Grab your bikes and drop in for a refreshing weekend Canberra adventure on wheels, or hire a local bike and discover one of the most cycle-friendly cities in Australia.
Canberra is the cycling capital of the nation with some of Australia's finest network of cycle paths and off-road MTB trails.
Ride on sealed cycle and walking paths through parks and forests, past national attractions, around lakes and into connecting suburbs. Many of Canberra’s main roads have designated bicycle lanes.
Canberran cycle culture is vibrant. Cafes and venues are bike friendly and drivers are cycle aware. It's a relaxed and friendly place to cycle with a healthy recreation and racing bike culture.
You can even take your bike on many of ACTION's Intertown Route buses. For the cycling enthusiast Cycling Around Canberra outlines 25 different rides from one to six hours long. This book can be purchased online or at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre.
You can also find a cycle map for Lake Burley Griffin to view online or download to print.
Canberra's central lake is surrounded by cycle paths making it perfect for riding. There are parks, cafes, national attractions to visit along your way. You can also find convenient drinking fountains on the cycle paths. Have a look at our cycle map for riding routes and options.
Stromlo Forest Park is a world-class sporting facility 15 minutes drive from the city centre. Make the most of their purpose-built event pavilion, criterium cycling circuit, grass running track, a trials course and cross country and downhill mountain bike tracks. Stromlo Forest Park has cycle trails suitable for off road riders, equestrian riders, runners and walkers of all abilities.
For more details on mountain biking maps and venues visit the Canberra Off Road Cycling Club website.
Canberra is Australia's Mountain Biking (MTB) Mecca. Capital Bicycle Hire is Canberra's high performance MTB specialist.
Whether you are cruising the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, exploring forgotten fire trails, or challenging yourself at Mount Stromlo Mountain Bike Park, Capital Bicycle Hire offer quality mountain bikes for hire.
They also offer a wide range of unique MTB experiences, including customised guided tours for all levels. Bookings essential.
Free delivery within ACT to your chosen location.
Hiring a bike is a great way to experience the sights and atmosphere of the national capital.
Mr Spoke's Bike Hire is on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, only minutes from the city and many hotels. Choose from bikes for children and adults, pedal cars, tandems, baby seats, tag-a-longs and trailers. Helmets and locks are included. Grab a coffee or some award-winning gelato after your ride.
Get advice on the route that best suits when you hire a bike. Choose anything from the magnificent one hour loop past many of Canberra's cultural attractions, to the beautiful 23km bush capital loop through grassland and eucalypts.
Stromlo Forest Park is a world-class mutli-use, recreational sporting facility available to both recreational and professional users.
Big Foot Adventures specialises in cycling and walking tours for visitors to Canberra and surrounds, all personally guided by Paralympic gold-medal-winning legend and Canberra local, Michael Milton.
R.E.A.L Fun makes it possible to experience Canberra's great outdoors. R.E.A.L fun offers many different activities including kayaking, canoeing, cycle tours, mountain biking and bike hire.