Australia - New Zealand - Western Australia
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03-18-11, 12:18 PM
My husband and I are going to be in the Perth area in March of next year. We'd love to spend a week or 2 touring around western Australia. I've seen great mountain biking trails in the area, but no road biking routes. Any suggestions?
08-03-11, 02:29 PM
Probably the South West Corner. Riding from Perth to Esperance would be quite pleasant around the coast but you would need more than a week to do it I suspect.
08-04-11, 04:56 AM
In March I would suggest the south-west, around the Margaret River wine region and maybe a little inland towards Pemberton and that area.
There are no formal designated ride routes for roadies here in Western Australia but the following might give you some ideas on routes:
The Western Australian Great WA Bike Ride (http://www.bv.com.au/general/great-rides/43804/)
Touring Western Australia on Bike (http://www.aushiker.com/2008/09/touring-western-australia/)
The other thing to keep in mind that in March the south-westerly winds will still be blowing pretty strong. This can make riding south into the wind in the afternoons a pretty hard slog. The Bureau of Meteorology has good climate data (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/) and wind data (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/wind/IDCJCM0021_wind_roses.shtml) available.
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