Military Heritage Route

Best cycling in Canberra, Australia - Military Heritage route  

Starting at the Veteran’s Park Memorial in the city centre, bike ride through the city to the Australian War Memorial before making your way around the leafy suburb of Campbell and on to Duntroon. The bike ride throughout is generally flat with the exception of the climb along General Bridges Drive to the summit of Mount Pleasant. The first notable landmark along your bike ride is the Australian War Memorial. There are bike lock-up facilities available which make it easy for cyclists to stop and visit this impressive facility.


The ride starts at Veteran’s Park located on the corner of Bunda Street and Northborne Avenue in the city centre. It is easily accessible along all main roads from across the region.

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21.155 km / 13.145 mi

Total Distance

315 m / 1,033 ft

Total Ascent

320 m / 1,049 ft

Total Descent

661 m / 2,169 ft

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Ride type:
Mountain biking
Road riding
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Intermediate (Red)
Ride Duration: 1-2 hrs
Fitness Level: Medium
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
Trail Signage: Non Existant
Mobile Coverage: Excellent
Estimated Distance: 21.0
Elevation Gain: 342
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Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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