On road, out of town

Not every worthwhile escape from Canberra involves significant use of gravel roads. So, we’re branching out a little: this page includes some of my favourites for a day trip on country roads that are not necessarily gravel. You can even break some of them up with an overnight stay if you are so inclined. Some I’ve done numerous times, others once (so many routes, so little time). All are recommended ways of getting out from the city by road bike, bikepacker, or whatever takes your fancy.

I’ve also included some more adventurous rides: multi-day flashpacking (ie bikepacking without any camping). Not everyone’s cup of tea, but a great way to explore the countryside.

Canberra winery rides

The Canberra has many wineries. A number offer lunch options, and make for great cycling destinations

Yass on-road day trip

Hills, farmland, wineries and coffee stops make for a great day or overnight ride

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