Munda Biddi Cycle Tour, Walpole to Manjimup

From
$3,499 AUD

Days

7 Days

Tour Type

Cycling

From

$3,499 Twin Share

Start
Perth
Finish
Perth
Physical Rating
Moderate to challenging
Tour Distance
Approx. 263km
Group size
Min 4, Max 10
Code
MUNWM

Overview

This carefully crafted tour takes you along a stunning section of the world-renowned Munda Biddi Trail, the longest off-road cycling trail on the planet between Walpole and Manjimup. Pedalling approximately 40 kilometres per day, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of isolated Karri, heath, and Jarrah forests, meandering rivers, and picturesque valleys. Each evening, you'll be welcomed back to charming accommodations nestled within the quaint South West towns that the trail traverses. With our dedicated support vehicle, you'll ride unencumbered by heavy panniers or trailers, allowing you to fully enjoy the ride while we take care of your meals and lodging. Simply pedal and revel in the journey as our experienced team handles the rest, ensuring an unforgettable cycling experience in Western Australia's breathtaking wilderness.

Highlights of this cycling tour

  • The Munda Biddi Trail offers an unforgettable journey through the stunning natural landscapes of  the South West. This section including forests, woodlands, heathland, quiet back country roads, rivers and quaint towns.
  • World’s Longest Off-Road Cycling Trail: The Munda Biddi Trail holds the prestigious title of being the longest off-road cycling trail in the world, spanning over 1,000 kilometers. It provides a thrilling adventure for cycling enthusiasts, offering a mix of challenging terrain, gentle slopes, and smooth tracks suitable for riders of various skill levels. Whether you’re an experienced mountain biker or a casual cyclist, the trail offers a unique opportunity to explore Western Australia’s wilderness on two wheels.
  • Cultural and Historical Significance: In addition to its natural wonders, the Munda Biddi Trail holds cultural and historical significance. “Munda Biddi” translates to “path through the forest” in the local Noongar Aboriginal language, highlighting the trail’s connection to the indigenous heritage of the region.
  • Cycle in the company of an experienced guide as they share their unique perspective of this fascinating region.
  • Continue your journey on the Munda Biddi Trail:  Munda Biddi – Albany to Walpole – 6 Days 

Itinerary

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 tucking into a delicious meal cooked by your tour leaders. With the travel, it will feel like a big day, so don't make any plans for the evening!

Accommodation: Bayside Villas - Walpole (or similar)

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 1 - Drive Perth to Walpole + Ride The Knoll loop

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 and Marri woodlands 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, Walpole (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - Walpole to Mt Frankland

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.

Your guides will prepare dinner for the last time tonight.

Accommodation: Bayside Villas Walpole (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Mt Frankland to Nelson Rd

A great day today! We will begin by weaving our way through some more old growth Karri and, Jarrah and 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 ourselves 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. The bus will be waiting at the junction of Hill Brook Road and make our way to our new accommodation.

Accommodation: Pemberton Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Nelson Road to Hill Brook Road

After breakfast, we drive to where we left off yesterday and enjoy a nice long downhill to Warren River. The track then 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 the 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 Pemberton and then uphill onto bitumen road for a bit. In the afternoon we ride along mainly old gravel logging roads through regeneration and Jarrah/Marri forest with some undulations. We finish our day with a ride through farmland and logging coups.

Accommodation: Pemberton Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Hil Brook Road to Wheatley Coast Road

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.

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: Pemberton Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Wheatley Coast Rd to Manjimump

Our last day already!


We will pack up in the morning and depending on the group, we'll head to another fire tree to climb or spend the morning in Bridgetown where we can grab a coffee and peruse the quaint shops along the main street.


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: Breakfast

Day 7 - Return to Perth

This cycle tour includes

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

  • All transport: private bus transport o and from Perth; as well as transport to and from the track each day

Accommodation

  • Villa (3 nights), Hotel (3 nights)

Included activities

  • Bike & helmet hire for the 7 days (or bring your own)

  • Professional guiding and mechanical support each day

  • Emergency support; guides carry satellite phones and a full first aid kit

Dates & Availability

$3,499 AUD
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3 spots available

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6 spots available

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12 spots available

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12 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

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10 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

10 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

10 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

10 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

10 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

10 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

10 spots available

$3,599 AUD
per person twin share
Want your own room? From an extra $570 (subject to availability).

Book Now

10 spots available

Important Notes

  • This tour has a full-time support vehicle that will transport the group to and from the track each day as well as move luggage between accommodations. There is also a tour leader that rides with the group each day.
  • To complete this trip it is important that you are both confident and competent in riding a bicycle. The tour price includes a high-quality single suspension MTB bike.
  • An e-bike option (at additional cost) may be available on this trip. We have limited numbers of these bikes available and they are on an ‘on request’ basis only. Please ask us for more details at the time of booking.
  • Start & End Times: This trip begins with a pick-up from the Tourist Bus Stop at 37 Beaufort Street, near the corner of James Street at 7:45am on the morning of the departure. (or 7:00am from Fremantle if requested). At the end of the tour, we generally return to Perth at around 3:30/4pm, and then on to Fremantle at 4/4:30pm.
  • Single Supplement: A single supplement is bookable, subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • First Day Info: While you will be riding on the first day of the tour, you do not have to wear your gear on the bus ride from Perth to Walpole. There will be an opportunity to get changed into your riding gear when we arrive in Walpole, so please have your first days riding gear in a small accessible pack, separate from your main luggage. Your luggage will be stowed in a trailer and waiting for you at the accommodation when you return from your first days ride.
  • In the event of unforeseeable circumstances that require a modification to the itinerary or accommodation, we will make every effort to provide a suitable alternative.

FAQs

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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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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.