Munda Biddi Trail Ride 2006/2009

Trail End

camp site bush track On the last few days of the year 2006, Trudy and Gernot went bush again—but for the first time by bike: we rode the Munda Biddi Trail (“path through the forest“) in South Western Australia, a 300km-long off-road tour. The whole trail uses the wide network of forest tracks, at times complemented by purpose-built single-file mountain bike tracks. The northern end is at Mundaring, 40km east of Perth, the present southern end is Collie (200km S of Perth).

While either direction can be taken, we opted to head south, mostly because that seemed to give us the most flexibility should we finish early. Not knowing much about the trail, we had allowed 9 days based on the official maps and campsites provided.

The trail then represented about 1/3 of the final product, which is to reach Albany in the SW of WA. As of January 2007, the middle section was under construction, the final third still in planning.

In late 2009 we found out that around half of the middle section has been completed and is open to ride, which is what we then did over the Christmas–New-Year period. This time we started at the southern end (Nannup) working our way back up to the north (Mundaring). This gave us a different perspective of the parts we had already covered on our 2006 ride.

The pages linked below were all written after the 2006 ride, except for the 2009 diary, which is, of course, all new.

Trudy & Gernot

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