The Swan River foreshore at South Perth with its backdrop of the city lights is the departure point for riders who will head south along a 70 km cycle path before taking to the roads. Over the next four days, they will visit the best that the southwest has to offer: forests, vineyards, farmlands and the magnificent Southern Ocean coast.
The first overnight stop is amongst the tall timber forests at Nannup or Pemberton and the second night will be spent at Albany, a port on King George Sound, the location of Australia’s last whaling station. Next morning riders will climb Mt Clarence for a spectacular sunrise before turning inland and starting the long trip back to Perth.
The journey to the last overnight stop at Wagin or Williams features the spectacular scenery of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges and passes through wheat farms and sheep grazing country. Clear dark skies and a full moon ensure that the Milky Way is at its brilliant best.
The final 200 km has its share of ups and downs before riders take once again to the cycle path and turn their wheels towards the final checkpoint at South Perth Bowling Club.
Over the coming months we will be providing updates as we progress the organisation of the event, posting information via this webpage, the PAP 2014 Facebook Group, and the official Audax Australia Twitter account @AudaxOz #PAP2014.
We look forward to seeing you in October for a fantastic 5th edition of Perth-Albany-Perth.