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Kings Park and Botanic Garden remains a favourite recreational destination among both residents and visitors to Perth. There are number of cycling trails to explore within the park, as well as many that lead to the park from surrounding areas.
Your bicycle ride does not need to begin when you arrive in the park. You could integrate part of your journey into it as well. The Ride to the Park guide provides information and a map of 7 bicycle routes to Kings Park from:
- Shenton Park Train Station.
- Daglish Train Station.
- Subiaco Train Station.
- City West Train Station.
- Perth Train Station.
- Esplanade Train Station.
- Kwinana Freeway.
The Perth and Kings Park by bike guide also covers the shared paths in and around Kings Park and along the banks of the Perth section of the Swan River.
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The Perth Hills is a popular area for group training rides, particularly during spring. The quiet roads, steep gradients and beautiful scenery make an ideal training ground for competitive riders.
The Ride through the Hills guide describes 3 scenic routes through the Darling Range, on the eastern edge of the Perth metropolitan area:
- Midland - Mundaring Weir Loop.
- Kalamunda - Bickley Loop.
- Armadale - Roleystone - Dams Loop.
The Cycle Perth's Eastern Region series also provides 2 guides of the Perth Hills. The Perth Hills ride guide covers on-road bicycle routes around the Shires of Kalamunda and Mundaring. The Mountain bike rides guide covers mountain bike trails in a loop starting and ending in Midland.
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Ride around the rivers
A 50km circuit the Ride around the rivers route goes around the Swan and Canning rivers using mostly shared pathways and minor roads. It is divided into 12 sections that are suitable for both recreational and competitive cyclists:
- Causeway to Narrows Bridge.
- Narrows Bridge to Nedlands.
- Nedlands to Mosman Park.
- Mosman Park to Fremantle.
- Fremantle to Point Walter.
- Point Walter to Applecross.
- Applecross to the Narrows Bridge.
- Narrows Bridge to the Causeway.
- Canning Bridge to Mt Henry Bridge.
- Mt Henry Bridge to Riverton Bridge.
- Riverton Bridge to Woodloe's Homestead.
- Causeway to Garvey Park.
Download the guide below.
Burswood Park also offers several trails around the Swan River. Visit the Burswood Park website below for details on the Heritage Trail and jogging trail and cycleway, guided tours also available.
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Take the Sunset Coast route with the glorious Indian Ocean as a backdrop. Some of the sights along the route include:
- Sorrento Quay.
- Scarborough Beach.
- Cottesloe Boardwalk.
- Coogee Park Lands.
The 55km ride can be completed in either a southerly or northerly direction. For most of the year, the prevailing southerly wind makes riding southwards more difficult.
Swan Valley and the Sea
The Swan Valley and the Sea guide is a major cycle route, linking recreational paths from the city-to-the-sea greenway to the network of trails found in the Swan Valley, as well as commuter rides from Perth to Midland, connecting a series of town centres including Mt Lawley, Bayswater and Guildford.
From Guildford you can access and enjoy the Swan Valleys unique culture, and enjoy the wineries, cafes, microbreweries, distilleries, confectionery factories, restaurants and craft shops.
For more on the Swan Valley, see the Cycling in the Swan Valley and Guildford map below.
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Whiteman Park is a popular destination for families, with many attractions including a wildlife park and many picnic areas.
Ride from the Guildford Station to Whiteman Park is a step-by-step guide with a map of the bicycle route from the train station to the park.
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Yellagonga Regional Park
Yellagonga Regional Park is an ideal place for a range of leisure, recreational and physical activities, with a variety of facilities including barbeques, picnic tables, viewing platforms and seating. It is very popular with cyclists, and has a network of shared paths for walking and cycling.
The park is approximately 13 km long and 1–1.5 km wide, covering 1400 hectares. It houses a chain of wetlands including Lake Joondalup, Beenyup and Walluburnup Swamps, Lake Goollelal and the surrounding parkland areas.
Download the TravelSmart guide to Yellagonga Regional Park below, which contains more information on the park.
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