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Cycling in WA

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2018
Tatum Stafford

WA's sunny climate and picturesque terrains provide the perfect atmosphere for a cycle.

WA's enormous plains are home to hundreds of cycle trails. Among them are the 1000km+ Munda Biddi Trail, the Kep Track and numerous rail trails that cater for touring cyclists. For thrill seekers, there are first-class mountain-bike tracks; which encompass jumps, obstacles and picturesque backdrops.

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Around Perth

Most urban cycle trails around Perth are dotted with rest stops and bike-friendly cafes that provide secure parking.

There are extensive cycle trails in the Swan Valley, Perth Hills and Rockingham to Perth precincts, and even a freeway path running from Mandurah to Perth for the truly fit and fanatic.

Swan River Loop

It is possible, but for a few traffic breaks and minor detours, to cycle from Riverside Gardens in Ascot, through the city, along the river past UWA all the way to Fremantle, across the bridges and back to the city via Attadale, Applecross and Como.

Along the way there are great points of interest: the river itself, waterbirds, shoreline picnic grounds, real estate-with-a-view, fishing spots, boats and yachts, and riverside pubs and cafes.

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A city to sea, 12km shared pathway, this loops through parks and gardens on its way to City Beach from the CBD.

Beginning at the Perth Train Station, this cycle follows the rail line past Water Town, Patterson Stadium and the Subiaco Farmers Markets before winding through Wembley and Floreat as it passes Perry Lakes Stadium and Bold Park for a final uphill climb and a stunning ocean-view finish.

Narrows Interchange

This links the two city bridges and is a starting/stopping point for the beautiful path trek around South Perth. It connects to entrance points for the Kings Park bike trail.

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Busselton to Dunsborough Pathway

The 31km path stretching from Port Geographe to Point Dalling has been finished two years early (and has taken 17 years to complete!).

There are a couple of different loops within the main path, so it's ideal for kids with training wheels, prams and wheelchairs. Best of all, you'll get fantastic coastline views along the way.

Image credit: Cottesloe Beach - Tourism WA, Mounts Bay Road - Bicycling Western Australia, Rottnest, Swan River and Fremantle - Shutterstock, Peel - Cycle Sport WA Facebook

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