Enjoy a relaxing few days sampling beers and cycling the rail trail
Ride to Nicholson on a looped cycle
Arrive at the wonderful Lakes Entrance on the last day
Ride down to Lakes Entrance via the Discovery Trail on day 3

Bikes, Beds and Beer

3 days
Site savings
$327 USD

Spend 3 relaxing days exploring East Gippsland with a lovely cottage as your base, enjoying 2 days cycling the Rail Trail with a local craft brewery within reach. What could be better than a snug cottage with verandahs and open fire, in a charming village surrounded by rolling farmlands? A rail trail passing through the village of course! Come and spend a weekend (or escape mid-week) in Bruthen, which sits on the East Gippsland Rail Trail 30 km east of Bairnsdale, just 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Spend part (or all) of each day exploring the rail trail, return to your cottage to relax on the verandah or by the fire, before visiting the excellent Bullant Brewery to sample their beer and superb food.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
  • Duration
    3 days
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    43.5 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    21.7 miles
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Bruthen is a small town on the East Gippsland Rail Trail that has a truly ‘village’ feel, with a wide park down the main street, a brewery and set on the Tambo River amongst rolling green hills.A renovated timber cottage close to the town center, with views, a rustic garden and wood fire is a perfect base for exploring the rail trail in each direction. To the west, the trail passes through farmland, while cycling east the trail heads into forest. The side branch ‘Discovery Trail’ leads from the rail trail to the coastal town of Lakes Entrance.

This tour is available year-round and is on demand. However, beer tasting at the Bullant Brewery is included and note that the brewery open hours are Weds –Sun, closing at 5 pm except Friday and Saturday nights when they are open until late.

The cottage can sleep up to 8 so grab some friends and enjoy a unique and fun weekend, or perhaps take your other half on a romantic getaway!

*For travel between December 24 and January 1, and over the Easter period a 10% surcharge applies.


Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Accommodation
  • 1 x breakfast
  • Return transfer from Lakes Entrance to Bruthen
  • Beer tasting platter for 2 at the Bullant Brewery (only with meals ordered at Brewery, Wednesday - Sunday only)
  • Route maps and information for 2 days ride, each starting and finishing in Bruthen
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance

Tour options and upgrades:

3 equipment options available