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By cleeoo - Posted on 25 August 2009

Hi all,

A couple of friends and I are planning on doing a bit of a MTB tour in Jan/Feb next year and we plan on spending probably around anywhere from 3-6 nights in Canberra and were wondering about bike friendly accomodation for I think 3-4 of us. We have had a look at Canberra Motor Village online, but are there any others you would recommend/highly recommend in the Canberra region. At this stage I think we're planning on exploring Stromlo, Sparrow Hill and Majura Pines (not sure if they're the right names for the last 2 areas), but are there any other places you guys would recommend in Canberra or in between Thredbo and Canberra.



GAZZA's picture

we've had some big groups down there with bikes in the past. there's 10 bed dorms from $244 a night right down to 3 bed bungalows at $79 per night.

delicious's picture

Try the Rydges Eagle Hawk Resort. Book online. Bargains a plenty.
Google it.

Caleb's picture

both the Carotel and Eagle Hawk are way north of town, which means they're closer to Sparrow and Majura, but quite a distance from the city.... there'll be no 'have a few drinks and walk back to the hotel' scenario. It's about $30-$35 in a taxi to Eagle Hawk one way... The Carotel is a bit closer to town. I've stayed in both and neither are great but both are adequate. Could try the YHA which is right in the centre:
4 Share Male from $31.50 to $37 per bed
Twin/Double from $83 to $97 per room

Noel's picture

Quality Inn Dickson (North) is a part of "Tradies". It's decorated throughout the accommodation with cycling art. They get the hose out so I can rinse the dust off the bike. Dickson also has a good bunch of restaurants, but I mainly just eat at the bistro at the Tradies club. I always keep the bike in the room and they are very accommodating.

But, maybe stay in Queanbeyan. It would be cheaper, and closer to Sparrow Hill, which I think is the best trail there.

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