The Munda Biddi Trail is a world-class nature-based off-road cycling experience.
The Munda Biddi Trail is a 1000km off-road trail from Mundaring to Albany. This ultimate ‘cycle and camp’ trail has facilities like free huts and campsites, toilets (BYO toilet paper), and there is a town every 45-50km to break up the journey. The best time to tackle it is during autumn, spring, and parts of winter and it’s suitable for all skill levels (see www.mundabiddi.org.au for more details). In Albany, bikes can be hired from Passmore Cycles (08 9841 2623) or Albany Bicycle Hire (08 9842 2468); both will deliver your bikes to any accommodation in the Albany city area, free of charge (does passmore cycles offer this too?) Download the Cycle Amazing Albany Map from www.transport.wa.gov.au for an overview of all of Albany’s trails. The Go Taste trail is an easy 75km loop through the countryside past food producers (see Wining and Dining, right). In town, the beach trail to Middleton Beach is a 6km return trip littered with lookouts and beach views, and suits the majority of fitness levels; you can also choose to venture a further 3km north from Middleton Beach to Emu Point along the dual pathway running along the beachfront. For wildflowers and wildlife, a four-hour eastward trail leads around Oyster Harbour to Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve, where you can refresh with a swim and a picnic.