The Tour of WA is the chance to experience WA like never before! The Tour of WA is a 5 day
The Tour of WA is the chance to experience WA like never before!
The Tour of WA is a 5 day cycling adventure (organised by the Tour of Margaret River) through scenic south-west WA. This is the second time that this type of recreational cycling has occurred in WA. It is very similar in style to the annual Great Vic Bike Ride that is held in Victoria (with a new course each year). And even though it is held by the organisers of the Tour of Margaret River race, it is a ride (not a race).
The first version of Tour of WA was an experience the South West region of WA like never before. This is a six day adventure in the region of Margaret River and surrounding districts.
This year sees the version 2, move to the Avon Valley region, east of Perth. You’ll be cycling through the agriculteral back roads filled between the yellow flowers of the canola crop, traverse the banks of the Avon river and enter the native forrests of the Julimar nature reserves. Based around the historic towns of York, Northam, Toodyay and Beverley which are 100 to 150 km East of Perth. The days may be for riding but the nights are for exploring the towns.
The main event is on the Saturday with the Avon Valley Gran Fondo. A tour of the major towns in the region following the banks of the Avon river.
The 5 days of the tour: 531km will be all series of loops into the surrounding country side of the days base town.
Day 1: IRISHTOWN: Northan – Toodyay – Northam: 96km with 840m elevation gain.
Day 2: TALBOT: York – Beverly – York: 104km with 940m elevation gain.
Day 3: JULIMAR: Toodyay – Bindoon- Toodyay: 106km with 1160m elevation gain.
Day 4: JELCOBINE: Berverly – Jelcobine – Beverly: 92km with 580m elevation gain.
Day 5: Avon Valley Gran Fondo: York – Northam – Toodyay- York: 133km with 680m elevation gain.
Day 6: BONUS: Recovery ride with the Crew: York – Start and Finish but is more of a mystery tour of some other local roads and tracks.
This is turning into a unique annual event that shouldn’t be missed!
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Tour of WA, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.