Capital Country Spring Tour - 5 Days

16 wind turbines can be seen on the horizon. In the foreground there is a mix of pasture and open woodland.

Spring into a new season in the Canberra region

Experience one good thing after another on this shorter (5-day 4-night) variation of our Capital Country Spring Tour.

We’ll take you on a peaceful journey through picturesque villages and spectacular natural scenery, following quiet roads under glorious wide blue skies.

Explore quirky rural villages, indulge in local produce, share fascinating stories, see plenty of native wildlife and bask in some good old-fashioned country hospitality.

If you already live in Canberra or are keen to explore Canberra’s surrounding region in South East NSW (also known as Capital Country) this is the cycling holiday for you. Leaving Gungahlin in Canberra’s north, you will join the other guests as they embark on Day 2 of their longer (6-day) spring bike tour.


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BOOKING FEE

$500.00 incl. GST per person


Payment Methods:

Payments can be made via Visa, MasterCard or electronic funds transfer.


Highlights:

An exhilarating 5-day spring cycling tour of the Canberra region’s natural, cultural and historical highlights. With quirky villages, delicious produce and spectacular scenery, this is an ideal way to relish the peace and quiet of the countryside. 


Start/Finish locations:

Canberra, ACT | Canberra, ACT


Tour Grade:

Grade 1

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Total Distance:

260km


Daily Distances:

Average  52km.

Ranges from  40km to  68km per day.


Bike Hire:

If you do not wish to bring your own bike, you can hire a bike from us for $300. Please select the "Bike Hire" option when completing the booking form. For more information on our hire bikes click here.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Answers to our most commonly asked questions can be found here - Multi day tours - FAQ


Included:

4 Nights Accommodation, all meals; drinks and snacks from the tour support vehicle, tour guides, daily maps and itineraries; use of support vehicles as required. 


Excluded:

Alcoholic drinks, food, beverages, and other personal items you purchase; room service and mini bar charges; telephone calls made from the telephone provided in your accommodation; laundry costs; parts required to repair your personal bicycle and repairs to your personal bicycle undertaken by Mulga Bicycle Tours or in a third party’s bicycle shop.


Transfers:

Transfer back to the start point in Gungahlin if required.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Gungahlin to Gunning - Cycling Distance 55km

Today’s ride snakes its way through the suburbs and along the edge of Mulligan’s Flat Woodland and quickly enters rural NSW. Our journey follows a popular local cycling route, and you will soon understand why Canberra is referred to as the Bush Capital.

On the way, we will see remnants of European settlement from the time before the city of Canberra was established.

Lunch today will be at historic Gundaroo, a unique town that has retained its special 19th-century character. Before we leave, we’ll visit the workshop of renowned ‘Bikecologist’ Wayne Kotzur, a bespoke bicycle builder who specialises in custom vehicles for people with visual or mobility impairment.

After lunch, we’ll tackle some steady climbs affording gorgeous rural views. This is an area famous for wind turbines, and these sometimes controversial structures dot the surrounding hillsides. We’ll arrive in the peaceful town of Gunning in time for a well-deserved afternoon tea.


Day 2: Gunning to Crookwell - Cycling Distance 45km

Today’s ride snakes its way through the suburbs, along the edge of Mulligan’s Flat Woodland and entering rural NSW. Our journey follows a popular local cycling route, and you’ll soon see why Canberra is often referred to as the ‘Bush Capital’.

Lunch today will be at historic Gundaroo, a unique town in the Yass Valley that has retained its special 19th-century character.

After lunch, we’ll tackle some steady climbs and enjoy gorgeous rural views. This is an area famous for its wind turbines, and these sometimes-controversial structures dot the surrounding hillsides. We’ll arrive in the peaceful town of Gunning in time for a well-deserved afternoon tea.


Day 3: Crookwell to Goulburn - Cycling Distance 52km

Today we’ll cycle through quiet backroads before taking the main road to Goulburn, reaping the benefits of yesterday’s climb and finishing the tour with a mostly downhill run into one of Australia’s first inland settlements.

We’ll arrive in time for a late lunch, and you are invited to spend an afternoon relaxing or exploring the town before we meet again for dinner.


Day 4: Goulburn to Bungendore - Cycling Distance 68km

Leaving Australia’s oldest inland city, famous for its rich history, agricultural heritage and the iconic Big Merino, we’ll set off at a relaxed pace across the relatively flat southern end of the Goulburn plains.

We’ll ride through the tree-lined village of Lake Bathurst before arriving at Tarago, known most recently for its renewable energy projects and impressive wind towers.

After lunch, we’ll tour the Woodlawn Eco-Precinct and Bioreactor. We’ll then jump on the bikes for the undulating climb and a final, rewarding descent into Bungendore, home to a thriving local arts scene, galleries, and plenty of quality cafés.

Tonight we’ll settle back at the historic Carrington Inn, built in 1885 as a stopover on the Cobb & Co. route, now a cosy getaway.


Day 5: Bungendore to Canberra - Cycling Distance 40km

Except for the short climb up Smith’s Gap, today is a relaxed, rolling, downhill ride into Canberra.

With this relatively easy day done, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the Parliamentary Triangle, an area in the heart of Canberra that includes the Australian War Memorial and ANZAC Parade, and Canberra’s oldest building St John’s Church.

Other sites around Lake Burley Griffin include the National Library of AustraliaQuestacon, and the National Gallery of Australia with its stunning sculpture garden. We’ll finish with a circuit of new Parliament House. Your tour finishes with our end of tour dinner this evening. If you would like accommodation in Canberra tonight please select "End of Tour Accommodation in Canberra" when booking.