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Hi all, I came across this website a few days ago and I am trying to plan a 3 day bike trip with my eldest two children 8/10 years old. The have a couple of Aluminium Giants and are pretty good riders for their age and we are wanting to go somewhere close to Perth ( within an hours drive ) .The intention is to take the kids out camping and bicycling. I have organised a Yak for my mountain bike and have all the gear required on my bike , while the two kids get to ride unencumbered for a few days. We won't be doing tons of KM's and I am not interested in pushing anyones boundaries, it is all about fun. The camping is important to the kids as well so I need something close to Perth and I am looking for advice . The trails need to be pretty easy going, no big killer hills or loose gravel as I don't think the kids can handle that sort of thing yet.

Thanks and hope someone out there has some suggestions.

All the best

Tony

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Hi Tony,
A couple of suggestions for you.

1) a section of the Munda Biddi Trail in Dwellingup (a bit more than an hour from Perth). Specifically from Nanga to the Bidjar Ngoulin camp. It is approx 12 - 13 km's from the Nanga camp ground to Bidjar Ngoulin. The terrain is relatively flat with a few very short and sharp inclines/declines. The track itself is hardpack summer or winter, though in winter the centre of the track can get very slippery. You could start in Dwellingup and ride all the way out to Bidjar Ngoulin but there are some serious hills between Dwellingup and Nanga.

2) Base Camp at Nanga and simply explore the trails, which include the Munda Biddi and Waterous Loop.

3) Camp at the Marrinup Townsite camp ground and ride around the Marrinup cross country (XC) track, I reckon your kids would really enjoy that track. The XC track starts and finishes at the campground and is approx 8km's long. It is predomintaley single track with not a lot of elevation but a few obstacles thrown in to keep it interesting. You can also follow the Munda Biddi from here into Dwellingup.

They are the only places I can think of that won't have you pushing up big hills or having to force your way through oober soft gravel, especially this time of year, winter is much better.

You can find info on the Munda Biddi here. http://www.mundabiddi.org.au

Marrinup. http://perthmtb.com/node/1610


Hope it helps,
Dale
Dale, Thankyou for such a prompt response. I will go take a look at these options . Hopefully the temp drops a bit or we will be waiting until things cool down a bit.

kind regards
Tony

Dale said:
Hi Tony,
A couple of suggestions for you.

1) a section of the Munda Biddi Trail in Dwellingup (a bit more than an hour from Perth). Specifically from Nanga to the Bidjar Ngoulin camp. It is approx 12 - 13 km's from the Nanga camp ground to Bidjar Ngoulin. The terrain is relatively flat with a few very short and sharp inclines/declines. The track itself is hardpack summer or winter, though in winter the centre of the track can get very slippery. You could start in Dwellingup and ride all the way out to Bidjar Ngoulin but there are some serious hills between Dwellingup and Nanga.

2) Base Camp at Nanga and simply explore the trails, which include the Munda Biddi and Waterous Loop.

3) Camp at the Marrinup Townsite camp ground and ride around the Marrinup cross country (XC) track, I reckon your kids would really enjoy that track. The XC track starts and finishes at the campground and is approx 8km's long. It is predomintaley single track with not a lot of elevation but a few obstacles thrown in to keep it interesting. You can also follow the Munda Biddi from here into Dwellingup.

They are the only places I can think of that won't have you pushing up big hills or having to force your way through oober soft gravel, especially this time of year, winter is much better.

You can find info on the Munda Biddi here. http://www.mundabiddi.org.au

Marrinup. http://perthmtb.com/node/1610


Hope it helps,
Dale

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