Update: Due to the ever-changing impact of COVID-19, we understand that a weekend escape to Canberra might not be possible for you right now. Keep this article handy so that, when it's all over, you can get back out there and support Canberra and our region.
June 27, 2018
When you arrive in town for a short break, you want to spend more time out exploring, less time couped-up traveling.
Stay at one of Canberra’s cycle-friendly hotels where they have bikes for you to hire, and harness pedal power to get where you want to go.
Here’s our picks of places to stay and hire bikes from – lycra optional.
The Pavilion on Northbourne is just two kilometres from the city centre, making it a short and sweet ride to exploring the heart of the city.
Pedal to the hip Braddon precinct to enjoy a coffee, and poke through their boutique shops before heading back to home base to relax.Book Pavilion on Northbourne
Exploring Canberra’s wine region has never been easier than with a stay at Abode Murrumbateman. Ride to the nearby Shaw Vineyard, Eden Road Wines, Clonakilla, Four Winds Vineyard and McKeller Ridge and sample some of the region’s finest drops.
Don’t forget to drink and ride responsibly.Book Abode Murrumbateman
Make your way through the soaring lobby of East Hotel and jump on one of the bespoke number-plated cruisers for a spin around the capital.Book East Hotel
The Novotel is the hotel of choice for staying fit while you’re visiting Canberra.
Not only do they have an indoor heated pool and a complimentary in-room dedicated yoga channel, their bikes will have you zipping across the city and getting your heart rate up in no time at all.Book Novotel Canberra
For a building that espouses modern design and sustainability principles, it’s little wonder that Ovolo Nishi provides bikes for you to use while jetting around the capital.
Where possible, they like to keep it local, so they have five Goodspeed bicycles that have been crafted just down the road on hand for you to borrow.Book Ovolo Nishi
A stay at Crowne Plaza Canberra is ideally located to take advantage of Canberra’s extensive network of cycling paths, with bicycles available to hire from the front of the hotel.
A six-minute ride away will have you at the doorstep of the Australian War Memorial – a must for all visitors to Canberra, taking in the historic suburb of Reid as you cycle through.Book Crowne Plaza
Forrest Hotel and Apartments prides itself on being “your home away from home”. If cycling is part of your normal routine, you’ll be able to integrate this activity as you explore the parliamentary triangle throughout all the seasons from your base in Forrest.Book Forrest Hotel and Apartments
Little by name, but big on design – this hotel has been offering affordable luxury to all.
Step outside of your bubble of luxury in the quest to uncover more lush spots only a short ride away like the National Gallery of Australia or high tea in the opulent 1920s-built Old Parliament House.Book Little National
Conveniently located within a five minute ride of the Kingston Foreshore and two minutes from UNSW Canberra Oval, the Adina Apartments Kingston offer a great starting point for exploring by bike next time you visit for a sporting match or simply a weekend escape.Book Adina Apartments Kingston
Burn off the calories from a decadent lunch, and lug the profits of a shopping spree back to base using the basket in the front with a stay in the 5 star Hotel Realm.Book Hotel Realm
Positioned close to the city, this is a prime spot to stay and cycle. Hire a bike for an easy way to venture around the city centre, and stop in at multiple venues without needing to fuss with parking spots.Book QT Canberra
Find out more information on participating Share a Bike partner hotels here.
The Canberra and Region Visitors Centre offers Brompton Bikes for a simple way to see the sights from a central location – drop in on your next visit to Canberra. Alternatively, take in the sights of the capital with one of our bike tour operators.
Cycle safe, always wear a helmet and be aware of your surroundings.