Munda Biddi trail
Project status: Completed 2013
The Munda Biddi Trail is the world's longest off-road continuous cycle track, extending 1,000 kilometres from Mundaring to Albany.
'Munda Biddi' is a Noongar term that means 'path through the forest'. The trail winds through the South West and Great Southern's spectacular scenery and diverse flora and fauna, including vast areas of unspoiled eucalyptus forests and ancient bushland.
The first riders to complete the trail in its entirety took part in the Munda Biddi Epic 1000 event, which involved 26 riders completing the Munda Biddi, end-to-end, over a three week period.
The Cycle Friendly Businesses initiative was a core component of the final trail extension from Nannup to Walpole. The initiative invested $75,000 for each town along the route to undergo an intensive engagement program to prepare local communities and businesses for the opportunity of increased tourism. Activities in each town included:
- Researching opportunities
- Needs and gaps for cycle tourism in the area
- Community meetings
- One-on-one coaching.
The trail was enhanced by a contribution of $3 million from the South West Development Commission and Great Southern Development Commission through the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.
The trail was jointly delivered by the Department of Parks and Wildlife in partnership with the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation.