Canberra to Crookwell - the Country Roads

If quiet, rural paved country roads are your 'thang', you'll love this one. Leaving from the heart of the nation's capital and arriving in the beautiful country township of Crookwell some 114km later, after passing through country villages with great cafes and coffee, and idyllic Australian rural countryside, this one's a great escape!

If 114km is a bit of a stretch, consider braeking this one into two days and staying overnight in the townships of either Gundaroo or Gunning. There are some great lodging and restaurant options at both.

TERRAIN

This route is fully paved on sealed roads. The route clibs a total of around 1200m across its entire length, starting relatively flat and then climbing steadily but gradually once you pass Gunning. There's a final descent to reward you on your final approach into Crookwell.

Of course, you can always opt for the reverse ride, with more downhill than up!

ACCESS

The ride commences at the Canberra and Region Visitor's Center, Regatta Point and concludes some 114km later in the township of Crookwell. 

To return to Canberra, either you can overnight in Crookwell and ride back the following day (or take two nights in Crookwell, weith a day's break in between to relax and enjoy the country lifestyle and pace); or you can use public transport shuttles via rail from Gunning or Goulburn and links with bus transport via either Murray's Coaches or the Crookwell Bus Service.

FOOD AND DRINK

You'll pass through the townships of Gundaroo and Gunning, both of which offer a limted number, but great quality, of cafes and restaurants.

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112.679 km / 70.015 mi

Total Distance

1,226 m / 4,021 ft

Total Ascent

888 m / 2,913 ft

Total Descent

1,009 m / 3,311 ft

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Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Sightseeing
Commuter
Rail Trail
Gravel
Various
EPIC Ride
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: Full day
Fitness Level: High
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: Good
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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