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Nowra to Canberra



232km, Hilly, Medium, Sealed/Unsealed, One Way ride, Quiet roads.

Climb up the escarpment from the coast to the high plains that surround Canberra at 580m. The road follows old Wool Road which used to take wool down to the ports. Braidwood is little changed from its gold mining days and along the route you will find old country pubs where you can have a chat with the locals.

Best Things about This Ride

  • The challenging climb upto Sassafras Gap.
  • Views of the coastal plains and beyond.
  • Old pubs, great beer and friendly people.
  • Historic City of Braidwood.
  • Backroads to Canberra through the National Parks
  • The ever changing landscapes
  • Sweeping country vistas

Things to Watch out for

Cycle this route anytime – it can be hot in summer and cold in winter

Watch for Fire warnings and don’t leave if the day is hot and windy

Take water with you – there is nothing along the way between eth towns.

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Ride Overview

Ride Overview
  • Short Description
    A wonderful ride up the old roads to Braidwood and onto Canberra. Fun climb up the escarpment with old country pubs to enjoy along the way. Great sweeping vistas and very few cars.
  • Trip Planning
    One way, train at both ends
  • Region
    Southern NSW
  • Start
    Nowra or Canberra
  • Distance
    232 km
  • Time
    16 hours
  • Gradient
  • Grading
  • Access
    Train to Sydney at both ends
  • Traffic
    Light, one section can be busy
  • Surface
    Sealed / Unsealed good
  • Seasons
    All but winter can be very cold.


Nowra to Canberra


Nowra to Canberra


Nowra to Canberra

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