Eilidh Graham rated Munda Biddi Trail, Mundaring to Albany a 4 out of 5
Where else in the world can you cycle through ever changing ecosystems on a designated mountain bike trail for over 1,000km? The south west corner of Western Australia is truly exceptional and a wonder to behold. The fauna, flora, geology, topography and wonderful people you meet along the way make this an adventure to remember! It is challenging, exhilarating, exhausting, beautiful, bumpy, smooth, fast, slow, flow, technical, sandy, climbing, descending, wet, dry, windy and sunny. You will experience everything, including many ups and downs, both physically and mentally. This is what adventure seekers set out to experience though, no? The shelters are fantastic. The availability of water (season dependant) is plentiful. Go as light as you can, without neglecting the essentials, it can get very remote if you are travelling alone and if there is not at least one section you need to push your bike up a hill you are officially the fittest person on the planet. You will never be able to pick the perfect bike for the whole trail, so go with what you are most comfortable on and just push through the challenges and enjoy the days that you are cruising. Even if you get to the end and hated it, I can assure you, once the aches and pains (in the butt) have eased you will be reminiscing, regaling tales and planning when you will be visiting the Munda Biddi again.
Top tip: Wildflower season is the perfect time to cycle the trail. The flowers are spectacular and they are the perfect distraction on the climbs.