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2 September 2023

Nannup – What to expect

If you’re planning a trip to Nannup and wondering what sort of riding to expect, here is the most in depth run down we can give you. Follow through the various posts to see what you can expect.

Nannup is home to the biggest and best trail network in Western Australia. The Tank 7 MTB Park was officially opened in May of 2022, and since then has developed its reputation as the place to ride mountain bikes. The trails at Tank 7 and Tank 8 total over 35Km. Tank 7 captures the three downhill trails and one uphill trail with the trail head at Tank 7. The Tank 8 trails include over 19 individual trails. With trail difficulties ranging from Beginner – Green, through intermediate blue, expert Black and into Pro – Double black. There are trails for all abilities.

In addition to the Tank 7 trails, Nannup is home to one of Australia’s biggest gravel races in the Seven Gravel Race. Part of the UCI Gravel World Series, Seven is a huge challenge for every competitor just to finish.

In November every year, Nannup hosts the Tour of Margaret River. Named after the neighbouring region or Margaret River, the Tour moved to the Nannup region after discovering the amazing variety of hills, and winding roads in the district. Billed as the ‘Ultimate challenge for teams’, The tour boasts almost 1000 riders a year with teams split into categories based on their riding ability.

Nannup is also billed as the halfway town on the Munda Biddi trail. The Munda Biddi trail is a 1000km trail extending from Perth down to Albany and making its way through some of the best scenery that the south west has to offer.

With such a variety of riding on offer in Nannup, it is easy to see why Nannup is fast becoming the home of cycling in Western Australia.

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