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 gravel cycling route.
Want an alternative route to the coast to the Araluen Road route?
There are some excellent gravel options to Braidwood. You just need to be prepared to be a little adventurous.
This gravel-inclusive loop north of Canberra offers great views, limited traffic, and a favourite cafe stop.
If the tough Brindabella Road route isn’t your thing, this route to/from Tumut is a gentler (but longer) way to cycle.
Mountainous gravel adventure through the Australian Alps
Gravel to Collector to avoid the highway? No problem. Once there, why not make it a Lake George circuit?
It is easy to ride to Gundaroo, but it is much more fun to travel by gravel
To southern reaches of the ACT and return via gravel.
Got half a day? Why not spend it on a local loop away from it all, but right on Canberra’s doorstep.
Cycling to explore Murrumbateman wineries? Avoid the Barton highway altogether on gravel.
Riding Brindabella Road until the tarmac runs out is a popular roadie route. Those who turn around miss out on the best bits.
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