The Canberra region is blessed with country roads – on tarmac or gravel – across farmland, national parks, mountains, rivers and vineyards. Some of these routes are great for the roadie prepared for well maintained gravel roads, others need more serious gear. Some have great cafe and restaurant stops, others are purely outdoor adventures. Whatever takes your fancy, I hope you are inspired to plan your own Canberra region (or perhaps more appropriately Southern NSW) gravel cycling route.

Tinderry Road

Tinderry Road is a tremendous gravel climb and descent. If only it was closer to Canberra….

Michelago gravel

Want to try heading south for some gravel and a coffee stop? Burra Road to Michelago is a great ride.

Gunning gravel

This Canberra to Gunning loop makes for a great gravel day out.

Braidwood gravel

There are some excellent gravel options to Braidwood. You just need to be prepared to be a little adventurous.

Tumut to Canberra via Wee Jasper

If the tough Brindabella Road route isn’t your thing, this route to/from Tumut is a gentler (but longer) way to go.

Circumnavigating Lake George

Gravel to Collector to avoid the highway? No problem. Once there, why not make it a Lake George circuit?

Gundaroo gravel

It is easy to ride to Gundaroo, but it is much more fun to travel by gravel

Tharwa to Burra

To southern reaches of the ACT and return via gravel.

Googong Dam circuit

Got half a day? Why not spend it on a local loop away from it all, but right on Canberra’s doorstep.

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