6. Mountain Bike the Munda Biddi

MUNDA BIDDI TRAIL

The Munda Biddi Trail (which means path through the forest in the Nyoongar Aboriginal language) is Western Australia’s premier long distance off-road cycling experience.

Munda Biddi TrailStarting in Mundaring, the Top Trail meanders through scenic river valleys and the magnificent forests of the state’s south west. Joined by a purpose built track, the Munda Biddi uses a network of bush tracks, firebreaks, and disused railway formations suitable for cyclists of all ages and experience levels.

Currently the Trail passes through quaint country towns such as Mundaring, Jarrahdale, Dwellingup, Waroona, Collie, Boyanup, Donnybrook, and Nannup, with the next section through to Manjimup due to be opened in the middle of 2011.

The Munda Biddi is a trail with something for everyone. There are sections of trail that will suit anyone’s cycling ability and pace. The Trail is easily accessible by car, so you can begin your journey wherever it is convenient.

Different sections will be suitable for cyclists of all levels, with challenging loops and spurs linked in for those who are after more of a challenge. And because the Munda Biddi Trail is completely off-road, you can enjoy the scenery while you safely cycle through the forest on the dirt track.

Munda Biddi TrailEvery day out on the Trail promises a different experience. Cycle through towering eucalyptus forests and ancient, unspoiled bushland, discovering plants and wildlife not found anywhere else in the world as you enter one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots.

Camp out in purpose built shelters spaced a day’s ride apart or stay in picturesque country towns. Learn about Aboriginal culture and the rich heritage of the region as you visit wineries and attractions of the south west.

The best time to cycle the Munda Biddi Trail is Spring or Autumn. If you pack wet weather gear, you can also venture out in winter, but it is best to avoid the heat and bushfire season during Summer.

The Trail is currently complete through to Nannup (498 kilometres) and when finished it will stretch over 1,000 kilometres, all the way to Albany, giving the Munda Biddi the title of the world’s longest, continuous off-road cycle trail!

For further information visit the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation or for more on tracks and trails in Western Australia visit the WA Top Trails website.