Canberra offers countless bike trails for both those that wish to commute to work, and those that wish to ride for fun, exploring the scenic, and country side of our nations capital. One of the main attractions to Canberra, and a popular bike trail is Lake Burley griffin, which is often split into several smaller rides, but offers a busy, and popular trail for all levels of difficulty.
My favourite is the East-basin, which starts out at New Acton, swings right, and follows the lake around toward the Kingston foreshore, passing the bussling cafes and businesses along there. It then curves behind these, following throug the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, and past Duntroon, taking you further along the lake, and past the paddle boarders, and rowers on the lake. Continuing on this path, the ride then takes you back to the lake, and loops back to where you started at the base of New Acton, taking approximately 1-2 hours to complete the 25km ride.
This ride is flat, and very easy if you are new to riding, or want to go for a social cycle. If you don’t have a bike, Mr Spokes along the lake is a good place to start for hire, and relatively close to the start of this trail, also able to give maps, and plenty of advice.