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.
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!
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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