Canberra: Cycling - Mountain Biking

Australia's Bustling Capital

When it comes to the beautiful hinterland of the ACT region, Canberra offers a wonderful setting for a cycling and mountain biking holiday. The Black Mountain, west of the city, have many tracks leading through the beautiful parkland that lead to the spectacular Ginninderra Falls and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Meanwhile, nearby Mount Ainslie, part of Canberra Nature Park, boasts more great paths as well as Namadgi National Park. After walking, cycling is also by far the cheapest, healthiest and most environmentally-friendly way to get around the city itself. The ease of bicycle ‘parking’ and the many cycle paths around Canberra make cycling faster and more convenient over short distances than either buses or cars. Canberra’s surroundings also makie it the perfect city for cycling with its many extensive and scenic bicycle paths/cycle lanes. Maps are freely available at cycle shops throughout Canberra, which shows all on-road cycle lanes as well as shared paths for cyclists and pedestrians in the wider area. There are many bike hire shops scattered across the city, expect to pay $25 a day or $80 a week but do keep and eye out for bargains.