Park and Pedal - Belconnen, Canberra

Park and Pedal - Belconnen, Canberra - commuter ride 

Green and easy, it is the commuter ride heading to the heart of Belconnen District that belongs to Canberra City – the capital of Australia.

This trail promises to bring you a cool and shady ride. Your path is embraced by the greenery by going along the rows of trees, passing the famous Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve of Australia and the interaction of the Bicentennial National Trail while heading North.

Unfortunately, the more you get closer to Belconnen, the less green spaces you will see. Nevertheless, the road is more pleasant, and a smooth ride is there, waiting for you.

Terrain

The trail can be divided into two parts. The first one which is from the starting point is a little challenging since the trail goes uphill. The highest point is at the interaction of Bicentennial National Trail from where the trail goes down significantly.

Moreover, the route is mainly along shared paths, and there is bike lane.

Access

From Park and Pedal Car Park, and facing the lake you turn left onto the shared path. Follow it for approx. 1.5 km. Turn left, crossing straight across William Hovell Drive, and onto the shared path that veers right. Stay on the shared path for approx. 2.7 km and then turn left into an underpass. Follow the shared path, crossing Lyttleton Crescent, Redfern Street, Catchpole Street and Belconnen Way onto the shared path on Benjamin Way. Ride down Benjamin Way shared path and you are in the center of Belconnen.

Note: The 3D map is only an illustrative version of the ride and should not be relied on for exact route.

Food and drink

You can start off your journey after enjoying a delicious meal at The Conservatory Restaurant, which is not very far from the starting point. They provide contemporary Australian cuisine and guarantee every dish is healthy and satisfying.

At the destination, you may want to visit Henry’s Family Restaurant (near Big Splash Waterpark) or Punjabi Junction on Benjamin Way to pamper your hungry stomach after a long ride.

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7.277 km / 4.522 mi

Total Distance

119 m / 391 ft

Total Ascent

96 m / 316 ft

Total Descent

640 m / 2,100 ft

Highest Point

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Ride Considerations

When riding a bike you should always be aware of the environment around you and the status of the path and route. Caution is required and you should not rely on the information on this web page to protect your safety. Our information is to help guide you on the direction - but it does not contain a comprehensive listing of all the safety issues you may face.

In Canberra, there are animals such as kangaroos that sometimes wander onto the track including kangaroos and branches and loose matter such as sticks, rocks, and soil. Likewise, you should be vigilant at all intersections. If you need to travel on the road, please be aware of all your surroundings including people potentially opening doors in front of you and cars approaching intersections. Defensive riding is recommended at all times.

Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Fitness Level: Medium
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
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Estimated Distance: 7.7
Elevation Gain: 115
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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