Canberra Centenary Trail with the bus

The Canberra Centenary Trail is 140km long. Most people will not ride it in one go. One trick is to break it up into multiple stages and to do a different section on different days. The question now is how to get to the track head and home again at the end of the ride. Canberra.bike suggests taking the bike on a Canberra Rapid Bus. The terminus stations are a base camp for the rides.

The route

The route has been broken up into five sections, each starting and ending at a bus stop terminus. The climb (ascent) and drop (descent) are estimates. Sections A, D and E are relatively short.

  • CCT Section A: from R6 Red Hll stop to R9 Watson Terminus, a distance of 21.0km, an estimated climb of 307m and drop of 241m.
  • CCT Section B: from R9 Watson Terminus to R3 Spence Terminus, a distance of 41.8km, an estimated climb of 766m and drop of 878m.
  • CCT Section C: from R3 Spence Terminus to R7 Weston Creek Terminus, a distance of 33.6km, an estimated climb of 542m and drop of 497m.
  • CCT Section D: from R7 Weston Creek Terminus to R4 Tuggeranong Interchange, a distance of 21.6km, an estimated climb of 637m and drop of 691m.
  • CCT Section E: from R4 Tuggeranong Interchange to R6 Red Hll stop, a distance of 18,9km, an estimated climb of 335m and drop of 278m.

The map below is an interactive Google map showing nature parks and peaks close to the route, as wells as the bus terminus and other notable features. Click through to the map.

Canberra Centenary Trail with the Rapid Bus. Google Map
Canberra Centenary Trail with the Rapid Bus. Google Map

The Rapid Bus terminus

The bus terminus is the extreme end of the bus service. Normally, it would not be necessary to change the bus more than once to get within close distance from home.

R5 Lanyon Marketplace Terminus - Suburbs Erindale, Gordon, Condor
R5 Lanyon Marketplace Terminus – Suburbs Erindale, Gordon, Condor
R4 Tuggeranong Interchange - Suburbs Kambah, Greenway, Oxley
R4 Tuggeranong Interchange – Suburbs Kambah, Greenway, Oxley
R7 Weston Creek Terminus - Suburbs Duffy, Holder, Rivett
R7 Weston Creek Terminus – Suburbs Duffy, Holder, Rivett
R6 Red Hll stop - Suburbs Red Hill, Symonston
R6 Red Hll stop – Suburbs Red Hill, Symonston
R2 Fraser West Terminus - Suburbs Dunlop, Fraser, Charnwood, Flynn
R2 Fraser West Terminus – Suburbs Dunlop, Fraser, Charnwood, Flynn
R3 Spence Terminus - Suburbs Spence, Fraser, Melba, Evatt
R3 Spence Terminus – Suburbs Spence, Fraser, Melba, Evatt
R9 Watson Terminus - Suburb Watson
R9 Watson Terminus – Suburb Watson

Photo by Jody Parks on Pexels.com
Photo by Jody Parks on Pexels.com

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