-kilometer self-guided, non-motorised trail, looping through Canberra’s urban and rural environments and pasting iconic sites and hidden treasures of the region. The trail will take you back to the arm of Mother Nature, so get ready to be surrounded by some animal friends such as Gang-gang cockatoo, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, and Swamp Wallaby or overwhelmed by the beauty of Shoary Sunray which is a grassland paper-daisy native to south-eastern Australia.
As a cycling adventure, the trail is a mix of single track, double track, fire road, road, and cycle path.
The Centenary Trail is extremely accessible for cycling and walking. You can join or leave the trail in many locations as there are plenty of entry and exit points.
Food and drink
You can find a series of eateries while riding along urban roads, especially in the city center. There is something for everyone.
The trail is divided into daily sections. It can be either a seven-day walk, averaging just over 20 kilometers per day or a three -day bike ride, averaging just over 45 kilometers per day. Also, it's designed for low-intensity use for cycling and walking of moderate ability and is generally less than 10 percent gradient.
There is a range of fences you will need to lift your bike over and while the majority of the track is easy flowing there are some parts that are descents over loose surfaces. While easy for intermediate riders, for families with younger children and/or inexperienced riders you will need to be careful.
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120.06 km / 74.602 mi
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