We start our tour on the South Perth foreshore heading towards the narrows bridge were your guide shows you the oldest surviving colonial structures, one of Perth’s first swimming areas, the famous Blue Boat House and the incredible Matilda Bay parkland situated next to the University of WA.
Learn a little about the first Australian who lived in the area and the first explorers from European nations that settled the Swan River Colony.
We continue and explore Kings Park as we traverse this incredible parkland. We will take you to bushland that few visitors see as we ride along the tree lined avenues dedicated to our fallen soldiers. Arriving at the main precinct area over looking Perth we stop for a well earned break and explore on foot this part of the park. We have a cafe break and allow you plenty of time to take incredible photos. Your guide will relay how the park evolved, show you all the best places to visit including the botanic gardens and boab tree.
At different times of the year Kings Park shows us a range of flowering plants and wildflowers many unique to Western Australia.
Back on our bikes we head back via a network of scenic paths through the beautiful John Oldham Park to finish our day at the South Perth Foreshore and our start point.
Ride Rating – MEDIUM
This tour involves some hills and you need to be able to exercise with some periods of
increased heartbeat. At all times you can dismount and walk your bike up the hill if you want to. As a reference you could do this tour if you rode a few times a year and are an active person.
Approximately 16km Ride
What is included?
Your beautiful blue bike with fat tyres and helmet are included in the tour price. Also
you will have a knowledgeable guide with you who is trained to keep you safe
and show and provide you interesting information. The guide also carries a
first aid kit for your safety.
What to wear and
- You need to bring your own weather protection clothing and sunscreen
- Bring a full water bottle
- Some money as we will have a café stop opportunity… bike riders love their coffee stops.
There are many public toilets along our route, so just ask the guide if you need to use the “loo”.
Starting and finishing Point
We meet at a cycle store in South Perth as it is warm in winter and cool in summer while we get organised. Our bikes are kept close by.
The address is South Perth Cycles, Mends Street Arcade, 21 Mends Street, South Perth.