The Munda Biddi Trail, like the majority of the 12 purpose-built overnight facilities along it's route, is named in the language of the traditional custodians of the country through which it winds it way for 1000km between Mundaring on the eastern outskirts of Perth and Albany on the south coast. The English translation of the Noongar 'Munda Biddi' is 'path through the forest'.
The Trail traverses many parks of the Experience Perth and Australia's South West regions via a mix of purpose-built single track (wide enough for just one bike) and existing and rehabilitated-for-cycles former forest tracks. But it's not possible to make the journey entirely in our parks so the Trail passes through local government and other reserves and does include some sections on unsealed and sealed public roads.
The Munda Biddi offers something for riders right across the range of skills, fitness and experience. From an easy pedal and gentle gradient of a traffic-free former forestry railway corridor, to steep zig-zagging switchbacks. From smooth tarmac to tricky gravel. From towering trees, to open vistas across hill tops, paddocks, rivers and the Southern Ocean. From a couple of hours to a couple of weeks and more.
There are plenty of places where you can access the Trail to start and finish your ride. Plenty of places to spend the night and enjoy some of the other attractions of this beautiful part of the world. (Those attractions include some shorter and more technical mountain bike trails for those that feel the need for a bit more speed.) Between Mundaring and Albany the Trail passes through Jarrahdale, Dwellingup, Collie, Boyanup, Donnybrook, Nannup, Donnelly River Village, Manjimup, Quinninup, Pemberton, Northcliffe, Walpole and Denmark.
The purpose-built overnight facilities are (with one exception) not accessible by road vehicle and they're only for Trail users. They're an attraction in themselves and an essential for some riders: the distance between some towns means that they are the only accommodation for some sections of the Trail (camping is only permitted in designated areas of our parks).
Our community partner, the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation will help you plan your ride. They supply maps of the trail, coordinate a volunteer maintenance program and, like a number of other licensed tour operators, offer guided rides. Support the Trail and ensure its long-term future by joining the Foundation as a member or volunteer!
Summer heat and fire danger: Although the Trail is open to riders throughout the year, the often extreme heat and fire danger from December to March means we advise restricting your rides to the southern forests around Pemberton and, even there, only on cooler days during this period. If you can, ride in autumn, winter or enjoy our diversity of wildflowers in Spring.