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
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
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
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
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
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
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! 🙂