10 Great Rides - Cycle Touring Albany

Cyclist Magazine Australia in Albany @CycleAus (IG)

If you believe the best routes are the ones you are yet to ride... then here is 10 great rides that are bound to show you new sights of Amazing Albany. Isolated unspoilt beaches, majestic harbours, rugged coastline, native bushland, nature reserves and more.

Special Thanks

10 Great Rides is a joint passion project undertaken by the Albany Cycle Club and the City of Albany; supported by funding from the Great Southern Development Commission. Images are from the recent big ride in Australia's South West with Cyclist Magazine Australia. Pictured right @timbardsleysmith Photography at Padre White Lookout.

@timbardsleysmith (IG) 'Had a great time in Western Australia'


This is three short rides or one longer ride, all on sharedpaths. Remember to give way to pedestrians. Graded easy, these miles are your meditation. For intermediate and difficult rides see amazingalbany.com.au.

First Leg: Albany to Middleton Beach

Start at Lawley Park where Stirling Terrace turns into Brunswick Rd, just 500m from Albany's CBD. Take the shared path to the end of Brunswick Road, then follow the Ellen Cove Boardwalk through native bush to Middleton Beach. Take your camera as there are many lookout points and tracks to places of interests such as the Light House Keepers Cottage, bunkers and statues along the way. Pictured: Adventure off the Ellen Cove Boardwalk side-tracks to King George Sound. Captured by Cyclist Australia Magazine. 9 kms return, or continue onto the second leg. 

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Second Leg: Middleton Beach to Emu Point

Take the shared path from Middleton Beach to Emu Point. Following the coastline, you can stop for a swim at Middleton Beach, Emu Beach or Emu Point. You'll also pass near wetlands and bird watching areas. Continue on the shared path around Emu Point where you can stop at a cafe or for seafood at the nearby fishing marina. 8 kms return, or continue onto the final third leg.

Third Leg: Emu Point to Lower King bridge

On the way back deviate at Griffiths Street onto the shared path. Continue along Brewster Street, up the “zig-zag” path, onto Lower King Road. Continue until you reach the other side of the bridge and stop for a break or a picnic. 18 kms return or full ride 35kms return.

Grade: Easy - Family Friendly
Distance return: 35 kms
Highest Point: 49m

Riding Time @ 15kph: 2 hrs 20 mins approx.

View route on My Map Ride.

@cyclistaus taking a few detours in Albany

It wouldn't have been right to leave this place without taking a few detours. @cyclistaus

@hanssharms Not sure if I can go back...

Not sure if I can go back to the East Coast with skies like this. @hanssharms

@hanssharms (IG) Watch out for tetrapods

Watch out for the world's fastest turtles! @hanssharms #mybigride @cyclistaus.

Visit amazingalbany.com.au for more information on all 10 great rides and pick up your Free ride map on amazingalbany.com in Albany.

The free pocket-sized fold out map is available from Albany Visitor Centre, Albany Public Library, Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, the City of Albany’s North Road office, and local bike shops. View online map

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