Swan Valley is an area in Western Australia that is known for its fertile land, and the various businesses that sprung up in order to take advantage of the soil. There are wineries, from larger operations to smaller family-run enterprises. It’s also home to microbreweries, and farms that harvest strawberries, melons, grapes, olives and other produce. This is a beautiful region full of green foliage and growing things, and one of the best ways to take it all in is by bicycle.
The Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail
This cycle trail is designed to be accessible to people with varying levels of fitness, so that you don’t have to be an avid cyclist in order to enjoy the ride. The trail runs for around 10 kilometers, and there are no difficult uphills to worry about. This means that you’re fine whether you’re riding a road bike, mountain bike, hybrid, or some other type of bicycle. What makes the ride more interesting are the various sights and establishments you’ll come across along the route. You can stop at a fruit stand to buy something fresh to snack on. There are places where you can spread out a picnic blanket, for a full meal. Whether you’re into art galleries, wine tasting, coffee breaks, or chocolate, this trail has you covered. There are also signs along the way, that provide even more information and context regarding your surroundings.
Bikes and E-Bikes for Hire
Why not try something different & ditch the car once you arrive? You don’t need to have your own bicycle to enjoy the Heritage Cycle Trail. There are conveniently-located establishments that offer bikes-for-hire, including electric bikes. Tour companies will often deliver the bikes to your lodgings, and pick them up at the end of the day. You can also hire a guide to lead the way, and tell stories about the places you ride past. If you plan to buy a lot of things or food, there’s no need to worry. The bikes can come with panniers at the rear (They look like large saddle bags.), to allow you to carry your purchases, and the electric bikes will make bringing those purchases back rather easy.
The Swan Valley has much to offer to visitors and travelers. And if you choose to make your way around on a bicycle, that lets you further enjoy the area’s sun and fresh air, while remaining close to the neighborhoods and establishments you cycle by.