The key to enjoying the Gibb River Road on a bicycle is to have enough food supplies (and know where you will find water) that you can take it easy and visit all the sights along the way. I rode for about 20km until I hit Lennard River, where I washed and relaxed before turning into Windjana Gorge. It was a bit of a challenge riding in – lots of corrugations and some sections of soft sand – but well worth it. The campsite is awesome: flushing toilets and hot showers, courtesy of underground water and solar heating. The gorge cliffs are an ancient Devonian reef and very spectacular. I enjoyed a beer with two Danish couples. An Australian couple showed us all how to crack open a boab nut to reveal the fruit inside: dry, white, chalky substance apparently high in magnesium and vitamin C.

An ancient reef

An ancient reef

Accommodation $ Camping (Windjana Gorge campground)
Distance ridden today 41.05km
Average cycling speed 9.8kph
Total distance ridden 6,412km