Western Australia Cycle, WA

 Australia

Discover the stunning landscapes of the southwest region of Western Australia on this breathtaking seven-day cycling adventure.

Trip duration:
7 days

Challenge duration:
5 days

Challenge grade:
3-4/5

Departure months:
February, early April, May, October, November

Accommodation:
Farmstay and 4-star hotel, twin-share

Cycling Western Australia

On this memorable adventure, you will cycle between some of the state's most charming towns - Margaret River, Busselton, and Augusta - against a backdrop of rolling green kills, thriving vineyards and forest scenery.

As you leave the countryside behind, you’ll swap wineries and open spaces for the majestic coastline of crystal blue water and sandy shores.

With the choice of both challenging and more leisurely rides, this adventure offers a physical challenge and a showcase of Western Australia’s most picturesque landscapes. 

There will be ample amounts of free time to explore the local towns and discover their unique attractions, including Busselton’s iconic 1.7-kilometre long jetty. You’ll enjoy a guided winery tour of some of the famous Margaret River Estates and have the chance to try some of the delicious produce straight from the source. At the end of each day, share a meal with your fellow teammates and rest in comfortable farmstay and 4-star hotel accommodation. 

Western Australia awaits! 

Limestone cliff rising up above someone fishing on the pristine sand
Cyclist going into the distance on a wide road at dusk

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Challenge yourself to tackle up to 445km on your bike over the course of an exhilarating week
  • Cycle through breathtaking scenery and historic towns
  • Experience the gems of the fam Margaret River wine region
  • Raise vital funds for your chosen cause and make friends with like-minded people when you travel for good

 

Trip notes

Day 1: Meet in Perth - Bunbury

Welcome to Perth! This morning, we meet our fellow team members and guides at Perth Airport at 11.00am. We are then on our way to our Farmstay accommodation just outside of beautiful Bunbury. On arrival, we assemble our bikes and enjoy a leisurely warm-up ride. This first ride is the perfect way to get to know your fellow teammates and familiarise yourself with your bike for the days of cycling ahead. Tonight, we enjoy our first team dinner together in anticipation of our adventure ahead.

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Easier Cycling Option: 35km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 35km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Ferguson Falls Winery

After a good breakfast we will embark on our first day of cycling! Our ride is prominently flat with a few climbs thrown in for good measure. We will make our way down to Donnybrook, the apple capital of the west for a coffee. On our way back, we will stop at an “unusual” local attraction - Gnomesville, home to an estimated 10,000 garden Gnomes. After our ride, take some time to freshen up before enjoying a relaxing lunch at Ferguson Falls Winery. For those who still have the energy after lunch, we will make a trip to the Bunbury Farmers Market where you can grab some fresh local produce for dinner.

Easier Cycling Option: 40km, flat grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 90km, undulating, grade 4/5

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bunbury

After our first couple of days exploring the WA countryside and its wineries, our ride today leads us towards the coast to Bunbury. Bunbury is renowned for its wild but friendly bottlenose dolphins which can be seen on the shores of Koombana Bay. We will have some free time today to enjoy Bunbury before returning to our accomodation by bike. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner together for our last night at the Farmstay.

Easier Cycling Option: 50km, flat, grade 3/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 80km, flat, grade 4/5

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Busselton to Margaret River

Today we will drive a short distance to Busselton, the heart of wine country, Margaret River. Busselton is famous for the Busselton Ironman event and the iconic 1.7km jetty which features an underwater observatory. Here we begin our ride out of Busselton via Eagle Bay to Margaret River and our accommodation for the next 3 nights. Tonight, you are free to explore the town and grab some dinner at one of the many restaurants in town. 

Transfer Time: 40 mins

Easier Cycling Option: 40km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 110km, undulating, grade 4/5

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Exploring Margaret River

After a few big days on the bike, today’s ride through the Margaret River wineries is slightly easier and offers a chance to see some of the wineries we will visit later. We return to our accommodation in time to freshen up and have a light lunch before spending the afternoon taking a guided tour of some of the famous Margaret River Estates. Our tour goes for most of the afternoon so you may choose a light dinner tonight in one of the local restaurants.

Easier Cycling Option: 50km, flat, grade 3/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 50km, flat, grade 3/5

Meals: Breakfast, Winery Lunch

Day 6: Augusta

Today we will venture to the furthest southwest corner of the Australian continent, the town of Augusta. Our shorter ride today will take a direct route to Augusta, with the longer option hugging the coastline travelling right to the tip of Cape Leeuwin before finishing in Augusta. After spending the afternoon in Augusta, we gather for our final team dinner and celebrate our amazing adventure.

Easier Cycling Option: 45km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 80km, flat, grade 3.5/5

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Depart Perth

After sharing a fantastic week of riding, sightseeing and wineries together, our trip sadly comes to an end. After breakfast, we depart for Perth Airport, making a few stops along the way. We expect to arrive at Perth Airport around 3.00pm. Please organise your flights to depart no earlier than 5.00pm.

Transfer Time: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast

Day 1: Meet in Perth - Bunbury

Welcome to Perth! This morning, we meet our fellow team members and guides at Perth Airport at 11.00am. We are then on our way to our Farmstay accommodation just outside of beautiful Bunbury. On arrival, we assemble our bikes and enjoy a leisurely warm-up ride. This first ride is the perfect way to get to know your fellow teammates and familiarise yourself with your bike for the days of cycling ahead. Tonight, we enjoy our first team dinner together in anticipation of our adventure ahead.

Transfer Time: 2 hours

Easier Cycling Option: 35km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 35km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Ferguson Falls Winery

After a good breakfast we will embark on our first day of cycling! Our ride is prominently flat with a few climbs thrown in for good measure. We will make our way down to Donnybrook, the apple capital of the west for a coffee. On our way back, we will stop at an “unusual” local attraction - Gnomesville, home to an estimated 10,000 garden Gnomes. After our ride, take some time to freshen up before enjoying a relaxing lunch at Ferguson Falls Winery. For those who still have the energy after lunch, we will make a trip to the Bunbury Farmers Market where you can grab some fresh local produce for dinner.

Easier Cycling Option: 40km, flat grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 90km, undulating, grade 4/5

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bunbury

After our first couple of days exploring the WA countryside and its wineries, our ride today leads us towards the coast to Bunbury. Bunbury is renowned for its wild but friendly bottlenose dolphins which can be seen on the shores of Koombana Bay. We will have some free time today to enjoy Bunbury before returning to our accomodation by bike. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner together for our last night at the Farmstay.

Easier Cycling Option: 50km, flat, grade 3/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 80km, flat, grade 4/5

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Busselton to Margaret River

Today we will drive a short distance to Busselton, the heart of wine country, Margaret River. Busselton is famous for the Busselton Ironman event and the iconic 1.7km jetty which features an underwater observatory. Here we begin our ride out of Busselton via Eagle Bay to Margaret River and our accommodation for the next 3 nights. Tonight, you are free to explore the town and grab some dinner at one of the many restaurants in town. 

Transfer Time: 40 mins

Easier Cycling Option: 40km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 110km, undulating, grade 4/5

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Exploring Margaret River

After a few big days on the bike, today’s ride through the Margaret River wineries is slightly easier and offers a chance to see some of the wineries we will visit later. We return to our accommodation in time to freshen up and have a light lunch before spending the afternoon taking a guided tour of some of the famous Margaret River Estates. Our tour goes for most of the afternoon so you may choose a light dinner tonight in one of the local restaurants.

Easier Cycling Option: 50km, flat, grade 3/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 50km, flat, grade 3/5

Meals: Breakfast, Winery Lunch

Day 6: Augusta

Today we will venture to the furthest southwest corner of the Australian continent, the town of Augusta. Our shorter ride today will take a direct route to Augusta, with the longer option hugging the coastline travelling right to the tip of Cape Leeuwin before finishing in Augusta. After spending the afternoon in Augusta, we gather for our final team dinner and celebrate our amazing adventure.

Easier Cycling Option: 45km, flat, grade 2.5/5

Challenging Cycling Option: 80km, flat, grade 3.5/5

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Depart Perth

After sharing a fantastic week of riding, sightseeing and wineries together, our trip sadly comes to an end. After breakfast, we depart for Perth Airport, making a few stops along the way. We expect to arrive at Perth Airport around 3.00pm. Please organise your flights to depart no earlier than 5.00pm.

Transfer Time: 3 hours

Meals: Breakfast

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (info@inspiredadventure.com.au) or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

Your adventure is ranked a moderate 3/5, with the option to take on more cycling, bringing the difficulty to 4/5 . While no cycling experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Western Australia cycle is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge and feel comfortable riding a bike for extended periods of time. 

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

Who will I be travelling with? 

Our average group size at Inspired Adventures ranges from 10 to 20 people. You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team. 

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–80+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure?

We will provide you with basic information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. We recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. As part of your training, we recommend making use of your weekends to complete a full day cycle. You should aim to cycle in hilly terrain for 4-5 hours and get up to do it again the following day comfortably. Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than ideal.

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like?

You will be staying for 3 nights in farmstay accommodation, and for 3 nights in a 4-star hotel near the Margaret River.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for?

Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. A special meal can always be prepared to meet individual needs specified in advance.

Will I have mobile phone reception? 

You may not be able to use your phone at all times - but don't worry, it's all part of the experience! It is possible that during our trek you will have limited access and usually Telstra is best. Otherwise, enjoying switching off and getting back to nature.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, you will have access to power points at your accommodation.

What do I need to pack? 

You will be sent a comprehensive packing list after you register for the adventure with everything you need to consider.

What weather can I expect?

The region has a climate of warm to hot summers, and cool winters. While cycling, you can expect an average maximum temperature in the high 20’s celsius, and in the cooler months, an average maximum in the low 20’s celsius. Please check local forecasts in the weeks leading up to your adventure for up-to-date weather information.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides and Team Leaders are first aid trained. Our guides carry a satellite phone to be used if further assistance is required.

How will you manage the risk of COVID-19?

See the COVID-19 section of our website for full details.

Costs and payments

What’s included in the travel cost?

Package inclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost includes: 

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
  • Accommodation in Farmstay and 4-star hotel, based on twin-share
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Winery lunch tour
  • Water & snacks on cycling days
  • Professional cycling guides
  • Support vehicle & mechanical assistance
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

What’s not included in the travel cost?

Package exclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost does not include:

  • Airfares
  • Bicycle hire
  • Helmet and other accessories
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities

Is the travel cost guaranteed?

We will do our best to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, please bear in mind they can change due to group size, currency fluctuations or factors out of our control. If absolutely necessary, Inspired Travel may have to add on an additional supplement fee should the current social distancing measures continue. This fee would be required if our operator needs to add on additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.

Why do I need to pay a registration fee? 

When you register, you will be required to pay a registration fee to secure your spot on the team. From the minute you register until you return from your adventure, the team at Inspired Adventures will provide you with everything you need - including a personalised fundraising plan, fitness advice and support with travel preparations. You will receive access to your online adventure portal complete with your own online fundraising page and lots of resources to help you along the way. Your registration fee goes towards our cost of managing the adventure and supporting you on your journey.

How much spending money do I need?

We recommend that you allow $50 per day to cover any meals not included in the trip costs, souvenirs and gifts, drinks, and any additional activities you may wish to participate in. It is possible to travel comfortably on a smaller budget, and you can always withdraw cash, when required, while travelling.

Is it customary to tip? 

Tipping is not compulsory, and you are encouraged to tip only an amount you find appropriate.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have travel insurance?

Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

Your adventure is ranked a moderate 3/5, with the option to take on more cycling, bringing the difficulty to 4/5 . While no cycling experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Western Australia cycle is a physical challenge, and the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. It is essential that you prepare for this challenge and feel comfortable riding a bike for extended periods of time. 

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

Who will I be travelling with? 

Our average group size at Inspired Adventures ranges from 10 to 20 people. You can be sure that you have all come together with the shared purpose of making a difference to others and having the adventure of a lifetime.

The group will be led by a local tour guide with expert knowledge of the region. Many groups will also be accompanied by an Inspired Adventures team leader or doctor to support and motivate the team. 

Where applicable, a charity representative may also join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your chosen charity and their work.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–80+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure?

We will provide you with basic information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. We recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek. As part of your training, we recommend making use of your weekends to complete a full day cycle. You should aim to cycle in hilly terrain for 4-5 hours and get up to do it again the following day comfortably. Conventional exercise routines which build strength, fitness and stamina, such as aerobics and light weight training can be beneficial, particularly if your fitness level is less than ideal.

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like?

You will be staying for 3 nights in farmstay accommodation, and for 3 nights in a 4-star hotel near the Margaret River.

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for?

Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. A special meal can always be prepared to meet individual needs specified in advance.

Will I have mobile phone reception? 

You may not be able to use your phone at all times - but don't worry, it's all part of the experience! It is possible that during our trek you will have limited access and usually Telstra is best. Otherwise, enjoying switching off and getting back to nature.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, you will have access to power points at your accommodation.

What do I need to pack? 

You will be sent a comprehensive packing list after you register for the adventure with everything you need to consider.

What weather can I expect?

The region has a climate of warm to hot summers, and cool winters. While cycling, you can expect an average maximum temperature in the high 20’s celsius, and in the cooler months, an average maximum in the low 20’s celsius. Please check local forecasts in the weeks leading up to your adventure for up-to-date weather information.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides and Team Leaders are first aid trained. Our guides carry a satellite phone to be used if further assistance is required.

How will you manage the risk of COVID-19?

See the COVID-19 section of our website for full details.

Costs and payments

What’s included in the travel cost?

Package inclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost includes: 

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Transport for your bike with professional bike carriers
  • Accommodation in Farmstay and 4-star hotel, based on twin-share
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Winery lunch tour
  • Water & snacks on cycling days
  • Professional cycling guides
  • Support vehicle & mechanical assistance
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

What’s not included in the travel cost?

Package exclusions vary from trip to trip so please refer to the specific trip notes for details. 

Generally, the travel cost does not include:

  • Airfares
  • Bicycle hire
  • Helmet and other accessories
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities

Is the travel cost guaranteed?

We will do our best to keep the travel costs as quoted. However, please bear in mind they can change due to group size, currency fluctuations or factors out of our control. If absolutely necessary, Inspired Travel may have to add on an additional supplement fee should the current social distancing measures continue. This fee would be required if our operator needs to add on additional vehicles, equipment and/or staff.

Why do I need to pay a registration fee? 

When you register, you will be required to pay a registration fee to secure your spot on the team. From the minute you register until you return from your adventure, the team at Inspired Adventures will provide you with everything you need - including a personalised fundraising plan, fitness advice and support with travel preparations. You will receive access to your online adventure portal complete with your own online fundraising page and lots of resources to help you along the way. Your registration fee goes towards our cost of managing the adventure and supporting you on your journey.

How much spending money do I need?

We recommend that you allow $50 per day to cover any meals not included in the trip costs, souvenirs and gifts, drinks, and any additional activities you may wish to participate in. It is possible to travel comfortably on a smaller budget, and you can always withdraw cash, when required, while travelling.

Is it customary to tip? 

Tipping is not compulsory, and you are encouraged to tip only an amount you find appropriate.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have travel insurance?

Travel insurance is highly recommended for domestic adventures to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

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Responsible Travel

Caring for our adventurers, the communities we visit and the wellbeing of the planet is the heart of everything we do. This adventure is no exception.
Meaningful connections: Hear from Aranda Elders who will tell us about the history of the area.
Environment: We offset the emissions from this trip through carbon credit programs in partnership with Carbon Neutral. 
Treading lightly: Trekking is a great, low-impact way to explore.
Small group travel: Our teams consist of a maximum of 25 people. Better for you, and better for the planet.
Responsible business: We’re a certified B-Corp, committed to using business as a force for good

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Safe travel and flexible bookings

Keeping you safe: We’ve developed a stringent COVID-10 Pandemic Safety Management Plan in cooperation with government guidelines, tourism boards and the advice of medical experts to minimise the risks associated with travel as best as possible.

Flexible bookings: If COVID-19 travel bans mean your Inspired Adventure cannot go ahead as scheduled, we will endeavour to reschedule the departure to a later date or you will receive a travel credit.

To learn more about our COVID-19 policy, you can see a full list of FAQs here

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