Munda Biddi Cycle Tour, Walpole to Manjimup

Ride the world class Munda Biddi trail from Walpole to Manjimup on WA’s Southern Coast. Beautiful forest rides. You pedal and we do the rest. – 7 Days ex Perth, moderate terrain, 263km

Join us on a scenic cycling holiday (e bikes available) along the picturesque Munda Biddi trail and complete sections of this 1,000km world class touring trail between Walpole and Manjimup over 7 days. Cycling around 40km per day you will enjoy the sights and sounds of isolated and cool Karri, heath and Jarrah forests. Each night you will return to lodge style accommodation in one of the quaint South West towns through which the trail weaves and and enjoy delicious home cooked meals prepared by your guides.

Our Australian cycling holidays are perfect for those that enjoy regular riding or for those that want to experience the trails from the comfort and ease of a an e bike. They are not fasted paced nor does the Munda Biddi Trail include graded mountain bike tracks (there's certainly a few up hills and down hills though). You will 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 the ride, our team will do the rest.

Other Munda Biddi Trail bike tour sections available

Munda Biddi - Albany to Walpole - 6 Days 

Munda Biddi Bike Tour at a Glance;

            • 7 days/6 nights
            • Choose from a high-quality single suspension MTB bike or for a slower pace, an e-bike.
            • Starts/finishes in Perth
            • Moderate to challenging cycling terrain with huge amount of variety
            • Includes bike hire ($100 e-bike upgrade), or BYO
            • Small group (Maximum of 10)
            • All food, accommodation included

Pricing:
From $2,749.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $400.00)
Tour Length:
7 days
Distance walked:
263km
Difficulty:
Moderate to challenging terrain and moderate distances; See FAQ
Dates:

3 - 9. Sep 2022
13 - 19. Sep 2022
23 - 29. Sep 2022

Highlights of this cycling tour

Forests, woodlands, heathland, quiet back country roads, rivers and quaint towns. Some of the most scenic sections of the this world class trail between Walpole and Manjimup.

Cycling Tour Itinerary

Your guides will accompany you each day as you ride between 10 and 62 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.

Each day we will resume the ride from where we finished the previous day, and will complete the whole section of the Munda Biddi trail from Walpole to Manjimup. 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.

DAY 1: Drive to Walpole and ride to Knoll Loop

DAY 1: Drive to Walpole and ride to Knoll Loop

10km ride

Picking up in Perth, we will head south towards Walpole. With morning tea and lunch on the way, we will arrive in the coastal town early afternoon and we will get straight into it! A scenic and generally flat ride around the Walpole and Nornalup inlets with a couple of small hills awaits us for our first introduction to the Munda Biddi . A perfect start to this epic adventure. After the ride, we will check into our accommodation, if not already done so before the ride. Enjoy a warm shower before heading out for a meal at a local restaurant. With the travel, it will feel like a big day, so don’t make any plans for the evening!

Accommodation: Bayside Villas

Meals: L,D

DAY 2: Walpole to Mt Frankland

DAY 2: Walpole to Mt Frankland

43km

We will get going after breakfast and head straight out from our accommodation. Today is day filled with variety, a variety of terrain (sand, gravel, bitumen), some flat part and some steep hills, and a variety of different environments. As we ride along today enjoy vast heath and Karri forests, open farmland and awe inspiring Jarrah/Marri forest towards the end. At the end of the day we will also have the opportunity for a short walk around Mt Frankland before heading back to Walpole.

Accommodation: Bayside Villas

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 3. Mt Frankland to Nelson Road

DAY 3. Mt Frankland to Nelson Road

49km

This morning we pack up before loading luggage and bikes into the trailer to make our way to the start of the ride. Back to where we finished the day before the trail heads along a gravel road through Karri forest first, then intermittently turns into single track for some downhill and gravel/sand riding through woodlands and wet heathland. After a delicious morning tea at Fernhook Falls, there is more sand and gravel riding on a single track. There will some regeneration forest and more wet heathland in the afternoon. At the end of the ride, the bus will be waiting to take us to our new accommodation near Northcliffe.

Accommodation: Karri Hill Cottages, Northcliffe

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 4: Nelson Rd to Karri Hill Cottages

DAY 4: Nelson Rd to Karri Hill Cottages

54km

A great day today! We will begin by weaving our way through some more old growth Karri and Jarrah/Marri forest. Just before morning tea, we come back onto a gravel road which is undulating with short, steep hills. We will definitely have earnt ouselves some cake to enjoy at Boorara Tree. The rest of the day will be riding through a mix of firetrail/singletrack/ bitumen through Karri forest and farmland and even a little bit of Bluegum plantations all the way straight to our accommodation.

Accommodation: Karri Hill Cottages, Northcliffe

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 5 : Karri Hill Cottages to Wheatley Coast Rd

DAY 5 : Karri Hill Cottages to Wheatley Coast Rd

62km

No need to drive anywhere this morning, as we head out straight from our accommodation. First off we have a nice long downhill to Warren River, but then the track takes us uphill after crossing the bridge. There is a fair amount of undulating singletrack, firetrail and old logging railway tracks until Gloucester Tree. At Gloucester Tree we will enjoy a lovely morning tea and you have the option to climb Gloucester tree if you can muster up the courage. From Gloucester tree it’s downhill to Permberton and then uphill onto bitumen road for a bit. In the afternoon i’s mainly old gravel loging roads through regenerarion and Jarrah/Marri forest with quite some undulations. We finish our day with a ride through farmland and logging coups.

Accommodation: Karri Hill Cottages, Northcliffe

Meals: B,L,D

DAY 6: Wheatley Coast Rd to Manjimup

DAY 6: Wheatley Coast Rd to Manjimup

45km

Our last full day of riding! You’ll start the day off with some undulating hill riding to get to the quaint town of Quinninup town.

After a short break, enjoy the variety of terrain and scenery as we ride the trail through jarrah forest, pine and bluegum plantation before descending to the Warren River where we’ll have morning tea.

You’ll need the energy for the hill that follows, so take your time to listen to the birds and breathe in the forest air. We turn toward Manjimup now and wind our way along less hilly tracks and trails. You’ll know our final destination is approaching when we hit the outskirts of town and some bitumen roads, before a last uphill into town where you can kick off your shoes and enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch in the park. Grab a coffee or have a look around Manjimup before we head back to our accommodation for our last night away.

Accommodation: Karri Hill Cottages, Northcliffe

Meals: B,L,D

 DAY 7: Return to Perth via Bicentennial Tree and Pemberton

DAY 7: Return to Perth via Bicentennial Tree and Pemberton

Travel Day

Our last day already! We will pack up in the morning and head to Bicentennial tree for another chance of climbing a tree. From there we will drive to Pemberton for a little look around and morning tea. On the way back to Perth we will stop in Bunbury where you can grab some lunch (own expense), before embarking on the last leg with our tired legs and our sore cheeks – that’s from smiling too much!

Meals: B

 

Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.
Details about accommodation, what to bring, transportation, food, etc.

Accommodation

We will stay;

2 nights in Bayside Villas – Walpole – 2 or 3 bedroom villas. Single sups guarantee a room all to yourself but guests may have to share a bathroom with another room in the villa.

4 nights in Karri Hill Cottages, Northcliffe 2 or 3 bedroom cottages. Single sups guarantee a room all to yourself but guests may have to share a bathroom with another room in the cottage.

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, except for lunch on the last day which you will be able to pick up in Bunbury on our return to Perth.

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

 

Transport

Transport is provided from Perth. We pick up in the CBD on Wellington St. The bikes and luggage will be loaded into a large trailer and you will travel in a comfortable, air conditioned bus.

This cycle tour includes

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All meals, including morning tea and snacks

We pride ourselves on providing you with fresh, wholesome food. Enjoy breakfast, delicious morning teas, fresh picnic and packed lunches, fruit and 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 or upgrade to e bike

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

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Comfortable cabin and hotel accommodation

We stay in two locations on this tour. See the 'Accommodation' section for more details.

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Two fun and professional Inspiration Outdoors cycle guides

We'll feed you, tell you stories, help you achieve the rides 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?

Of course! If you are electing to bring your own bike, it is important that you have a bike fit for purpose. This will be different for every person, as we all have different skills, fitness and opinions and there is no bike made for every scenario. You will ultimately be the best judge on whether your bike is suitable however we strongly suggest it meet the following recommendations -

  • A mountain bike with front suspension (rear suspension is also good, but not necessary).
  • Well maintained and in good working order (serviced within the last 3 months)
  • 26, 27.5 or 29 inch rim tyres
  • Wide off road tyres. Ideally the tyres will be around the 45-55mm. Anything less than this will be difficult to ride in the sandy patches. Anything really wide is going to harder going on some of the firmer ground.
  • Knobbly tread patterns (not a smooth tyre). Maximum of 2 years old.

If you feel your bike is not going to be up to the ride just let us know and we will arrange a perfectly suited mountain bike for the duration of the tour.

If electing to bring your own we will need your bike at least a day before the tour, so that we can load it onto our trailer to avoid 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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Do I need any special gear?

Not really. We would recommend bring riding pants to prevent chaff. If you are a seasoned rider, you might also bring along your own saddle too.

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How fast do we ride?

This is always a tough one. When we designed the itinerary, we allowed for an average riding speed of 10km/hour. This is meant to be a comfortable pace, which will allow plenty of time for rest.

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How fit do I need to be to participate in a multi-day mountain bike trip?

Our trips will vary in difficulty but in general they are suited for intermediate riders. An intermediate rider is someone who can handle 3 to 4 hours of moderately paced pedal time each day, for several days in a row (although you can take days off from riding). There will always be slower and faster riders on every trip; in general we try to cultivate a strong group dynamic so that people understand it's not about finishing quickly or logging as many kilometres as possible on the odometer, but about enjoying the riding and scenery in the company of other riders, and that may require waiting every now and then.

Ensuring you are on a tour that's right for you, and ensuring you are ready for the physical and technical demands of a tour, is of utmost importance to us. It helps ensure that you will be riding with people of similar skill level and won't be holding up the group or be held up by others - and can ride at the pace you prefer.

This can be a challenge but here's what we do -

  1. When booking, we ask each participant to tell us about their mountain biking experience. The answers are reviewed by staff and provide valuable insight as to whether or not the tour is a good fit for them.
  2. We follow up with a phone call if we think a rider might not be quite up to the challenge (or might be 'over qualified') and discuss their skill level and fitness to discover whether they are indeed a good fit, or if another tour might be more suitable.

Whatever your level, you'll get the best possible enjoyment by getting in shape before the trip - we'll offer training suggestions in our pre-tour communications to help you on your way.

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What if I have never ridden a mountain bike before?

While there is no specific skill requirements for our mountain bike tours (apart from being able to actually ride a bike!) you should be comfortable and familiar with riding in a variety of terrains including gravel roads, small sandy sections and up/down hills. Our guides are experienced mountain bikers who will teach you the skills to ride with confidence, however, it will be more enjoyable for you if you already have some familiarity with a mountain bike.

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What is a typical day like on an Inspiration Outdoors trip?

You'll typically start your day with a group breakfast between 6:30am - 7:30 am, then hop in the support van to get to the trailhead. We stop regularly for photo opportunities, drink and snack breaks but will always stop after a 1.5 - 2 hour ride for a delicious morning tea on the trail. Some days lunch will be brought to us and other days we will find a shady spot with a great view to eat lunch on the trail. The support van is usually close by in the late morning or early afternoon for those ready to rest and relax while the more energetic push on for some more great riding. In the afternoon there is often spare time where we can check out local points of interest, enjoy an afternoon siesta or go exploring.  When everyone has finished riding for the day we head back to the accommodation for a shower, dinner and a few drinks to celebrate a great days riding.

 

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What are some general items I should pack for a guided mountain bike trip?

In efforts to make your trip safe, memorable and enjoyable the below items are a guide only. These are items we suggest you consider bringing however you know your personal needs better than we do, so pack accordingly.

 

ON THE BIKE:

  • jersey tops (normal active wear tops are fine)
  • cycling shorts with a quality chamois (padding)
  • bike gloves with padding under the palm
  • arm/leg warmers (only if you think you will require them)
  • helmet
  • cycling shoes and socks
  • energy bars and electrolytes

ON/OFF THE BIKE:

  • rain/wind jacket
  • sweater
  • sunglasses (clear lens and polarized lens)
  • cycling water bottle or backpack with hydration system (2-3L water capacity)
  • camera (phone, GoPro, point and shoot)
  • backpack or pannier/s (if not using a backpack with hydration system you will need some way to carry extra water, snacks and personal items such as spare tubes and sunscreen)

CHILL TIME:

  • swimwear
  • thongs / sneakers
  • small camp towel (to use for swimming etc.)
  • comfortable, casual clothes for relaxing in (such as jeans, t-shirt, jumpers, shorts etc.)
  • flashlight or headlamp

PERSONAL ITEMS AND FIRST AID:

  • toiletries i.e. toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, soap etc.
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent (with Deet)
  • anti-bacterial wipes/gel
  • first-aid kit (ibuprofen, band aids, Polysporin, tweezers)

TOOLS/SPARE PARTS TO BRING:

For those bringing their own bikes - we recommend bringing the following tools with you. Rest assured your guides will have a full tool kit, but it's a good idea to have the following items with you in case of trailside breakdowns:

  • multi-tool (preferably with chain breaker)
  • tire levers
  • small tire pump
  • 1-2 spare tubes (our guides can't realistically carry enough 26", 27.5", and 29" tubes for everyone)
  • Any rare parts that might be hard to find locally for your brand of bike

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What happens after I book?

After you have paid a deposit and filled in a registration form, we will send you any extra information you may need, including a list of what to bring and how best to prepare for the tour.

Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour (bookings can still be made within six weeks of tour start date if there are places available). We will email or call you to remind you when this is due.

Finally, we will contact you prior to your tour to confirm pick-up times and locations. If you have any questions or concerns at all before or after you have booked, please don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can go through them with you.

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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

2 to 4 weeks: 50% of full tour cost

less than 2 weeks: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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Beautiful cycling in the daytime, relax with fellow cyclists 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

My wife & I recently completed the Inspiration Tours mtb event. We both thought it was very well organised, the preamble was accurate & informative, guides were very open and transparent and the other participants from NZ, Sydney and Perth were all lovely people. The accommodation, particularly Albany & Denmark was excellent and the nightly home cooked meals were sumptuous and flavour filled. Whilst I thought some parts of the ride were quite hard for the “average” bike rider I heard very few complaints and most would be lining up to it again. Thanks again Mike & Neil, a job well done

Kerri & Ian, Munda Biddi Bike Tour, 2018 – Trip Advisor

Wow. Thats the only word that sums it up. Our guides were great, and became part of the group very quickly. You can imagine the quality of the meals when one of the guides was a chef. Both had a great deal of knowledge about all aspects of the forest, it's history and the plants and flowers. When approaching something challenging on the track both guides made sure we understood what to do, and how to approach the issue to keep us safe. This is a must do ride for experienced riders and first timers. Fabulous 6 days. Thank you.

Munda Biddi Bike Albany to Denmark Tour, 2019 – Trip Advisor

Pricing

From $2,749.00 AUD per person
(single supplement $400.00)

Secure your place with a $350 deposit

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Our number one priority at Inspiration Outdoors is to ensure our guests have a great experience on EVERY tour.

We can't guarantee the weather, bush fires or events beyond our control, but we do guarantee that:
– your guides are professional, friendly and hard working.
– your itinerary is well organised and thought out.
– the particulars of your tour (accommodation, transport, food etc), are as described on the website and in the tour notes.

We stand behind our guarantees. If you come on a tour with Inspiration Outdoors and we do not fulfil these promises, we will give you your money back.

Your guides will accompany you each day as you ride between 10 and 55 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.

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What happens after I book?

After you have filled in a registration form, we will send you all extra information you may need, including a list of what to bring and how best to prepare for the tour.

Payment in full is required at least six weeks prior to the tour (bookings can still be made within six weeks of tour start date if there are places available). We will email or call you to remind you when this is due.

Finally, we will contact you prior to your tour to confirm pick-up times and locations. If you have any questions or concerns at all before or after you have booked, please don't hesitate to get in touch so we can go through them with you.

What are my payment options?

Payment can be made by:

  • Direct deposit
  • Cheque
  • Credit card

Can I cancel my booking?

If you need to cancel your tour;

  • 85 days or more, you will be refunded all monies paid, less a $50 administration fee.
  • 42 to 84 days prior to departure, you will lose your deposit
  • 28 to 41 days: 25% of full tour cost
  • 14 to 27 days: 50% of full tour cost
  • less than 14 days: 100% of full tour cost, no refund

If you have any concerns about cancelling, please take out travel insurance covering this contingency. This policy will be adhered to despite the most compelling and compassionate circumstances.

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