Feel the serenity as you cycle tour Victoria
Take a group of friends or join a scheduled group departure
Discover the best spots with your guide along the way
Enjoy the lunches, dinner, wine tasting and cycling in the comfort of a small group
Immerse yourself in the serenity of the countryside and pedal along the relaxing trails
Feel a sense of accomplishment as you arrive in lovely Bright, before being transported back to Beechworth
Savour the local flavours as you are invited to eat and drink your way around the region
Leisurely cycle through this charming landscape and be rewarded with breathtaking views and sumptuous treats
Enjoy the fantastic company and wonderful surrounds on this lovely tour

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail Cycling Tour (Small Group Weekends)

Duration
3 days
Site savings
$8
From
$366 USD

Join this small group, fully guided cycling tour on the iconic Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. This exclusive cycling tour is an all inclusive, small group weekend, complete with meals, accommodation, local guide, special wine tastings, gourmet food, luggage transfers and transport. Group tours depart on selected weekends from October to May and do book out well in advance. Take the stress out of your weekend away and enjoy this wonderfully easy cycling escape in the gourmet North East Victoria region, along the famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    3 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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  • Where does the tour start and end?

    The tour starts and ends in Beechworth in Northeast Victoria, Australia.

    A number of airlines fly to Albury (in NSW) from Melbourne, Sydney & now Brisbane. Albury is a 45-minute drive to Beechworth, the tour operator can arrange a pick up service from Albury airport (ABX) for a fee.

    Alternatively, there is a VLine train service through Wangaratta from Melbourne and Sydney, from where the tour operator can arrange a collection for a fee.

    If you are driving, Beechworth is approx. 285km (177mi) from Melbourne, so roughly a 3-hour drive north. It is a 7-hour drive south from Sydney.

  • How long is the tour? How many days riding?

    The tour is 3 days long with 2 days riding.

  • What's the tour like?

    The tour uses the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail cycling trail from Beechworth to Bright over 2 cycling days, riding a total distance of 72kms (44.7mi). Don’t be daunted by that number, the vast majority of the trail from Beechworth is flat, or downhill and with numerous food and wine stops just about anyone can complete the riding comfortably.  In fact, the tour operator says they are yet to have a ‘sag wagon’ (support bus) pick up, but that’s always an option for you.

  • Can I hire a bike?

    Yes, there are new 24 gear flat bar Trek bikes available to hire, or if you’re in any doubt about your ability there are also E-bikes. These are like any normal bike but come with ‘pedal assist’ technology that gives you a little extra boost when you need it, meaning you can keep up with friends or get to your destination without any stress.

    You can also bring your own bike if you prefer.

  • Is there a minimum age?

    Yes, 18 is the minimum age for the tour.

  • If I'm traveling alone, will I have to pay more?

    If you wish to have your own room or are traveling alone then a single supplement is payable.

  • Are helmets required?

    A helmet is required to be worn on all biking activities and is non-negotiable. If you do not wear a helmet you won't be allowed to cycle.

    The tour operator does have helmets available to hire but if you have your own this is preferable so that you are comfortable with a well-fitted helmet.

  • Are bag transfers or transport included?

    Your bags will be moved between the accommodation daily and a return transfer is included back to the start point in Beechworth.

  • What if I buy a lot of wine or other large purchases?

    The tour operator will gladly arrange to collect your purchases so you don't have to worry about that whilst you are enjoying the cycling.

  • Are there any group discounts available?

    For groups of 6 or more who make their booking together, a small discount is available. This is applied when 6 or more riders book together.

  • Please read here for a message from the tour operator regarding COVID-19

    Tour de Vines is open and operating tours in regions and states where travel restrictions allow.

    We are able to host you on a tour depending on the tour region and where you live. See the guidelines below for intra and interstate travel restrictions.

    Tour Operations
    Tour de Vines is an accredited COVID Safe Tour operator.

    Tour de Vines has taken the following steps to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff and staff at the places and venues we visit

    • Practice social distancing at all times
    • Comply with all venue (eg restaurants) guidelines at all times
    • Provide compliant and new face masks for each and every guest and all staff
    • Provide a personal hand sanitiser to each and every guest
    • Clean and sanitise all equipment before and after each use

    Revised Terms & Conditions
    COVID Update: For any new bookings from the 1st June 2020, if government imposed travel restrictions are still in place at the time of your scheduled tour with Tour de Vines:

    1. The choice of a full refund will be made available or a tour credit without any fees or costs will be applied to reschedule for a later date, or rebook onto any other tour where restrictions may not apply. There is no expiry on your credit and the credit can be used on any tour in any destination.

    2. A deposit of $100 (normally $200 for Aus and $400 for international) is required to secure a booking for all tours (except day tours which will still require payment in full noting the above term still applies).

    3. Balance of payment is not due until 30 days (normally 60 days) before the tour starts, or your confirmed itinerary has been issued, whichever is the later.

    Travel Restrictions Information
    See the links below to each relevant State or Territory website outlining updated rules and processes depending on where you are traveling from and to. Please note these are guidelines online, and whilst updated regularly please check your local authority before booking a cycling tour with us.

    All States

    • Inbound non essential international visitors are not permitted.
    • There is a ban on all overseas travel, with few exceptions.
    • Discussions are currently being held for travel to and from New Zealand but no offical announcement has been made.
    • Any changes to the rules below assume adherence to safe distancing and hygiene practices throughout.

    Victoria
    Read more and stay up to date on the Victoria Department of Health Services website.

    New South Wales
    Stay up to date here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/travel-and-transport-advice

    Queensland
    Check the Queensland government website for all updates on travel restrictions: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

    South Australia
    Go to the SA Government website for COVID recovery for more.

    The Northern Territory
    You will have to quarantine if you have been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the 14 days before you arrive in the Territory.

    Western Australia
    Stay up to date here: https://www.wa.gov.au/organization/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-travel-advice

    Tasmania
    More info Tas Govt COVID website

    ACT
    Find out more on ACT COVID travel rules here: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/community/travel

    Stay up to Date
    Visit the offical Federal Government website to stay up to date on all current travel restrictions for both Australian inbound and outbound and for links to each of the states respective policies.

Overall Rating:
5.0/5
Kathy
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

We had an absolutely great time...I have been raving about it at work and passed on your details. Thank you so much for having us on the tour, and we are looking forward to next year

Terry
(Review obtained from Tour Operator)

Just wanted to say thanks for organizing a wonderful tour over the weekend. We had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Overall a fabulous trip

Excellent weekend bike tour
margotsch
(Review obtained from Trip Advisor)

I have just completed the 2-day Murray to Mountains Guided tour and loved it all. The tour was very well organized, with pick-up and drop-off to Wangaratta station. The guide was very good, and the many stops of the local points of interest were well received. Loved the winery lunches, and had fantastic accommodation and meals. Topped off with perfect weather made it a perfect weekend.