Munda Biddi Bike Tour, Albany to Walpole

Ride the world class Munda Biddi trail from Albany to Walpole on WA’s Southern Coast. Beautiful forest rides. You pedal and we do the rest. $1,750pp – 6 Days ex Perth, moderate terrain, 224km

Join is on this spectacular cycling tour and complete the southern section of one of the world’s great cycle touring trails. The Munda Biddi trail weaves its way from Albany to Mundaring just outside Perth. Through Jarrah, Karri and Tingle forest, along the coast and through 15 quaint South West towns, all up the trail is over 1000 kilometres long.

On this bike tour we will complete 224km of the southern half of the Munda Biddi over 6 days. Ride free of trailers or heavy panniers as you will be supported by a vehicle, stay in accommodation and have all of your meals taken care of. All you need to do is, pedal and enjoy while our team will do the rest.

Munda Biddi Bike Tour at a Glance;

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Starts/finishes in Perth
  • Moderate cycling terrain with huge amount of variety
  • Includes bike hire, or BYO
  • Small group (Maximum of 12)
  • All food, accommodation included

Tour Length:
6 days
Distance walked:
224km
Difficulty:
Moderate terrain and moderate distances; See FAQ
Dates:
7 – 12. Nov 2017
17 – 22. Mar 2018
17 – 22. Nov 2018
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Highlights of this walk

Forests, quiet back country roads, coastlines and quaint towns. The most scenic section of the world class Munda Biddi trail.

Walking Tour Itinerary

Your guides will accompany you each day as you ride between 28 and 56 km. There is no such thing as an easy day on a bike! However, with a moderate level of fitness, they are all enjoyable. There are some hills, some gravelly sections and some narrow trails all of which can be challenging. We recommend getting some leg fitness to prepare for your ride. More on that later. Each day we will resume the ride from where we finished the previous day, and will complete the whole southern section of the Munda Biddi trail. Please note that on many days there are options to ride half a day; and you are always welcome to take a day off from riding. We will try to help you find suitable alternative activities if you desire. The itinerary plan may alter depending on local conditions and weather.

Perth to Albany

Perth to Albany

10km ride

Picking up in Perth at 8am, we will head south towards Albany. With morning tea and lunch on the way, we will arrive in the coastal town mid afternoon and we will take a short, easy ride around the town, to get acquainted with our bikes and our new friends. We will check into our motel for a one (1) night stay.

Albany to Young’s Siding

Albany to Young’s Siding

48km

We will get going after breakfast for our first ride. Today’s cycle will take us from the town of Albany out to the west. We will be on mostly quiet back country roads and some purpose built tracks as well as a bit of time on bitumen. All of today’s ride is classed as easy in terms of terrain, but there are a few decent hill. For those wanting to, there are plenty of opt out points along the way should you wish to have a shorter day.

We will finish not too far from the town of Denmark where we will be staying for the next three (3) nights.

Young’s Siding to Green’s Pool

Young’s Siding to Green’s Pool

44km

From Young’s siding we will soon be on an old rail trail (that means mostly flat!) and into the town of Denmark. From Denmark is an easy cruise through to Green’s Pool in time for a swim in one of Australia’s best beaches. The truck will be waiting with your bathers, so no need to carry them.

Green’s Pool to Harewood Rd

Green’s Pool to Harewood Rd

47km

A more challenging day today, we head inland through a mix of forests and farmland. With approximately 15% intermediate terrain to negotiate we will take our time and enjoy the surrounds. We will pass one of the campsites (don’t worry we are not sleeping there!) which are beautifully built. Again, there are options to shorten the day if you are feeling like a rest from the saddle.

Harewood Rd to Valley of Giants Rd

Harewood Rd to Valley of Giants Rd

56km

Most of today’s ride is back into the National park. We will see a mix of Karri forest as well as Tingle trees as we get closer to Walpole. This is our longest ride of the tour and there is approximately 10% intermediate terrain. We will finish very close to the famous Tree Top walk and if we have time, riders can take a wander on this very cool tourist attraction (at your own expense). Accommodation tonight is in Walpole.

Valley of Giants Rd to Walpole Rtn to Perth

Valley of Giants Rd to Walpole Rtn to Perth

28km

Our last day! 30% of todays ride is on intermediate terrain, so it is no easy push off into the sunset. But we can still take our time to cover the 28km. The trail will take us very close to the picturesque Franklin river and then into the town of Walpole. We’ll get views of the Nornalup inlet at Coalmine Beach before arriving in the town. There will be time for a shower and lunch before we head back to Perth, with our tired legs and our sore cheeks (that’s from smiling too much! 🙂

Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.
Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc. See the PDF file for printing

Accommodation

We will stay;

1 night at Emu Point Motel, Albany

3 nights at the Cove, Denmark

1 night at the Bayside Villas, Walpole

What to bring

Ride with a small day pack only for your water, camera, coat etc.

Feel free to bring your own bike, or allow us to provide one.

We will provide a full list of everything you need to bring upon booking.

Food

All meals are provided,

We can cater for almost dietary requirements (please let us know).

 

Transport

Transport is provided from Perth. We pick up in the CBD on Murray Street. The bikes will be loaded onto an uncovered trailer. Luggage will be kept in the luggage hold of the truck.

This walk includes

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All meals, including morning tea and snacks

We pride ourselves on providing you with fresh, wholesome food. Enjoy healthy breakfasts, delicious morning teas, fresh picnic and packed lunches, fruit and hearty two-course dinners each day.

All transport via air-conditioned bus, departing from and returning to Perth

Central pick-up points in Fremantle and Perth CBD. Transport each day to and from the track.

Bicycle hire

Modern mountain bike with front suspension included (or bring your own).

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Comfortable cabin and hotel accommodation

We stay in three locations on this tour. See the ‘Accommodation’ section for more details.

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Two fun and professional Inspiration Outdoors guides

We’ll feed you, tell you stories, help you achieve the walks safely and make sure everything goes to plan so that you don’t have to worry about a thing

Munda Biddi Cycling Tours FAQs

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes of course! We will need your bike at least a day before the tour, so that we can load it onto our trailer the day before the tour, so that we are not loading bikes at the pick up spot.

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Do I have to ride each day?

It is your holiday, so if you feel like a day off, it is not a problem at all. Most days it is also possible to ride a half day if you would prefer.

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Beautiful cycling in the daytime, relax with fellow walkers each evening

As much as this ride is a fantastic outdoor experience, it’s also a social experience, giving you a chance to enjoy the companionship and support of like-minded people.

Enjoy a cuppa with a slice of home-made cake for morning tea and a fresh healthy lunch, surrounded by nature. Every day is finished off by a delicious and nutritious dinner together with the group.

What people have said

A fabulous tour. Every day we experienced something different. I was able to do things and go places that I could not have done on my own, and felt well looked after.
When asked which walk I enjoyed most I could not pick one, as each day brought something new and spectacular.

Helen, Tasmania’s Best Day Walks 2017

The Kimberley is an amazing & beautiful part of Australia and this trip not only took us to some of the iconic locations but also to some gorgeous little hidden gems that many people might just drive straight past. The trip is so well organised, and the guides are really knowledgeable and fun. The food is gourmet camp cooking with flare… who would have thought that the best best roast lamb and vegies you’ve ever eaten would be cooked in camp oven?! Thanks everyone.

Dayle, Kimberley 2016

Pricing

AUD $1,750 per person (single supplement $250)

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Can I cancel my booking?

We hope that you do not need to cancel your booking. However, if you do, our cancellation fee, based on the notice given prior to the departure date, is:

  • More than 12 weeks: $50 administration fee
  • 6 to 12 weeks: loss of deposit
  • 4 to 6 weeks: 25% of full tour cost
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