Bike and Brew - Guided bike tour of Perth foreshores and micro breweries
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: South Perth, WA
- Product code: BEP6
Perth’s love of craft brewing has surged in the last few years with many new micro breweries opening up. So come and join our award winning company (Silver, WA Tourism Best New Business 2021) on a fabulous guided bike tour that captures the essence of this vibrant, funky and very urban brewing scene.
Along the way discover some of Perth’s majestic foreshores on this gentle ride that utilises Perth's comprehensive network of modern cycle paths leaving you the opportunity to explore and absorb the scenic and very photogenic locations. Our passionate and experienced guides will share with you the areas’ historical, cultural, geographical, horticultural and of course, brewing secrets.
This fun, vibrant and wonderfully engaging tour starts under the watchful eyes of the giant frill neck lizard and numbat public artworks at the Mindeerup piazza, South Perth’s foreshore gateway. From here we head towards the Causeway, stopping to explore some hidden wetlands, learn about historical locations whilst observing some incredible bird life.
We continue on into the photogenic Optus Stadium hub, past Australia’s largest pub, The Camfield and across the now iconic Matagarup bridge and into Claisebrook Cove. We enjoy the lovely waterscapes of this vibrant hub as we weave our way into East Perth and discover one of Perth's newest micro breweries, "The Bright Tank". With a great, fresh range of craft beers, it is a naughty but very nice half way stop to enjoy a tasting paddle of beers or cider.
Our ride back takes us via the exciting and new Long Neck Brewery where we again try a tasting paddle before riding back over the Causeway to the South Perth foreshore at Mends Street where we say goodbye.
For those of you who are inclined, Ogdens Brewery in the newly refurbished Windsor Hotel is only metres away and their made-in-house craft beers may assist is satiating your thirst. You may want to forward plan this part and book a table for dinner. If you are feeling guilty about a few small beers, we have worked some of those calories off during the ride
This tour is relatively flat and we stop regularly for breaks, discussions and photo opportunities. You should be prepared to exercise with some periods of increased heart rate.
As a reference this tour would be suitable for those who are active or ride a couple of times a month.
Ride rating: EASY
Duration & distance
We ride for approximately 18km over a three hour period which includes multiple stops for photos & discussions and tasting at the venues.
Who is the tour suitable for
18 years and above.
What is included
Super comfortable, well maintained, step through tourer bike with fat tyres & plush seat.
You will also have a knowledgeable guide who is trained to keep you safe and provide you with interesting & relevant information.
The guide also carries a first aid kit for your safety.
Tasting paddle of beer/cider at the The Bright Tank Brewery and Long Necked Brewery. For those not indulging in beer, we do include a soft drink, coffee, tea or glass of wine.
What to wear and bring
We are riding bikes so please wear appropriate clothing including enclosed shoes.
You need to bring your own weather protection clothing and sunscreen.
You also need to bring a full water bottle.
There are public toilets along our route so just ask the guide if you need to use the amenities.
Start & finish locations
We meet at South Perth Cycles in Mends Street Arcade, 21 Mends Street, South Perth. Here we get allocated our bikes and helmets and walk the short distance together to the piazza area underneath the giant numbat and frill neck lizard.
We finish our tour back at the South Perth piazza and walk our bikes back to the Mends Street arcade.
Whilst we are biking outdoors and in small groups we do need to practice safe social distancing at all times on tour.
Things to consider
Minimum age for participation on this bike tour is 18 years old.
There is no additional alcohol or food provided on the tour.
Whilst you may purchase take away cans, no further alcohol can be consumed during the tour.