Cycling in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a part of Spain and are located to the northwest of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are not only popular sun and beach holiday destinations; they are also an important cycling destination. Many professional cyclists come to cycle in the Canary Islands in the winter.
The climate on all islands is mild and temperate with temperatures that are around 20 degrees during most of the year. The rainfall is low, especially on the eastern islands. The temperature changes little during the year, although in the summer it can still get very hot, with a few days of more than 30 degrees. You can cycle virtually every day of the year. In addition, there is usually a refreshing sea breeze. All islands are rather windy.
The Canary Islands are occasionally affected by sandstorms. This phenomenon is known as ‘La Calima’ and is caused by very fine sand blown from the Sahara into the Atlantic Ocean.

The Canary Islands: A challenge on the bike

The Canary Islands consist of 5 larger islands: La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and 2 smaller ones: La Gomera and El Hierro. Every island has largely its own character.
Tenerife and La Palma are very mountainous: there are hardly any flat roads to be found here. These islands are rainy on the north side, because the mountains block the clouds and cause precipitation. The southern parts are dry. The mountains are less high on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
The Canary Islands therefore offer an enormous variety of cycle routes, both for mountain bikers on unpaved paths, and for race cyclists on paved roads. However, the strong wind, combined with high mountains, can make cycling a real challenge. View here the overview of bike rental companies in the Canary Islands.

Tenerife on the bike

Tenerife is an island with two faces. In the south you will find tourist resorts such as Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje. In the other parts of the island you will find the more authentic Tenerife. Tenerife is a diverse island: it has cosmopolitan cities with historic centers, bustling towns, small rural villages, and the vast National Park. Here is the highest mountain in Spain, the impressive volcano El Teide (3.718m). El Teide dominates the landscape of Tenerife. This mountain makes cycling on Tenerife so special.

Fietsen op Tenerife

 

Cycling to El Teide

Cyclists from all over the world come to Tenerife to climb El Teide. Over the road you reach a maximum altitude of 2,300 m. Perhaps that is not as high as some of the Alpine Cols or other mountain passes elsewhere on the European mainland. However, you are already starting to climb at sea level. Cycling to the Teide is therefore not an easy task. The climb is almost 40 km against 6%. Even experienced cyclists struggle to do this challenge in less than 2.5 hours.

Climate on Tenerife good for cycling

Tenerife offers great weather throughout the year. That is why the island is also called “Island of eternal spring”. The winters are very pleasant and during the summer it is not as hot as for example on the mainland of Spain.
The Teide not only dominates the landscape; it also influences the climate of Tenerife. There is, as on almost every Canary Island, a difference between north and south. This is something to take into account when planning your bike ride. The north is slightly cooler, which can be a plus in the summer, and it rains more. As a result, it is also greener, and the landscape is more pleasant. The south is sunnier and much busier. Here are the much visited beaches and tourist resorts.
In addition to the Teide, the Teno Massif in the Northwest, and the Anaga Massif in the Northeast also offer spectacular cycling opportunities. To really enjoy cycling and the challenging climbs on Tenerife, it is necessary to be reasonably fit. Plan only routes that you are sure will not be too demanding. Also keep in mind the weather and the need to drink. View here the bike rental companies in Tenerife.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has more or less the same image as Tenerife. It is known as a sun and beach holiday destination. Gran Canaria also has busy resorts for tourists, and busy beaches. But, like Tenerife, Gran Canaria is a popular cycling destination, especially in winter. Outside the resorts and stands, the island offers a whole range of routes for cyclists. The capital Las Palmas has attractive historic districts, and has a fantastic city beach in Las Canteras.

 

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Bike and beach on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a good option if you want to combine cycling with a beach holiday. Cycling on Gran Canaria can be pretty intensive. Like Tenerife, it will involve a lot of climbing. The Pico de las Nieves reaches up to 1,949 meters. The climb from Maspalonas (0m) is 44 km long. Gran Canaria offers plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself on the bike. The mountainous center of the island is also a paradise for mountain bikers, with spectacular landscapes. There are endless alternatives for cyclists. From green landscapes in the interior to the spectacular coastal areas. View the bike rental companies in Gran Canaria here.

Bike Island Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of the most authentic islands of the Canarias. The local hero César Manrique was an environmentally friendly visionary who prevented local politicians from ruining the landscape with high-rise buildings in the seaside resorts. The low population density caused by the poor agricultural land ensures that Canarian culture is not as strong on Lanzarote as on other islands. Lanzarote is on the east side of the archipelago, and has little green. In recent years, the island has increasingly attracted athletes, including cyclists. Like other eastern islands, Lanzarote has many beaches, which is something that the western islands can only be jealous of.

The landscape on Lanzarote is rather arid, with black sandy beaches. The landscape looks a bit like a windy lunar landscape and is dotted with characteristic white villages.
On Lanzarote many cycling routes are possible, with climbs that will take you through the mysterious, volcanic landscape.

Lanzarote on the road bike

Different routes are possible on the road bike.

Tabayesco

The Tabayesco climb is the longest climb on Lanzarote: just over 10 km long. The average slope of 5.5% remains very consistent throughout the climb with occasional slopes up to 8%.

Femés

The steepest cycling climb on the island; the Femés climb starts from the southernmost resort of the island, Playa Blanca. The real climbing starts after the Papagayo roundabout. In the last kilometers there are some hairpin bends with more than 15% percentage increase.

Mirador Del Rio

This is the most beautiful climb known from the Ironman Lanzarote. It is a short climb of 3km to a height of about 475m. It is a rugged but beautiful climb, with beautiful views of La Isla Graciosa. This climb can be combined with the de Orzola climb, which is mentioned below.

Los Valles

From Teguise to the highest point on Lanzarote. The climb itself begins a few kilometers after Teguise along the road LZ 10. The road winds up through the picturesque village of Los Valles, facing the north. The highest point of the island is on the Penas del Chache (670m). The Los Valles climb is not exceptionally steep or difficult.

Orzola

From the most northerly point on the island at Orzola. In the north of Lanzarote lies the small port city of Orzola. The road south of Orzola has a really beautiful climb, one of the best on the island. The climb from Orzola is only about 5 kilometers long, but it can be combined with the Mirador De Rio to make an almost 10 km long climb.

La Geria

Through the volcanic vineyards, this is one of the best cycling routes of Lanzarote. In the rugged landscape of La Geria there are fertile soils that, together with the mild climate, ensure an excellent wine culture. The landscape is characterized by black soils and the vines are almost buried in protective round holes. The landscape looks like a lunar landscape.

View here the bike rentals on Lanzarote.

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is the windiest island. It is a paradise for beach lovers with its golden sand and turquoise seas. Although Fuerteventura is close to Lanzarote, the landscape is very different. Here you will find a desert-like landscape with bizarre lava domes, sparse, scattered villages, and a few lively holiday resorts. The dunes of Corralejo form a kind of mini Sahara. Because of the wind, the hills have assumed soft and round shapes. The landscape also looks African, partly because of the goats that roam freely through the orange colored hills.

Cycling on Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura may not be as well known for cycling, but that is precisely the charm. It is the second largest island of the Canary archipelago, and at the same time the least populated island. It is therefore a very interesting destination for cyclists, since the well-constructed roads are very quiet. The bike is a perfect way to get to know the island. You see more and more cyclists on Fuerteventura, alone or in groups, who enjoy their training or just for fun.
Since Fuerteventura is very close to the African continent, the climate on the island can be considered the best of all Canary Islands. Because of the mild, summery climate you can cycle all year round on Fuerteventura. The best time is from February to May and October / November.

Bike rides on Fuerteventura

The quiet, well-built roads on Fuerteventura offer good training conditions. They are ideal for mountain bikers and racing cyclists.
In the north of the island you will find easy and medium-weight bike rides, especially near La Oliva and Corralejo. In the south, for example at La Pared, it is possible to make some more sunny trips. For trips over El Cardon or the mountains around Pajara you have to be physically fit because there are much longer climbs with relatively steep sections. In the center of the island (Tuineje and Antigua) you can make comparatively easy cycle tours.
Almost always there is a strong, not to be underestimated wind, especially in the summer months.
Mountain bike enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to step outside the paved roads. However, If you fall, the sharp volcano rocks can be dangerous.

View here the bike rentals on Fuerteventura.

La Palma

La Palma, also called “La Isla Bonita”, is perhaps the most beautiful island of the Canary archipelago. It has beautiful landscapes, which you will not find on other Canary Islands. The island offers all its visitors a huge natural wealth, which you can enjoy during your bike rides. The Caldera de Taburiente and the water tunnels at Marcos y Cordero are unique landscapes. The larger cities of La Palma are very lively and the atmosphere is South American.

Cycling on Palma

Cyclists will have fun cycling on La Palma, although you have to be in good shape, since there are almost no flat roads. Both the main roads and the smaller roads are in good condition. There are several popular cycling routes, and there is usually little traffic on the roads. A bike ride to the highest point of the island, the Roque de los Muchachos (2,423 m) is a trip that you will not forget. The climb is 28 km long (from Garafía), with an average gradient of 7.3%. The highest point is reached at 2.400m.

Mountain biking on La Palma

Cycling over the volcanic rocks can be a real pleasure for mountain bike fans. A large number of roads and paths lead you through pine trees, laurel forests, volcanoes and along the coast of La Palma. The variety is enormous: From lush mountains to the dry volcanic landscapes in the south, which house the youngest volcanoes in Spain. Cycling along forest paths of the Cumbre Vieja is an unforgettable experience. This is a fairly easy route along the lava flows from former volcanic eruptions. From there you can cycle towards the vineyards of Fuencaliente, up to the Teneguía volcano.
View the bike rentals on La Palma here.

La Gomera by bike

The most striking landscape of the Canary Islands is undoubtedly on La Gomera. The wild landscape consists of a mix of small terraces, palm trees, lush rainforest and mountains that resemble the Moroccan Atlas Mountains.
The island is characterized by deep ravines. There are few roads, but many paths.
There are some tourist resorts on La Gomera, Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey. But tourism is small-scale. Even the capital San Sebastian, is not much more than a quiet town. La Gomera is an island to escape the crowds and to embrace nature.

La Gomera on mountain bike

Mountain bikers will enjoy the trails along the rugged ravines and through the misty woods of La Gomera. Temperatures are soft and comfortable throughout the year. You can explore unique routes here, which lead you through fantastic landscapes with bizarre stone formations and unmatched vistas

A unique landscape

The green north, with beautiful valleys, is the perfect area for cyclists. But the central and southern part of the island also offer beautiful cycling routes through an almost dreamlike mountainous landscape. There are routes for both beginners and trained cyclists.
The whole island is dotted with paths that connect villages, which are excellent for mountain bikers.

Cycling to the highest point of La Gomera

A challenge is to climb the highest peak of the island at 1,340 meters, in the National Park of Garajonay. The mountain can be climbed via different roads.
From Valle Gran Rey the ascent is 27.4 km long with a difference in altitude of 1450 m. The average percentage is therefore 5.2%. The descent to San Sebastián is a long continuous descent with curves and impressive views of the fascinating Roque Agando. This huge rock is the symbol of the island.

El Hierro

El Hierro is without a doubt the most magical and mysterious island of the Canary Islands. Once this island was seen as the edge of the world. The island is known for the giant lizards. The hills with their herds of sheep do not suggest that we are actually here close to Africa. Because of the remote location, El Hierro is less visited than the other Canary Islands. It is therefore also the most pristine island of the archipelago.
El Hierro is suitable for cycling because the road network offers many possibilities. In view of the low population density, there is also little traffic.
There are several bike rides possible, including to the viewpoint at La Peña, which is a work of César Manrique. The road to Frontera leads over one of the most difficult mountain passes on the island. After the 1300-meter altitude is reached, you cycle to the vantage point in La Peña. You can return to Valverde through the beautiful villages of Guarazoca, Erese and El Mocanal.

We have tried to give a good informative overview of cycling opportunities in the Canary Islands. Do you have comments or do you want to add something? Then let us know via a message below.

Cycling in Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa, is recognised as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Cycling is definitely one of the best ways to experience Cape Town’s stunning surroundings. It is a year-round cycling destination with a mild climate. You can for example cycle in the beautiful Wine Lands, east and northeast of Cape Town. Cape Town is located at the shoreline of the Table Bay. It is famous for its landmarks such as:

  • Cape Point
  • Table Mountain
  • Heritage on Robben Island, related to liberation icon and former president Nelson Mandela
  • The Cape Floristic Region.

The Cape Town metropolitan area boasts around 4 million people. It is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

Cycling in Cape Town area
Cycling in Cape Town area

Bring your bike or hire a bicycle?

Visitors from Europe, the Americas or Asia may not be inclined to bring a bike to South Africa on their long flights, when they are planning to go cycling in Cape Town. Fortunately, Cape Town has many bike rentals where you can hire all sorts of bicycles. Additionally the bike rental shops may provide you with guided or unguided tours.

One of the bike rentals in Cape Town is CycletheCape.com. Here you can hire a quality road or mountain bike on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Moreover, they can provide the maps and guide you on your way. Also pumps, tubes, levers and bottles are provided. CycletheCape.com offers unique tailored cycling packages.

Location of Cape Town
Location of Cape Town

Cycling Routes

Some of their popular routes include the breath-taking scenic tours around the Cape Peninsula and the Wine Lands.  Their options include Cape Point Nature Reserve, Chapman’s Peak coastal drive, Constantia Wine Valley, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and Boulders Beach where you can visit the Penguins.

Another favourite route at CycletheCape.com is the Garden Route Excursion from Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park. It follows the scenic R62 wine route, the World’s longest! En route you can include the world famous Cango Caves, an Ostrich farm (where you can ride one if you like!), wine and port tastings etc. The West Coast National Park to include Langebaan lagoon and Paternoster is also a popular addition for most people. If you’re into mountain biking, the Swartberg /Outeniqua Challenge would be right up your street! (Gravel roads to Die Top at 1572m).

Cycling the Swartberg pass

At Bike rental CycletheCape.com  all accommodation ranging from Backpacker to 5 Star (your choice), transport (including Airport transfers) and bike and helmet hire can be  arranged, along with a qualified cycling tour guide(s) for the whole of your adventures from start to finish.

Cape Town and the Table mountain
Cape Town and the Table mountain

Finally, hiking and walking trips include the iconic Table Mountain, Kirsten Bosch Gardens and the Historic City itself are also available to finish your trip in style.

Cycling and safety

As in many large foreign cities, some caution is also required in Cape Town and surroundings. We recommend cycling with a guide. Take normal precautions and consult the travel advice for South-Africa from your Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cycling in Australia

Australia is a spectacular destination for cycling.

Are you curious to go cycling in Australia? Australia is an immense country that covers a whole continent, and that consists largely of the well-known Outback. The Outback is the burning red Australian desert where you can cycle over infinite dirt roads. Here you will find a wide horizon and a warm climate. Cycling in Australia can be a spectacular experience. Along the coasts you will find a variety of landscapes, including snowy areas, long beaches, coral reefs and lush rainforests. There are many historic towns along the roads, and when you enter one of the pubs you get to know the real Australians.

Cycling in Australia

Traveling to Australia

The flight to Australia takes about 22 hours from Europe, and slightly less from the US. Most international airlines fly to Sydney or Melbourne. For visitors, a valid travel visa is usually required to enter Australia. An electronic visa (called eVisitors) is easy to apply and is valid for 3 months. You can request it from the Immigration Office website.

Australia by bike

Via the Australian train system, you can visit almost the whole country and see the cities. We recommend, of course, to experience Australia by bike. In Australia there are bicycle rentals abound. From our website you have access to the different companies offering bicycles for rent in Australia. You can easily contact them via the form.
Although bicycling is in Australia a bit less popular than in Europe, still cycling is a common phenomenon. Many Australians cycle for sports, for recreation or cycling back and forth to their work. They are aware that bicycles improve their health and reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. The government encourages cycling through various advertising campaigns. Wearing a bicycle helmet is mandatory in Australia.

Where to go cycling in Australia?

Some cycling destinations in Australia

In such a big country as Australia there are infinite possibilities for biking. There are over 500 National Parks, ranging from deserts to high mountains, from rainforests to corals. Highlights include the Blue Mountains and The Australian Alps, which are part of The Great Dividing Range. The Outback and Tasmania are undoubtedly destinations that speak to the imagination. In addition, numerous other regions in Australia are worthwhile, such as the Gold Coast and the hills of Adelaide. Many Australian cities are also particularly well-suited to bicycle traffic. The cities of Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne have an extensive network of cycling paths.
It is impossible to get a complete overview of all bicycle destinations in Australia. Nevertheless, we will describe some regions and cities.

The Outback

In the Australian Outback you can really experience loneliness. This dusty desert with its red sand, the burning sun, the giant canyons and the imposing rock formations is very impressive. Here you feel the freedom and you have the time and space to think. The beauty of nature is magnificent and magical.

Cycling in the Australian Outback

Tasmania
Tasmania is an island 240 km south of Australia’s mainland. It is as big as Ireland with only 1/10 of the population. The island was discovered in 1642 by his name Abel Tasman from Lutjegast (Groningen, The Netherlands). Tasmania offers vast natural beauty, untamed wilderness and vibrant modern towns. The climate is mild and moderate. There is little traffic on the beautiful country roads and it offers interesting landscapes. It’s just an ideal place for cycling.

There are no less than 17 National Parks on the island and more than 20% of the total land area is World Heritage. The Tasmanian landscape is diverse. It varies from rainforest to rolling green landscapes, from open eucalyptus forests and pine plantations, to the subalpine mountain range.

Tasmania

The best time to travel to Tasmania, as far as the climate is concerned, is the end of December, January and early February. This is also the hottest time of the year. The most stable weather usually occurs in late February and March. As for cycling, spring and fall can also be nice, and is less crowded. But especially at night it may get a bit cold.

The Great Dividing Range

The third longest mountain range in the world is the Great Dividing Range. This may not be particularly high (the highest peak is Mount Kosciuszko of 2.228m), but it is very beautiful. Climate and landscapes always change: from rainforests to deserts, from alpine landscapes to slightly rolling countryside. This mountain range includes the Blue Mountains National Park and the Alpine National Park.

Blue Mountains National Park

This is one of the best known and most spectacular parks in Australia. The park is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The park is known for its remarkable geographical, botanical and cultural values, including the protection of places of cultural importance for Aboriginals. The eucalyptus trees provide the blue glow that hangs over the mountains: the dispersed drops Eucalypt oil blends with dust particles and water vapor, and causes the light to break into a blue color.

For mountain bikers, various routes are possible, such as the Woodford – Oaks Trail, the Burramoko Ridge (Hanging Rock) Trail, Murphys Trail – Wentworth Falls to Woodford, or the Narrow Neck Trail.

Blue Mountains National Park

The park is less than two hours from Sydney by car or train. The surrounding picturesque towns offer a wide range of restaurants and accommodations. Katoomba is the main city of the Blue Mountains. This city is located on the Great Western Highway, 100 km west of Sydney and 39 km southeast of Lithgow. Katoomba Railway Station is on the Blue Mountains railway line.

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is located in the northeast of Victoria. This area can be considered the ideal vacation destination in Australia for enthusiastic cyclists. It offers a wide range of cycling possibilities through breathtaking landscapes. For both cyclists and mountain bikers, these Australian Alps offer plenty of opportunities. Rental of bicycles and equipment is ample available.

Cycling in the Australian Alps

The place Bright offers plenty of routes for mountain biking enthusiasts. The routes lead you along creeks and pine plantations, across your narrow winding single tracks.


The Mystic MTB Park is renowned for its challenging, exciting and varied tracks. If you like cycling on quiet country roads, climbs and spectacular downhill runs, then northeastern Victoria is the right place. In the summer the cooler mountain air is a relief and on a clear winter day you can enjoy the warmth of the sun. For example, every cycling season has something different to offer. The racing cyclist can challenge themselves on Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham or Falls Creek mountain peaks.

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is a well-known surf destination, but has much more to offer than just sandy beaches and surfing. Simple bike rides are possible, such as the CBD River Loop or Mt Coot-tha. The hinterland is very suitable for intensive bike rides. Many cycling tours are possible, dotted with challenging cliffs, through the Gondwana rainforest and along small farms.

Australian rainforrest
Australian rainforrest

Currumbin is a trendy surf resort situated where the Currumbin Creek River flows into the ocean. It is a good base for cycling tours and features a large number of modern cafes and eateries overlooking the beach.

Currumbin
Currumbin

Adelaide

Adelaide is the perfect place as a base for cycling. The city is located between hills and the Australian coastline. Adelaide has a cycling-friendly culture and has many cycling routes both in the inner city and in the green areas around the city. The city and the coast are flat. This makes cycling in Adelaide pleasant and easy. A bike ride to nearby hills offers you the opportunity to physically challenge yourself.

Cycling in the hills of Adelaide
Cycling in the hills of Adelaide

The weather in Adelaide is fairly predictable. The summers are hot and dry, while the winters are cold and wet. Bike tourism comes to life in January with the internationally known Tour Down Under. This is the most exciting time to cycle in Adelaide. In the summer it can get hot in Adelaide.

The Adelaide Hills is the most famous area for local cyclists. Through a well-maintained road you can cycle to Mount Lofty (727m). At the top there is a fantastic viewpoint. For experienced cyclists there are many more possibilities to ride in and around the hills.

Barossa

The Barossa Valley is approximately an hour’s drive from Adelaide. There is no better way to discover Barossa’s regional cuisine, wine and rich heritage than by bike. The Barossa has a large bicycle network ranging from Angaston to Gawler over 40 kilometers, via the four capitals of Nuriootpa, Angaston, Tanunda and Lyndoch. The bike path is ideal for discovering the natural beauty of our beautiful region at your own pace. Biking around the Barossa is generally easy on flat bike trails.

Cycling in the Barossa valley
Cycling in the Barossa valley

Melbourne

Cycling is in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria in Australia, a common phenomenon. You can ride a bike here for recreation, home-work and sports. Melbourne is one of the most cycling-friendly cities in Australia. The city has an extensive network of cycle paths. You can easily cycle to shops and cafés by bicycle paths or through the parks and gardens of the Yarra River.

Sydney

Biking is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the city and to see Sydney’s famous sights. Sydney has a good network of bike paths. The sights of Sydney, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, can be reached by bike. In the eastern part of Sydney is Centennial Parklands: a popular location for cyclists. Here you can take a relaxing ride through this quiet, green oasis. Other possibilities in Sydney include Manly Beach, where you can discover remote bays and beaches and the Sydney Olympic Park. This park offers over 35 km of cycling trails to explore.

Cycling in Sydney

Canberra

Like Melbourne and Sydney, Canberra is a bicycle-friendly city with an extensive network of bike paths. Many cafés also profiled themselves as ‘cycling friendly’. The city hosts cycling events throughout the year. There are plenty of possibilities to rent a bike in Canberra. There is plenty to see and do in Canberra: from parks to national attractions such as the National Library of Australia and the National Gallery of Australia.

Cycling along the lakes of Canberra

Biking along Canberra lakes

Canberra’s central Lake Burley Griffin is surrounded by cycle paths and is ideal for a relaxing ride. Also the Ginninderra lake in the north or Tuggeranong lake in the south are worth the effort. Both lakes feature signposted bike trails and offer picturesque routes that are perfect for a family bike ride.
For mountain bikers, the Canberra Centenary Trail is a highlight. This 145 km long route leads you through both urban and rural surroundings.

Perth

Perth has an abundance of bike paths and beautiful routes. Biking along the ocean or along the river, you can enjoy the warm beautiful weather of Perth. The bike paths are safe and easy to ride. One of the most popular rides in Perth goes along the river and across the many bridges. The bike path is very flat and there is a fantastic view of the city.

 

Perth

Bike routes in Perth

Rottnest Island
If you are visiting Rottnest Island, do rent a bike! It is the fastest, cheapest, easiest and best way to see the island. The island has no cars for rent. Rottnest Island has good roads and many beautiful beaches. There are enough bike routes for all ages and levels.

Rottnest Island

Kings Park
With various cycling routes, the beautiful Kings Park in Perth is one of the most popular places to enjoy a bike ride in the summer. In this famous 400-hectare park (larger than Central Park of New York City), You can enjoy the remarkable views, the variety of wildlife and the beautiful botanical gardens.

Windan Bridge Walk
This route runs along the winding banks of the River Swan, the island of Heirisson and the urban area of East Perth. You can see spectacular landscapes and take a break for a drink in one of the many cafés around the East Perth area.

Cottesloe beach
Perth is a sunny city. So why not take advantage of the good weather and make a bike ride along the coast? The ride along Cottesloe Beach is perfect for hot summer afternoons, when there is a sea breeze. Some parts of this route are a little hilly.

Burns Beach.

This route is a great alternative ride near the coast to Cottesloe Beach. It’s a quieter route.

Whiteman Park
In this 4000-hectare native bush country, there are a few kilometers of bike paths. They carry you along the many attractions such as the Caversham Wildlife Park.

Other bicycle destinations in Australia

As we noted earlier, this review is far from complete: Australia is simply too big and too diverse. We have tried to point out some interesting cycling destinations. Have we forgotten something important? Or do you have bike tips in Australia? Let us know!

Consulted information:
General:
http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/
https://www.britannica.com/place/Great-Dividing-Range
https://rideonmagazine.com.au/australias-top-25-scenic-bike-rides/
Australian Alps
http://www.australia.com/en/places/australian-alps/highlights.html
Blue Mountians
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/blue-mountains-national-park
Bright
https://www.ridehighcountry.com.au/destinations/riding-around-bright/
http://www.cyclepath.com.au/
South Australia, Barossa
https://www.railtrails.org.au/trail-descriptions/south-australia?view=trail&id=212
Goldcoast, Currumbin:
http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/lifestyle/hit-the-pedals-and-explore-the-best-bike-tracks-the-gold-coast-has-on-offer/news-story/9a88f9c5269678e434d5b599c1a2b946
Canberra
https://visitcanberra.com.au/getting-around/cycling
Perth
http://www.lookatwa.com.au/Transport/bicycles.html
Sydney
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/getting-around/cycling
Melbourne
http://www.visitmelbourne.com/Regions/Melbourne/Things-to-do/Outdoor-activities/Cycling.aspx

 

Bike hire in Australia

Currumbin Cycles
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Rent A Cycle Tasmania
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Cycle Centre
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VELO-PORTE
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Barossa Bike Hire and Tours
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Green Island Tours Tasmania
2 Simeon Place St. Helens

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