Perth Cycle Paths

Cycle Paths in Perth

We have a long network of Perth cycle paths. So, if you like getting around on two wheels, there’s plenty of choice of spots to enjoy a ride. If you like to cruise along the river, pedal up the coast or even get really active mountain biking through the rugged Perth Hills – we have it all in our guide.

And here’s a tip – if you don’t have a bike rack or big boot in your car, that’s ok! You are able to walk your bikes on Transperth trains during off peak times, weekends and public holidays. Cycling to the city? Bikes are permitted anytime on all Transperth Ferries, making a bike ride around the Swan River even easier. See the Seniorocity guide to cycling in Perth here…

Swan River Bridges Loop

One of Perth’s most iconic cycle paths to ride is the bridges route around the Swan River. If you’re a beginner, this is a great place to start– as the path is mostly flat, making for an easy ride along the water’s edge. The loop path from the Narrows Bridge to the causeway in 10kms. Or pedal your bike a little further and add in the Matagarup Bridge near Perth Stadium too. Need refreshments? There are plenty of cafes to stop along the way – at Elizabeth Quay, to the South Perth Foreshore, and Claisebrook Cove in East Perth. Or why not pack a picnic in your rucksack and make use of the BBQ facilities in the parklands. Read the Seniorocity review on the Coode Street area here. 

Cycle Tours & Paths in Kings Park

Particularly lovely in wildflower season (Winter/Spring), Kings Park has loads of cycle paths to explore. At this time, you may like to hop on the Pedal and Petal Tour of the Park! The cyling tour is held during the Kings Park Wildfower Festival in September. GoGo Active Tours run a 2-hour Pedal and Petals bike tour through the bush paths of Kings Park to see the wonderful wildflowers. See the Seniorocity review here.

Many pathways wind through its beautiful bushland, and cycling is permitted on all main roads and along designated shared use pedestrian/cycle paths in the park. Please note that cycling is not permitted on Law Walk, the State War Memorial Precinct, the Bushland Nature Trail or in any bushland area without designated hard-surface pedestrian/cycle paths. Handy bike racks are found around the park. Don’t own a bike? Spinway WA provides automated adult bike hire at Kings Park. Read the Seniorocity guide to Kings Park here.


Cycling Without Age, Canning River

Cycling Without Age is a global organisation that takes elderly people (or those with disabilities) out for bike rides in specially built trishaw bikes piloted by volunteers. Cycling Without Age in Canning, which are located at Canning River off Kent St and operates every Friday morning.  Other regular ride locations at Cycle Paths in Perth are in Fremantle and Melville, with other locations (Albany, Sorrento, York and Rockingham) to be contacted for enquiries. Read more in the Seniorocity review. 

Cycling Without Age

Lake Monger Loop

A cycle around the Lake Monger loop is about 3.5kms in total. It’s flat, and has plenty of wildlife, birdlife to spy. If you have grandkids with you, there are playgrounds too, making it a great spot for little legs to scoot and pedal the whole way around.

Cycling with Kids in Perth


Coastal Cycle Paths in Perth

Wherever you are in Perth, you’ll be reatively close to the coastal path – it stretches all the way up the west coast from Munster (south of Fremantle) to Mindarie in the north! As well as a beautiful ocean view, the path has many cafes along the way, particularly on the West Coast Drive section in the northern beaches! Read the Seniorocity review on the Burns Beach path here.

Burns Beach Coastal Walk


Cycling in Fremantle

Perth’s weather is perfect for a water side ride. Pedal the river cycle path from Fremantle to Point Walter. Starting at Fremantle Train Station, this leisurely cycle is just over 8km. And you can finish up with a paddle on the river beach. Zephyr Café or The Left Bank are good places to stop for drinks and a bite to eat. Read the Senioricity review on Zephyr here.

Zephyr Café, East Fremantle

Lake Joondalup

Hate riding up hills? A cycle around Lake Joondalup is a long (and fairly flat) 16km loop. Start at the Ocean Reef Rd entrance and ride to Neil Hawkins Park for a picnic. The metropolitan bushland of Yellagonga Regional Park is packed with water birds, kangaroos, turtles. In warm months, keep your eyes peeled for tiger snakes and dugites! See the lake views on the boardwalk at Neil Hawkins Park, which is a great spot to enjoy a BBQ. Read the Seniorocity review here.

Cycling on Rottnest Island

Rotto is one of the most iconic spots in WA for a ride. The car-less island has to be THE perfect place for pedal power in Perth. Enjoy the slow pace and stop for a dip at one of the idyllic beaches. Be aware that once you leave the main settlement of Thompsons Bay, you need to BYO water bottles, as there are not many water fountains around the island. The ride can be hilly in places, so prepare yourself for a walking up hills and tired legs! Read the Seniorocity guide to Rottnest here.

Cycle Paths in Perth


Have we missed any of your favourite Cycle Paths in Perth? Let us know in the comments below!

Love a bike trail in the bush? See our guide to Bike trails in the Perth Hills here. 

About Stella B

Stella is loving retirement! Besides her loves of gardening, reading and painting, she adores spending time with her family and being out and about in Perth. Living in the Perth Hills, her time is often spent brunching with her husband at one of Kalamunda’s many cafes or enjoying a food platter over a glass of wine at a Bickley Valley winery.

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