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Perth's Best Bike Paths For Kids

by BecSorby (follow)
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Cycling is a fun way to get some exercise, spend time with the family and enjoy Perth’s clean, fresh air on a sunny day. We are lucky to have so many great walking and cycling paths throughout the city, and some cycle trails are great for families with children – especially kids who just learning to ride a bike. From north to south and out to the east, here are some of the best trails and paths for kids.

CBD and Western Suburbs

Cottesloe Beach
Start from Marine Parade, Cottesloe

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What makes it family friendly?
• Mainly flat surfaces, some hilly areas – great for older kids and teens.
• Try the 5km trail from Cottesloe Beach to Leighton Beach in North Fremantle.

Windan Bridge Loop
Starting from Riverside Drive, west of the Causeway on the Swan River Foreshore

What makes it family friendly?
• This is an easy, 6.2km loop running from the Swan River, over Heirisson Island and onto East Perth.
• Runs through gorgeous parklands and Victoria Gardens, which has water fountains and toilets.
• There are various cafes in East Perth to make a stop at.

Kings Park
Fraser Avenue, Perth

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What makes it family friendly?
• There are cycle trails for all ages and abilities throughout Kings Park, including long stints of flat surfaces and hilly areas.
• Playgrounds along the way.
• Barbeques and cafes dotted around the park.

North of Perth

Herdsman Lake
Jon Sanders Parade, Herdsman

What makes it family friendly?
• The simple loop is roughly 7km of flat terrain.
• There are toilets in the Herdsman Wildlife Centre, plus playgrounds to explore.
• The trail is largely shaded by lots of trees.
• There is lots of wildlife to spot along the way.

Shepherds Bush Park Park, Kingsley
116 Barridale Drive, Kingsley

What makes it family friendly?
• It is a new park that opened in 2016
• There are colour coded cycle tracks to signify beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
• Beginners track suitable for younger kids.
• Play equipment.

East and Perth Hills

Swan Valley Heritage Trail
Starting from West Swan Road, West Swan

What makes it family friendly?
• The 12km trail following West Swan Road is an easy ride suitable for all ages and abilities.
• Ride past parkland, wineries, galleries, fruit stalls and much more.
• There are plenty of cafιs and restaurants along the way or places to sit with a picnic.
• Taylor Park has barbecues and toilets.

South of the River

Rockingham Foreshore
Start from one of the carparks along Rockingham Beach Road, Rockingham

What makes it family friendly?
• Flat surfaces with very small hills.
• Runs adjacent to the beach.
• Shaded areas.
• Playgrounds along the way.

Bibra Lake
Progress Drive, Bibra Lake

What makes it family friendly?
• Mostly wide, flat pathway, making it suitable for all ages.
• Lots of shaded areas.
• Home to the awesome Bibra Lake Regional Playground.

Bibra Lake

Hossack Reserve, Parkwood
Hossack Avenue, Parkwood

What makes it family friendly?
• Great park to visit if you have kids that are learning to ride.
• Fantastic bike track of a few hundred metres – ideal for young children.
• Has lots of different road signs, including stop and give way signs, a roundabout, a no entry and a one way track.

Rottnest Island

What makes it family friendly?
• Heaps of cycle routes for all ages and levels of experience.
• Gorgeous beaches and coves to explore, swim and snorkel at all around the island.
• Has a 22km loop around the island, which is best suited to teens and older children, but there are lots of flat surfaces throughout the island and you don’t have to ride the entire loop, of course.
• There are toilets available all over the island.
• The island has an aqua park for kids open during the warmer months.

So what are you waiting for? Grab those bicycles, tricycles and training wheels and head off for a lovely family bike ride around Perth.

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