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South Coast, WA

This is the great secret in long distance riding across Australia, kind of like Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. On steroids. Zip around the coast, plenty to see, not much in the way of traffic. What’s not to like?

Well, there is a bit, the first three that come immediately to mind: hills, wind and inclement weather. There’s lashings of all three. It’s a roller coaster, true, but you get to whizz down the hills and it’s mostly less than 20 minutes of up before the down. There’s a fair chance of wind behind you as you head east, that’s a plus, unless, of course, you are riding into it. The weather, basically there can be just far too much of it.

But despite these factors the countryside you traverse more than adequately makes up for it: surf beaches, (Yallingup), wineries, (Margaret River), Cape Leeuwin lighthouse, rail trails, (Cowaramup, and Denmark/Nornalup), big tree forest, (Pemberton to Walpole), beaches, (numerous but Greens Pool, Two Peoples Bay, Point Ann etc are a start), national parks, (Leeuwin Naturaliste, D’Entrecasteaux, Walpole-Nornalup, Stirling Ranges, Porongurup, Fitzgerald River.)  more...

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Comment by Andrew (Aushiker) on May 16, 2012 at 9:26am

GJ's website, Cycle Trails Australia is a great reasource and inspiration. It is great to see it getting a mention. BTW GJ is currently riding east of Alice Springs heading towards the east coast. Interested readers can follow his journal at Crazy Guy On A Bike.

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