4 Bike Riding Adventures in Busselton and Margaret River

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4 Bike Riding Adventures in Busselton and beyond

Busselton is the best place to bring your bike – it’s marvellously flat. Amazing for a family ride. Plus we’re surrounded by some of the most exciting MTB trails and spectacular forest rides in the state which are perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike. So bring your bike on holiday, there’s adventures to be had!

Cycle the Busselton Foreshore

We have the most splendid foreshore; an endless beach with fine sand and crystal clear water. Overlooking the beach is a wonderful wide mixed-use bike and walk path that stretches from Port Geographe (east of Busselton), past the Busselton Jetty, restaurants and playgrounds, past Beachlands in West Busselton, right through to Dunsborough.

Dunsborough would be an ambitious ride for beginners or those with kids – it’s about 24km each way from Busselton.

Easier is to pop on your bathers and a hat and just peddle along, stopping along the way to swim, explore or grab lunch.

Cycling with kids: check out the new playground near The Equinox Café, and Aquatastic by Busselton Jetty which operates in the height of summer.

Bike hire: Don’t feel like lugging your bikes down from Perth? No worries – you can hire from us! Pop into reception to ask about our new mountain bikes.

 

Mad MTB Skills at Dunsborough Districts Country Club

It’s exhilarating fun, zipping around the mountain bike trails of the Dunsborough Districts Country Club with the family!

There’s 20km of trails just north of Dunsborough, winding around the golf course adjacent to the country club and through Meelup Regional Park.

Families will enjoy the Country Club tracks; they’re perfect for beginners and intermediate riders – even toddlers on balance bikes - while people with older kids and experienced riders love the Meelup trails.

There’s winding gravel tracks, occasionally with glimpses of Geographe Bay. The Country Club has hot showers, meals and a playground – just the thing after a ride!

Bike Hire: The Bike Shed in Busselton has everything from mountain bikes to fit the family to the latest carbon road bikes. They also do servicing and repairs, and are pretty generous with info about local rides and trails.
http://www.bikesheddunsborough.com.au/

 

Meander the Wadandi Track

This is the old Rails to Trails, the historic and now defunct train line that ran through Margaret River. Teeming with bird life, this is an awesome family-friendly walk or cycle - 30 glorious kilometres from Cowaramup, through Margaret River to Witchcliffe. Great for beginners, you can BYO or hire a bike from The Golden Jersey in Cowaramup or The Hairy Marron on the riverbank in Margaret River.

Pick a stretch to concentrate on; you might not want to do the full trail. You’ll cycle over bridges, through forest and farm land. It’s spectacular.

 

Family Friendly MTB in the Boranup Forest

Cycling is just another great excuse to check out the amazing Boranup Karri Forest! Gentle undulating hills through superb forest, surrounded by thousands of towering trees, make it a supremely enjoyable ride.

You’ll need to bring your own bikes or join a tour with Paul from Surf n Dirt Adventure Tours. A local guide can tailor a ride to suit your ability and give you a lowdown on regional history and the best bits of the forest.

 

Bike Hire in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River

Busselton:

Fat Duck Cycles and Espresso – 6 Prince Street

BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park – 10 Earnshaw Street (for guests only)

Dunsborough:

Bike Shed  – 1/10 Clark Street

Margaret River:

The Hairy Marron  – 69 Bussell Highway

Cowaramup:

The Golden Jersey  – 60 Bussell Highway Cowaramup

 

Cycling Events in the South West

There’s a growing trend; the cycling holiday. What could be better than a weekend with your best mates, taking on one of the region’s iconic cycling events.

Here’s some of the awesome events to look out for – and sign up for!

Road Cycling

Tour of Margaret River

A road cycling team event on the official World Cycling Calendar, but still open to newer riders able to do 25kms. This is your chance to ride alongside world cycling legends like Annemiek van Vleuten and Jens Voigt. It’s moving east wards however, and this year is based in Nannup, just an hour km from Busselton.
tourofmargaretriver.com

 

Delirium 24 Hour Race

A dizzying 24 hour ride where riders compete to see who can complete the most laps in a day – and night. Seriously dedicated cyclists only!
http://delirium24.com/

 

Tour de Gracetown

A charity ride in and out of the pretty coastal hamlet of Gracetown. There’s a 55km ride and a 110km option too, through forest and vineyards of the Margaret River region. You’ll be placed in a group depending on your average speed.
http://www.tourdegracetown.com.au/

 

Mountain Bike Events

Cape to Cape MTB

Possibly the best-known cycling event in the south west, it’s a 4-day, 210km event where riders make their way along beaches, through forests and vineyards from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to Cape Naturaliste in the north.

It started in 2008 with 100 participants, and now attracts around 1600 riders. Demanding but loads of fun, it’s a great team event with plenty of fun trails and cold beers.