The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail is a real favourite with families and casual cyclists searching for a scenic and flat ride. Ride the 12km return trip to Porepunkah, sample some produce, stop at a winery, grab a coffee, meet other riders and soak up the stunning views along the way. If you feeling extra adventurous, why not test those legs and take on the 70km to Myrtleford and back or the full 100+km to Beechworth or Wangaratta.
BRIGHT MYSTIC MTB PARK
There's something here for all mountain bikers. Warm up on the flatter, twisty riverside trails before gaining altitude on the up tracks and sending it as fast as you dare on the way back down. The riverside XC trails double up as excellent riding options for kids or beginners, and if you don't like riding uphill you can hire an e-MTB or book a day of shuttles.
Whether it's taking on a challenging mountain ride or cruising a back country road, you will be rewarded with crisp alpine air and breathtaking scenery when tackling the tarmac around Bright and surrounds. The town is a great base for taking on four of the popular 7 Peaks Rides of Hotham, Falls Creek, Dinner Plain and Mount Buffalo, some of Australia's toughest road climbs.
Walk around any of the Bright campgrounds at any time of year and you'll see hundreds of bikes. It really is a superb cycling destination for kids and families. The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail offers safe, flat riding through Bright and beyond to Porepunkah, while the riverside MTB trails provide a great first experience for kids to hone their off-road skills. Step it up a notch with the green and blue trails at Mystic MTB Park and cool off with a dip in the river at the end of the day.
STAY, SEE and DO
Ride High Country Preferred Businesses
Listings with the orange bike logo are Ride High Country Preferred businesses. From bike pumps, secure parking and water stations to eager staff armed with maps, information and local tips, they love bikes as much as you and will make sure your High Country cycling adventure is a fantastic experience.