Hailing from Australia’s Capital, Canberra 58-year-old Martin Steffens brings us our first-ever collection from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). 

This ride collection focuses on the variety of cycling options in and around Canberra. From the very popular ride around Lake Burley Griffith to routes like Uriarra Crossing and to Lake George there’s a real diversity of scenery and styles of riding to keep you tapping away on the trainer. 

These rides provide a variety of degree difficulty and can be combined in many ways. Canberra has some fantastic cycling infrastructure with many bike paths and when paired with some gravel trails or road riding, it’s the perfect place to plan a cycling getaway.

Lake Burley Griffin Ride

Ride alongside Lake Burley Griffin in central Canberra, the most popular spot for locals to cycle, run or walk. It includes Mount Pleasant, located at the Royal Military College Duntroon, and Dairy Farmers Hill at the Canberra Arboretum. Both provide great views over Canberra and surroundings.

38.1KM
DISTANCE
1:33:54
DURATION
372M
ELEVATION

Uriarra Loop & Mount Stromlo

The ride starts at Stromlo Forest park, the epicenter for cycling in Canberra. The Uriarra Stromlo loop is very popular with cyclists, offers plenty of climbing and beautiful views of the Brindabella ranges. In this case the loop is extended with the Condor Climb and finishes on top of Mount Stromlo itself. There’s plenty of beautiful scenery and climbing in this ride.

57.57KM
DISTANCE
2:25:09
DURATION
1061M
ELEVATION

Mount Ainslie

Mount Ainslie’s almost 3km of climbing at an average of 8% make it one of Canberra’s hardest mountains to climb. A relatively easy start until the 1Km point, where the gradient jumps to double digits, not falling below 8% all the way to the summit. A great climb that will challenge everyone, with some beautiful views over Canberra.

3.21KM
DISTANCE
17:18
DURATION
225M
ELEVATION

Lake George

Many Canberra cyclists will ride to Lake George and back for their weekly Sunday ride. This ride starts in Sutton and takes us for a short section over the Federal Highway that connects Canberra and Sydney, continue along the famous Tulip Farm on the old Federal Highway to Lake George.

37.12KM
DISTANCE
1:22:58
DURATION
465M
ELEVATION

Corin Dam

This ride takes you from the small village Tharwa just outside Canberra high into the Namadgi National Park to the Corin Dam. The highest point of the ride is Corin Forest at 1220M. Once past the top, it’s all downhill to Corin Dam. The 11km climb to the top is one of the longer climbs in the area, and provides beautiful views of the Namadgi National Park.

35.37KM
DISTANCE
1:44:13
DURATION
869M
ELEVATION

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