Perth to Busselton
Arrive in Perth for a bus transfer down to Busselton for the team welcome dinner.
131kms, elevation +1,237m/-1,147m
On day 1 you'll start from Busselton and head south-east towards the Whicher National Park, before cycling through the Millbrook and Jarrahwood State Forests. At Nannup, you'll head west towards the Margaret River winery region, continuing through State Forests and National Parks on the way. This stage is fairly undulating, but will provide some challenges in certain sections.
138kms, elevation +1,187m/-1,187m
A relatively flat route where you'll travel south out of Margaret River through forest along Caves Road. After a detour into Hamelin Bay, you'll continue down to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the most south-westerly point of Australia. The return leg will take you through the town of Augusta, where you will continue north back towards Margaret River.
117kms, elevation +974m/-1063m
Departing Margaret River, you'll ride through lush wineries, before reaching coastal views at Dunsborough and Cape Naturaliste, the northern most point of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. After reaching the Lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste, you'll return along Cape Naturaliste Road, heading west along the coast towards the iconic Busselton Jetty. The gradient for this stage is fairly undulating, making it a comfortable ride for all levels.