3 Day Cycling Trip - Beechworth to Bright, Victorian High Country

  • 3 Day Cycling Trip - Beechworth to Bright, Victorian High Country

Get ready to pedal on this guided cycling adventure through the Victorian High Country along the beloved Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.

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  • Description
    • Cycle along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail for three days
    • Explore the Victorian High Country from the historic town of Beechworth
    • Visit small towns and pubs along the way to Bright

    Get ready to pedal on this guided cycling adventure through the Victorian High Country along the beloved Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. For three nights with three full days of cycling, you'll ride out of Beechworth and along the (mostly) flat, traffic-free paths that are purpose-built for cyclists. Take in the amazing scenery and stop in small towns to stay and explore their culture and hospitality, finishing off in Bright after an epic journey.

    Your trip begins in Beechworth at 5pm the evening before the cycling begins, when you'll meet your leader and group for a walking tour of the historic town. The next morning you'll get set up with your bike and explore the town some more on a guided ride, before joining the Myrtleford-Everton Rail Trail for 33 fun and mostly downhill kilometres. Then you'll begin on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail on your way to the small gold-mining town of Myrtleford, with a potential stop at a winery along the way. 

    Your adventure continues over the next two days through various exciting terrains and towns. Ride alongside the Great Alpine Road, enjoy views of Mount Buffalo, pass through the small communities of Ovens, Eurobin, and Porepunkah and ride past vineyards, hops producers, orchards and groves. Stay the night in the popular town of Bright and be treated to a tour and tasting paddle at Bright Brewery. On your final morning, you'll go for a loop ride from Bright towards Tawonga Gap and enjoy the sights and excitement of your final ride before heading back for check out.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Minimum age is 15 years
    • Participants must have travel insurance
    • Participants must be confident in riding a bicycle 
    • The riding is mostly on a well-graded and maintained gravel cycle path, so there are no technical cycling skills required
    • The relatively short cycling distances and even terrain makes this a relatively easy cycling trip that can be completed by almost anyone with an average level of cycling fitness or experience - however extremes of whether (both hot and cold) in the Victorian High Country can make the cycling more physically demanding
    • The cycling distances may change depending on the physical capabilities of the group and local conditions
    • Daily riding distances are about 55km, 30km, then 18km, with 73m of elevation gain on the final day

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Pack for an active adventure plus other activities in towns and visiting places like pubs and restaurants
    • Helmets are compulsory and we do not allow anyone to ride without one - you can bring your own, or purchase one that meets international safety standards on the ground and your leader can assist with this
    • Day pack
    • Cycling-specific water bottle as other types will fall out of the holders
    • Small luggage bag that will be transported by vehicle between accommodation
    • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
    • Sturdy, enclosed, flat shoes
    • Padded bike shorts (helpful but not necessary)
    • Cycling gloves (recommended)
    • Quick-dry jerseys, or you can get away with cotton t-shirts 
    • Quick-dry socks
    • Rain gear - pack a light poncho in case of weather

    What is Supplied

    • Three day guided cycling trip along Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
    • Three nights accommodation at hotels/guesthouses
    • Three breakfasts
    • Your luggage is transported for you by vehicle between accommodations
    • Three days bicycle hire (e-bike option at extra cost is subject to availability)
    • Brewery tour and tasting paddle in Bright
    • This trip starts on day one at 5pm and finishes at 11am on day four of the trip

    More Information

    • This tour runs with a minimum of one participant and a maximum of 12
    • Accommodation on the Rail Trail can be booked out months in advance so there may be occasions where you stay in nearby locations to those advertised - your tour leader will inform you at the initial group meeting if this is the case on your departure
    • Due to the relatively small distances cycled on this trip, there is a single leader that rides with the group and there may be times when the leader asks one of the group to act as a backmarker
    • Dietary needs can be easily catered for: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free (soy available) and Pork Free. Please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from those options

    Cancellation Policy

    • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
    • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
    • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

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