Bond with your bike, the landscape and the local area as you blissfully cycle this short but interesting tour
You'll be given extensive detailed directions by the tour operator but the signage along the way will also be handy to see
Feel the breeze in your hair as you cycle on leisurely and safe paths along the route
Roll into the country towns along the route, enjoying the pleasing ambience and picturesque scenes
Bike through tranquil settings stopping at suggested attractions, vineyards and other diversions along the way
Admire the lovely towns picked as stops on your itinerary
The tour includes some lunches, dinners and wine tasting along the route

Tour de Bright: Cycling Tour Beechworth to Bright

Duration
4 days
Site savings
$11
From
$504 USD

Explore brilliant, beautiful and bountiful north-east Victoria. The four-day Tour de Bright is a fully-supported, self-guided, all-inclusive cycling tour from Beechworth to Bright, taking all the stress out of your adventure, but giving you all the freedom you crave. You can cycle at your own pace, stop for as long as you want at the designated stops, and explore places off the beaten path if your heart desires. Having said that, the tour operator has ensured if you follow nothing else but your provided itinerary you will be savouring the best of the region so you will not be missing out.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    4 days
  • Culture Level
    Familiar
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
    Agricultural
  • Distance
    45.4 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    22.7 miles
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Tour de Vines
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4.8
Awesome
from 11 reviews
Accommodation
4.8
Bikes
4.8
Communication
4.8
Meals
4.8
Route
4.8
Scenery
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.8
Overall Rating:

Sudee 133
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

We had the most fabulous time on this self-guided bicycle tour.

We started in Beechworth after Bernard collected us from the airport in Albury. He got us sorted with our bikes and were then on our way.

We did have a puncture on day 2 in Myrtleford so we rang Bernard who came out to us and fixed the tyre and we were on our way in no time!!!!

Great accommo, great food and choice of wineries.

I will do this again!

Overall Rating:

A fun way to see the scenery from Beechworth to Bright

529Carolyn
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

We are a fairly fit middle aged couple who have just completed the 4 day Beechworth to Bright self guided cycling tour. While we were not blessed with nice weather we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Beechworth to Milawa is about 10km of fairly steep downhill and the other 20km is relatively flat. If going in the cooler months be sure to dress warmly on this section as our hands were frightfully cold after hurtling downhill in drizzle and 4 degrees temp. For the Milawa to Myrtleford section we chose to go via Wangaratta which gave us a lovely diverse range of scenery. That section is the only one with a noticeable uphill ride (over Taylor's Gap) and it was not overly difficult. The final section of Mrytleford to Bright has a number of excellent stop off points. Our favourite lunch spot was Gapsted Winery (between Milawa and Myrtleford) but every stop was fun and the food excellent. As the Rail Trail is fully sealed, if you are a road bike cyclist you may want to take your own bike - simply because a bike you are used to is always the most comfortable option.
The tour operator obviously has a number of people cycling this route as each lunch spot was expecting us and knew exactly what was included in our meal.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed this tour and are keen to do more cycling tours.

Overall Rating:

Self guided tour from Beechworth to Bright

Param47620
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

Overall the tour was well organised. The accommodation at Beechworth, Myrtleford and Bright was decent. Outstanding food at the Motel at Myrtleford. The scenery along the route varies from dry pastures from Beechworth to green mountain on either side nearing Bright. Overall I enjoyed the tour. Would recommend this tour for those who enjoy a slow and lazy ride and savour the food along the way.

Overall Rating:

4 days, 3 nights trip from Beechworth to Bright

Lyn L
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

My wife and I recently completed this tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Accommodation was excellent, meals also and the rail trail and environs were easy to navigate and ride. We did it for our 70th birthday so anyone with moderate cycling fitness should handle it. The tour is well organised, and communication was first class. Local support from Dermott was also great. A few tips though if you are thinking of doing the tour. Travel insurance is a must as the cancellation policy is strict. If you are a female cyclist, would suggest you bring your own comfortable saddle. And finally, also suggest you bring a head torch as the restaurant in Bright is over a kilometre from the motel.

Overall Rating:

Rail Trail - Beechworth to Bright

Sammi078
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

Last weekend my partner and I completed the self guided Beechworth to Bright tour and had an amazing time throughout the whole experience.
Everyone we met along the way was so friendly and accomodating, the food everywhere was brilliant, my partner is still raving about the pizza at Bastoni's and the dinner on the first night at Ox and Hound was one of the best I've had.
Sheila and John at Foxgloves B&B were wonderful, felt like we were staying with mum and dad and the Panorama villas on our second night were beautiful, well worth the upgrade!!
The ride itself was manageable for me (I'm quite unfit) and a breeze for my partner who is very fit and the wineries were so beautiful. Friendly knowledgeable staff, generous tastings and delicious platters with local cheeses and other goodies.
Thanks Bernard for being to pick us up when needed in a flash always with a big smile and for telling us all about the local area, your enthusiasm just added to this wonderful experience.
Thanks Damien, we can't wait to do our next tour!

Overall Rating:

Magnificent scenery, wineries and exercise!

Sharon K
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

We recently did Beechworth to Bright with a group of 12. What a fantastic weekend we had! The organisation was faultless. The accommodation was great both nights. Lunches at both wineries (Gapsted and Boyntons) were amazing - hosts were very generous and made us feel so welcome. Lots of places to stop along the way and that scenery is spectacular. As a group in their late 40's / early 50's that aren't super fit - we all made it without injury. A big thanks to Bernard who kept in touch with us the whole way. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Overall Rating:

Fantastic weekend away

Vanessakupsch
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

I couldn't rave about the tour operator enough. I organised a group of 12 of my friends for the Beechworth to Bright Tour. EVERYTHING was so well organised for us - we didn't have to think or worry about anything. Accommodation was fantastic. The lunches included at the wineries were more than generous and Gapsted Winery left bottles on our table after tasting which I've never experienced before. I HIGHLY recommend this tour for fun and value. The scenery is superb and if 12 unfit people ranging in their 40's and 50's can do it, anyone can. Thank you to Damian and to Bernard for an amazing experience.

Overall Rating:

Another awesome experience

Lisa D
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

This was our third trip with this tour operator and once again we had an awesome time enjoying the scenery, food, wine and cycling our way through beautiful countrysides. The Beechworth to Bright trek is a very easy relaxing ride so the focus can be on the scenery and friends you are travelling with. Highly recommend.

Overall Rating:

Beechworth to Bright

Robyn S
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

We enjoyed this trip in early May. It was a bit chilly but didn't detract at all from the experience. We loved the rail trail. The scenery was fantastic. Accommodation in Beechworth and Myrtleford was excellent, people warm and friendly. Lunches at the wineries were perfect.
If I am going to be picky, would say that the bikes were hard work!!! We are used to riding good road bikes so if we did it again, we would take our own bikes. The plus side of that, we rode slowly so enjoyed the scenery more.

Overall Rating:

Tour de Bright - Beechworth to Bright

WishIWasOnHoliday
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

Thanks for the great weekend! Two days of cycling, visiting the wineries and other local producers, great lunches and great fun. A great time was had by all.

Overall Rating:

Rob and Sharon
(Review obtained from Roar Adventures)

The trip was terrific, with the tour operators and partners looking out for all our needs. The cycling was a nice mix of easy and challenging on day 1 with a fairly flat track run on the final day. The vineyards looked after us, but I wouldn't count on having enough time to do more than that during the riding phases. Transporting was slick and the connections all worked. The train return trip to and from Wangaratta was relaxing and really economical...$99 return for the two of us, total. Accommodation and hosting at all stops were great and Bernard the majordomo of the tour who shuttled us around and runs the [tour operation] at high country end was really accommodating. Good idea to alert any comers to the NSW-based XPT service from Melb to Wangaratta as it gets missed by the online VLine schedules on some digital platforms.
Sharon was saddle sore from two days on road saddles... our electrics here have broad European spring seats! But a day's rest has done wonders:)