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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail + Scenic Rim Hike
Enjoy the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, now Australia’s longest official rail trail. Whilst in the region, you will take the opportunity to hike the Scenic Rim trek graded as one of the Great Walks of Australia. Fully guided throughout, 5 nights luxury accommodation, gourmet meals and incredible memories. Whilst not as famous or flashy as its Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast cousins, inner south-east Queensland is an adventure paradise. World-class walking, the new Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and yes winemaking, are all here. And all within short reach of Brisbane.
- TypeFully Guided
- Duration6 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation3 - Intermediate
- Distance73.3 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance14.7 miles
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail has recently been completed and is now the longest rail trail in Australia. It would be remiss to not explore the stunning Scenic Rim trail nearby, graded one of the Great Walks of Australia, and so the tour operator has combined these two incredible experiences on a multi-active tour.
This recently completed cycling and walking path of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is a fantastic feat of development by the local councils and volunteers. At 161kms (100mi) in length it is the longest rail trail in Australia. It is a mixed surface cycling trail, and so you will use well-equipped mountain bikes. Although small sections are paved, the majority of the trail is either hard packed gravel or dirt track. There are some stunning bridges, some you will cross and some you will go under, and being elevated at the northern end there are terrific views. It’s undeniably outback Queensland but the tour operator has found a couple of gourmet secrets so you do get to enjoy quality meals.
Cycling the BVRT is a little bit of an adventure. It’s still on the easy side in terms of difficulty, the distances aren’t great and you will start at the northern end so it’s largely downhill. But it’s not a paved path (and not a mountain bike single track either, but somewhere in between). So some basic biking skills are required.
The Scenic Rim refers to the chain of mountains incorporating the Great Dividing Range, the Border Range and Tamborine Mountains. The best way to explore this region is on foot. Being the only Great Walk of Australia in Queensland, this is a region that is still relatively undiscovered & unexplored with world-class hiking trails, accommodation, guides and interpretation.
The Scenic Rim Trail hike is graded moderate to hard and is designed for people with a good level of fitness who have had previous hiking experience. Day 1 is graded moderate (grade 3) and day 2 is graded hard (level 4). The only equipment you will carry is your hiking pack (32L) and the essentials you need for the walk that day. Items might include; a camera/GoPro, jumper, any personal medications you require, a hat, 2x 750ml water bottle and your pre-prepared lunch. Your guides will also carry tea and coffee.
Ride, hike, taste and savor the sights and trails of south-east Queensland. This is a fully guided tour, and you will be looked after from start to finish. Quality accommodation, new bikes, experienced guides, gourmet meals, wine tastings and transport are all included. Sit back, cycle and hike, and enjoy all the best of this beautiful and stunning region of Australia on this exclusive and unique experience.