Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world however it has some of the region’s best riding.

This is a great collection of rides from Richard Stallard who has done a great job capturing a different side to riding in the capital.

The collection features a mix of wooded forests, coastal cruises, and some bike paths to keep you entertained on the trainer.

University of WA to Burswood

A leisurely, flat ride starting at Winthrop Hall, at the University of Western Australia, following the north side of the Swan River upstream to East Perth. On the way, the ride passes the insta-famous Crawley Edge Boatshed, Eliza Statue (both with their own Facebook pages), the Old Swan Brewery, the Narrows Bridge, Elizabeth Quay and Bell Tower before crossing the river via the Matagarup Bridge to the site of Optus Perth Stadium in Burswood.

8.90KM
DISTANCE
26:48
DURATION
31M
ELEVATION

Big Brook Forest Loop

The ride commences near a campground and arboretum and initially heads uphill along a gravel road. After reaching a bitumen road and open farmland, the route turns around and heads back into the forest along another scenic gravel road that follows the route of a former logging railway line. Most of the gravel roads in the area are made from laterite, known locally as “ball bearing gravel” or “pea gravel”, containing round stones about 10 mm in diameter. So, apologies for taking it cautiously on the downhill section.

3.19KM
DISTANCE
16:59
DURATION
54M
ELEVATION

Busselton Coastal Path

Ride beside the tranquil blue waters of Geographe Bay, in the south-west of Western Australia. Beachside resorts and homes line the coast and, nearing Busselton, the town’s famous 1,841 metre long jetty comes into view.

10.13KM
DISTANCE
34:18
DURATION
29M
ELEVATION

Wadandi Track Vasse

The Wadandi Track, named after the local Aboriginal people, is a part-completed Rail Trail along the disused railway from Busselton to Flinders Bay, near Augusta in Western Australia. This short section runs in a straight line from Marybrook through remnant native forest and farmland to Vasse, which is the site of a new town development.

4.6KM
DISTANCE
17:07
DURATION
12M
ELEVATION

Busselton To Dunsborough Path

This ride is part of the popular 27 km long path which links the towns of Busselton and Dunsborough in Western Australia. The scenery varies between sandy beaches, luxury holiday homes and coastal bush of WA peppermint tree.

16.73KM
DISTANCE
56:11
DURATION
48M
ELEVATION

East Perth To Crawley Via South Perth Foreshore

A leisurely, flat ride from Claisebrook Cove, in East Perth, via the south side of the Swan River through Burswood Park and South Perth, then across the Narrows Bridge to the riverside path along Mounts Bay Road, at the foot of Kings Park. The ride finishes at the Crawley Edge Boatshed which, puzzling to many locals, is popular with visitors to Perth as a favourite selfie spot. Cyclists who regularly use this path know to take care nearing the boat shed.

11.41KM
DISTANCE
40:38
DURATION
47M
ELEVATION

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