DISTANCE: 32km GRADIENT: mostly flat, some hills. GRADE: medium due to distance and some suburban road riding.
It’s a clear, easy run from Sorrento Quay to City Beach, except for the pedestrians of course – so ride cautiously, particularly on weekends and during summer.
Once at City Beach, follow Challenger Pde around to the West Coast Hwy. This diversion is necessary due to the Campbell Military Barracks located on the point here. The path parallels the West Coast Hwy on the west side and you can take a number of streets back towards the coast. We find Wood St seems to be the easiest, zigzagging around Allen Park and back to the coast. You can then pick up the path again from here, or ride roadside on the shoulder.
You’ll need to cross a few busy intersections heading inland off the coast at Tydeman Rd, however the path has recently been extended and does resume again under the trainline. The path varies from concrete pavers to bitumen to maroon shared path, but you can generally find it if you keep an eye out. This will take you right into the heart of Fremantle.
Points of interest
- for a quick dip or a lazy swim, the shallow waters of Mettams Pool, look particularly inviting.
- the iconic beachside cafe; Yelo, North Trigg Beach.
- Scarborough Ampitheatre where you can view performers with the ocean as their backdrop.
- the fine-dining and various sculptures at City Beach.
- Campbell Army Barracks – from a distance!
- the iconic arches of the Indiana, Cottesloe Beach.
- the Cottesloe Beach sun dial.
- Bib & Tucker restaurant; glamming it up on the beach.
- anything and everything about Fremantle.