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 intersection of the Bicentennial National Trail while heading to the 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.
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 intersection of Bicentennial National Trail from where the trail goes down significantly.
Moreover, the route is mainly along shared paths, and there is bike lane.
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.
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
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