Embarking on a cycle tour is one of the most immersive ways to experience nature, especially when the path’s distance is too long to walk on foot. Our Munda Biddi Trail tour from Walpole to Manjimup offers just that—a seven-day journey that takes you through the beauty of Western Australia’s backcountry. Here’s what you can expect on this cycling adventure.
You’ll spend 7 days traversing 235 kilometres, which makes up 22.5% of the total Munda Biddi Trail. This includes a delightful 10km jaunt around Walpole Inlet. But before we dive into the daily details, did you know that “Munda Biddi” means “Path through the Forest” in the Noongar language? It’s exactly what you’ll be doing—following a path through the lush forests of Western Australia.
Your journey will be as comfortable as it is exciting, with stays in cozy accommodations like the Bayside Villas and Karri Hill Cottages. Each day brings a new trail, varying in distance from a breezy 10km to a more challenging 62km ride.
After a scenic drive to Walpole, you’ll have a picnic lunch in Manimup before gearing up for the first ride—a flat 10km loop, perfect for warming up. The day ends with a bit of fun on a single-track and dinner at a local restaurant.
Day two is a 43km journey from Walpole to Mount Frankland, featuring firm surfaces and stunning sections through Karri forests, ending with an uphill push you’ll be proud to conquer. There’s even an optional walk up to the Mount Frankland lookout for those who want to stretch their legs a bit more.
Covering 49km, the third day introduces you to beautiful Jarrah and Marri forests, the serene Fernhook Falls, and sections that offer a fun “flow” for downhill enthusiasts.
As we embark on a 54km trek from Dog Rd/Nelson Rd to the Karri Hill Cottages, we nestle into the heart of the Karri Forest. Expect a day surrounded by towering trees and vibrant wildflowers, with the comfort of knowing that a guide-prepared healthy meal and laundry facilities await at the end of the ride. This day is about being at one with the forest, feeling the tranquility that only such an ancient woodland can provide.
Starting directly from the Karri Hill Cottages, day five’s 62km ride includes a memorable morning tea at the Gloucester Tree. The trails are welcoming, allowing for a comfortable pace with flow, leading to exciting downhills in the final stretch. This day is a cyclist’s dream, blending exertion with pure, unadulterated joy.
The penultimate day’s 45km from Wheatley Coast Rd to Manjimup is filled with thrilling single-track sections and a technical switchback that you can tackle at full speed or take at a leisurely pace. Riding along the Warren River Fire Trail, you’ll find guide encouragement vital as you push up the long uphill towards the day’s end. Celebratory nibbles and champagne mark the accomplishment of this significant leg.
On the final day, as you drive back to Perth, there’s a reflective stop at the Bicentennial Tree and some free time for lunch in the quaint town of Pemberton. It’s a day to bask in the glow of achievement and the lingering camaraderie of the road.
Throughout the tour, expert guides provide not just route support but also mechanical assistance. They’re on hand for everything from spare tubes to derailleur adjustments. After each day’s ride, they’ll even clean and lube your bike—though you’re welcome to join in and learn the ropes.
One of the standout features of this tour is the comprehensive bike support. Should you encounter any mechanical issues, our guides are equipped to handle most problems, getting you back on the trail as quickly as possible.
But it’s not just about the cycling. The comfort of our riders is paramount, which is why we’ve chosen accommodations that offer a cozy retreat after a day of pedaling. Karri Hill Cottages, for instance, is more than just a place to rest; it’s an experience, surrounded by nature’s beauty.
Fueling your body is key to enjoying the ride. That’s why we provide all meals, ensuring they’re not only nutritious but also give you a taste of local cuisine. Plus, with snacks and water stops along the way, we keep your energy levels topped up.
This seven-day cycling tour is not just a physical journey but an emotional one too. You’ll bond with fellow cyclists, push your limits, and immerse yourself in the stunning Western Australian scenery. From the towering Karri forests to the technical thrills of single tracks, each pedal stroke is a story in the making.
Join us on this two-wheeled adventure where the road is not just about the destination but the joy found in every moment of the journey.
Let’s get you started on your first unforgettable experience with us!