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Serpentine Falls – Full Pannier Tour
Saturday December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - Sunday December 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Both days of this two day ride are mainly on back roads with flat terrain and at touring pace.
Saturday, 2nd December 2017, 58 km: Meet at Wellard Train Station at 9.00am.
After a pleasant ride through Wellard and a safe ride along Dixon Road, we will stop for morning tea at the Dome in Rockingham. There are limited supplies available in Serpentine, so for those who will be cooking their dinner in the camp kitchen tonight, and your breakfast needs, you can buy provisions in Rockingham after morning tea. We then stay close to Cockburn Sound and Shoalwater Bay to Mersey Point, where we will enjoy our lunch while admiring Penguin Island in the distance. After lunch we will follow Warnbro Sound all the way to Port Kennedy and then onto Baldivis. A rest and an afternoon snack would be a good idea on Karnup Road, as we ride through Hopeland.
As you pass through the settlement of Serpentine, you could drop into the Tavern and purchase wine or beer to have with tonight’s dinner, or check out their counter meals for tonight if you choose to eat out. The Tavern is about 2 km from the caravan park. Bring you bathers so you can enjoy a swim in the caravan park pool or at the Serpentine Falls 1.5 km away.
Sunday, 3rd December 2017, 30 km:
It is an easy day today as we ride through quiet back roads to Armadale, passing through Mundijong, Cardup, Oakford and Darling Downs. You may choose to ride all the way home, after a coffee break at the Dome.
To assist with the booking of the tent sites and the dinner option at the Tavern, please confirm with the tour leader if you intend to participate. The cost of the tent sites, and use of the facilities, is $18.50 per person to be paid to the tour leader at Wellard TS on Saturday. It would be helpful if you could have the correct amount available.
There may be some CTA members who would like to participate in the weekend but are not set up for camping. The Serpentine Falls Park Home and Tourist Village, where we are staying, has on site cabins available for accommodation. The owners normally have a policy of a minimum of a two night booking for cabins. I was able to negotiate with them, that if you would like a cabin for the one night, you will need to ring Chris one week ahead of the tour and mention you are with the Cycle Touring Association, and if available, you will be able to book a cabin for the one night. Those interested, are to make their own arrangements by contacting Chris on 9525 2528.