A week of the best of the Munda Biddi trail
In our opinion, the best of the Munda Biddi Trail lies between Albany and Pemberton and in one week you can sample the delights of this section of the trail by riding one way to Walpole with a bus connection to Albany.
Day one - Albany to Lowlands
The Munda Biddi trail between Albany and Lowlands meanders along quiet country roads over gently undulating country. There are a number of pristine white sandy beaches to visit via a 5-10km detour. Take it easy with lunch at the award winning Cosy Corner cafe and potter along to our bike friendly accommodation at Lowlands Beach. Arrive mid afternoon so you can have a swim before watching the sun set.
Day two - Lowlands to Denmark
The day starts with a single track exploration of the coastal dunes before joining the quiet country roads through Youngs Siding. The Youngs Siding store is a convenient spot for morning tea. Visit the fine wood craft gallery and then back onto the gravel road to the Hay River where there are some excellent swimming spots on a hot day. From the Hay River, The Munda Biddi Trail follows the delightful heritage trail along the old railway track skirting Wilson inlet. Arrive in the delightful town of Denmark for lunch. After lunch, the Munda Biddi Trail follows the road to Lights Beach and then through the single track to Madfish Bay and Greens Pool, two beautiful (and popular) coastal swimming areas. From Greens pool, the MundaBiddi heads for the hills and we suggest that before tackling these, you spend the night at our bike friendly accommodation not too far back up the road to Denmark.
Day three - Denmark to Jinung Beigabup hut.
The climb up to Jinung Beigabup will test the legs for what is to come. The track passes through some lovely Jarrah forest and the location of the hut is peaceful and spectacular. You should get to the hut in time for lunch. You can decide whether to relax in this lovely destination, ride down to the multiple cafes on Scottsdale road for afternoon tea or have an afternoon expedition without the panniers to have a look at Mount Lindsey. If your legs are up to it, you can climb to the top where there is a spectacular view of the Denmark surrounds.
Day four - Jinung Beigabup to Boonar Mundak hut
Take Harewood Road to rejoin the Munda Biddi Trail east of Mount Lindsey. Now you are getting into the back blocks. Although much of this ride is along gravel tracks, these are quite remote with very little traffic. The single track sections are rugged and this section of the trail passes through the great expanse of state forest to the north of Denmark. In spring time, the wild flowers are in profusion. There are some undulations and the suspension bridge over the Kent River is a highlight. The Boonar Mundak hut is set on another peaceful slope where the flowers bloom in the spring time. There are no shops on this section of the track so make sure you are fully prepared with some comfort food for the evening.
Day five - Booner Mundak hut to Walpole
The track heads south west with more of the same as yesterday. Consider a light breakfast and a big morning tea by detouring to the Bow Bridge road house and rejoin the Munda Biddi Trail via a short stretch of highway and Vermeulen Road. By now you are in the karri forest and you will enjoy the tall trees and dense undergrowth as you follow on to the tree top walk. If you have never been before, this tourist attraction is worth a visit and a walk around the massive tingle trees below. The Munda Biddi Trail from here to Walpole wanders up and along the Frankland River through the karri forest and has some challenging ups and downs. (I love this stretch!). By the time you arrive at Coalmine Beach caravan park, you will be ready to check into your tent or chalet for the night and will enjoy the hot showers.
Day six - Walpole and surrounds
By now, you will probably be grateful for an easy day and we suggest a potter through Walpole and a visit to the tourist destinations in the immediate vicinity. A quiet potter along the bike track into town and then down to Rest Point are very relaxing. Out to circular pool and the knoll are further but more rewarding. There are numerous coffee shops and restaurants in town. If you need to be back in Perth by Sunday, you can take the 4.27pm bus now and be back in Albany by 6:05.
Day seven - the hills of Walpole
The Munda Biddi Trail heads up into the hills up some fairly steep gradients and through some interesting changes in vegetation. Crossing the Walpole river is a good spot for morning tea. Approximately half way along it crosses North Walpole Road at the Swarbrick Park with it's interesting eclectic collection of art in the forest. Here you can decide whether to go further exploring or enjoy the long downhill back into Walpole in time for a coffee and to get your gear ready to get on the bus back to Albany at 4.27.