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Cycling around Western Australia [Bikepacking, Cycle Touring]


Cycling around Western Australia it could be argued is one of the best ways, if not the best way to see Western Australia; that is touring Western Australia or parts of it a bicycle (well and bushwalking the parts you cannot ride to 🙂 ). This post is about listing those who are seeing Western Australia by bicycle. It is about summarising the known cycle tourist websites/blogs/journals describing cycling around Western Australia. Hopefully it is useful for virtual touring and planning.


This  post was last updated on August 15, 2016

Rabbit Proof Fence - The Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail, Western Australia

Rabbit Proof Fence – The Granite and Woodlands Discovery Trail, Western Australia

I am summarising here journals from CrazyGuyOnABike which is a great touring based website as well as all the other blogs and websites that I come across. If you know of a Western Australia bike tour journal not listed here, please let me know.

Cycling Around Western Australia Via Roads and Tracks

  1. 2016 – Munda Biddi: A path through the forest – Annette Herod – Added August 29, 2016
  2. 2016 – Several Years Everywhere: Cycling East to West with two Southerners – Jeff Kruys – Added August 15, 2016
  3. 2016 – Great Southern Sojurn in West Oz – Randell Holland
  4. 2016 – Cycling the Long Paddock to the Gibb River Road and Broome – Gordon Ross
  5. 2016 – Across Australia – Art Brown
  6. 2016 – Mitch & Hamish’s Nullabor Adventure – Mitch Bright
  7. 2016 – Cycledipity – Jet Agelink
  8. 2016 – Australian tours and detours – Anne Gillet
  9. 2016 – AroundOz – Bruce Wharrie
  10. 2016 – The Munda Biddi in Summer – Ken Mercer
  11. 2015 – East Oz to Alice Springs and on to Perth via backroads where possible: East Coast of OZ to Perth (maybe!) via Alice Springs using sealed roads and back roads – Alan Melville
  12. 2015 – Australian tours and detours: One year of tours and detours in Australia – Anne Gillet
  13. 2015 – wiljen’s Nomads do the Nullarbor & Beyond: We can’t sit around waiting for something to happen, so let’s start with a ride across the bottom of Australia & then check out New Zealand !- Will Colquhoun
  14. 2015 – A Jaunt [Exploring around Manjimup] – Fred Spengler
  15. 2015 – AroundOz – Bruce Wharrie
  16. 2014 – Perth to Sydney – Cycling Solo Perth to Sydney – Jimmy Goh
  17. 2014 – wijen’s Munda Biddi Adventure – Will Colquhoun
  18. 2014 – Perth to Hamilton (NZ) – Vincent Brennan
  19. 2014 – Yangshuo to Perth – Vincent Brennan
  20. 2014 – One trip, many countries – Fred Spengler
  21. 2014 – The Nullarbor and Beyond – Eddie Brennan
  22. 2014 – Go East old man... Starting in Perth, Western Australia and heading East towards Sydney – more or less… – Victor Calvo
  23. 2014 – 900 Sand Dunes – To Kununurra via the Canning Stock Route – Alan Melville
  24. 2014 – Perth to Melbourne – Cycle Australia 2014 –
  25. 2014 – Riding the goldfields of Western Australia – Bruce Hunt
  26. 2014 – Brisbane to Perth – A fairly fast paced trip from Brisbane to Perth, taking the more direct route through Northern NSW, the Nullarbor, and Hyden – updated on a section I rode in 2010 – Norseman to Hyden – Andrew O’Brien and Peter Houston
  27. 2014 – Rotovelo Across Australia – A trans-national crossing in a Rotovelo velomobile
  28. 2014 – Tim Goes for a Bike Ride – Excellent information on water availability on the Nullarbor (January 2014)
  29. 2013 – Coalfields to Orchards – Munda Biddi Trial – Andrew Priest
  30. 2013 – Munda Biddi Trail – Albany to Donnybrook – Andrew Priest
  31. 2013 – West Australie – Martien Verbaarschot
  32. 2013 – Cycledipity – A cycle journey on a whim – Jet Agelink
  33. 2013 – Darwin to Perth by Trike (via Gibb River Road and Mt Augustus) – Chris Hart-Smith
  34. 2013 – Around Australia – Peter Freeman
  35. 2013 – Across the Kimberly on the Gibb River Road
  36. 2013 – Canning Stock Route – Bicyclenomad
  37. 2013 – Nullabor: Its Just Plain Silly – Sandra Lawn
  38. 2013 – Crocodile Dreaming – Across the Kimberly on the Gibb River Road – Graham Smith
  39. 2012 – Perth to Adelaide – Brian Webber 
  40. 2012 – Perth to Adelaide by Bike (includes Holland Track) – Rikus Kaijer
  41. 2012 – Around the Clubs 2012 – Peter Bradshaw
  42. 2012 – A World of Difference Tour Australia – Sam Pollard
  43. 2012 – Chasing the Dirt – Out and Back to Augustus by Bicycle Tour – Andrew Priest
  44. 2012 – Bikepacking the Waterous Trail – A Revisit – Andrew Priest
  45. 2012 – ? – Australia by backroads – Pierre Guillez
  46. 2012 – Desert ride: across the Nullarbor on a Surly – Lisa Dempster
  47. 2012 – BikeDorkDNT and the bush time meander in Southern Western Australia – Peter Westcoast
  48. 2011 – Tour from Adelaide to Perth – John Twine
  49. 2011 – Wandering the Darling Range – Andrew Priest
  50. 2011 – Kalamunda to York and Back – Paul Borbas
  51. 2011 – The Gibb River Road Challenge – Worldbiker
  52. 2011 – Canning Stock Route – Martijn Boonman
  53. 2011 – South West of Perth West Australia – Jim MacTaggart
  54. 2011 – Tour du Monde – Perth to eastern states via the south-west and Nullarbor – Fergus Kerins
  55. 2011 – CyclingDutchGirl – In and out of Western Australia
  56. 2011 – Hugh and Pauline across Australia and around New Zealand – Pauline Symonds
  57. 2011 – FeetFirst from Perth around Australia 2009 – 2011: Section 2 – Sydney to Perth via Darwin – Dennis Smith
  58. 2011 – Tony’s Cycle Rides Over The Years – Perth to Adelaide (or Sydney) – Tony
  59. 2011 – Beyond the great divide – Gibb River Road – Aaron Lisco
  60. 2011 – Wandering Time – Around Australia –
  61. 2011 – Zig zag across Australia – GJ Coop
  62. 2011 – Ride across Australia – Down the length of the west coast from Broome to Perth – Mark Carrington
  63. 2011 – Nullabor tandem crossing – Alan and Wendy Baird
  64. 2011 – South West Aussie dash – Dean Neal
  65. 2011 – A short ride – starting in Perth, pointing the bike due east and seeing what happens – Victor Cavlo
  66. 2011 – Oz odyssey: Perth to Sydney – West to East Southern Australia – Dendy Sloan
  67. 2011 – Great Western Australian Bike Ride 2011 – A 9 day mass group tour of South Western Australia – Gordon Ross
  68. 2010 – Bike on Australia – Bit of a travelogue … poorly designed website which is hard to follow – limited value in my view
  69. 2010 – Esperance to Perth – Aushiker
  70. 2010 – Six Wheels Adventures – Perth to Broome
  71. 2010 – Coasting Across Australia – A 4,000 Kilometre Coast To Coast Ride Across Our Island – Shane Kelly
  72. 2010 – Hyden Loop – A Ride from Narrogin, WA, throuh Lake King and Hyden, WA, and back to Narrogin – Peter Bradshaw
  73. 2009 – The Great Escapade WA March 2009 – Adventure through the Margaret River 567 km round trip – Mark Hales
  74. 2009 – Adelaide to Darwin (and beyond) offroad – Avoiding flies, work and the highway – GJ Coop
  75. 2009 – FeetFirst from Perth around Australia 2009 – 2011. Section 1 – Perth to Sydney – Part 1 of a solo unsupported tour anti-clockwise around the perimeter of Australia and anywhere else the winds might blow me – in 2 sections – Dennis Smith
  76. 2009 – Going west – Three weeks in Western Australia – Chris Lewthwaite
  77. 2009 – Across Australia – Pretty Quick – Freemantle WA to Bondi NSW in under 12 days – Pete Heal
  78. 2009 – Perth to Sydney – AKPedalers
  79. 2009 – South West Oz Before Christmas – In the land of ‘the Freemantle Doctor’, Emu Bitter and various snake species to avoid – Dave Milne
  80. 2009 – Katherine to Broome Kimberly Tour 2009 – Cruise thru the Northern Territory and North Western Australia – Gordon Ross
  81. 2009 – 10 Deserts Solo  Cycle Epic – Russell Worthington
  82. 2009 – The Great Escapade WA March 2009 – Adventure through the Margaret River 567km round trip – Mark Hales
  83. 2009 – Geraldton to Perth bicycle tour – Aushiker
  84. 2009 – You are viewing Australia – About that cargo ship…. - Travelling Two
  85. 2008 – Around Australia – Cycling Around Australia and Tassie – Werner Fische
  86. 2008 – Across Australia – From Perth to Sydney through the Nullarbor – Kyle Thomas
  87. 2008 – Cunderdin Loop – A loop from Melville, WA through Cunderdin, WA – Peter Bradshaw
  88. 2008 – Globetrotting – Eighteen months around the world – Neil Sneddon
  89. 2007 – Darwin to Perth – 33 day ride
  90. 2007 – Western Australia – a hard spring – Tony Calvert
  91. 2007 – Ride to Nanga Mill – A short Nanga Mill vacation – Peter Bradshaw
  92. 2007 – South of Perth – a trip down the roads that you never drive – Mickey Boulton
  93. 2006 – Springtime in Western Australia – The tandem goes around the south western part of Western Australia (with Mark Carrington as well) – Dave & Jo Whitney
  94. 2005 – Around The World – A twelve month (or more) trip across Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada –  David Holmes
  95. 2005 – South & West Australia – Touring on a tandem out of Adelaide and Freemantle – Brian Brown
  96. 2005 – Canning Stock Route (CSR) Adventure – Jakub Postrzygacz
  97. 2004 – FeetFirst from Adelaide to Perth 2004 – A solo unsupported tour of 2,900 km across the Nullabor Plain from Adelaide, South Australia to Perth, Western Australia –  Dennis Smith
  98. 2004 – Ride across Australia 2004 – Second time around from Perth to Melbourne – Mark Carrington
  99. 2003 – Around Australia -Recumbent Style – Where2pedalto.
  100. 2003 – A WHALE OF A TIME – A Nine day Cycle Tour with the CTA (a dash around the Southwest) – Trish Collins
  101. 2001 – One Year By Bicycle

Cycling Around Western Australia – Exploring the Munda Biddi Trail

  1. 2011 – July – Munda Biddi Trail Nannup to Donnybrook (should have been Jarrahdale) – Aushiker
  2. 2011 – BikeDork DNT and the Munda Biddi taste test – Peter Westcoast
  3. 2011 – Munda Biddi rollercoaster – when one cycle of punishment just ain’t enough – GJ Coop
  4. 2009 – Munda Biddi Madness – Father and son 4 day trip on Munda Biddi trail near Perth, Western Australia – Shane French
  5. 2009 – Munda Biddi trail – Munda Biddi trail Spring 2009 South West Australia -  Paul Feinler
  6. 2009 – Perth, Munda Biddi and Rottnest Island – A short tour of the Munda Biddi Trail, cycle friendly Perth and Rottnest Island. – John McArthur
  7. 208 – September – The Munda Biddi Bike Trail – Mal Gilbey
  8. 2008 – Munda Biddi Track – Mundaring to Collie – Aushiker

Helpful Resource Websites on Cycling Around Western Australia

  1. Cycling Outback Australia – Craig Bagnall and Nikki Brown
  2. Munda Biddi Trail Foundation – Tales from the Trail
  3. Bourkes on Wheels – The adventures of Ed and Gaye Bourke – More challenging tours for sure.
  4. Cycle Trails around Australia
  5. Mark Beaumont – World Cycle Challenge
  6. Riding a Bicycle Across the Nullarbor – November 2011 crossing – Maree Bike Tour Oz

Cycle Around the World Resource Websites

  1. How to pack your handlebar bag – Bicycle Touring Pro

 

One Response to Cycling around Western Australia [Bikepacking, Cycle Touring]

  1. andrew February 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM #

    i ll be going to pemberton from moora wat do u think

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