Optimal routes are rare, but there are better routes. People have different cycling preferences. Road riding and off-road cycling are found here. Road lanes and bike paths may not be continuous but there is usually enough to make a worthwhile route.
Riding on the bike path is 2 km further (21%) and 12 min slower (43% greater travel time).
Road cycling route
- Distance: 9.5km
- Estimated travel time: 28 min
Bike path route
- Distance: 11.5km
- Estimated travel time: 40 min
Malcolm Allen suggested route
In a comment, Malcolm Allen suggested riding along the southern shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
- Distance: 14.1 km
- Estimated travel time: 49 min
The maps and routes are available on Komoot. The routes may differ to the official CBR Cycle Routes (that have grown historically). The routing algorithm and travel time estimates are derived from Komoot using standard settings. Komoot is available as a website and smartphone app. Komoot can be used for free. It is worthwhile creating an account. The map data is from OpenStreetMap.