Canberra has almost 160 km (100 miles) of cycle paths, and the city's relatively flat terrain and dry, mild climate make it a perfect place to explore on two wheels. One of the most popular cycle paths is the 40-km (25-mile) circuit around Lake Burley Griffin.

Mr. Spokes Bike Hire. This shop rents several different kinds of bikes as well as tandems and baby seats. Bikes cost A$20 for the first hour, including helmet rental, locks, and a map of cycle routes. A half-day rental (4 hours) is A$30, and full-day costs A$40. Acton Ferry Terminal, Barrine Dr., Acton, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2601. 02/6257–1188;