Cycle Lake Burley Griffin Central Basin Loop Ride

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Lake Burley Griffin Central Basin Loop - Sightseeing ride

Known as the ‘bridge to bridge’ bike ride, this 4.9km loop from King Avenue Bridge to Commonwealth Avenue Bridge takes in the Parliamentary Triangle, home to many of the city’s national attractions and is popular with locals and visitors alike, especially on weekends. You will be bike riding along the R G Menzies and Australians of the Year walks.

Hightlights along the ride include:

  • Bike Ride along the lake’s edge when the Captain Cook Memorial Jet is in full spray or the National Carillon is playing
  • Wander through Reconciliation Place to see the outdoor sculpture
  • Experience the fun of science at Questacon — The National Science and Technology Centre
  • Take a peek inside the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
  • Ride through the National Gallery of Australia’s Sculpture Garden
  • Food and Drink:

    • The Deck, Regatta Point
    • Bookplate, National Library of Australia
    • Portrait Cafe, National Portrait Gallery
    • Dom’s Coffee Bar, Commonwealth Place
    • Terrace Cafe, Old Parliament House
    • Gallery Cafe and the Street Cafe
    • National Gallery of Australia
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      5.055 km / 3.141 mi

      Total Distance

      26 m / 87 ft

      Total Ascent

      27 m / 87 ft

      Total Descent

      565 m / 1,852 ft

      Highest Point

      Ride type:
      Mountain biking
      Road riding
      Rail Trail
      EPIC Ride
      Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
      Ride Duration: <1 hr
      Fitness Level: Low
      Shared Bike Path - Paved
      Shared Bike Path - Dirt
      On-Road Bike Lane
      Off-Road - Fire Trail
      Off-Road - Rail Trail
      Off-Road - Single Track
      Off-Road - Downhill
      Gravel Road
      Trail Signage: Average
      Mobile Coverage: Excellent
      Estimated Distance: 5.1
      Elevation Gain: 42
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      Accessible by bike
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