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Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Cycling Tour (Self Guided)
The Tour de Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is a gloriously fun three-day self-guided cycling tour. A combination of easy, safe and supported cycling on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, including accommodation for 2 nights, food & wine tastings, tutorials and local experiences in the increasingly popular gourmet hub of north-east Victoria.
- CategoryEasy-going & Leisurely
- Duration3 days
- Culture LevelFamiliar
- Skill Level1 - Beginner
- Activity Level1 - Easy
- Elevation1 - Easy
- Distance45.4 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance22.7 miles
- Day 1Arrival
Friday is arrival day and you can rock up at any time, as long as you can get there in time for dinner! There is no cycling today; check into your accommodation and enjoy Beechworth's ambience.
- Hotel in Beechworth
- Day 2Cycling to Myrtleford
After breakfast, you will be cycling the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail from Beechworth to Myrtleford. The rail trail is a well-laid and well-maintained paved path that is a joy to ride. The journey includes lots of stops including the first at Pennyweight Winery, an organic bio-dynamic winery which is fascinating. Lunch is an exclusive wine tasting and food accompaniment experience at Gapsted Winery and is always a highlight, together with the stunning scenery down the Alpine Valley and of Mt Buffalo.
Your bags will have been delivered for you to your accommodation where you'll also have another restaurant meal.
- 26.7 miles
- Hotel in Myrtleford
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Day 3Cycling to Bright
Today's ride is a flat and scenic one with lots of stops, traveling along the Rail Trail to Bright (30 km/18.6 mi). A full breakfast at a local cafe in Myrtleford has been booked where lots of coffee can be had to jump start the day.
Jump on your bikes after breakfast and head on to the Pumpkin Seed Factory, the only pumpkin seed production site in Australia, Further along the Rail Trail brings you to Feathertop Winery with an optional wine tasting shop (if open, hours are variable).
Lunch today is another highlight at the beautiful Ringer Reef Winery where an exclusive lunch awaits. A stunning winery with gorgeous views across the valley to Mt Buffalo and the Victorian Alps.
You will follow the Rail Trail all the way to Bright, ready for collection and transfer back to Beechworth. Bikes, luggage and any purchases you have made are all collected for you. The estimated arrival back at Beechworth is around 5:00 PM.
- 18.6 miles
- Breakfast and Lunch