If you are seeking an incredible cycling adventure, consider putting Australia's Munda Biddi Trail on your travel itinerary. Munda Biddi is a Noongar Aboriginal name that means "path through the forest".
True enough, this 1000 kilometers off-road cycling trail leads you to miles upon miles of eucalyptus tree adorned forests. Instead of perfectly paved paths, Munda Biddi is all about getting down and dirty while exploring Western Australia's bushland, river valleys and undeveloped forested terrain. This part of the region is perfect for off-road cycling, not only because of its landscape but also because of its ideal weather.
Cycling Munda Biddi is all about enjoying the beauty of nature. Along the way, you will see a wide range of flora and fauna, some of which can only be found on this side of the world. Following the entire trail means having to spend more than a week, mostly in the wilderness. During the day, you can conquer the outdoors and visit gorgeous natural landmarks. And at night, you can stay in one of the campsites or in one of the lovely small towns along the trail. The towns are about 45 to 45 kilometers apart. Munda Biddi is rich in Aboriginal culture and heritage. While here, seize the opportunity to learn more about this special group of people.
Fortunately, you don't have to be a hardcore cyclist to enjoy what Munda Biddi has to offer. The trail has different sections that will fit a range of cycling pace and ability levels. You can also easily access most parts of the trail by car. This accessibility gives you the convenience of starting the journey at whichever trail section you like. For cycling enthusiasts who would like to challenge themselves more, there are more difficult spurs and loops waiting to completed.
The entire length of the Munda Biddi Trail stretches between Mundaring and Albany. The starting point for people coming in from Perth is the Mundaring Sculpture Park, which is about a 45-minute drive away from the city. The first section of the trail highlights steep hills and the Cannin River, and then terminates at Jarrahdale and its towering forests. The second section, which is from Jarrahdale to Nanga, features sites like scenic Serpentine, the Machinery Museum, the historic Whittnish Cottage and Langford Park.
The Nganga to Collie route, which is the third section of Munda Bindi lets you enjoy the clear waters of Lake Brockham, the Darling Ranges and the Harvey River. At the end of this section, lies the timber and mining town of Collie. The last leg of the trail takes you to the apple capital of Western Australia, Donnybrook, which is situated by the picturesque Preston River. Then, you will also get to visit Nannaup, situated in the stunning Blackwood River Valley.
Your Munda Biddi
cycling adventure can be more fulfilling if you conduct proper planning and sufficient preparation. If you are new to off-road cycling, make sure to learn the basic principles and acquire the necessary protective gear as well as a map. And before heading out to Munda Biddi, don't forget to check the trail conditions on the Department of Parks and Wildlife website. Although the weather in the area is general favorable, there might be closures in some sections to maintain the cyclists safety.
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