What surface conditions will I be cycling on?

The terrain along the Munda Biddi Trail can vary significantly from section to section, providing cyclists with an ever-changing experience. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

  1. Diverse Landscapes: The trail spans a variety of landscapes, including dense forests, rolling hills, coastal plains, and winding river valleys. Each landscape brings its own unique challenges and breathtaking views.

  2. Trail Surfaces: Cyclists traversing the Munda Biddi Trail will encounter a mix of surfaces. The trail primarily consists of fire/access roads, gravel single tracks, repurposed railway formations, purpose built single track and some sections of sealed roads. The varying surfaces keep the ride interesting and may require different riding techniques and equipment.

  3. Challenges: Be prepared for some challenging terrain, including steep ascents and descents, particularly in the hilly regions, sandy sections and areas with loose gravel, mostly in summer time. The trail is designed to offer both experienced cyclists and beginners a chance to push their limits while enjoying the beauty of Western Australia's natural environment.

  4. Seasonal Considerations: Weather conditions and seasons can influence the trail conditions. Some sections might become more challenging after rainfall, with muddy patches and slippery surfaces. Additionally, during the hotter months, sections through open plains might be exposed to the sun, leaving the trail to be much looser and in some areas, boggier than usual. The increase in temperature also will require cyclists to carry more water and cover up with adequate sun protection.

  5. Trail Maintenance: The trail is regularly maintained, but it's advisable to check for any updates or maintenance schedules before planning your ride. Fallen trees, erosion, or other natural occurrences might temporarily affect certain sections.