Fifth in line for our series on the best places to ride your Me-Mover is Perth. The west coast has a plethora of gorgeous scenery in & around the capital and we have tallied up just a few of our favourites for you below.
As always, if you don't have a Me-Mover yet, all these paths are also suitable for bike riding and walking. Plus, if you're after even more inspiration be sure to check out Transport WA who have a huge list of both metropolitan and regional cycling maps for your perusal.
First and foremost, a list of Perth cycle ways would be incomplete without Kings Park. There are an abundance of cycling paths for you to ride along and stunning views of landscaped gardens, the Swan River and Perth city.
Secure your Me-Mover at one of the many provided bike racks and head into the Botanic Gardens or switch modes of transportation and take a Segway tour! Climb the DNA Tower, walk among the treetops on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, head along the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk or stop so the kids can play on the playground. Refreshments are available and so too are BBQ facilities.
Download a map before you go so you don't miss any of the sights or just head down and meander for a relaxing afternoon.
Railway Reserves Heritage Trail
Located within the stunning Perth Hills, the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail will get you out of the city and into the fresh air at one of Western Australia's gorgeous national parks. There's wildlife and wild flowers, plus a couple of waterfalls along the way.
The trail follows 59km of the old Eastern railway that linked Fremantle to York in the 1880s. Beginning at Bellevue, the old rail line runs along on both sides of Great Eastern Highway, with both lines rejoining at Mount Helena forming a 41km loop entirely on the railway. If you are up for a longer adventure, there is a side trail extending 18km out to Wooroloo.
The trail features a wide, flat, even path that is perfect for riding your Me-Mover and also makes it pram and wheelchair friendly. Most points along the trail are accessible by road, making it easy to commence your ride from a variety of locations and many of the reserves now provide picnic tables, toilets and other facilities for convenience. Plus there's Lake Leschenaultia and a few nearby wineries for you to check out while you are in the area.
Download the map and brochure for more information.
Windan Bridge Loop, East Perth
If your after a short and sweet ride close to the CBD, the Windan Bridge Loop is ideal. The loop runs along the foreshore of the Swan River and is only 6.2km long, featuring a fairly flat gradient. The best place to start is the car park on Riverside Drive, west side of Causeway. The loop runs past playgrounds near Optus Stadium and near the galleries and cafes of East Perth. Plus you can stop under the Causeway on Heirisson Island which is home to a colony of western grey kangaroos.
You can check out a map here and if you're pressed for time, you can shorten the loop by cutting across Matagarup Bridge.
Jump on the ferry with your Me-Mover or bike and head over to Rottnest Island for a day or stay for a couple nights to see all the sights. There are a few trails to do including a 22km island loop which includes some tough dunes. The magnitude of coastline, including some 63 beaches and 20 bays, and the sparkling turquoise water make up for the hard work. Plus there a tonne of attractions including Wadjemup Lighthouse, Parker Point and Cathedral Rocks with it's resident fur seals.
Top Tips: Pedal & Flipper offer bike hire on the island if you don't want to take your own.
Don't forget to grab some happy snaps of smiling quokkas while you're there!
Swan Valley Heritage Trail
Commencing in the historic Guildford area this trail extends 32km along West Swan Road and is suitable for riders of all abilities, just take care with traffic. We recommend starting at the corner of Meadow and Swan Streets directly opposite the Swan Valley Visitor Centre (pick up a map at the visitor centre before you start) and if you don't want to enjoy the full 32km, you can easily turn around at any point.
You will pass by a plethora of fresh fruit stalls, picnic spots, galleries, wineries and restaurants en route, so there are plenty of opportunities to stop and refresh.
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