Our ride starts on Parkes Place West in front of the National Library at Reconciliation Place, with stories of Australia’s First Nations people and their enduring connection to the country.
Joining the lakeside cycle path, your pedal assisted electric bike glides you along the heart of the nation's capital, passing through the colourful avenue of flags and around the central lake where you’ll see the Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet, which shoots a tower of water 150 metres into the sky.
We’ll stop regularly to soak up the grand vistas of the city's national buildings framed by the glimmering lake in front and forested peaks behind — keep your camera handy to capture the epic views.
After getting to know the heart of the city we’ll head into the parklands around the lake to uncover the natural character of the capital. Perhaps we’ll meet some friendly black swans and water birds cruising the lake's shoreline, while also learning more about the wildlife that calls the lake and its nature parks their home.
Emerging out of the parklands to a strip of lakeside cafes is the perfect excuse for a short break to sample a coffee or try an exotic smoothie (drinks and snacks are at your own cost). While you relax, your guide will be happy to share local tips on how to experience the best of Canberra.
It’s a short but scenic ride to complete this 15-kilometre circuit around the lake, pausing along the way to admire a lakeside sculpture or two, or just smile at the antics of the local water birds.
With safe and serene cycle paths, stunning natural beauty, and great coffee, it’s no surprise the locals love cycling around our gorgeous lake!
Really love the outdoors? Why not combine this trip with the Tidbinbilla Wildlife Encounters Tour for a Total Canberra experience? Journey from the lake at the heart of the capital to the wildlife on the city's mountain doorstep, and see even more of our vibrant capital at its beautiful best.
About our bikes: If you can ride a bike you can ride an electric bike. No licence needed! Our easy-to-use electric bikes make riding a breeze for all levels of fitness… so you can focus on what’s out there and not on the pedal pushing. All fun and no sweat!
We provide helmets, instructions and a chance to practice on the bikes before we set off. The bikes are equipped with comfy seats and handlebar bags for your phone, camera and other essentials. We stick mainly to cycle paths well away from the cars and take plenty of stops so you can discover the true nature of the city and take in the vistas.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, electric bike and helmet hire, one bottle of water.
Exclusions: Any other food and drink (other than a bottle of water), gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Enclosed shoes or sandals are required for cycling. Please do not wear open footwear or high heels. You should alsobring adequate clothing for the conditions, especially on colder days. Sunscreen and sunglasses are handy on warm summer days as Canberra can experience some wild weather. Tours go ahead come rain or shine, so please be prepared! We offer free use of raincoats, overpants and gloves to keep you dry, warm and comfy, but please call ahead to check availability.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 10 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: No age limit: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 12 and how old they are. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page. This will help us to ensure that we have the correct size safety helmet for your child.
Children under the age of 6 can join free of cost.