Munda Biddi – Path Through the Forest (Video)
Bursting with sights and sounds from the lush forests of Australia’s 1,000-kilometer Munda Biddi Trail, Mick Turnbull’s latest short video showcases his unique editing style and is well worth watching. Check it out here…
Words, photos, and video by Mick Turnbull and Danielle O’Hara
The 1,000-kilometre Munda Biddi Trail (or “Path Through the Forest” in the Noongar language) winds its way from the seaside town of Albany to Mundaring on the outskirts of Perth in Western Australia. Meandering through eucalypt forest (including towering karri trees) that dominates the southwest of the state, the trail covers singletrack, fire trail, old rail lines, and the occasional quiet road.
Along the way, there are numerous small towns to resupply and purpose-built huts with rainwater tanks, tables, and drop toilets. Mosquito nets or a tent inner for the insects and ear plugs for the snorers are both highly recommended!
The notorious pea gravel was no problem on plus tyres after some rain, but warnings are it can be grim in the summer months, especially for those on gravel bikes. Although short on grand vistas, the Munda Biddi is a great ride with few cars, well-maintained trails, accommodation/camping options, enough water, and mostly gentle gradients. This makes it a pleasant and relatively relaxing outing at the right time of year. If the weather is kind, you can focus on the pure and simple pleasure of just riding your bike.
To lean more about the Munda Biddi, check out MundaBiddi.org.au.
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