DISTANCE: 26.6km GRADIENT: Mostly flat GRADE: Medium
For the rider who is after a step up from beginner, this is your ride. Its length will challenge you, but the scenery will keep your mind off the task at hand! The path is easy to follow and almost all shared path or designated cycle path. At times strong cross winds blow up and down the river – so if you’re after the most pleasant experience possible, check the BOM mobile app for wind direction and take heed!
You can easily start this ride at either end, and typically we would ride down the coast to Fremantle and then scoot into the city along this river path. Our choice of the southern path is simply due to the fact that it is so flat and almost completely riverside riding.
You’ll ride through the glamorous suburbs of Como, Applecross, Alfred Cove, Bicton, passing mansions and greenscapes of parklands and wetlands.
The wonderful thing about finishing up in Fremantle is not only the plethora of places to eat and things to do, but for any recreational cyclist, it’s the intersection of many wonderful shared paths. Head north or south along the coast from here, follow the trainline back to the city or the river along the north side.
You have a world of paths at your pedals; you need only pick one!
Points of interest
- Applecross in the summer when the jacarandas are in full bloom. Simple take a detour and zig-zag the streets on your bicycle.
- with a stunning city backdrop, Applecross Jetty is a great spot to take it all in.
- the sandbar and sheltered bay of Point Walter Reserve plus the shaded path snaking through the nearby bushland.
- the Swan River; only the main star of this ride!