This 5 day cycling tour in North East Victoria is a must do for anyone wanting to cover all the major sights and gourmet delights in this increasingly popular cycling region. Using the easy, off road Murray to Mountains rail trail as the main cycling path, this tour focuses on experiencing the gourmet treats that abound in the north east Victoria region, as well as enjoying the incredible scenery and accessible and safe cycling paths.
Starting in Beechworth, this tour covers highlights such as the Beechworth surrounds, the Milawa gourmet region, through the King Valley and along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to Bright. This itinerary can be enjoyed as a self guided itinerary where you can pick your dates, and cycle at your own pace. This is your chance to experience and taste the best this amazing gourmet region has to offer.
Upon arrival and checking into your hotel, you will enjoy a welcome dinner and prepare for the adventure ahead. (Beechworth is situated approximately 3 hours North East of Melbourne). Overnight in Beechworth.
Today you will peddle a section of the spectacular Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to the picturesque town of Milawa. Here you will get the opportunity to experience wine tasting and lunch. Tonight you will spend the night in Milawa and enjoy a scrumptious dinner.
Today your journey continues along the Murray to Mountains cycle trail toward the town of Myrtleford. Along the way you will experience food and wine pairing at the beautiful Gapstead winery. Gapstead is known for producing premium cool climate wines from the King and Alpine Valleys. Innovative wine varieties include Fiano and Saperavi, as well as classic styles such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. Tonight you will stay in Myrtleford, known for its fresh produce, cellar doors and rich gold mining history.
The cycling today is just stunning. Following the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail under the gaze of beautiful Mt Buffalo, approx. 30kms of flat and leisurely riding. We recommend a stop at the Pumpkin Seed Factory on route, this is the only pumpkin seed production site in Australia and well worth a visit. Feathertop Winery – or Boyntons – is a little further along also well worth a visit
Your accommodation will be centrally located in Bright, making it easy to enjoy the many cafes, boutique shops and other attractions in this gorgeous Alpine style town. We use Bright on Track amongst a range of properties as an example. Visit the local institution and award winning craft brewer Bright Brewery. Or perhaps visit the many boutique shops and food outlets in the pretty Alpine town. Tonight enjoy dinner in this spectacular town.
This morning after a full breakfast in Bright, you have the option to cycle the return journey to the town of Harrietville. Harrietville is a former gold-mining town, located at the base of Mount Feathertop in the scenic Victorian Alps. Upon return to Bright you will be transferred back to Beechworth (approx 1 hour).
*1 x night accommodation double room in Beechworth (4 star)
*1 x night accommodation double room in Milawa (4 star)
*1 x night accommodation double room in Myrtleford (4 star)
*1 x night accommodation double room in Bright (4 star)
*Comfortable E-Bike Hire (5 days)
*4 x restaurant dinners
*Min 5 cellar door winery visits including Brown Brothers and exclusive wine tasting tutorial at Gapsted Wines, plus more optional tasting visits.
*4 x full cooked breakfasts
*4 x gourmet winery lunches
*3 x local produce farm gate visits (Olive, Berry & Pumpkin Seed farms)
*Collection of all your purchases and luggage over 5 days
*Transport back to Beechworth at the end of the tour for you, your luggage and your bikes.
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