Yarralumla Embassy District slow ride (10km, easy)

No other city in Australia has embassies. See them, slowly, on this guided tour of the diplomatic missions in Yarralumla. We’ll start at the Beijing Garden at Lotus Bay, Lake Burley Griffin, and finish at the shops at Yarralumla.

I’ll explain some of the stories and architecture behind embassies and high commissions – including the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, Samoa (in the main photo above), and Nigeria. Learn more about the oldest of Canberra’s three diplomatic suburbs, including anti-apartheid actions at the South African mission, and bombings at the former USSR Embassy.

Check out this video on the embassy of Finland, the architecture for which which is modelled after a famous ship. We’ll visit this embassy and learn about its architecture.

Open to all ages and abilities, faiths, languages, & identities.
Bring water, bike locks, sunscreen, sunglasses, smiles, and money for the cafes at Yarralumla. There are toilets at the start and finish.

Note – this is a leisurely weekend ride on quiet streets. It’s not a race; nor is it for fitness. Wear whatever is comfortable. Be yourself.