Only a motorcyclist knows the freedom that comes from the wind in their visor on wide open Western Australian roads.
Motorcycle riding is a passion for many around Perth, and along with a love of the freedoms associated with it, there’s an understanding of the risks that come with riding motorbikes, making motorcycle insurance important to consider.
Whether you’re new to the bike riding lifestyle or looking to switch your provider, RAC offer comprehensive motorcycle insurance* to protect your pride and joy.
And once you and your bike are safely insured, set a course for five of the best motorcycle rides around Perth, from the coast to the scarp and everywhere in between:
Start close to home with a ride that balances slower speeds with spectacular scenes from Perth’s coastline. Kick things off with a coffee at Coast Port Beach or The Wooden Wagon at Leighton Beach before hugging the coastline up to Hillarys. Along the way you’ll cruise past Cottesloe, Swanbourne, City Beach and Scarborough, before onwards to Trigg and Hillarys to hit up the boat harbour for lunch.
If you’re keen to keep going, why not continue through Mullaloo, Quinns Rocks and Yanchep? Finally, finish up at the King Neptune statue in Two Rocks and a cheeky feed at Tavern at the Rocks.
Another great ride close to home, the Perth Hills provide plenty of winding roads, dips and valleys to glide through on your bike. Kick off at the massive Mundaring Weir mural before heading across to the Bickley-Carmel Valley, before heading further south to Roleystone. If you’re riding Friday-Sunday we recommend Seven Sins for an epic lunch feed, before making your way back to Perth via Kalamunda, taking in one of Perth’s most iconic roads – Zig Zag Scenic Drive.
There’s plenty of rides south of Perth you can tackle in a day, so we’ll give you one that’s inland and one that’s along the coast, starting with a trip to Waroona via Dwellingup. Filled with plenty of sweeping bends, hill climbs and forrest-lined valleys, this one takes you through Jarrahdale and Pinjarra along the South Western Highway, with a stop at Serpentine Falls, which should still have plenty of water during spring. Stop in at café Waroona for lunch before making your way back to Perth, and if you’re up for a late lunch/early dinner the Ravenswood Hotel is an iconic riverside spot for a big feed with like-minded cruisers – both from the road and the river.
If you’re keen to keep coastal on your southern sojourn, set coordinates for Lake Clifton with a ride through Rockingham, Mandurah and Dawesville along the way. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park looks spectacular from the land on a sunny spring day, and you can keep hugging the coast through Mandurah, particularly past Halls Head and Falcon’s beautiful beaches. Ride your way over the Dawesville Cut bridge, making sure to catch a few giants along the way, before scoping out the 2,000-year-old thrombolites at Lake Clifton to finish up. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to spots along the way for food, and may we humbly suggest winding back up through Falcon for some of Mandurah’s best fish and chips at Falcon Bay Beach café.
Get a taste of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region with a trip through some of its most historic towns. Kick off nice and early so you can make a morning stop at beautiful Noble Falls in Gidgegannup. If you’re tackling this trip in spring keep an eye out for some awesome wildflower action. From Toodyay you can work your way down through Northam and onto York, making sure you stop in at the fantastic York Motor Museum before riding through York’s infamous ghost towns. Grab a late lunch at the Imperial Homestead before working your way back to Perth through some spectacular canola fields during late winter/spring.
Whether you’ve just bought your new bike or looking for a change, search “RAC motorcycle insurance”.
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