The longer Windan Bridge Loop, East of Perth City

This 15 kilometre or thereabouts bike ride begins under the shadow of an old disused power station in East Perth before turning into a splendid urban meander alongside the Swan River through nature reserves and wetlands, under the canopy of trees utilising paths for bike and pedestrian users. The route is relatively flat and definitely affords more enjoyment of the surroundings. While we cycle this route, you can walk or ...

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Cycling, Sun, Salt Lakes and Birds on Rottnest Island

Putting a gift voucher to good use, we spend our last morning of 2016 relaxing in the scenic surrounds of Rottnest Island. Boarding the first ferry from B Shed in the Fremantle Port at 7.15 am, the journey is fairly uneventful as we travel the open seas and past some gigantic looking container ships. Before we know it, we are stepping onto the ferry landing. For $30.00 we bought along our ...

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52 Weekend Microadventures to try from Perth

In the spirit of new experiences, the running theme for this list is outdoors, nature, wildlife and positive challenges. Also, a few coffee breaks slipped in for good measure.  52 outdoor activities and micro adventures to try from Perth, so that is one every weekend for an entire year. A little trip may give you the same happiness and satisfaction as a longer one, the mental challenge refreshing your mind and all ...

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Cycling along the coast – Fremantle to Sorrento

We've found many ways to combine the activities of cycling and coffee drinking in Perth, Western Australia. So, in this post I share one of our favourite city cycling routes. Beginning in Fremantle and tracing the coast, this cycle is suitable for all types of bicycles. Plus being accessible to public transport provides options to shorten or extend the ride. We personally enjoy the ride first thing in the morning or ...

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Road bike for the first time + ride around Swan River

The best part of Perth's winter for a cyclist, aside from the abundance of perfect sunny days is more importantly the drop in wind conditions. A window of opportunity for an enjoyable ride. Knowing this small fact makes the winter months a whole lot more fun and keeps us busy to say the least.  Lately, I've been curious about riding a road bike.  The speed and execution of some of the cyclists ...

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Vans Cottesloe + Cycle around Perth’s Swan River

Vans Cottesloe opens when the sun is barely up and not even a mouse stirs on Napoleon Street. It's a really peaceful part of the day and on our cycle around the Swan River today we detour for warm drinks and breakfast. Turns out this morning was the coldest one this year so far, and this doesn't surprise me because my fingers were hurting from the chill. Comfy inside and sitting by the beautiful ...

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Perth Cycle + Breakfast pizza and Beer

Our plans to cycle along the river were halted not even half way when out of nowhere I experienced some fairly sharp piercing pains to the right side of one of my knees. Arghhh! When it became clear I couldn’t continue cycling we boarded the train for Perth at Canning Bridge, and all the while feeling grateful the section of path we were on, was super close to the Mandurah ...

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Swanbourne Beach to North Fremantle Cycle + Coffee

Setting out on a morning city cycle we were semi confident we would miss the storm predicted for later in the day,  consequently the much loved Perth Christmas Pageant was cancelled. Ever since the great storm of 2010, storms are taken seriously, but only really occur 50% of the forecasted time. So the weather was pretty good when we woke up, the sun was out and only a faint rustle of the ...

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Cycle from Claremont and Coffee at Hylin

Who would have thought cycling along the railway tracks could be a little scenic and peaceful? For part of our cycle this morning we were cocooned by bush and old trees (between Claremont and Subiaco). We started our journey from Claremont train station and apart from a few disconnected sections at the beginning from Claremont, we cycled on the west side of the train tracks along a dedicated cycle path. We crossed ...

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