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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The Otherside Cafe, Swanbourne

Located om Railway Street along the Fremantle train line and bicycle path, The Otherside Cafe is often a place we stop through on the morning cycle to Fremantle. More specifically it's located on the other side of Swanbourne train station and accessible via the small Claremont Crescent bridge. A tiny cafe but certainly a great one for coffee, one of our favourite spots for long black coffee in Perth. We enjoy sitting on ...

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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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The mountain bike ride to North Mole in Fremantle

Welcome to a perfect winter's day in Perth! Taking advantage of some superb weather conditions over the weekend we set out on a relaxed paced pedal along the coast. This circular route starts at Claremont Train Station to North Mole in Fremantle. Alternatively a good starting point is Lake Espresso Cafe because there's plenty of parking in front of the golf club/Aspire Fitness, just off Davies Road. Length: 26km Highlights: Ocean views and ...

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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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Cycling and breakfast in Cottesloe

Early Sunday morning on our cycling travels, we decided to stop for breakfast at Il Lido. I'm not sure if it's because we are out and about cycling more these days, however, I'm noticing a decent bicycle culture in Perth - both road and off-road. Weekend mornings are especially good around the Freo area and along the coast. It's a scenic cycle along the coast and the road conditions are fairly good. ...

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